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      06-04-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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KW's NEW DDC Coilovers with iSuspension App for your M3!!!

KW Germany has just forwarded us information on their newest coilovers to hit the market, with Dynamic Dampening Control (DDC) for the M3 and 1M platforms!

New generation of adaptive coilovers now available!




Three modes driving pleasure and the opportunity to adjust the damper characteristics via iPhone, this is what the KW DDC ECU coilover kit makes possible. With the free KW DDC App, the dampers can individually be configured via an iPhone, iPad or an iPod touch. For the secured WiFi-connection to the suspension control unit, only an optional W-LAN module is required. The KW DCC ECU coilover kit allows a continuous lowering of up to 40 mm within the German TÜV-tested adjustment range.

Until recently, owners of a BMW M3 (E90, E92, E93) with the optional factory equipment EDC (Electronic Damper Control) had to dispense the comfort features of a adaptive damper control system when installing a coilover kit. "With our KW DDC ECU, a M3 cannot only be lowered", says Johannes Wacker, Product Manager at KW automotive. "The KW DDC ECU is a coilover kit with electronic damping control." With the modes "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport+", the M3 can be adjusted perfectly to the road conditions and driving style. "In addition, the driver can easily configure up to five different damper setups via iPhone or other devices, which are compatible with our DDC App. Currently, the KW DDC App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available for free at the Apple App store. Independently of the front and rear axle, it allows to continuously adjust the characteristics of the dampers within the KW-safety requirements for the BMW M3. So the perfect individual setup for the KW DDC ECU coilover kit can be adjusted either from the maximum "Comfort"-setup with a very soft damping (displayed in the App as 0%) up to "Sport+" damper setup (displayed in the App as 100%). For the secured WiFi-communication between KW DDC control unit and Smartphone, an optional available W-LAN module is required. Up to five own setups can be stored with the KW DDC App and afterwards shared with friends by email.

While developing the adaptive KW DDC ECU coilover kit, the "Comfort"-mode was in focus. In the "Comfort" mode, the KW damper characteristic convince with a comfort oriented setup. Additionally the KW DDC control unit is able to read the vehicle data while driving the car, and it automatically adjusts the damping characteristics to the driving speed. In the "Sport" mode, the dampers work harmonically, while in "Sport+" mode, it allows a dynamic agility with a strong directness. In case of a technical defect, the KW DDC ECU coilover kit turns automatically into a mechanical failsafe-mode; a proportional valve immediately regulates into a neutral middle position and the dampers keep on working in the KW basic setup. Therefore all eventualities and user mistakes are defused.

With the KW DDC ECU coilover kit, a continuous lowering within the TÜV tested adjustment range of 10 - 40 mm at the front axle and 5 - 35 mm at the rear axle is possible. When installing the KW DDC ECU coilover kit, the original strut will be replaced by a complete mounted KW coilover strut in "inox line" stainless steel finish. The KW DDC ECU "iPhone Suspension" is available BMW M3 models with and without the optional factory equipment.



In the next few months, KW automotive will develop and launch further innovative suspension solutions with Smartphone compatibility for the product family KW iSuspension. We'll keep you posted as more information is released about this kit!

If you want to play with the app ahead of time, you can download the FREE iSuspension app at the iTunes App Store, or at this direct link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kw-dd...482049019?mt=8
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      06-04-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Does this use the stock EDC controls (if equipped) for adjustment, or is the iPhone app necessary?
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      06-04-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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Holy smokes.
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whoa. first, you can start and lock your GM car with your iPhone. now, you can change ride height and suspension settings on your BMW.

what's next...is someone developing a big red NOS button for the iPhone as well? that would be cool....at least until my manifold overheats and my floorpan falls out
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      06-04-2012, 04:12 PM   #5
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Oh dang...so I can follow someone on the track...bust out my iPhone and then start changing their suspension settings? This sounds like the ultimate track day joke.

Guy with DDC coilovers: "I don't understand...my car got all mushy and bouncy and then I went off..."

Me: "hehe...hehe"

Seriously, this looks awesome. Much better than having to crawl under your car to make adjustments.
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      06-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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I heard there is a DDC plug and play version in the works that is compatible with the factory EDC control... I think I'll wait for that.
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I heard there is a DDC plug and play version in the works that is compatible with the factory EDC control... I think I'll wait for that.
+1

I was about to be in the market for some V3s, but if I can save/ reuse our EDC Control.. FTW
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This is some awesome stuff. What is/will be the cost of this system versus the V3 system?

Question: Does the system raise and lower through the app as well or just the dampening settings? If height is also automatically adjusted, you could increase your height for parking ramps and clearance issues, but lower your car for for higher speeds, race mode; I am correct on this? If this is the case I can't think of a better system for everyday and track use. If you can adjust heights with the app, I assume you would have to be stationary to switch height? how wild would it be if you could do that on the fly?

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Oh dang...so I can follow someone on the track...bust out my iPhone and then start changing their suspension settings? This sounds like the ultimate track day joke.

Guy with DDC coilovers: "I don't understand...my car got all mushy and bouncy and then I went off..."

Me: "hehe...hehe"

Seriously, this looks awesome. Much better than having to crawl under your car to make adjustments.
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I don't see anything that suggests that ride height can be adjusted -- and judging by the product images that will still need to be done manually. Changing height is a completely different beast from changing damping.

Not saying this isn't cool -- it certainly is as access to the rear shocks especially is a pain in the ass (unless you hassle with mounting remote reservoirs). But people commenting that it would be cool to raise ride height remotely need to look again.
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I don't see anything that suggests that ride height can be adjusted -- and judging by the product images that will still need to be done manually. Changing height is a completely different beast from changing damping.

Not saying this isn't cool -- it certainly is as access to the rear shocks especially is a pain in the ass (unless you hassle with mounting remote reservoirs). But people commenting that it would be cool to raise ride height remotely need to look again.
+1; I have been asking this question in various threads and no one has answered it; meaning most likely, the ride height is not controlled remotely.
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I don't see anything that suggests that ride height can be adjusted -- and judging by the product images that will still need to be done manually. Changing height is a completely different beast from changing damping.

Not saying this isn't cool -- it certainly is as access to the rear shocks especially is a pain in the ass (unless you hassle with mounting remote reservoirs). But people commenting that it would be cool to raise ride height remotely need to look again.
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+1; I have been asking this question in various threads and no one has answered it; meaning most likely, the ride height is not controlled remotely.
Only dampening is controlled, not ride height. Albeit, this is possible with KW's HLS kit, which can be added on to any existing KW coilover system:



Feel free to contact me directly for more info or visit KW's site at: http://www.kw-suspension.com/us/kw_hls.php
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Thank you for the answer!
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I sent you an email concerning this HLS kit....are you on vacation or what?
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HLS is tits, but $$$$
This looks interesting too. Damn iPhone will control the world soon.

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does this system work with the factory EDC button on the console?
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I want NOW!!! I'm assuming it will work with non-EDC equipped M3, completely independent solution, right?
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Looks cool, I bet it is some crazy $$$
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