DIY Adjustable Coilovers Part 2 (final update)
Hey guys, been a while.. thought I'd just show off what happened to that
coilover project of mine. Brief overview, nothing special. Part 1 is
getting quite a few hits, thought I'd finally make a follow up of it...
6 Peoples Reactions to the CRAZY 900hp 3Dx Evo
We had a blast giving people rides in the Evo, even had a guest driver when
we gave Miss Thai Thai a ride after her photo shoot! See what people
thought about the car, caught a lot of people off guard.
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rear coilover sleeve and hockey tape (for civic) part 2
Part 1 Front Shock is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W9R13KiDM4
Installing a adjustable coilover sleeve on a Bilstein rear shock for a
honda civic...I use Hockey Tape , it really is the best tape as it doesn't
fall apart with water and dirt like Duct tape or electrical will
Yes i know that ground control sleeve has a inside groove to sit on the
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!
HOW TO: Super Clean Your Windshield
Check out our new updated "express" version of this video:
"HOW TO SUPER CLEAN YOUR WINDSHIELD... SUPER FAST!"
We found Rain-X, Invisible Glass and 0000 steel wool on Amazon.com.
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Click here to find steel wool: http://tinyurl.com/qjxyzn9
We demonstrate how to make the windshield of your RV or car cleaner and
clearer. We'll show you how to improve the clarity of the glass and
UPDATE: A viewer wrote to say that he experienced some areas of scratching
after trying this. I've never heard of it scratching before, so I just did
a little Googling, and while there seem to be some people who question
using steel wool, others swear by it. Some also think you should never us
a razor blade on glass, and others do it all the time. One suggestion was
to use wet steel wool (of course it will then rust, so pitch it
afterwards). Another mentioned buying something called "Poli-Flex
Rubberized Clayblock" for cleaning. Although I cannot guarantee that
scratching is impossible, many people who've tried steel wool since seeing
this video have been thrilled with the results. Either way, proceed slowly
and with caution and at your own risk.
After a little time goes by, every windshield gets a little hazy. That
goes double for autos that are towed right behind a large motorhome. Using
our toad (towed car), we show you how to use fine steel wool, Rain-X and
Invisible Glass to make your view just a little bit clearer.
Although our car's windshield has a lot of little nicks from over 9 years
of being towed around North America, we still want to keep it as clear as
possible. Regular washing can't remove the fine dirt that gets into the
pores of the glass, so we use a little detailer's trick that we learned
years ago: 0000 steel wool. While you'd expect that steel wool would
scratch the glass, it's exactly the opposite. Just like furniture makers
use extra-fine steel wool to rub out the surface of the wood after each
coat of stain, it polishes glass the same way. Everybody we've told about
this little detailing trick seemed really surprised that steel wool does
not scratch glass.
NOTE: We mention using fine 0000 steel wool in this video. It is EXTREMELY
FLAMMABLE, and care should be used in storing and using it. To see our
video demonstrating how to start a fire using only steel wool and a 9-volt
battery, click here:
The intro music is my own piano performance of Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf
Rag from 1899.
DO YOUR RV SLIDE TOPPERS NEED REPLACING? Tough Top Awnings are thicker and
stronger than OEM fabric and cost far less too! Get higher-quality fabric
and save at least half the cost by replacing your slide toppers yourself.
Watch RVgeeks' Slide Topper Installation Video to see how easy it is -
http://youtu.be/7EXgaoRNkYg - and visit http://www.toughtopawnings.com for
complete details. Be sure to tell Ray (the owner) "RVgeeks sent me!"
RV Geeks offers basic DIY (do it yourself) RV service, repair, maintenance
and travel tips from full-time RVers who have been handling most of their
own maintenance since hitting the road in 2003.
Be sure to confirm that all methods and materials used are compatible with
your particular recreational vehicle. Every type of motorhome, motorcoach,
fifth wheel, travel trailer, bus conversion, camper and toy hauler is
different, so your systems may not be the same as ours.
RVgeeks is proud to be affiliated with RVtravel.com.
While we're not RV technicians, we're very mechanically inclined and have
learned a lot about RV systems over the years. We handle most of our own
minor service, maintenance and repair work on our 2005 43' Newmar Mountain
Aire diesel pusher. We also maintained our 2002 39' Fleetwood Bounder
Diesel during our first two years on the road.
We meet lots of newer RVers who are eager to learn some basics about
maintaining and caring for their rigs. After more than 10 years on the
road, we want to share what we've learned (some of it the hard way). ;-)
We hope our experiences can help other RVers go DIY, saving some time,
money and effort, while experiencing the satisfaction of a job well done.
We do not pretend to be experts on any particular RV topic, and mostly know
about maintaining our own rig. But lots of things are the same on RVs in
general, and diesel pushers in particular.
Comments welcome! Thanks for watching!
Tacoma Coil Over Shock Disassembly without a Spring Compressor
In this video I describe how to disassemble and remove a coil over shock
from a Toyota Tacoma without using a coil spring compressor.
This is a 2nd Gen. Tacoma (2005 - 2013) and in the video I am using
Bilstein 5100 shocks and OME 885 coil springs (that have been painted
Note: Before starting this process I have already removed my sway bar.
You will need to remove your sway bar before starting this process and
re-install it after you are done.
For more discussion of the method, visit
My TacomaWorld.com screen name is DDD. Any questions or comments send me a
PM at tacomaworld.com
Stupid ricer cars are for gearheads
Friends just got a riced up prelude and were gonna fix it, first we have to
make it drivable untill he can afford struts
minus heated springs add 1.8 megan racing springs
How to: Disassemble/re-assemble a strut and test if it's good.
In this video I show how to disassemble and re-assemble a strut and how to
test if the shock absorber is good.
The strut featured in this video is from a 93 Honda Del Sol. The techniques
used in this video is applicable to all 92-95 Honda Civic, 93-95 Honda Del
Sol and possibly other make, model and year struts(also known as a damper).
Coilover height adjustment Tutorial+Tips MAX suspension 240sx
In the process of installing the 6kg/mm springs in the rear of my s13 240sx
I decided to make a vid of some tips and tricks of measuring. The methods
for measuring your coils can also be used when setting ride height for the
first time and can help you keep each coil at identical height as the
adjacent one. (Unless your car is corner balanced, in which case each coil
would be adjusted differently to distribute the weight evenly)
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.