If you’ve placed an order for our sports or comfort coilovers, thank you! You’re going to love the transformation and adjustability of our suspension kit on your beloved Model 3. Installation is straightforward – but this guide is here to help you with all of the little details to save you and/or your shop time.

NOTE: DO NOT IMPACT THE TOP HATS ON. THIS WILL VOID COILOVER WARRANTY. TORQUE TO 20-Nm!

Tools & Equipment Required:

  • Multiple jacks or hoist and jack
  • Torque wrench
  • Optional -Thin-wall or ground down 13mm socket
  • Spring compressor
  • Standard socket set and metric wrenches
  • AWD Specific – 7/16″ 12pt socket and 5/16″ hex bit or Allen key
  • Sandpaper *for initial kits with updated front spring stack-up*

Installation Instructions:

FRONT:

  1. Jack up or raise the car on a hoist and remove the wheels
  2. Remove frunk – see the video on how to do this here
  3. With thin-wall socket – Using ground down 13mm socket remove top nuts on OEM damper
  4. Without thin-wall socket – Remove 13mm and 15mm bolts holding upper damper and upper control arm assembly to body.
  5. Remove 18mm anti-roll bar end links on both sides, using an Allen key to thread out the anti-roll bar end link while holding the 18mm nut.
  6. Remove lower damper bolt.
  7. Without thin-wall socket -Remove upper balljoint bolt holding knuckle to the upper control arm and release control arm from knuckle.
  8. Remove both front dampers.
  9. Using a spring compressor, remove the top hat from the factory damper.
  10. Set the MPP coilover spring perch to the lowest setting.
  11. NOTE: Our coilover spring stack-up has changed. Your kit may include a tender spring in the front. This is NOT USED. USE THE STACK UP AS SHOWN IN THE IMAGE BELOW!
  12. See the photo below for the correct spring stack up. NOTE: Sanding of the teflon and stainless rings may be required on initial kits with this updated spring stack.
  13. Install the top hat and torque nut to 20Nm (15ft-lb). Install locknut and torque to 20Nm (15ft-lb). 
  14. Before installing on the car, set the spring perch to the recommended height. See our recommended settings below.
  15. For sports coilovers – set the compression and rebound on the damper. See our recommended settings below.
  16. Install in the reverse order of removal.
  17. AWD Specific Installation: Place the damper fork over the front axle, but do not bolt it to the lower control arm yet. Loosely install the damper/upper damper assembly, then lift the damper fork up towards the damper and slide it into place on the bottom of the damper. Make sure the locating dowel on the damper keys into the fork. Now finish installing damper assembly and install the bolt for the fork/lower control arm. Apply upward pressure to ensure the damper is fully seated into fork, then torque to 33ft-lb.
  18. Jack the suspension to ride height and torque the lower control arm bolts.

REAR:

  1. Jack up or raise the car on a hoist and remove the wheels
  2. Remove aero-shields under the spring arm (there is one 10mm bolt on each)
  3. Place a jack under the spring arm
  4. Remove the rear damper lower bolt
  5. Remove the 15mm bolts from the top of the damper, and remove the damper.
  6. Remove the outer spring arm to knuckle bolt, using the jack, lower the spring arm to remove the OEM spring.
  7. Remove the top hat from the OEM rear damper. Remove the OEM dust boost and bump rubber
  8. Install the top hat onto the MPP rear damper and make sure the alignment sets the “rebound” adjustment facing outwards.
  9. For sports coilovers, set the rebound and compression adjustment to the desired settings.
  10. Tighten the top hat and fully compress the rubber bushing, torque to 20Nm (15ft-lb). Install locknut and torque to 20Nm (15ft-lb). 
  11. Remove the OEM rubber isolator from the bottom of the OEM spring and install onto the MPP rear spring, taking care to properly align it.
  12. Remove the OEM rubber isolator from the top of the OEM spring and install it on the MPP rear spring perch adjuster.
  13. Set the MPP rear spring perch adjuster to the desired ride height (see setup guide below)
  14. Install the MPP rear damper at the top, leaving the lower damper disconnected.
  15. Install the complete rear spring assembly consisting of top rubber isolator, spring perch, spring perch adapter, and spring with lower isolator. Make sure the spring perch does not turn!
  16. Ensure the locating rubber tabs on the lower spring perch isolator locate into the lower spring arm
  17. Jack the rear spring arm up taking care not to pinch or damage the boot on the rear knuckle bushing. Install damper and rear spring arm outer bolt, but do not torque.
  18. Jack the spring arm to ride height and torque the damper and outer bolt.
  19. Re-install aero-shield on rear spring arm.

Finally, Re-install wheels and tires and torque to 130lb-ft, align and enjoy!

Setup Information:

Sports Coilovers RWD – Initial Setup:

FRONT:

FRONT SPRING PERCH OFFSET: 53mm (this is from the bottom of the spring perch to the lower notch – see photo)
FRONT COMPRESSION: 12 (Clicks open from full stiff)
FRONT REBOUND: 10 (Clicks open from full stiff)
FRONT RIDE HEIGHT: 354mm (Hub to Fender)
FRONT BATTERY HEIGHT: 110mm (Using OEM 18″ wheels and tires)

REAR:

REAR SPRING PERCH OFFSET: 15mm (this is the gap between the bottom of the spring perch and the top of the body – see photo)
REAR COMPRESSION: 12 (Clicks open from full stiff)
REAR REBOUND: 10 (Clicks open from full stiff)
REAR RIDE HEIGHT: 359mm (Hub to Fender)
REAR BATTERY HEIGHT: 111mm (Using OEM 18″ wheels and tires)

Comfort Coilovers RWD – Initial Setup:

FRONT: 

FRONT SPRING PERCH OFFSET: 60mm (this is from the bottom of the spring perch to the lower notch – see photo)
FRONT RIDE HEIGHT: 359mm (Hub to Fender)
FRONT BATTERY HEIGHT: 115mm (Using OEM 18″ wheels and tires)

REAR:

REAR SPRING PERCH OFFSET: 19mm (this is the gap between the bottom of the spring perch and the top of the body – see photo)
REAR RIDE HEIGHT: 364mm (Hub to Fender)
REAR BATTERY HEIGHT: 116mm (Using OEM 18″ wheels and tires)

Comfort Coilovers AWD – Initial Setup:

FRONT:

FRONT SPRING PERCH OFFSET: START AT 30mm
FRONT RIDE HEIGHT: 359mm (Hub to Fender)
FRONT BATTERY HEIGHT: 115mm (Using OEM 18″ wheels and tires)

REAR:

REAR SPRING PERCH OFFSET: 19mm (this is the gap between the bottom of the spring perch and the top of the body – see photo)
REAR COMPRESSION: 12 (Clicks open from full stiff)
REAR REBOUND: 10 (Clicks open from full stiff)
REAR RIDE HEIGHT: 364mm (Hub to Fender)
REAR BATTERY HEIGHT: 116mm (Using OEM 18″ wheels and tires)

Sports Coilovers AWD – Initial Setup:

FRONT:

FRONT SPRING PERCH OFFSET: START AT 23mm
FRONT COMPRESSION: 12 (Clicks open from full stiff)
FRONT REBOUND: 10 (Clicks open from full stiff)
FRONT RIDE HEIGHT: 354mm (Hub to Fender)
FRONT BATTERY HEIGHT: 110mm (Using OEM 18″ wheels and tires)

REAR:

REAR SPRING PERCH OFFSET: 15mm (this is the gap between the bottom of the spring perch and the top of the body – see photo)
REAR COMPRESSION: 12 (Clicks open from full stiff)
REAR REBOUND: 10 (Clicks open from full stiff)
REAR RIDE HEIGHT: 359mm (Hub to Fender)
REAR BATTERY HEIGHT: 111mm (Using OEM 18″ wheels and tires)

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