General Guidelines for Installation of NEO Suspension Kit
Safety PrecautionNEO Motorsport America Inc. recommends coilover system be installed by a professional technician. Coilover systems are designed for improved off-road performance. Modifications to your vehicle may result in vehicle handling characteristics differ from the original equipped vehicle.
Pre-Installation Notes1. Open the box and ensure all parts are accounted for and there are no parts missing. Consult the retailer for missing parts unaccounted for.
2. Different wheels and tires combination may result in increase in leverage on steering related components.
3. Due to payload options and initial ride height variances, the amount of height adjustment is a base figure. Final ride height may vary in accordance to the actual vehicle. Always measure the ride height of the vehicle from the wheel hug to the fender line prior to beginning installation.
Removing Original Equipped Shock Absorber1. When removing original equipped suspension, please refer to OE service manual for proper disassemble procedure for the specific model and year of vehicle.
2. Do not re-use any fasteners, retainers and keepers on the coilover.
Coilover System Setup and Adjustment.Upon full installation of coilover systems, a professional alignment and setup is required. This is an important series of procedures in post installation setup to ensure vehicle’s proper performance, reliability and comfort. Always perform vehicle alignment process for after every height adjustment in the following orders.
1. Ride Height Adjustment
2. 4-Wheel Corner Balance Setting
3. Caster Adjustment
4. Camber Adjustment
5. Toe Setting Adjustment
Please refer to diagram A for reference in this section
Spring Pre-Load Adjustment
Step 1: Loosen spring perches (C) and (B) and lower it to a point where the spring is loose from top contacting point.
Step 2: By hand, slowly raise perch (B) up until no play can be felt on the spring.
Step 3: Mark the perch (B) with a scoring pen or some kind of marking device.
Step 4: Using the provided adjustment wrenches, turn perch (B) up five complete turns.
Step 5: Move perch (C) up in contact with perch (B) and lock the two locking perches tight by using the provided tools.Step 6: Follow Step 1 – 5 for all four corner and spring pre-load adjustment is complete.
Right Height Adjustment
Step 1: Loosen perch (D) from the base of the coilover.
Step 2: Keep perch (C) and (B) locked together
Step 3: Using the adjustment wrenches, turn perch (B) and (C) together while locked counter-clock wise to raise the vehicle and clockwise to drop the vehicle height.
Step 4: After the vehicle ride height is adjusted to the desired level, turn and lock perch (D) to lower mount(E) using the provided adjusting wrenches.Step 5: Repeat Step 1 - 4 on all four corners of the vehicle until the vehicle ride height level is at desired height.
- Check all fasteners are properly secured and torqued to original equipped specifications.
- Do a full steering sweep from left to right ensure front brake hoses and wires have enough slack between full locks.
- Drive slowly and re-torque all fasteners after 500 miles. This allow the shock absorbers and springs to settle in. Expect vehicle height change after the first 500 miles after the springs has fully matured. Always inspect fasteners and components during routine servicing.