DIY: How To Adjust Coilovers
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Self Explanatory. This is a do it yourself video on coilover height
adjustment on a 2008-2012 Honda Accord.
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How to adjust ride height & corner balance your car - KW Suspension DDC - Technik
Setting your ride height is just the start when you switch to coilovers.
The real beauty of using KW DDC coilovers for us was in being able to lower
the car and maintain the OEM corner balance. KW and other coilovers also
let you improve the corner balance or weight distribution of your car if
your car doesn't already have a good set up from the factory.
Technik and GTChannel show you how to set up the KW Suspension DDC using
our project BMW E92 M3. We changed our wheels and tires to a square set up
and in doing so raised the front ride height. This changed the handling
characteristics. By putting on the DDC coilovers we were able to adjust the
ride height and more importantly regain the stock corner weights despite
the taller front tires.
Robert Choo lends us his expertise and garage to do the adjustments.
Visit our friends at KW Suspension.
BMW E30 Strut Housing Shortening Tutorial + Ground Control Coilover Build
This is a video tutorial on how to properly shorten your E30 front strut
housings to allow use of a shorter shock and how to assemble the Ground
Control Coilover Conversion kit once the housings are shortened.
The work was performed on my 1991 BMW 318is and my setup is as follows:
- Ground Control Coilover Conversion Kit - spring rates: 440f/650r
- Bilstein HD front shock inserts for a 325ix model E30
- 82-02 Camaro KYB
Gas-A-Just shock for the rear (not mentioned in video)
This video is just a general outline, your process may vary a bit depending
on what tools, parts or coilover setup you use.
*Work at your own risk. I am not responsible for any injuries or damaged
parts/tools if you decide to follow my tutorial, I am simply providing some
Text from the video:
Step 1: Begin by removing both front strut assemblies (not every step is
shown in this video)
Step 2: Once the strut assembly is out, remove the original top hats,
springs and strut inserts. Use a spring compressor to perform this. Work at
your own risk.
Step 3: Once everything is removed and the strut housing is bare, the next
step is to remove the original spring perch. Use your own preferred method
to do this. In my case, I used an angle grinder and cutoff wheel. Cut
around the top of the weld where the spring perch is welded to the strut
Step 4: Now it is time to cut the strut housing. Again, use your own
preferred method to do so, just make sure the cut is straight and perfectly
perpendicular to the strut tube to ensure that it doesn't have any slight
bends or angles when everything is welded up. Otherwise, camber will be
affected and the strut insert will not slide into the strut housing.
Step 5: Start your first cut just under the weld from the original spring
perch. I used a band saw. I made sure everything was level and
perpendicular and made my first cut.
Step 6: Now that the strut housing is cut into two pieces, it is time to
make the second cut. This cut will determine how much you are shortening
the strut housing by. Measure from where you just cut towards the top of
the housing (threaded section). It is recommended to not cut any more than
2". Make sure you do not cut into the threaded section of the housing. I
cut out 2". Note: The next clip shows what your strut housing should look
like before and after making both cuts. I accidentally have the middle
section flipped, which could cause confusion. This is the section that will
be thrown away anyways.
Step 7: Now you are ready to weld. Prepare the end areas for welding and
use welding magnets to keep everything perfectly positioned. Keep a small
gap between the ends for the new metal to fill. The size of the gap should
be the same size as the thickness of the metal of the strut housing.
Step 8: I would recommend MIG or TIG welding. When MIG welding, incorporate
sheilding gas rather than using flux core wire. This will yeild much
cleaner welds and better control. If you are ill-equipped or not
comfortable with welding, have a professional weld everything up for you.
Start off with a few tack welds and then weld the rest together all the way
Step 8: Once everything is welded up, grind the welds down so they are
flush with the rest of the strut housing. I recommend using an angle
grinder with flap disk.
Step 9: Now it is time to weld on the supplied adjuster perch. Use the
threaded spring adjuster sleeve as a guide. Situate it so that the top of
the adjuster sleeve is flush with the top of the strut housing as it sits
on the perch. Make sure the flat area of the new perch is facing out
towards the wheel. Start off by making a few tack welds and then weld the
rest. Only weld on the bottom of the perch.
Step 10: This is how the strut housings should look once complete. Prep and
paint to desired color. Do not leave any bare metal unpainted, it will rust
Step 11: Once painted, you are ready to assemble the coilovers. Start off
by putting two supplied O-ring's around the top of the strut housing to
ensure a snug fit for the adjuster sleeve. Leave roughly a 1" gap between
O-ring's. Install threaded adjuster sleeve.
Step 12: The next step depends on how much you shortened your housings by
and your strut insert choice. You want to be able to tighten the insert
down snugly with the collar nut. In my case, I had to make a 1.25" spacer
out of metal tubing to achieve this.
Step 13: Once the strut insert is in place, install the collar nut and
tighten it down. You will either need to buy or make a tool to tighten it.
Step 14: Install the spring adjuster followed by the spring itself.
Step 15: After the spring is in place, install the supplied top spring
plate followed by the
original top hat (or whichever top hat you decide to run).
Step 16: Double check to make sure everything is tightened to spec. Now
your new coilovers are complete and ready to install!
AJ 37 Viggen - Show Must Go On
A video dedicated to the AJ 37 Viggen and other variants, recorded by the
10th swedish fighter wing, when they abandoned the JA 37 Viggen in favor of
the new JAS 39 Gripen. The band playing the song by Queen, "The Show Must
Go On", is a cover band consisting of fighter pilots of the 10th fighter
wings Viggen squadron.
Lowering Springs vs Coilovers -- Presented by Andy's Auto Sport
1 (800) 419-1152
Andy's Auto Sport presents a video about the differences between lowering
springs, coilover sleeve kits, and complete coilover systems, with examples
of each for easy reference. Lowering springs, coilover sleeve kits, and
coilovers are all great ways to improve the looks and performance of your
vehicle, but be sure to buy exactly what you need depending on the type of
driving you will do. From stock replacement parts to high-performance
aftermarket accessories, Andy's Auto Sport has what you need to get the
looks and power your vehicle deserves.
Please feel free to rank our video, share it, or embed it!
MX-5 Coilovers fitting video from HSD Part 1
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x572E1jl22M
MX-5 Coilovers are straight forward and easy to fit. We've put together a
comprehensive step by step DIY video guide about how to remove, prepare and
fit HSD Coilovers to our own member of staff James' personal lightly rusty
This is part one of two. In this part we look at removing the coilovers,
and how the coil over design improves on anything else in the market.
HSD Coilovers are extremely high quality road and occasional use monotube
coilovers able which are available for a wide variety of applications. HSD
have been producing high quality monotube dampers for over 25 years and are
the factory behind some of big names in after market suspension. HSD is
their own brand and we work closely with them to feed back information to
make them better than anything else on the market.
Coilovers - Explained
What are coilovers? How do coilovers work? Coilovers are a common
performance upgrade for car suspensions. Coilovers can allow for lowering a
vehicle, and also can reduce body roll with stiffer springs. A coilover
gets its name from simply a coil spring over a shock absorber. The
coilovers used in the video are Yonaka Motorsports coilovers for a 94-01
Yonaka Coilovers -
Suspensions - http://youtu.be/jOiOO7qloXQ
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