Extreme Lowering Adjustment – If you are not able to lower the car as much as you wanted, there is an option to cut a coil off of the TOP of the spring. Start with cutting off one coil on the top of the spring. You will still have adjustable ride height and suspension travel.
Step by step how to cut a coil spring: http://speeddirect.com/index.aspx?nodeID=173
Single Adjustable Shocks – The dial on the side of the shock controls both the rebound and the compression strokes at the same time. By rotating the dial in the direction of the ‘+’ it will make the valving stiffer. By rotating the dial in the direction of the ‘-‘ it will make the valving softer.
Double Adjustable Shocks – Double adjustable shocks have two dials on the side of the shock body, one for compression and one for rebound. The dial with the ‘C’ is for adjusting the compression and the dial with the ‘R’ is for rebound. By rotating the dial in the direction of the ‘+’ it will make the valving stiffer. By rotating the dial in the direction of the ‘-‘ it will make the valving softer.
The cross shaft on the lower portion of the shock installs on the top side of the lower control arm. See below:
The installation instructions included in the QA1 shocks are designed for a standard coil over installation. The Shark Bite front coil over suspension system is slightly different. We want to emphasize the following details when installing this kit:
The cross shaft attaches to the top of the nuts on the lower control arm. DO NOT CHISEL THESE NUTS OFF (see Fig A).
The springs that we include with the Shark Bite front coil over kit are NOT supposed to be tapered. Please note we use an aluminum spring adapter that the coil spring sets on top of (see Fig B).
The part number on the bearing kit you received may be different than the one mentioned in the QA1 instructions. This is normal.
The following diagrams (Fig A & B) will help you with the installation:
The Rear Coil Over Kit is designed to accommodate the factory spare tire size location and mounting.
Jack up rear of car and support the frame with jackstands.
Turn spring adjuster on shock body until there is not spring pressure.
Remove lower bolt and upper pin securing the shock.
Remove upper spring retainer and slide spring off shock.
Reverse steps to instal.
Rear coil over weld-in bracket instructions:
1. First remove the paint or powder coating in the areas where the bracket and trailing arm will be welded. You may need to mock up the installation first to see what areas need to be cleaned.
2. Using the supplied ½”x1.5 long bolts attach the bracket to the trailing arm. Make sure the bracket seats flat on the trailing arm and doesn’t angle or have any gaps between them. Orient the bracket so the mounting tabs for the rocker connection point inwards towards the center of the car and are also at a right angle to the trailing arm.
3. Weld all edges of the bracket to the trailing arm.