Scion tC 1G Suspension & Handling - Ways to revive rusty coilovers? - Does anyone have any solutions on how to remove surface rust from coilovers? My biggest concern is that the coilovers have plenty of rust on the threads. It's preventing me from adjusting the collar/locking nut. I'm looking...
Here are my covered coils that are at least a decade old by now.
Just pulled them off the car to clean and replace the sad, worn out bump stops.
After cleaning, I also greased the seals which stay nice and clean from the covers.
Reassembled, but I forgot to take pics with the covers. They cover the whole threaded boy all the way up to the pillowball. You can see in the second pic the corrosion on the top of the pillowball (spherical joint) yet the lower side is corrosion free due to the cover's passive protection. I ofc cleaned and greased the pillowballs with some military grease, real hard to push out.
I'm also curious about the performance of luxury / comfort coilovers. I came to Tesla cars from a Lexus SUV which had great suspension and I could take any bump at full speed and not really notice. It seems quite pricy to install coilovers so I would only do it if it's a day and night experience. If it is only slightly incremental then I would skip.
I've got the MPP coilovers. What would you like to know? I have a MYP and on the soft settings, the ride is significantly smoother. The other change I made that significantly improved ride quality was switching to lightweight wheels.