That’s right folks, assembling a coil over shock is not hard. It’s not rocket science. But just because it isn’t hard doesn’t mean that people don’t often do it wrong. There have been countless times that I have found myself underneath a car only to find spring seats and lock nuts on incorrectly. Or parts missing from the assembly themselves. You see this a lot at the swap meets too, when someone has coil overs sitting for sale and they have no idea that parts are missing from them. In fact, I’m pretty sure that sometimes this is why they are for sale. Guys don’t know what is missing, but they know that they don’t work. I’ve even seen a coil over on the rear of a car with no upper spring seat. The coil was actually sitting against the shock crossmember mount. Not right, that’s for sure.
In this video you’ll find Greg from Ridetech assembling two different styles of coil over shock. They mount differently, but the basic assembly is very similar. Watch and learn a few tricks for making them easy to assemble. This is a job that takes just minutes, so watch and don’t make it more difficult than it needs to be.