Adjusting the vehicle’s ride height and suspension
The vehicle is fitted as standard with the red Koni shock absorbers which can only be adjusted by the manufacturer (Koni).
If the car is fitted with an adjustable WP suspension (as on the images shown here), the following adjustment options are possible:
- Adjusting the ride height of the vehicle
- Adjusting the outward and return strokes of the shock absorbers independently of each other.
Adjusting the ride height of the vehicle
The ride height of the vehicle can be adjusted using the large rotary knob located next to the shock absorber strut. If the knob is turned to the right, the vehicle will be raised higher. In order to maintain the driving comfort, both the left and right hand sides of the vehicle should be adjusted to the same height.
Adjusting the suspension
The outward stroke of the absorber can be adjusted using the dial located under the shock absorber. This dial has 11 levels. The amount of damping increases from level 1 up to level 11. This means that if the dial is positioned at level 1, there is very little damping, resulting in the most comfortable driving behaviour. If the dial is positioned at level 11, there is maximum damping, which means that the vehicle will have a less comfortable driving behavior. Level 5 is the recommended standard.
The small knob on top of the tank at the side of the shock absorber is used to adjust the return stroke of the damping.
If the dial is positioned at level 1, the shock absorber will contract quickly when the vehicle is driven over an uneven surface, resulting in a more comfortable drive.
If the knob is positioned at level 7, the vehicles suspension will not work as quickly, so that bumps etc. in the road will be felt more acutely. The recommended basic setting is position 3. The same principles apply to the suspension mechanism at both the front and rear of the vehicle. The recommended basic settings are position 3 for the outward stroke, and 4 for the return stroke. Note: Adjusting the suspension mechanism of the vehicle should be carried out with the utmost care and accuracy, as it can have significant consequences for the driving behaviour of the vehicle. If in any doubt at all, you should have any adjustments to the suspension mechanism carried out by the supplier of the vehicle.
Option 1: Upgrade set for Koni (highly recomended!). If you still have the red Koni’s mounted. Get rid of them! Available via INTRAX or Donkervoort directly.
Option 2: Upgrade set for WP’s, INTRAX ARC. Available via INTRAX or Donkervoort directly.