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    Coilover question

    When I bought my car it had Coilovers on it. The springs themselves say KW on them but they have a Hennessey sticker on them. I've tried googling some things but couldn't find any info. I emailed KW and they didn't know what they were since they had the Hennessey sticker. Does anyone have info on them?

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    And how do I post a picture from my phone to this?

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    1) Always State Year-Model in every question. We ASSume nothing.

    2) Those look like KW V-2 Coilovers, fully adjustable, NOT just KW springs. Probably aftermarkets, but some few Viper year-models had KWs as OE !
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    I've got an 06 Coupe

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    That means your KW V2 are aftermarket parts
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    The numbers look to be KW part numbers on a Hennessy sticker. Below you can see the KW sticker although this is from a V3
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    Not uncommon for companies to slap a sticker on another product. Those are KW
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    Are you trying to just know more about them or do you need them rebuilt?
    2010 ACR absolutely stock... well... kind of

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    Just an fyi,

    KW North America provides a rebuild service.

    Call 1-800-445-3767 and tell 'em you want a rebuild on your coil overs.
    They'll send a form via email to request an RMA. Fill it out, send it back and then they send you the RMA.

    Then ship 'em your coil overs on the RMA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viperBase1 View Post
    Just an fyi,

    KW North America provides a rebuild service.

    Call 1-800-445-3767 and tell 'em you want a rebuild on your coil overs.
    They'll send a form via email to request an RMA. Fill it out, send it back and then they send you the RMA.

    Then ship 'em your coil overs on the RMA.
    You are correct sir and I was going to do a write up on the process as I’m going through it now. That’s why I asked what he need to know. KW has been pretty awesome to work with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverACR View Post
    You are correct sir and I was going to do a write up on the process as Im going through it now. Thats why I asked what he need to know. KW has been pretty awesome to work with.
    Cool Silver keep us posted.

    Hey what made you decide to do the deed?
    Mine are about 8 years old n I was considering it just because of age.
    Not cause of any ride/performance issues.

    How to test em?
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    Jessel, from memory Hennessey seemed to use this model, a model between the regular V2's ACR's KW's that had the remote canisters


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    Thanks for all the responses. I am asking mainly just because I wanted to know what they were for sure. I figured they were probably the V2 but the Hennessey sticker threw me off. John from KW is saying they are a private label, custom kit and doesn't have any info on them.
    I took them out to clean them up and possibly adjust the b rebound on them. The car seems to ride a little rough so I thought I'd try to soften it a little.

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    I had V2's on my G3 and always thought they were stiff. What sucks about them is that you need a special (expensive) tool to remove the springs so I just sent them back to KW when I did some swaps. Keep in mind the spring rates written on those shocks are metric, not lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viperBase1 View Post
    Cool Silver keep us posted.

    Hey what made you decide to do the deed?
    Mine are about 8 years old n I was considering it just because of age.
    Not cause of any ride/performance issues.

    How to test em?
    My driver side rear damper was dead, so I sent in both rears to make sure they performed the same. The reason I knew is under hard compression I would get an occasional “pop” and you could see it had leaked. Once off the car and spring removed it was very clear as the driver damper would not extend itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTanRT/10 View Post
    Jessel, from memory Hennessey seemed to use this model, a model between the regular V2's ACR's KW's that had the remote canisters


    Hennessey coilover.jpeg
    The regular ACR KWs were Variant 3s and not Variant 2s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverACR View Post
    The regular ACR KWs were Variant 3s and not Variant 2s.
    The original V2's didn't have the remote canisters. The ACR KW's have an adjustment feature above the canisters, a purple knob. Hennessy used the ones above, as I wrote, somewhere in the middle between the V2's and the stock ACR set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTanRT/10 View Post
    The original V2's didn't have the remote canisters. The ACR KW's have an adjustment feature above the canisters, a purple knob. Hennessy used the ones above, as I wrote, somewhere in the middle between the V2's and the stock ACR set up.

    In your first post there was no “and the” between V2s and regular ACR. Got you now thanks for clarifying.
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