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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
A’PEX N1 DAMPER
Height Adjustable Coil Over Damper Kit
PRODUCT CODE
(Table1)
Application Vehicle
MITSUBISHI
LANCER EVOLUTION
269AM020
Vehicle Application
Vehicle Model
Engine Model
Year
CT9A
4G63
03-
1.Preface
Thank you for purchasing the A’PEX N1DAMPER system
These shocks have been designed to replace the factory shock absorbers.
Please refer to the contents of this manual for proper installation and use.
Please read the instruction manual carefully to prevent accidents and bodily harm.
INSTALLATION SHOULD ONLY BE PERFORMED BY AN EXPERIENCED INSTALLER.
Please consult the dealer of purchase for a qualified installation facility near you.
Installation of this unit may not be legal for use on pollution controlled vehicles in California and may
never be used upon a public highway.
Please contact the dealer of purchase with a valid receipt if the product has been damaged during
shipping or has a manufacturer defect. Never disassemble or discharge the shocks. All warranties
expressed or implied will be voided if evidence of tampering exists. This product must be returned
complete with all relevant packing included for warranty to be honored.
Installation Precaution
• Please read the contents of this manual before attempting installation.
• These shocks have been designed to be use with the factory upper mounts. Do not use upper mounts
from other manufacturers with this product.
• This manual is intended for experienced installers with adequate knowledge of vehicle repair, service
and installation. Installation should be performed at a qualified service center or dealers with proper
equipment.
• Be sure to keep this manual stored in a safe place for future reference.
• In the case of transferring ownership, always give this manual to the new owner.
Product Number
4298-0100-ME
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2. Table of Contents
1. Product Name, Product Code, Vehicle Application, Preface
2. Table of Contents
3. (Table2) Signal Words and Their Meaning
4. Check First
5. (Table3) Contents Table
6. (Table4) Manual Information
7. Assemble Diagram Front
8. Assemble Diagram Rear
9. About A’PEX N1 DAMPER Usage
10. To The Installer
11. Installation Process
12. Cautions After the Shocks Have Been Installed
13. How to Adjust Ride Height
14. About the Springs
15. About Vehicle Maintenance
16. Contact
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3. Signal Words and Their Meaning
We have included various cautions and recommendations to prevent any harm to you or other
people. These safety recommendations have been separated into categories with SIGNAL
WORDS to denote the importance of each point. Please be sure to read all of these cautionary
points to ensure safe installation of this product. Do not attempt installation of this product
without a clear understanding of the risks involved.
(Table2) Signal words and their meaning
Signal word
Signal Word Meaning
△DANGER
Failure to comply may result in potential death or severe injury to
the user and third parties.
△WARNING
Failure to comply may result in potential death or severe injury to
the user and third parties.
△CAUTION
Failure to comply may lead to light/medium injury and damage to
the product and surroundings.
!
!
!
PLEASE
Failure to comply may affect product performance and may lead
to product damage.
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4. Check First
A’PEX N1 DAMPERS are engineered according to specific vehicle applications. Please
confirm that this product matches with the vehicle application you have chosen.
This product is composed of components listed in the contents table. Please notify the
dealer of purchase for any missing or damaged components.
Notify your dealer of purchase for any damaged or missing components BEFORE
installation.
Installation of the shock absorbers should be performed at an experienced shop, repair
facility, or adequately equipped facility. A’PEX Integration Inc. is NOT responsible for any
injury or damages incurred from the improper installation and use of this product.
5. (Table3) Contents Table
Product Code
269AM020
(Full Kit)
Product Name
FRONT (Right and Left are identical)
SHOCK ABSORBER
Amount
2
REAR (Right and Left are identical)
SHOCK ABSORBERS
SPRING (FRONT)
2
SPRING (REAR)
2
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT WRENCH
NUT (M10×P1.25)
HEXAGON WRENCH
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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10
1
1
Comments
2
(7inch-448lb/in)
(180mm-8kgf/mm)
(7inch-336lb/in)
(180mm-6kgf/mm)
6. Manual Information
No
Print Date
Product Number
Version
1
MAR 15 2005
4298-0100-ME
Ver.1
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9. About A’PEX N1 DAMPER Usage
△ DANGER
!
Contents under extremely high gas pressure. Avoid storing this unit near high temperatures.
Failure to do so may result in explosion.
△ WARNING
!
This product has been engineered exclusively for the vehicle listed above. DO NOT install or
use this product with any other type of vehicle. Failure to do so may result in injury and death.
Installation of this product should be performed using the VEHICLE SERVICE MANUAL
procedures for the applicable vehicle.
Installation should ONLY be performed by an experienced installer. Failure to do so may
result in improper installation and may lead to accidents. Installation should be performed at
a certified and established repair center.
PLEASE USE THE FACTORY UPPER MOUNTS for the
N1 DAMPERS. A’PEX
Integration Inc. is NOT responsible for and injury or damages incurred through the use of
other manufacture’s products.
Always use the included Bump Stops. Failure to do so may result in the shortened life of the
shocks, poor performance, abnormal spring setting, and damage to the shocks.
Never excessively lower the vehicle. This could lead to suspension failure, damage to the
fender, damage to the wheels, and product failure. If the vehicle is lowered excessively, stop
the vehicle and raise the ride height as soon as possible at a qualified repair shop.
Be sure to test driver the vehicle after installation. Be sure to double check installation and
tighten any bolts and components.
Be sure to adjust ride height to conform to any local and federal laws. A’PEX is not
responsible for any citation resulting from illegal adjustment of ride heights. Consult your
local law enforcement agency to confirm legal ride height and headlight/bumper heights.
△ CAUTION
!
Rock and debris from snow and dirt driving can lead to oil leaks from the shocks. Be sure to check
for excess debris on shaft of the shock to prevent this from happening.
PLEASE
Strut type shock absorbers have a minimum amount of clearance between the cylinder case and the
outer case to prevent friction. Some models may emit a slight noise or minor vibration. This is
normal.
In case of unusually excessive noise, check for proper installation of the shocks and check for any
problems with the vehicle first. In the unlikely event of a product failure, discontinue use
immediately, write down the product code, vehicle type, serial number, and place of purchase and
contact your dealer of purchase.
The following symptoms are normal:
• Internal Shock Absorber Sound: A whooshing sound coming from within the shock.
• Strut Type Clearance Relation Sound: A slightly rattling sound coming from the cylinder
case of the shock is normal.
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10. To The Installer
△ DANGER
!
Never tighten the upper mount with an impact wrench. Tighten the upper mounts according to
the recommended torque specification listed below. Failure to do so may result in damage to
the upper mount, bolt and may cause product failure.
Bolt size
M10×1.25
M12×1.25
M12×1.25
Recommended torque
17.6~23.5N·m(1.8~2.4kgf·m)
27.4~34.3N·m(2.8~3.5kgf·m)
36.3~50.0N·m(3.7~5.1kgf·m)
Lower Spring Seat Torque Specifications
Components
Tightening Torque
Lower Spring Seat, Lock Nut
Over 34.3N·m(3.5kgf·m)
Comments
Standard Type
Standard Type
Strut type
Comments
All Vehicles
△ WARNING
!
Always replace all 4 shocks at once.
Be sure to use the included nylon nut. Always tighten to recommended torque specifications.
Never use an impact wrench or gun to install this product. Failure to do so may result in severe
thread damage.
△ CAUTION
!
After installation, be sure to check if all nuts and bolts have been tightened to manufacture
specifications. Also, check for ample clearance between the tire, fender, and any other related
suspension components.
Never hold the piston rod or cylinder case using tools. This could lead to oil leaks from the
piston rod and cylinder case.
Do not drop this product or scratch the piston rod.
PLEASE
Be sure to return this manual to the owner after installation.
11. Installation Process
△ DANGER
!
Always refer to the vehicle service manual when installing this product. Always use the
appropriate tools and tighten to recommended torque specifications. Be sure to follow A’PEX
recommended installation procedures when they differ from the factory procedure.
Tighten the Lock Nut to the recommended torque specifications after confirming that there is
no spring play with the lower spring seat. Failure to do so may cause the Lock Nut to loosen
and lead to accidents.
Always tighten the Lower Spring Seat and Lock Nut to the recommended torque specification.
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△ CAUTION
!
Hand tighten the lower spring seat against the spring so that there is no play between the
spring and seat. Use the assembly diagram to adjust the lower seat to the recommended ride
height.
The recommended height is for reference purposes only. Vehicle condition, grade, year, and
options will affect actual height. Please adjust the lower spring perch to obtain recommended
trim height.
When removing the spring form the shock absorber, lower the spring seat to relieve pre-loaded
tension, or use a spring compressor. Be sure not to scratch the threaded outer case when using
a spring compressor.
Always test drive that the vehicle and check for any loose components or clearance problems.
12. Caution After the Shocks
Have Been Installed
△ DANGER
!
Some shock absorbers differ in construction for the left and right sides. Be sure to confirm
proper sides by using the CONTENTS TABLE. Improper installation may lead to serious
damage and accidents.
13. How to Adjust Ride Height
△ CAUTION
!
Always use a lift, jacks, or jack stands when adjusting ride height. Raising the vehicle without
the proper equipment may cause the unstable vehicle to fall leading to serious injuries.
Be sure to adjust the left and right side height of the vehicle evenly. When adjusting the ride
height, use an alignment tester or corner weight gauge. Improper alignment can lead to serious
accidents.
Be sure to tighten the lock nut. A loose lock nut is extremely dangerous. Please be sure to
tighten the nut using the included wrench.
Lowering the vehicle too much will result in inadequate stroke for the shock. This can lead to
unstable handling and could cause accidents. Adjust the vehicle height to a well-balanced
height.
Vehicle height can be adjusted by adjusting the lower spring seat position. The lower spring
seat will change 1.5mm per rotation. Adjustment amount and actual vehicle height may NOT
be the same.
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14. About the Springs
△ DANGER
!
Use care when handling the springs. Handling the springs using tools, hitting the spring with a
hammer, grinding the spring with a file, and cutting the spring will compromise the spring
performance. This could lead to spring damage.
△ CAUTION
!
Spring type will differ according to vehicle application. We recommend the springs included in the
CONTENTS TABLE. Use of different springs must take vehicle type, acceptable stroke, and vehicle
weight into account. Please contact your local dealer for more assistance.
15. About Vehicle Maintenance
PLEASE
Installation of this A’PEX N1 DAMPER may cause the vehicle alignment to change. Improper
alignment will cause abnormal tire wear. Be sure to check alignment after installation using
an alignment tester or corner weight scale.
The A’PEX N1 DAMPER allows for a wide range of vehicle ride heights. However, excessive
vehicle lowering may cause dangerous handling characteristics and is not recommended. Please
adhere to the recommended vehicle ride heights as close as possible. Also, take vehicle chassis
clearance into account when lowering.
The A’PEX N1 DAMPER allows for a wide range of vehicle ride heights. Excessive ride height
changes can put excessive strain on the axles of a vehicle. Be sure to check for adequate grease and
lubrication on the axles.
The A’PEX N1 DAMPER allows for a wide range of vehicle ride heights. Excessive lowering may
cause problems in tire and fender clearance as well as clearance with other suspension components.
Take all of these factors into account when lowering the vehicle.
Shock absorbers will wear according to usage. Life expectancy will range according to driving
style. Please contact your dealer of purchase to obtain information on recharging the shocks.
16. Contact
A’PEX Integration Inc.
APEX Integration Inc.
1449 West Orange Grove Avenue, Suite A, Orange, CA 92868
Tel.714-685-5700
Fax.714-685-5701
APEX CO., Ltd
5-21-3 203, Fujimi, Chuuo-ku ,Sagamihara-city, KANAGAWA 252-0236 JAPAN
Tel.+81-42-768-8145
Fax.+81-42-768-8072
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