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Strut Adjustment Procedure
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- Set strut in vertical position
- Turn top adjustable 3/8" hex nut clockwise until nut stops.
- Turn top adjustable nut counter-clockwise 3 turns.
- If double adjustable, turn lower bump adjuster hex knob fully clockwise. Then turn out counter-clockwise 10 clicks.*
- Stroke strut 5 or 6 times to prime the valving and avoid cavitation (After laying horizontal the fluid is displaced).
- Turn top adjustable nut fully clockwise until nut stops again. At that position the strut shock is at it's full firm rebound (extension) position.
- Turn lower bump adjuster hex knob clockwise until it stops to bring it back to the full firm (compression) position.
- The strut is at it's softest position on extension when the top adjustable nut is turned 3 1/4 turns counterclockwise. O-ring damage could occur if turned any more than 3 1/4 turns.
- The strut is at it's softest on the bump (compression) when the adjuster hex knob is turned counter-clockwise until it stops.**
Baseline Setting for Struts
- As a starting point, you need to find what setting it takes to pull the front tires off the ground for a given tune.
- When more power is put to the chassis, the front end will want to rise more and front suspension will have to be tighter. Adjust extension by 1/2 flat to 1 flat tighter.
- Heavier front weight percentages and higher gear ratios, (lower numerically) will want a looser front end. Adjust extension looser 1 flat.
- 1/2 flat adjustments are best when extension is in 0-6 flats range.**
The following adjustments are based with all flats or clicks starting from a full tight adjustment (clockwise) position.
Strut Baseline Settings
|Cars Horsepower||On Top (extension)||Bottom (compression)|
|3000 HP||5 flats||12 clicks|
|1250 HP||10 flats||7 clicks|
|1000 HP||12 flats||6 clicks|
|750 HP||15 flats||6 clicks|
|500 HP||20 flats||6 clicks|
*If trying to delay return of front weight transfer start at 6 clicks from full tight. 6 or 7 clicks is also a good tight adjustment to use for a car that wheelstands violently and may help save your headers.