KW Suspensions, leader in the market of coilovers

When we talk about diverse companies in the car industry, and especially in the car tuning industry, KW Suspensions is definitely a name that comes to mind. These German specialists have been creating great products for a little over twenty years now. Even though this does not seem like a very long period, -especially when you compare it to competitors-, KW Suspensions surpasses many of these competitors when it comes to quality and functionality.

History of KW Suspensions

KW automotive  GmbH started out in Germany with only three employees in 1995. Nowadays, the company has approximately 200 employees in five locations all over the world. The company specialized itself in premium products for car tuning and automobile refinement. These premium products can be categorized into a few different groups: springs, sports suspensions and coilover suspensions.

A few of their products: KW Version 1, 2 and 3

A company like KW Suspensions has multiple products in their product range. Probably the most well-known products for the company are the coilovers, which can be found in the Inox product line: KW Variant 1, 2 and 3. The first version showcases an entry model ‘for more driving pleasure with attractive and individually adjustable lowering’. Are you a little more sporty and would you like a more sporty model? Then Version 2 of the Inox-line is a great way if you want a great look combined with great functionality. The KW Coilovers Variant 3 makes it possible to adjust damping separately for rebound and compression. The latter is an absolute premium product.

Leader in the motor sports

Apart from being a leader in the consumer market, KW automotive GmbH also focuses on being a big name for motor sports teams. Among their customers is Mercedes-AMG, for whom KW Suspensions has developed a special suspension. Also Roush Performance in the United States enjoys the great quality of KW Suspensions on a daily basis.

KW Suspensions has created a well-known brand known for quality in just a few years. One can only imagine what they will achieve in the upcoming years.

Simons Exhausts: world class exhaust systems

Sweden is known for a wide variety of things, among them are music and ready-to-assemble furniture, but Simons is ready to add one other thing to that list: world class exhaust systems. Simons is one of the leading brand names for Ray Metallfabrik AB, a Swedish company that was founded in Ljungsarp in 1961 by Simon Angerd. Ray Metallfabrik AB is a small company with about 50 employees.

The Simons ® Sportsystem is the leading brand for sport exhaust systems in Scandinavia and they are ready to add more countries to that list. Fifty percent of the entire production is already exported to other countries, showing the international ambition that thrive this company.

Simons Sportsystem

‘Everybody wants a car that sounds great’, is what Simons must have been thinking while shaping the idea for the Simons Sportsystem product line. Simons produces sports exhausts with a keen detail for great sound. It combines the highest quality and a sporty look to provide you with one of the best exhausts on the market.

Simons Sportsystem makes sure it shines in four areas; high performance, design, a sporty sound and durability. On the performance side of things, Simons uses ‘straight through’ silencers and pipe work with larger diameters ‘in order to minimize back pressure as much as possible compared to the original exhaust’, according to the official website.

The exhausts are designed to look sporty. They make sure that people who buy Simons exhausts for its design and sound, don’t end up disappointed. Furthermore, the company behind Simons focuses on constructing exhaust systems with only the best materials. Therefore, the durability of their products are never up for discussion.

The Swedish company delivers its product with all the necessary elements, including mounting kit, to make sure most cars can enjoy the great Simons Sportsystem.

History of KONI and its sport kit

KONI is a car company that has been around for many years. It is originally a Dutch company, but since the company has branches in Germany, France and the United States, most people call it an ‘international’ company for a reason. KONI employs about 500 people. Not bad for a company that started out in 1857 producing horse harnesses. Ever since the introduction of the car as a way of transportation, KONI has become one of the world-leaders in producing car parts and in particular shock absorbers and lowering springs.

One of the reasons KONI is a well-known company, is because they produce car parts with a high level of quality. Many car companies, including KONI, test their products on racetracks under extreme conditions. KONI and the KONI Sport Kit are a perfect example of how excellent achievements on the racetrack can be transferred to the everyday passenger car.

KONI Sport Kit

The KONI Sports Kit is one of the highest performing products in their product range. The Kit is characterized by its fast response time and the near-perfect road holding. The superior quality of the product contributes to its popularity. In addition, if you choose KONI shock absorbers, you make sure your car does not sway all over the road.

The KONI Sport Kit provides adjustable shock absorbers that can be lowered to 40 mm, depending on the car. The lowering springs are produced by H&R, also known as the official distributor of KONI products in German-speaking countries. By combining these two products, KONI can offer a excellent sports kit.

As previously described, KONI’ products are tested under very extreme conditions. As a result, KONI can offer you a certain standard of quality that many companies cannot provide. This certainly proves the point that KONI is one of the best choices when choosing new shock absorbers.

Eibach quality products

From a family company to a brand that is known all over the world, Eibach has been a strong force since the early fifties. This German company was founded in 1951 by Heinrich Eibach. His son, Wilfried, took over the company in 1967 and the company is currently led by a third generation. One thing has remained the same: Eibach has been producing performance springs since the early fifties and they are determined to keep doing that for at least another fifty years.

With producing facilities in Germany, United States and China, and office branches for sales activities in Australia, the UK, Japan and South-Africa, Eibach has built a worldwide brand for itself and its many quality products. These quality products are for sale in more than 80 countries through distributors worldwide.

Eibach has a wide variety of products in their product range, including the Pro-Street-S and the Pro-Kit products. The Sportline and B12 Pro Kit are two of Eibach’ finest product, which we will explain in detail below.

Eibach Sportline – red performance springs for enthusiasts

The Eibach Sportline products are an excellent choice when you want to combine top quality with great driving pleasure. These red colored springs are a perfect example of what Eibach envisions to be in the future: to become a synonym for sporty car products.

Eibach B12 Pro-Kit – combining the best of two worlds

Bilstein is a brand you might have heard of before. Bilstein is a world leader when it comes to shock absorbers. Eibach has joined forces with Bilstein to provide a high quality pro-kit with shock absorbers and lowering springs. Bilstein’ typical gas pressure technology is used to improve the quality of the shock absorbers. And Eibach does what it does best: providing highly specialized springs only Eibach can provide.

Best shock absorbers and springs

The B12 series also offers the Sportline product, another great example of what Bilstein and Eibach can do together when they set their mind to it.

Where to buy in UK

There are many e-commerce sites selling Eibach products in the UK. The one we would recommend is Extreme-Carstyling.co.uk. Originally, this is a Dutch company. They are able to export the products like for example B12 Pro-Kit at such a competitive rate that they quickly gained quite a lot market share here in the UK. They are really a lot cheaper than most English suppliers. But at the same time the service is also great. Therefore we highly recommend them.

AP Suspension: German quality suspensions

AP Suspension is a German company producing shock absorbers, springs and coilover kits for car suspension systems. In both Germany as well as outside, AP Suspension has been a well-known brand for more than ten years providing superior suspension systems. By producing their own products and by making sure the quality is top-notch, AP Suspension has given itself a strong position in the market. Furthermore, its excellent service is one of the company’s pillars.

The philosophy of the company

The German AP Suspension produces its products with a certain philosophy in mind. This philosophy strongly relies on three pillars: more driving pleasure for the driver, an excellent quality and improved driving dynamics.

Through focusing on these three pillars, AP Suspension is able to provide shock absorbers and lowering springs that can lower your car to a maximum of 40 mm. AP Suspension’ products are available for a wide range of car brands.

How AP Suspension products are produced

Many budget brands outsource production to parts of Asia and then put their own name on it. As opposed to many of its competitors, AP Suspension produces its products in Germany.

Even though AP Suspension products come with a low price tag, it certainly does not mean the quality of the products is low. AP Suspension have found the perfect way to produce high quality, and cheap products. Usually you would assume a car parts company would use lower quality materials if the price is low, but AP Suspension only uses the best components to manufacture their products. This way, these German experts offer a sporty performance and lots of comfort with their products

AP Suspension produces products that meet the German TÜV standards for quality. This German certificate checks products on building quality, assemblage and performance. It is not easy to meet these requirements, but AP Suspension does it with flying colors. When you choose AP Suspension, you choose superior quality for an excellent pricing.

United Kingdom suppliers

AP Suspension shock absorbers can be purchased at the Extreme-Carstyling webshop. This party offers UK mainland delivery free of charge. Moreover, they seem to have the best prices, without shirking on things like service level.