July 2020

From a decent lowering to maximum stance on the road: ST introduces coilovers and coil springs for the new VW Golf Mk8

Like its predecessor, the VW Golf 8 is also based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) of the Volkswagen Group. This is why ST suspensions can already offer the ST coilover suspensions ST X and ST XA as well as height-adjustable springs for the VW Golf Mk 8. While the ST coil springs allow infinitely variable lowering and can also be used with the adaptive DCC series suspension, the two ST coilover suspension kits are capable of a maximum lowering of 60 millimeters. The coilover suspension kits ensure that the VW Golf 8 has plenty of grip and hugs every road. Handling becomes even more direct. The sporty handling with sufficient residual comfort gives the driver a safer driving experience. While the damper characteristics of the ST XA coilover suspension are adjustable, this is not the case with the ST X coilover suspension. For the ST coil springs, no short ST shock absorbers and dampers are used, and still, the standard dampers and struts will be used instead. As a result, there is less room for a stepless lowering. For further information

Since years, the VW Golf defines the benchmark in the compact class. The new VW Golf Mk8 (CD) will again set standards in this segment. Besides the ST X coilover suspension, ST suspensions also offers the ST XA coilover suspension with adjustable rebound damping for the new Golf. Both coilover suspension kits guarantee a maximum lowering of 60 millimeters. The part report covers an infinitely variable adjustment range from 35 to 60 millimeters on both axles. Installing an ST coilover suspension provides much more than maximum lowering. For a small additional charge, the mainsprings of the ST X and ST XA coilover suspension kits can be ordered in different color coatings. There is a choice of 18 colors. The desired color can be ordered conveniently in the ST online shop or directly from a specialist dealer. It is also possible to apply to individual lettering.

By using KW damper technology, the handling of the new VW Golf Mk8 is also improved with the ST coilover suspension kits, and despite the maximum lowering, the handling in the Golf is convincing with a surprisingly high level of residual comfort. With the ST suspensions coilover suspensions, the suspension manufacturer KW automotive makes a compromise in the spring rates and damper tuning to maintain the rolling and driving comfort. Even with a maximum payload, the Volkswagen continues to drive in sporty comfort.

The difference between the ST X and the ST XA coilover suspension is that the XA uses a two-stage rebound valve which allows fine-tuning of the rebound characteristics in the low-speed range of the piston rod movements. This makes it possible to adjust the suspension tuning firmer or, if desired, more comfortable. There is a total of 16 click stages to choose from. An adjustable rebound damping is also known as the so-called hardness adjustment. Adjusting the low-speed rebound stage keeps the high-speed valve unaffected in the rebound stage; to continue to support the bodywork. With both ST coilovers the handling becomes more direct. During fast load changes, the body does not bounce as much as before, the tire grip is increased and a VW Golf Mk8 equipped with an ST coilover suspension provides even more driving safety.

The ST coil springs are an alternative if the focus is on a purely optical lowering in the VW Golf Mk8 (CD). These springs, which are adjustable for a stepless lowering, allow a lowering of up to 50 millimeters on the drive axle and up to 45 millimeters on the rear axle. With their adjustable spring perches, these height-adjustable springs are mounted on the standard dampers and thus enable a continuously adjustable lowering range. Perfect for VW Golf 8 models that have adaptive shocks. The ST height-adjustable can also be ordered in 18 different colors, for example, through the ST Customization Program. For further information

About KW automotive:

Part of the company group KW automotive GmbH besides KW suspensions are the brands ST suspensions, LSD Doors and RaceRoom. KW suspensions is market leader and innovator of individual suspension solutions for the street and racing applications. Sporty drivers rely on KW coilover kits with its damping variants, as well as on the Nürburgring Nordschleife tested KW Clubsport coilover kits, which are street legal and have a technical component report. Worldwide successful racing teams rely on the patented valve technology of KW Competition suspensions, the seven-time overall winner of the 24-hour Race Nürburgring (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2018), winner of the 24-hour Race Dubai 2017, ADAC GT Masters 2018, ADAC TCR Germany 2018, Bathurst 12-hour Race 2019, Spa-Francorchamps 24h Race 2019 and 9 hours of Kyalami. With its large portfolio of suspension kits, modern production technology, development- and test center, KW has been succeeding for more than 20 years in markets around the world. World-wide, the company group has more than seven international subsidiaries in the most important markets like China, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan and the US. The delivery program of ST suspensions with springs, sport dampers, sport suspensions, coilover kits, wheel spacers, lift kits and anti-sway bars combines leading KW-technology for the road with the best price-performance ratio.

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