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
DIY: How To Adjust Coilovers
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Self Explanatory. This is a do it yourself video on coilover height
adjustment on a 2008-2012 Honda Accord.
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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!
OUTSIDERS JAPAN MOVIE BY DRIFTWORKS. HD Drifting Documentary DVD
After 10 years of being a part of the drift scene, Phil Morrison and James
Robinson from Driftworks finally took a tour of Japan, accompanied by film
maker Al Clark, and guided by Mitto Steele.
The goal was to see where drifting originated. To find out why it has
advanced so much, and why the drivers will often risk everything to do it.
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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).
Replacing Honda Front Struts - EricTheCarGuy
Replacing Honda Front Struts - EricTheCarGuy
After posting the last video on replacing struts I thought I would post
this one next. I shot this along with the rest of the Accord front end
work that I did last fall. A couple of things are different, the most
obvious is that the springs are a much smaller diameter so you really need
to be careful when you work with these since the spring compressor doesn't
have as much to grab hold of. Second, when you install the struts back on
the car care must be taken to get the notch on the strut lined up with the
wishbone, if you don't do this the upper wishbone bolt will not go in since
it has to fit in a groove on the back of the strut.
For the second time I've shown you that I tighten the lower wishbone bolt
with the car off of the ground, the fact is I shouldn't do this since I'm
told it may ruin the bushing that goes through the lower control arm. I
believe this to be possible but I have not experienced any problems doing
it this way. For me it just seems like a pain in the butt to try and reach
around the tire after I've put the wheel back on. But for those of you
that like to point out my faults here is my excuse for not doing it the
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How to install coilovers / struts on a Wrx / Sti 1of5
This is my take on how to install coilovers or struts and springs on a
02-07 Wrx. I am putting on struts and springs but coilovers are installed
the same way. The struts are tokico struts with Perrin springs and group n
top hats. Some of the video is upside down but I will fix that when I get
to a desktop. All shot and edited with a iPhone 4.
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.