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This product carries a lifetime warranty against mechanical failure or corrosion. It can be exchanged for an identical item or a similar item as determined by Unplugged Performance. It may not be returned for cash or credit. There is no warranty regarding surface imperfections or aesthetic damage incurred during regular use, and/or damage to the brackets from an impact or other unusual driving circumstance.

By installation or use of this product you understand and agree with the following. If you do not agree, do not proceed with installation and return this product within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price from the company from which you have purchased.

  1. I understand and agree that this product is intended to be installed for use on private roads and in jurisdictions where the use of this product is deemed legal by the local authorities. Furthermore I understand and agree Unplugged Performance does not have any knowledge or control of regulations in my local jurisdiction and it is up to me to determine if the product is acceptable for use with my vehicle.
  2. I understand and agree that this product affects the ride height of the vehicle and may make the vehicle more susceptible to damage from road debris, dips, inclines and other road hazards. Furthermore I understand that ride height adjustment may make the vehicle perform differently in emergency scenarios or in the event of a vehicle crash or impact. Furthermore I understand that Unplugged Performance has done testing of this product on road and on closed race tracks but does not have the ability to test the vehicle for localized standards and regulations.
  3. I understand and agree that lowering my vehicle will, in certain circumstances, require a different driving style and reduced speeds.
  4. I understand and agree that if the vehicle manufacturer determines that the lowered ride height contributed to a problem with the vehicle it may affect the vehicle’s warranty. Furthermore, I understand and agree that Unplugged Performance has no duty nor ability to be involved in internal manufacturer decisions.
  5. I understand and agree that if this product is given to an installer for installation on my vehicle, I have read and agreed with all of the previous, even if I myself am not personally installing these parts on my vehicle. Furthermore, I understand and agree that this product should be installed by a trained professional that is familiar with both the vehicle as well as this product in particular. Furthermore, I understand and agree that I and/or my chosen installer will follow the installation instructions carefully and dutifully test the vehicle post-installation in a safe and controlled environment to ensure that it is operating properly.
  6. I understand and agree that by installing this product Unplugged Performance and all associated persons and entities as well as the vehicle manufacturer and all associated entities must be held harmless in the event of any suit, damages, or other legal action. Furthermore, I hereby release Unplugged Performance and any associated entities from any and all liability for any potential claim or claims.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE STATEMENTS YOU SHOULD RETURN THE PRODUCT IMMEDIATELY

PLEASE NOTE:

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

CONTENTS LIST:

  • 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

TOOL LIST:

  • 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21mm SOCKETS/li>
  • 22mm ALLEN KEY
  • T50 SOCKET
  • FLAT HEAD SCREWDRIVER
  • PRY BAR
  • RATCHET/ IMPACT DRIVER

NOTE:

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 Hyperco springs with 65mm bottom and OEM top shape

Front Spring Combination 2:
Universal Swift or Hyperco 65mm/2.5” coilover springs

Front Spring Combination 3:
Race suspension with included pillowball top hat

Rear Spring Combination 1:
Custom built UP x Hyperco springs with 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 or Hyperco 65mm/2.5” coilover springs. Includes bottom perch and top adaptor

PLEASE MAKE SURE PRELOAD IS SET CORRECTLY AS SHOWN IN DIAGRAM BELOW.
75MM FROM TOP OF CARTRIDGE TO WHERE THE SPRING SITS.

STEP 1
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)

STEP 2
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)

STEP 3
REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSIONTOP MOUNT

Remove the three 13mm nuts securing the upper assembly to the strut assembly. (Figure- 6 Orange)
NOTE: SPRING COMPRESSOR IS REQUIRE 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)

STEP 4
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.

RECOMMENDED TORQ UE SPECS:

  • 14MM TOP SHOCK NUT= 27FTLBS
  • 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

RECOMMENDED PRELOAD FOR FRONT MEASURED FROM TOP OF SHOCK TO SPRING PERCH COLLAR= 4IN TO 4.5IN
NOTE: PRELOAD IS SET TO 4IN, SOME ADJUSTMENT MAY BE NECESSARY TO CORRECTLY SET PRE-LOAD
PRE-LOAD CAN BE ADJUSTED USING LARGER COLLAR AND UNLOCKED BY SMALLER COLLARD DIRECTLY BELOW. SPINNING UP WITH INCLUDED SPANNER WRENCHES WILL INCREASE PRELOAD.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT WILL BE NECESSARY TO REACH DESIRED HEIGHT

STEP 5
INSTALL ADJUSTER

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

STEP 6
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)

STEP 7
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)

STEP 8
INSTALL REAR SPRING

*Rear Helper Spring Note:
On some kits a rear helper spring is included. To install the rear helper spring please follow these instructions:
Please install helper spring on perch first as shown then install spring as normal following instructions below.

NOTE: SPRING MUST BE INSTALLED IN THIS ORDER. OEM UPPER RUBBER PIECE, SPRING, STAINLESS THRUST SHEET, WHITE DELRN THRUST SHEET, LOWER SPRING PERCH.

Install spring assembly into lower arm first.
Use jack to apply upward pressure and insure top of spring seats correctly.
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.

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