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KW coil-overs the same as Novitec?

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im sure i read somewhere but can anyone confirm if they are actualy the same?

Maybe they are same shocks but different springs, that's my thought?

More specifically im going for variant 2, so stainless steel with adjustable height and dampening.

I ask as im looking at getting a bulk order from shop.alfitsi and they sell the Novitec and not the KW, but if they are the same its fine, as im looking at a KW.

Other mods planned are full turbo back raga system and new bmc air filter.

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Another question...

This is the first time I will have fitted a set of coil-overs and wondering if anything else should be upgraded at the same time, for example other parts to do with suspension?
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Just from my own experience.
I fitted Novitec coilovers running them at around -40 to 45mm and would really recommend changing everything when you fit them ie top and bottom arms drop links etc as they will wear them out very quickly.
I have fitted a new set of drop links (trying Meyle HD ones this time) and top arms are wearing so am looking to polybush them and thats all in around 8k since they were all changed when the kit went on and I didnt fit cheap parts but all Autolusso recommended brands when I fitted the kit.

Mind it does handle lovely so I can forgive it the odd half day fitting new bits
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Hi all

im sure i read somewhere but can anyone confirm if they are actualy the same?

Maybe they are same shocks but different springs, that's my thought?

More specifically im going for variant 2, so stainless steel with adjustable height and dampening.

I ask as im looking at getting a bulk order from shop.alfitsi and they sell the Novitec and not the KW, but if they are the same its fine, as im looking at a KW.

Other mods planned are full turbo back raga system and new bmc air filter.

Thanks for reading
Yes they are the same.
The only difference is the color of the spring, the color of the rings and the novitec stickers.
Novitec does the same as thing the Autodelta.
Most of the time.. they just rebadge products.
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Check out the "same spring" rates.
I understand that they have a sightly lower spring rate than KW Inox line
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Thanks guys

I think as the car is inly 6 months old ill fit the coilovers and give it a few months before replacing the other parts you recomend. As tbh ill have to wait a few months to have the cash. Should last that long i hope. I dont plan on any track days, just a few fast roundabouts
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