How to Install KONI Struts, Inserts & Eibach Lowering Springs - 2005 Pontiac GTO
This install video highlights the steps required to install Koni Yellow Inserts and the Eibach Lowering Springs. Specifically, we installed KONI Part 8641-1297Sport and the Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs, Part 3897.140 on a 2005 Pontiac GTO.
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GTO Xa Coilover DIY Installation
Pete Basica a.k.a. Justice Pete does a Do It Yourself style installation of
Pedders eXtreme Xa coilovers on a custom wide-body GTO. This is a great
video to provide the general information you need to decide if you can
handle this as a DIY project or if you would be better served having a
Pedders Suspension Specialist handle your installation.
Focus ST Eibach Sportline Coil Springs Installation 2013
Eibach's Sportline Coil Spring Set will equip your 2013 Focus ST with race
car like handling for maximum street performance. With Sportline Coil
Springs, you will achieve the lowest possible drop, yet maintaining the
exceptional ride quality you expect from Eibach. You will be able to stop
quicker, corner faster, gain
better MPG, and dramatically reduce squat during acceleration.
For installation, you'll first access and loosen the strut tower. Then,
remove the wheel and disconnect and remove the strut, following Bill's
instructions in the install video. After this, you'll disassemble the
strut, removing the original spring and spring dust boots. Then, install
the new Eibach spring and dust boot on the spring, along with the bump
stops included in the set.
Return the strut to your Focus and reinstall all bolts and brackets,
reconnect the sway bar and ABS sensor, and then repeat this process on the
other side. Resecure your wheels and reassemble your strut tower and cowl.
Next, you'll work on your rear springs, which are a lot less involved.
Remove the bolt pointed out by Bill, which holds the perch in place,
allowing you to access the rear spring. Remove the spring and bump stop,
and then secure the new bump stop and new Eibach spring (While we have had
no problem with the numb stop mounted as shown, Eibach recommends
installing the numb stop on the shock). Next, return the perch and bolt and
then complete this process on the other side. Total installation takes
around three hours.
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2002 WRX Front Koni Yellow Strut and Group N Install Part 3 - Installation
Here we go over how to remove the innards of the old struts and install the
Koni Yellow inserts.
2002 Impreza WRX Automatic Wagon
Front Koni Yellow Strut Insert and Group N Tophat Install
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Pontiac GTO beat by a 100hp micro sprint
Took our Hyper to the Amarillo Dragway to see if we could figure out how to
go in a straight line. We ended up doing better then we expected. 2003
Hyper with a Suzuki GSX-R600 stock motor, stock injection on gas.
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!
Stock vs. Eibach (HD)
Product comparison: What's the difference between a stock suspension system
and an Eibach Springs system?
In this test, our pro driver shows you how the car handles with each.
Part 2: Installing shocks, struts and springs on a BMW 3 series 99 thru 05 (E46)
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In Part-2 of this two part series, we will replace the rear shock and
spring. See Part- for the front shock/spring/strut replacement.
The Bentley repair manuals will cover standard shock and spring replacement
for the various BMW and MINI models. This DIY will assume that the DIYer
has the applicable Bentley manual for additional reference as well as
fastener torque values. Note that we will be installing the Bilstein
PSS-10 coil-over kit. However, the procedures would be the same for any
common shock/strut replacement (including installing sport springs, if
• New shocks/struts (Bilstein, Koni, Sachs, etc.)
• New sport or stock replacement springs, if desired (BMW, BavAuto,
• New Shock install kits (compression bumpers, dust shields, spring pads,
• New upper strut and shock mounts
• New strut & shock mount gaskets (as required)
• Rear shock mount reinforcing plates
• Bentley Repair Manual
• BavAuto Non-Marring pry bar set
• 13mm through 18mm ½"drive socket & ratchet set with various extensions
• 4mm through 8mm Allen keys or bits (for ratchet use)
• 13mm through 18mm combination wrench set
• Assorted flat and Phillips screwdrivers
REAR (applies directly to the E46 3-series, but the E36 3-series uses the
same steps and procedures):
1) Safely raise the rear of car, with suspension hanging.
2) Remove the wheels.
3) Place a jack under the lower shock mount eye or the wheel hub assembly.
Slightly raise the suspension (just enough to remove the downward tension
on the shock).
4) Remove the lower shock mount bolt.
5) Lower the jack and allow the suspension to hang free.
6) Remove the trunk side trim panel to access the upper shock mount.
7) Remove the two 13mm nuts from the upper shock mount, at the top of the
8) Lower the shock out of the vehicle.
9) Assemble the new shock with new compression bumper, dust tube and upper
mount. Be sure to re-use the large lower and upper washers for the upper
mount. These washers must cup away from the mount. lower washer cups
downward and upper washer cups upward.
10) If the spring is being replaced, it can be removed BEFORE
re-installing the shock. Have a helper pull downward on the wheel hub
assembly and pull the spring out from between the chassis and the upper
11) Using new upper and lower spring pads, install the new spring in the
same manner as the original was removed. Install the new spring pads, then
install the spring.
12) Install the new shock. Place a new shock mount gasket on the shock
mount and insert the assembly up into the shock tower. If installing a
shock mount reinforcement plate, place the plate over the two shock mount
studs, on top of the shock tower, before installing the two nuts. Install
the two nuts. Install the trunk trim panel.
13) Install the lower shock mount bolt. Be sure to install the washer on
the bolt before installing the bolt. Use the jack to raise the suspension
assembly to align the lower shock mount with the hub mounting point, so the
bolt can be inserted and threaded. Tighten the bolt.
14) Repeat for the other side.
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Struts can sometimes be a little scary. That is unless you have the right
equipment. They are really pretty simple for the most part. However be
sure to use a spring compressor. Here is an example on a Honda. Other
vehicles will be basically the same
how to adjust the KONI adjustable shock
Koni's Jim Ryan shares with SuperSteer's Bryan Thompson how to make an
adjustment to the KONI adjustable shock. Jim explains how to adjust the
shock for a softer or stiffer ride to your RV suspension system. Please
visit http://www.SuperSteerParts.com/ or call 541-955-0769 for more
information. For an installation or service, please call Henderson's
Line-Up at (541) 479-2882. Henderson's Line-Up, 417 Henderson St., Grants
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Ground Control/Eibach vs. Swift spring test
Travel test of a Swift spring and a custom made Eibach spring for Ground
Control. Both springs are the same static length and rate. After the test
was over, the Ground Control spring still has a lifetime warranty.