How do you adjust coilovers?
To adjust the coilovers, first, unlock collar B by taking your adjustment wrench and turn it clock-wise. Once loose, spin collar B by hand down the length of the coilover. You will then use the adjustment wrench to turn collar A clockwise to lower and counter-clockwise to raise the car.
Are all coilovers adjustable?
Some coilovers are adjustable. Most, if not all, adjustable coilovers have variable ride height and preload, adjusted using a simple threaded spring perch similar to a nut. Alternatively, the damper’s threaded body is matched to a threaded bottom mount which allows ride height adjustment without affecting bump travel.
Do you have to preload coilovers?
Why is preload important? Preloading your coilovers also reduces the likelihood of the coilover from completely unseating. It’s important to prevent the spring from unloading to the point where the spring becomes off-centered and is unable to properly re-seat itself.
Can you adjust coilovers with wheels on?
You can sometimes do it on the front if the wheel’s offset is low enough/spaced out. I can adjust my fronts by turning the steering wheel all the way.
How do I adjust the coilovers?
With partially threaded coilovers like the one shown, to raise the car, you will turn the collars up the shock body and to lower you will turn the collars down the shock body. To adjust the coilovers, first, unlock collar B by taking your adjustment wrench and turn it clock-wise. Once loose, spin collar B by hand down the length of the coilover.
Are coilovers easy to install?
As far as turning wrenches and the literal nuts and bolts of it, suspension work is mostly pretty simple to do — it’s the fine tuning work that requires the hand of an expert. Coilovers definitely fall into this category. Easy enough to install for most people, and lucky for us, are already designed and tuned specifically for your car.
Do I need a coilover suspension?
You want the coilover to achieve light handling, and also need the suspension to be strong enough to adequately support the weight of the vehicle. In the case of coilovers, you get what you pay.
Do coilovers come with the damper body adjustment?
Ohlins often supply their coilovers with the damper body adjustment as it is an added bonus being able to tune the bump and droop ratio of the damper for your set up.