Category Archives: Suspension

End Link Adjustment

The project today was adjusting the 034Motorsport rear sway bar endlinks.

034Motorsport Rear Sway Bar Adjustable End Links
034Motorsport Rear Sway Bar Adjustable End Links

It took a little while for me to determine the best way to go about doing this as they are supposed to be adjusted so that when the car is sitting with weight on the wheels that the sway bar is not under tension.

I decided to raise the rear so that tension was relieved from the sway bar and then disconnected the end links with the wheels off the car.  I then put the wheels back on and lowered the rear of the car onto blocks so there was weight on the suspension but I still had some room to work in underneath the rear.

034Motorsport Rear Sway Bar Adjustable End Link
034Motorsport Rear Sway Bar Adjustable End Link

Next I adjusted the top fitting so that the bolt would insert straight into suspension upright while there was no tension on the sway bar.  This was repeated on the other side and then all of the bolts were tightened up.

I also noticed that the Avant’s Neuspeed sway bay was set to the firm setting, more than I feel is necessary since the Avant is now going to have the Stasis Öhlins Motorsport coilovers.  I changed the Neuspeed sway bar to the soft setting.

Stasis Streetsport Height Adjusted

Today I installed the Stasis Streetsports with the new spring perch and set about adjusting the height of the rear of the car.

wheel_space_before

Above is where the wheel gap was at in the beginning, a random setting since the coilovers had just come back from PSI after being serviced.

Below is where I have them set now, just a little bit shy of the 13.5″ that Stasis suggests for the fender to center of the wheel distance.

wheel_space_after

And finally a picture of how the car looks at the new rear height.

new_ride_height

Fixed Stasis Streetsports

My Stasis Streetsport rear coilovers came back today from being worked on.

stasis_streetsport

The spring perch had been stuck and after a week of them soaking in PB B’laster and Kroil I shipped them off to PSI for the pro’s to give a try at it.

Turns out that a previous owner of the coilovers had decided to use Loctite on the threads to make sure the spring perch did not move from the height it was at.  The use of Loctite was discovered after PSI was forced to cut the spring perches off.

streetsport_spring_perch

Here’s a tip, the parts that are indicated by the yellow arrows, do not use Loctite on them.  The red ring below them is for locking the perch in place.

I also figured I would give the rear shock mounts a POR-15 treatment even though they looked pretty good.  Notably, the exterior of these mounts were flawless, but down inside them I did find areas that had rust.

shock_mount

Now the rear components are reassembled and ready to be reinstalled, with a better height setting.

Stasis Streetsport Coilovers
Stasis Streetsport Coilovers