COILOVER INSTALL GUIDE
VEHICLE MUST BE LIFTED COMPLETELY OFF THE GROUND AND SHOULD REMAIN OFF THE GROUND UNTILL INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE.
YOUR COILOVER KIT CONTENTS MAY VARY BASED ON THE KIT ORDERED
- 2- FRONT COILOVER STRUTS
- 2- FRONT SPRINGS
- 2- REAR SHOCKS
- 2- REAR SPRINGS
- 1- THRUST SHEET KIT (6 STAINLESS, 6 DELRIN)
- 2- SPANNER WRENCHES
- 1- 2MM ALLEN KEY
- 2- FRONT BLUE ADJUSTER KNOBS
- 2- FRONT EXTENDED ADJUSTERS
- 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21mm SOCKETS/li>
- 22mm ALLEN KEY
- T50 SOCKET
- FLAT HEAD SCREWDRIVER
- PRY BAR
- RATCHET/ IMPACT DRIVER
Unplugged Performance coilovers ship in multiple variations of spring and hardware combinations depending on each unique application and details. The following are examples of potential combinations for front and rear spring configurations. In each example we will explain the parts included and the installation notes
Front Spring Combination 1:
Custom built UP x Swift springs with 65mm bottom and OEM top shape
Front Spring Combination 2:
Universal Swift or Tapered Swift 65mm coilover springs
Front Spring Combination 3:
Race suspension with included pillowball top hat
Rear Spring Combination 1:
Custom-built UP Shocks x Swift Springs (65mm bottom and OEM top shape). Includes bottom perch but no top adaptor is needed only OEM rubber piece
Rear Spring Combination 2:
Universal Swift coilover springs. Includes bottom perch and top adaptor
PLEASE MAKE SURE PRELOAD IS SET CORRECTLY AS SHOWN IN THE DIAGRAM BELOW.
-(ORANGE) Universal Swift Spring – 65MM FROM THE TOP OF THE CARTRIDGE TO WHERE THE SPRING SITS.
-(BLUE) Tapered Swift Spring – 75MM FROM THE TOP OF THE CARTRIDGE TO WHERE THE SPRING SITS.
REMOVE FRUNK PANNEL
Prior to installation, the upper frunk section needs to be removed. To do so, begin by prying up on the corners. Figure-1 Red)
REMOVE FRONT DAMPER & SPRING ASSEMBLY
Now, you will have access to 4 bolts (2 15mm bolts and 2 13mm bolts. These can now be fully removed. (Figure- 3 Red) (Figure 2 Red)
We can now head into the wheel well. Remove 18mm nut that holds endlink to strut. (Figure- 4 Green)
Remove 15mm bolt that holds front upper control arm using a T50 and a 15mm socket. (Figure 5 Yellow)
Remove 21mm bolt and nut that secure strut assembly to lower control arm using a 21mm wrench and 21mm socket. (Figure- 4 Blue)
REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSIONTOP MOUNT
Remove the three 13mm nuts securing the upper assembly to the strut assembly. (Figure- 6 Orange)
NOTE: SPRING COMPRESSOR IS REQUIRED TO REMOVE OEM TOP HAT AND TO COMPRESS SPRING TO MOVE OEM TOP HAT TO COILOVER ASSEMBLY.
Compress OEM spring and remove dust cover from the top of the strut. Once spring is compressed top 17mm nut can be removed freeing top hat from OEM assembly. (Figure- 6 Pink)
ASSEMBLE FRONT COILOVER
Compress new coilover spring and reinstall top hat ensuring spacer is installed UNDER the top hat and use new 14mm Nut to secure top hat to strut assembly.
Reinstall front upper control arm assembly. (Figure- 7 and Figure- 8)
NOTE: ENSURE THRUST SHEETS ARE AS FOLLOWS: WHITE DELRIN> STAINLESS> SPRING > STAINLESS> WHITE DELRIN.
For applications shipped with Delrin thrust sheets, stainless thrust sheets, or needle bearings in the lower spring perch, please use ample high-quality heavy-duty grease to lubricate them, and the springs, so that the system can freely move and does not cause unwanted noises.
RECOMMENDED TORQUE SPECS:
- 14MM TOP SHOCK NUT= 25FTLBS
- 3-13MM NUTS THAT SECURE FRONT UPPER CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLY TO STRUT ASSEMBLY= 12FTLBS
- 2-15MM UPPER BOLTS=46FTLBS
- 2- 13MM UPPER BOLTS= 26FTLBS
- 15MM NUT AND T50 BOLT= 41FTLBS
- 18MM ENDLINK NUT= 73FTLBS
A POST-INSTALL HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
THIS WILL BE NECESSARY TO REACH DESIRED HEIGHTS. THE FRONT HEIGHTS ARE ADJUSTED BY USING THE PROVIDED COLLARS TO SPIN THE SHOCK VERTICALLY THROUGH THE FORK. IN THE REAR, YOU WILL ADJUST THE PREFERRED HEIGHT VARIANCE BY ADJUSTING THE LOWER SPRING PERCH BY THE DESIRED AMOUNT AND THEN MATCHING THE REAR SHOCK LENGTH TO THE LOWER CONTROL ARM HEIGHT WHEN THE SPRING IS UNDER PRELOAD.
PRELOAD IS PRESET and normally does not change from the specified base figure shown below. Only in a case like changing springs to something other than supplies will require a change to preloads.
In some cases, a small notch must be made in the OEM Top hat plastic in order to tighten adjuster onto adjustment knob. (Figure- 9 Yellow)
NOTE: ADJUSTER HAS 32 LEVELS OF ADJUSTMENT, IF OVERTIGHTENED IN EITHER DIRECTION, ADJUSTER CAN SNAP OFF.
IF ADJUSTER IS SNAPPED OFF DUE TOO OVERTIGHTENING, IT WILL NOT BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY.
DAMPENING IS NOT PRE-SET. WE RECOMMENDED SETTING TO 50% AND ADJUSTING TO YOUR LIKING
REMOVE REAR SPRING AND SHOCK
Start by removing rear lower perch covers.
There are held on by a single 10mm bolt near the center of the arm. (Figure- 10 Yellow)
Upward pressure needs to be applied either with a floor jack or transmission jack in order to relieve tension from the 2 21mm bolts that connect the lower perch to the shock and hub.
Typically, the shock bolt can be removed first followed by the hub bolt but this can vary. (Figure-10 Blue and Green)
Once the bolts are removed you can now bring the perch down releasing the oem spring.
Next, fully loosen the 2 15mm bolts at the top of the shock on either side.
You can not fully remove these bolts as they have a plastic retainer.
Once this is completed the shock can now be removed. (Figure- 11 Orange)
INSTALL REAR COILOVER
Once shock has been removed, remove top dust cap and remove center 17mm nut securing the top hat to the shock.
This piece will be transferred over to the new shock.
Use the included 14mm nut to secure the OEM top hat piece to the new shock(27FTLBS).
Reinstall dust cap. (Figure- 12)
Reinstall the shock back into place and tighten 2 15mm bolts(30FTLBS)
INSTALL REAR SPRING
NOTE: SPRING MUST BE INSTALLED IN THIS ORDER TOP TO BOTTOM. OEM UPPER RUBBER PIECE, SPRING, STAINLESS THRUST SHEET, WHITE DELRIN THRUST SHEET, LOWER SPRING PERCH.
Install spring assembly into lower arm first.
Use a jack to apply upward pressure and ensure the top of the spring seats properly.
Once everything is in place, apply pressure until both 21mm bolts can be inserted.
You may need to insert once then apply more pressure and insert the second one.
Once both bolts are in you can remove the jack and hand tighten the 21mm nuts.
These bolts are to be tightened fully(85ftbls) once the car is on its own weight.
Failure to do so can result in increased bushing wear and incorrect heights.
|Coilover Setting Quick Reference|
|Model Y Luxury Coilover|
|*Stock Height (LR)||Lowered approx .1″||Max Low (Approx 1.75)|
|Model Y Dirt Snow Coilover|
|*Stock Height (LR)||Raised approx 1″||Max Raised (Approx 1.75)|
|Model 3 Comfort Coilover|
|*Stock Reference||Lowered approx 1″||Max Lowered (Approx 1.75)|
|* For Product Shipped After 10/2022|
|* Actual Height Measurements will slightly differ depending on model year, options, and