Don’t Damage Your Coilovers!

Here are some examples of damage that may seem small but comes with major damage. Often times, metal tools like vise grips or channel locks are used to hold the piston shaft when assembling a coilover. This can put small scratches/gashes in the shaft itself. As the damper compresses and decompresses, it’ll prematurely wear out and seals or o-rings inside of the the damper itself. Damage like this is generally not covered under any manufacturers warranty since the case is usually some sort of improper technique during installation. Professional installation is required!

Check out these installation tips from KYB
Do Not use an Impact Gun!
Do not use pliers, channel locks or vise grips!
7 Great Tips for installation Video

Video of How to to properly tighten a top mount

DSC_0046 DSC_0050This is damage you typically see when one uses channel locks or vise grips of some sort on the damper shaft while tightening the top mount.


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