KW HAS Lower springs installed

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  1. Billet Hellcat

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    I had a few extra hrs at work tonight so I decided to install the KW Height adjustable Spring kit in my HellCat I took pics and will do a write up soon but too late tonight here is a before and after pic for now hard to see it was dark I will get some better pics up.:D BTW I want to Thank Member StellasHC for there post on this kit helping me save time with height adjustments and Speedlogix for the deal on the Kit ;)
    Install reference below!
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  2. mblasr

    mblasr Silver Member

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    More pics bro. How long did it take
     
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  3. Billet Hellcat

    Billet Hellcat Gold Member

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    KW adj springs install. Ok the install instruction are good on how to assemble the new springs but give no help in the removal of the factory units so I took a few pics as I installed my kit to help out other members that may run into a few problems along the way.
    Install time 1hr per side. Note: the measurements for the adjustments are for a 1" drop that may be 1 1/4" after settling.
    Front :
    1. Jack up vehicle I did one at a time with a low profile floor jack. Place a jack stand and remove the wheel I used a Mac 7/8" wheel socket with the plastic to protect the rim. Follow the wire from the shock the connector is behind the plastic fender and disconnect it. Remove the sway bar link remove the lower strut bolt and open the hood and remove the plastic cap and the 3 nuts holding the upper strut mount. Next you need to separate the upper control arm ball joint,loosen the nut but do not remove it all the way leave 2-3 turns on it then hit the end of the Upper spindle under the UCA with a hammer and it will pop loose. Support brake disc and remove the upper control arm nut and it will lower and move forward so you can remove the strut assembly. After removing the strut assy put the upper control arm back in the spindle and nut on finger tight to hold it together.( do not let it hang on the brake hose) Disassemble the strut with spring compressors (note the position of the top strut mount & spring you need to keep that in the same position when installing the new spring) see instruction with the kit to remove stock parts and to assemble the new spring and mounts. Install the strut assy in reverse order as it came out. I set the new spring adjustment to 5/8" from the bottom to the purple adj nut and tightened the set screws it gave me. 1" drop. Remove the UCA nut install the strut upper 3 nuts , UCA nut to spindle and tighten. Lower strut bolt and tighten upper & lower strut nuts & bolt , install sway bar link and run wire and plug in shock connector. Double check to make sure everythiInstall wheel & lugs and do the other side.

    Here are some reference pics:

    1. Strut assy UCA & spindle nut
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    2. Plug for the shock assy behind plastic fender
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    3. UCA & spindle separated with strut removed
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    4. Nut put back on UCA & spindle.
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    5. Oem strut assy.
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    6. Spring compressors.
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    7. Oem strut stripped down and assembled with KW kit
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    8. KW strut installed.
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  4. Billet Hellcat

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    Rear spring install is much easier than the front took about 1/2 hr per side: also the adjustments that I made was for 1" drop after settling it may be 1 1/4"

    1. Jack up body and install jack stands remove rear wheel support cradle with jack remove 2 long bolts holding cradle in place note (only do one side at a time) remove 2 upper shock mounts and lower shock mount you (will remove the shock to install KW bump stop) lower cradle slow watch brake line it is short lower just enough to remove the spring & upper rubber spring mount. Set new KW rear adjuster 1/2" from adj nut to adj end put adj assy up against body and install spring ( make sure you time the new spring with the stock lower rubber mount) remove top shock mount remove oem bump stop and install new KW bump stop. Install shock jack up cradle and install 2 cradle bolts & tighten. Install shock bolts & tighten. I hope this post may help out members. Here are a few pics.

    Oem spring,bump stops,cradle bolts
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    Cradle front mount
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    Rear upper shock mount
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    New KW rear spring assy

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  5. Carnage

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    Looks good great write up. Pls include ride impressions. Mods should make a sticky?
     
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    White Trash BMF Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member HCC National Vice Pres.

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    Great write up spot on !!!!
    Thx

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    Car looks great, nice writeup! Thanks again for the business!
     
  9. Billet Hellcat

    Billet Hellcat Gold Member

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    Here is a pic with the sun setting :D
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    Looks great. I've had these springs for a few weeks now just sitting in the garage. I have not had the time but your write up will help speed the process when I do. Much thanks.
     
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    Speedlogix Gold Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    Wow, that looks terrific. Great write-up, too. Thanks. :)
     
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  12. Billet Hellcat

    Billet Hellcat Gold Member

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    A few more pics settled nice rides great too;)
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    How far does this put the camber out of spec?

    Or is it still hanging in the acceptable range?
     
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    Any tire-rub throughout stop-to-stop turn radius?
     
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    Going in for alignment next week wanted the car to settle and only 1 guy I will let set up my car.

    No none at all.
     

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