How to Install Coilovers - KW Clubsports - Track Life Episode 3
Disconnect the Shock from the Lower A Arm
Start from the back of the car, removing the back wheel. Once the wheels have been removed, remove the 17mm bolt that's connecting the shock to the lower arm.
Remove The Filler Pipe
Most of the time, the interior panel is just held on by some clips--detach panel according to your car's features. This should give you access to the filler pipe. Locate the 3 8mm nut attached to the filler pipe and detach to remove the pipe out of the way. With the pipe out of the way, you can now access the nuts attached to the shock and undo those.
Remove the Shock
Once the nuts attaching the shock have been undone, you can now remove the shock out of its place.
Adjust the Vehicle Level, Compression, and Rebound
To adjust the level of your vehicle, locate the perch of the shocks and adjust it accordingly. Depending on driver preference or modifications of your car, you can adjust compression and rebound of the shock by adjusting the pillowball mounts on top.
Install Your Rear Shocks to the Vehicle
To install the new shock on your vehicle is simple: just perform steps 1 - 4 in reverse order!
Remove the Front End Shocks
Like the rear, remove the wheels first to gain access to the suspension bolts. Compared to the rear, the front requires a few extra bolts to be removed. Start with removing the two 10mm bolts holding the ABS line to the Upper A arm. Next, remove the 17mm bolts attaching the arm to the chassis. Next, remove the bolt attaching the break line to the shock. After this, remove the 17mm bolt attaching the shock to the Lower A arm. Make sure to remove the bolts attaching the shock to the upper shock tower. Fully remove the Upper A arm and move it to the side. After all of this, the shock should now be able to come out.
Installing Your Front Shocks
Re-install the bolt on the Lower A arm. Put the upper arm back into place (temporarily) by putting the bolt into place and tighten lightly. Put the ABS line back on. Torque all of the 17mm bolts down according to your manufacturer's settings. Tighten the 2 17mm nut on top by torquing them down. Re-install your wheels, and you're done!