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The Great Weldini
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as i was trying to help edd, i found this awesome diy by: danomatic93 on: Coilover sleeve DIY - HondaCivicForum.com so i thought i would cut and paste.

This is a general DIY for putting coilover sleeves on shocks properly.

The products being used here are:
KYB AGX shocks
Skunk2 Coilover Springs with provided o-rings
Electrical Tape
Vaseline (OR any good lubricant)



O-rings:



Skunk2 Coilovers Sleeve and Spring:



Vaseline and Electrical Tape:



Step 1:

Start by rolling the smallest o-rings provided onto the shock as shown:



This part is rather important. There should be NO slop (wiggling) when the sleeves is assembled on the shock when you are done.

So, with that in mind, test fit the sleeve over the assembly now.
If it fits over easily and it wiggles about
a. Try the next size up for the o-rings
It looks like the o-rings are just a little too big
b. That's perfect, continue to step 2.
The next size was way too big.
c. You are going to have to find an inbetween size o-ring somewhere.

Step 2:

You have the right size o-rings. Now, most coilover makers only give you 8 o-rings of each size. (That's two for each shock. High-five if you figured that out on your own!)

Anyways, so they recommend two o-rings for each shock. I like to use 3-4 on each shock to ensure that the sleeve stays firm on the shocks. I have access to a ton of different o-rings at work so I don't have to worry about running out.

Now, this is where the electrical tape comes in. Rip off 5-6 small strips of tape and semi-secure the bottom o-ring in place by placing the strips perpendicular to the o-ring as shown:



Then, rip 2 long strips and wrap them tightly around the ends of the small strips as shown:



Do this with all of the o-rings you are using to make it look like this:

 

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The Great Weldini
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Step 3:

Now that the o-rings are all secured in place, lube them up! Also, lube up the inside of the coilover sleeve.
Once everything is as slippery as a bar of soap in jail, push the coilover sleeve down over the assembly as shown:



It'll be a TIGHT fit!

You're Done:



Obviously, do the same for the other three shocks.
 

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Great post primo Remo. I LOL when people ask why they have so many extra rubber washers & O-Rings.
 

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The Great Weldini
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hey i did too when i did my first coilovers. lol.
 

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Most fools just throw the coil-overs onto the struts and call it a day. that's why their shit bounces & jingles down the street.
 

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lamo "jingles" :)
 

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The Great Weldini
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ministry of mayhem!
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thanks for the help, remo!
 

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The Great Weldini
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thanks for the help, remo!
n/p edd you know i'm a phone call away. oh and thanks for the coffee. had some yesterday morning with breakfast. damd thats goo.

soo is this setup close to a GC/koni setup just cheaper?
yes it's more of how to install any coilover sleeves.
 

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The Great Weldini
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Yea but as far as ride quality, performance and lowering ability similar?
i think you're missing the point. every set are different in quality but the installation is the same hence why it's a diy, not a coilover review.
 

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Oh so thats what the o rings are for... J/K. But I guess it does make sense to use more/tape them down.... Maybe ill take my buddies off an redo 'em.... Nah.....
 

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what about the flat rubber spacers...you dont use them?
Those go between the 2 adjustment rings. If you dont put them in there, when you go to adjust the ride height, it'll be hard to get them loosened. water, road dirt, road salt and etc will cause them to bond together.
 

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shit !!!!!!!!!!

I did not put any orings on my coilovers, now I have work for the next weekend.

Thanks for the thread Remo.
 

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Can't give you rep right now but...great DIY. Took me awhile to figure out what all those o-rings were my first time. +1 for a noob awha moment.


Way to stop 100+ postings of what are the o-rings for.
 
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