How to adjust height on coilover suspension
A super simple easy way to adjust the height of your coilover suspension.
This particular suspension is HSD coilovers on a Nissan Silvia s13.
However, it should be very similar on all other cars.
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.
Lowering Springs vs Coilovers -- Presented by Andy's Auto Sport
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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.
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HSD Coilovers - High performance road and track coilover systems.
Available from European Distributors for a wide range of performance cars
from www.trackculture.com and www.driftworks.com
The HSD HR coilover is exactly what the performance tuning market has been
crying out for. No longer do you have to accept an inferior/compromised
product when spending less than £1000 on coilover suspension.
The HSD HR has been specced by HSD Europe, for our roads, and tracks, with
the knowledge and experience gained by HSD Europe using the now world
famous Driftworks Control System Coilover made by HSD.
HSD Coilovers use a very well respected and proven Monotube damper design
combined with high quality hardware. This level of quality and performance
is usually found on much more expensive suspension products. This is high
end competition winning suspension available direct from the factory at
Adjustable Shocks - How they work - How to adjust
RideTech offers a wide range of adjustable shocks, which one is right for
you, and how do you make adjustments? Brit shows the basics and will get
your started on the right path to the best shocks for your ride.
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)
How to adjust preload DIY
This is another quick instruction on how to adjust the preload on your
coilover spring and strut combo.These are function form type one
coilovers,but the same mechanics apply to many other
brands.Subscribe,comment and stay tuned for more tech help coming from a
driveway near you!
KW Coilovers Variant 2 on a BMW E36 M3 | BMW suspension upgrade
http://www.autowerksofamerica.com/ KW Coilovers are becoming a more popular
option for BMW and other German car owners. The build quality is good and
the construction materials mean that you won't have to worry about rust.
They offer products both for street and racing applications.
We're performing a suspension upgrade on an 1997 BMW M3. KW offers four
coilover possibilities for this car.
Variant 1 allows you to change the ride height
Variant 2 allows you to change the ride height and the rebound damping
Variant 3 allows you to change the ride height and both the rebound and
the compression damping
The club sport package is more aggressive, but can also be used on the
street has an additional expansion reservoir. It also comes with adjustable
I selected variant 2 to give me some damping adjustability without having
to manage the complexity of the additional variable of compression damping.
Here's what's in the box.
The struts have the springs mounted already, you can see the shocks here
and the springs were packed well with protective foam that I've already
The toolbox comes with instructions, a spanner wrench, a nice purple knob
with the hex key and this pin. The pin is for the variant 3 package, so I
don't need it. They've included some stickers as well, but I haven't
decided if I'll put them on my car.
For this application swaybar links are included. 5mm Front wheel spacers
are recommended but not included. They have to be sourced separately, but
we can help you with that.
Here's a closeup of the strut damping. You can't see it, but there's a
slight detent feel to the adjustment to help you track how many "clicks"
you've gone in either direction.
The knob is also used to tighten the lock screw on the ride height
adjusting ring, but the instructions caution you to be careful with the
To order any KW Coilovers or ST Sport Shocks, contact us at
Fluid MotorUnion Getting Fabel Off - The Lowest Static Car in America??
Miles said he wanted Fabel to drag frame. And with a little bit of
wrenching, we accomplished that for him :)
The car's a smidge higher now, just to make sure the frame rail
reinforcements dont rip off the frame rails, but it's still dangerously
We wish Miles and Fabel the best of luck on his way to H2Oi this year.
Because luck will certainly come in to play here :)
Work Performed on Fabel (the Miata, if you haven't guessed) at FMU:
-Oil pan skid plate install
-Underbody skid plate install
-Front wheel spacer install
-Custom Exhaust midpipe
-Custom muffler exit + shroud
-Custom Exhaust tuck (for maximum lows
with minimum risk)
-Jackson Racing header install + heat wrap
Knowledge Base: Front Camber Kits
For more than a decade, Skunk2 has led the industry with its fully
adjustable front camber kits. More enthusiasts choose Skunk2's adjustable
camber kits because of innovations like our anti-slip design, durable
forged ball joints, and an unprecedented amount of camber adjustment. Now
learn about all three kits, including Tuner Series, Pro Series, and Pro
Series Plus, and find out what makes Skunk2 camber kits the best.
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.
How to Install Raceland VW MK4 Coilovers
Volkswagen MK4 Installation Video
1. To begin, remove the lugs bolts and front rim from the vehicle.
2. Once the wheel is off, detach any sensors or brake lines that are
attached to the shock body. Simply pull the rubber grommets away from the
shock to remove.
3. You will now remove the nut and bolt that holds the lower portion of the
shock into the vehicle's pinch mount. Discard this nut and bolt once
removed as this bolt is a stretch bolt from the factory and you will need
to replace these items with new OEM units when reinstalling.
4. In order for the OEM strut to slide out of the pinch mount, use the
Raceland strut spreader tool on the back side of the pinch mount. Place the
tool vertically in the mount's opening, place a wrench on the end of the
tool, and twist to open the mount. This will spread the mount far enough to
allow the strut to slip loose.
5. Now, under the hood, remove the upper shock piston nut that holds the
shock to the silver top hat. The strut will become free once this nut is
removed and you're now able to pull the shock out of the wheel well.
6. Using spring compressors, remove the spring tension on the OEM top
mount. Remove the nut that holds the OEM bushing and bearing to the shock.
7. Once you have the OEM suspension taken apart, you will reuse several
pieces to install the Raceland coilover. The order of these items are: the
Raceland coned top hat, the OEM bearing, the OEM rubber bushing, and then
the OEM slim bushing nut. You will now tighten these items down completely
to the coilover.
8. You will now place this unit into the wheel well and up into the shock
tower. Again under the hood, you will place the OEM silver top hat over the
threading for the shock and tighten the supplied Raceland bolt onto the
9. Using the same technique as before, use the Raceland strut spreader tool
to open the pinch mount and lift the vehicle's hub into position onto the
bottom of the coilover. Remove the tool from the backside of the mount
once the shock is fully seated into the mount.
10. Install the new OEM stretch bolt and nut into the hub and tighten this
nut to 45 ft/lbs. It will be very important to ensure this nut and bolt is
tightened to spec to avoid any slipping from the strut when driving.
11. Re-clip any sensors that were detached from the shock body and
reinstall the front wheel.
1. Now moving to the rear, remove the lug bolts and rim from the vehicle.
2. Remove the nut and bolt holding the rear shock lower bushing to the
mount. The vehicle shown in the video is equipped with an aftermarket sway
bar. Your vehicle may or may not have this item yet removal of the lower
shock bolt will remain the same.
3. Now in the wheel well locate the rear shock's upper mount. Remove the
two bolts holding the upper portion of the shock to the shock tower. You
will now be able to completely remove the shock from the vehicle.
4. With the shock completely removed you are now able to pull down on the
vehicle's hub to relieve tension the spring. While doing so pull the rear
spring down and out to remove.
5. With the black plastic cap removed from the top of the rear shock,
remove the upper piston bolt. This will allow you to completely remove the
rear upper mount from your OEM suspension to be reused with the Raceland
6. You'll now install your OEM mount onto the new shock. The OEM dust boot
and dust cover will be reused with the new shock. The order to install
these items will be: the OEM dust cover and dust boot, the top mount washer
supplied with the coilover kit, the OEM top mount, upper washer, and then
the new coilover bolt. Tighten this bolt down completely to the shock.
7. The Raceland spring perch will be installed onto the lower spring seat.
The perch will be placed on the top side of the seat while the washer and
bolt will be installed on the underside to hold the perch in place. Tighten
this bolt until the perch is centered and secure.
8. With the shock fully assembled, line the OEM rear shock mount into its
correct position in the rear shock tower. Reinstall the two mounting bolts
that hold the shock mount to the body of the vehicle.
9. Now that the shock and spring perch are bolted to the vehicle, you'll
install the spring and reinstall the lower shock bolt. It may be helpful to
have another set of hands available for this step. Place the spring on the
spring perch and lift up on the hub of the vehicle ensuring that the top of
the spring lines up with the top spring seat and that the lower shock
bushing is sliding into its mount. Once the shock bushing is lined up,
slide the bolt through the mount and reinstall the nut.
10. The coilover setup for this side will now be complete and the rear
wheel can be reinstalled.