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Originally Posted by Dmitry at Pelican Parts View Post
Hey Chris - really glad that you brought this up; we actually did not have that specific one in our catalog because the V3s for pre 89' are new in KWs catalog. I'm having the one that fits your 75' added to the catalog now - as soon as I get a confirmation that it's been added, I'll shoot you a PM. Thanks!
Still nothing listed......

I know these aren't big sellers, given the steep price and the established available options from well known specialists, but I am interested in them for my build.

However, I am having trouble finding out technical information on them, specifically as it relates to suspension travel in the front. Looking at pictures of the front struts they appear to be similar in length to a bilstein strut, but have the bumpstop located above the strut body (as opposed to inside the housing).

I did reach out to KW and although I received a prompt and through reply, it was an answer to a question I didn't ask:

"Thank you for contacting KW Automotive. For the front on that kit the extended length is 566mm and collapsed length is 393mm. For the rear dampeners the extended length of the shock is 538mm and the rear is 341mm. "

So that's nearly 7" of strut travel. But really who cares if only 2" of it is left at ride height, and the bumpstop is 1-1/2" long.

Like most of us I like my car low.... as a wise friend says, "Low is cool..... and you can never be too cool".

Howvever, last year I thought I should check how much suspension travel was left before I hit the bumpstops on the front of my Bilstein equipped 85..... to my surprise there was none, even at what I would consider a "normal" ride height:

Ideas anyone??

Ideally I'd be able to get a dimensioned drawing of the KW strut and shock, or at the very least a picture of one with a tape measure in close vicinity

Cheers, Jon
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