All KSport coilovers are 36 levels damping adjustable. For inverted shocks (GT Pro, certain Rally and Slide Kontrol applications), the damping is adjusted from the bottom. On non-inverted shocks (Kontrol Pro, Version RR, Circuit Pro, and certain Rally and Slide Kontrol applications) damping adjustments are made from the top of the coilover. Simply insert your damping knob, and turn. Each click is 1 step of the 36-way adjustability. For a baseline setting, turn the knob until it stops and then turn it back 18 clicks. This is your baseline setting. Use this as a starting point when adjusting your coilovers.
KSport coilovers have an adjustable lower mount which allows the shocks to maintain full travel when lowering the vehicle. This is an advantage compared to other coilover designs that rely on using the spring to adjust ride height, which in turn, loses shock travel. When lowering the vehicle with the spring, it can cause premature failure of the shock and horrible ride quality.
For those that have coilovers purchased before February 2011 and are experiencing a pinging sound from their coilovers at slow speeds, while turning, while entering or exiting an incline such as a driveway there may be a metal pinging sound. This is what called coil-bind and there are a couple ways to fix this issue. The first thing to check is the metal washer on the top and bottom of your spring (McPherson suspension type only), make sure the washer is free from dirt debris and use either WD-40 or lithium grease to lubricate it. If you still encounter a noise, then you will want to check your spring preload. When the vehicle is on jack stands or on a lift, the spring should be snug against the spring perch and still be able to rotate left or right. The spring should not move up or down, if it does, tighten the spring perch to where the spring is snug. Spring preload is always set from KSport's factory and should not be adjusted. Always remember to NOT adjust the ride height of the vehicle using the spring perch.
Coilover systems in vehicles with McPherson suspension type have metal pillow ball bearing upper mounts. Because there is metal on metal contact, sometimes you may experience noise. You would not hear this in your OEM suspension due to the fact that OEM suspension masks many noises with the use of rubber parts. If you have continued abnormally loud noises that you believe are coming from your coilovers, double check the torque on the top lock nut. This nut should be torqued to 40 ft-lbs. The manufacturer does not recommend using pneumatic impact guns on the top nut as they have a tendency to very easily over torque. Use a torque wrench to make sure the hardware is properly tightened. If you still have noise, inspect the other suspension components on the vehicle as there could be something else unrelated to your coilovers causing the noise.
Only McPherson style suspension offers the ability to have camber plates in the front. If your car has wishbone suspension or multi-link, then you would adjust camber using eccentric bolts or adjustable arms.
Never adjust ride height using the spring perch. The KSport systems are designed to adjust ride height via the lower mount. Make sure the spring perch (B) and locking collar (C) are locked by using the spanner wrenches and turning them in opposite directions so they lock against each other. Next, loosen the lower locking collar (D) and spin it up the amount you want to lower the car (for example, if you want to lower your car 23, then spin the collar up 23). Now use the spanner wrench on the spring perch (B) and begin turning the perch clockwise. This will thread the entire shock assembly further down into the lower mount (E). Once you adjustments are completed, tighten the lower locking collar (D) in place against the lower mount. If you need to raise your car, follow the same steps except turn the shock assembly counterclockwise. See diagram below.
For vehicles without and adjustable lower mount, use the spring perch to adjust ride height. By lowering the locking collar (C ) and spring perch (B) the suspension is allowed to compress. This will result in a lower ride height. After your adjustments are made, tighten the spring perch and locking collar together using the spanner wrenches. Most vehicles without and adjustable lower mount will make use of Helper Springs. See diagram below.
For vehicles with a separate spring and shock, part (A) is used to adjust ride height. After desired ride height is reached with the spring, it is extremely important to adjust the length of the shock by adjusting (B) to your desired position. The last step is to install the wheels and put the car on the ground and move the vehicle 20-30 feet to allow the suspension to settle. Then adjust (B) to let (C) compress 1/3 of the way into the strut and leave 2/3 of the shock shaft outside the strut; then tighten the locking collar against the lower mount. Use of a zip tie or black marker may be useful in judging how to make sure 1/3 of the shock is in the strut. Failure to set the shock stroke correctly will result in damage to the shock and void the warranty. For safety reasons, at least 30mm of the lower mount should be threaded onto the shock. See diagram below.
The manufacturer recommends you periodically inspect your coilovers, especially in climates where you have lots of rain or snow. Dirt and debris can accumulate over time and can cause problems later down the road when you want to adjust ride height. Cleaning agents such as Simple Green and even wheel & tire cleaner are excellent choices, along with a soft wire brush or even your sister’s toothbrush. Keep your coilovers clean!
Yes, for best performance you should carry out the bedding process. After installation of your KSport brake system, it is highly recommended to follow this procedure:
No. Cross drilled rotors can experience slight surface cracks over time. This is the same with all companies that produce cross drilled rotors.
Yes, the KSport kits are designed to work with OEM master cylinders.
Yes, all OEM ABS systems will still function with any of KSport brake systems.
If you measure your rotors and determine that the thicknesses is at or below the measurements below, please contact the manufacturer to order a new set of rotors.
286mm rotor = 23mm
304mm rotor = 25mm
330mm rotor = 29mm
356mm rotor = 29mm
380mm rotor = 29mm
400mm rotor = 33mm
No, you can purchase just the front if you wish. Most OEM proportioning valves are set to distribute brake force appropriately. Simply upgrading to a larger brake kit will improve stopping distance and pedal feel.