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 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

Installation Instructions:

Please review KW instructions in addition to these. Please also watch the YouTube video below that highlights the specific steps in the installation.

FRONT:

  1. Jack up or raise the car on a hoist and remove the wheels
  2. Remove frunk – see video on how to do this here
  3. With optional socket– Using ground down 13mm socket remove top nuts on OEM damper
  4. Without optional socket – Remove 13mm bolts holding upper damper assembly to upper strut area
  5. Remove 18mm anti-roll bar endlink on both sides, using an allen key to thread out the anti-roll bar endlink while holding the 18mm nut.
  6. Remove lower damper bolt
  7. Without optional socket -Remove upper balljoint bolt holding knuckle to upper control arm
  8. Remove both front dampers
  9. Using a spring compressor, remove the top hat from the factory damper
  10. Set the MPP coilover to the lowest setting, install the top hat and torque nut to 20Nm (15ft-lb). Install locknut and torque to 20Nm (15ft-lb).
  11. Before installing on car, spin the collar up to the initial setting. See our recommended settings below.
  12. For sports coilovers – set the compression and rebound on the damper.
  13. Install in the reverse order of removal.
  14. 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!

Sports RWD Coilovers – Initial Setup:

FRONT:

FRONT SPRING PERCH OFFSET: 58mm (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 RWD Coilovers – Initial Setup:

FRONT: 

FRONT SPRING PERCH OFFSET: 63mm (this is from the bottom of the spring perch to the lower notch – see photo)
FRONT RIDE HEIGHT: 356mm (Hub to Fender)
FRONT BATTERY HEIGHT: 112mm (Using OEM 18″ wheels and tires)

REAR:

REAR SPRING PERCH OFFSET: 12mm (this is the gap between the bottom of the spring perch and the top of the body – see photo)
REAR RIDE HEIGHT: 361mm (Hub to Fender)
REAR BATTERY HEIGHT: 113mm (Using OEM 18″ wheels and tires)

 


Installation Details Video:

 

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