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Jimblaz 09-09-2012 04:27 PM

Coils in the winter
 
Is there anything I should do to my isc coilovers to protect them in the upcoming winter months here in Idaho??

compsurge 09-09-2012 06:27 PM

You could probably wax or grease the surface of them. Wash them after driving through salt roads. VWVortex mentions spraying coilovers with clear coat.

Best one yet: KY warming lubricant.

IDK. They probably won't last much more than 5 years of normal use anyway.

Gmachine 09-09-2012 08:07 PM

Swap them out,unless of course you no longer have the stock stuff.

DeleriousZ 09-10-2012 11:23 AM

If you haven't already, anti-seize the shit out of everything, all of the hardware you can, especially the collars and threaded bodies of the coilovers to make sure nothing seizes up.

IIRC you can also get 'coil socks' which fit over the spring part of the coilover and protects the spring and damper from all the nasty parts of winter.

danny boy 09-11-2012 11:14 PM

How long have you had them?
How are they set?
Stock prior to these?
Love them?
So many questions....

Jimblaz 09-12-2012 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danny boy (Post 4066986)
How long have you had them?
How are they set?
Stock prior to these?
Love them?
So many questions....

I've had them since this spring. I'm fairly low on them. About a fingers width between tire and wheel well. Before the coils I had eibach springs on my stock struts. Struts started leaking so I went for these ISC coils. I like them yes. They can be a bit harsh on certain roads but that's to be expected I guess. They work great in the corners. I also have f & r sways on too

robitrice 09-12-2012 04:48 PM

clean up real good before the roads get crazy and try these out.

http://www.gearheadsonline.ca/shop/p...&cat=60&page=1

Stevedorez 09-30-2012 06:51 AM

what's the difference between oil and gas COs? sounds like oil and gas company...
heard that oil COs do not bear winter well

scoobyscoodle 10-02-2012 11:48 PM

Best bet for you people with harsh winters is to swap to stock stuff or struts/springs for winter.

If that is not an option, clean them thoroughly, and as said above, anti-sieze, anti-sieze, anti-sieze. Coat everything threaded. Also try to spray the salt off from time to time.

xero287 10-03-2012 04:17 PM

I'm thinking about getting these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-AFCO-Coi...57be65&vxp=mtr

scoobyscoodle 10-03-2012 04:57 PM

I'm sure that wouldn't hurt. It will trap more moisture in there though so maybe coat some of the surfaces with grease?

xero287 10-03-2012 08:59 PM

Exactly, anti-seize + cover = win.

lieutenantcolumbo 10-03-2012 09:04 PM

Looks like a condom for your coilovers.....use the ky ftw :lol:

xero287 10-04-2012 05:48 AM

I plan on getting the ribbed one so it fits in/on to the threads and springs perfectly.

AZP Installs 10-09-2012 11:54 AM

I would suggest Go back to stock for winter or if not feasible, anti seize and grease the crap out of them.

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