Van Slam coilovers for your VW Van Conversion

The Van slam coilovers aren't your usual bland colours, and that is the exact reason as to why we love them! They have been coated with a durable finish for corrosion protection to ensure that they last. And if that's not enough, they also come with a lifetime structural manufacturers warranty. The VanSlam Coilover Kit comes with everything you will need to lower your van!


What mistakes do people make when it comes to coilovers?


You are certainly going to want to avoid any mistakes that you may potentially make when it comes to coilovers. So hopefully, with all the information we can possibly provide you with, you will definitely make the best choices when it comes to purchasing suspension kits for your van. 


The first common mistake that people tend to make with coilover kits is when they buy cheaper coilovers. Of course there are cheaper versions that may potentially improve your van to a certain extent, but they are nowhere near as good as the premium brands. People who opt for this choice tend to find that this can become quite expensive, especially in the long run, as they do not last as long and can cause various problems such as a bumpy and  noisy ride. 


Another common mistake that people tend to come across when shopping for suspension kits is that the spring and shock absorbers can be sold separately. This may not seem like a massive problem at first, however these items do need to match up with the original components of the suspension. Not only can this leave people very disappointed, but it can also be very time consuming as they have to send them back and then wait for new ones to arrive. Mistakes regarding coilovers or even any other type of van accessory can be easily prevented if you do it correctly and safely. 


What about safety?


When adding coilovers to your van, safety is by far the number one priority!Here at Wildworx Customs, we have a team of fully trained professionals who are more than happy to fit the coilovers for your van. 


There is the cheaper option where you can do it yourself, however this can sometimes be very tricky for a lot of people and possibly stressful in some aspects as you will have to ensure you are fitting them perfectly and accurately.  


All the suspension kits we sell here at Wildworx Customs are TUV approved. What this means is that a sample of the kit has been tested for safety and is found to meet the minimum requirements of the German Equipment and Product Safety Act. Hopefully, this will allow you to not worry about any potential issues that may be unsafe and assure you that everything we offer here at Wildworx Customs is 100% safe and efficient.


What are the benefits of Van Slam coilovers?


There are multiple different advantages that Van Slam coilovers provide for your van.  Whether you want the suspension kit for practical or even just cosmetic reasons, coilovers are most certainly one of the best accessories to go for! 


Van Slam coilovers improve the handling of your van tremendously. By lowering your van to a suitable height will enable your vehicle to stick around any corners and also reduce body roll. Van Slam coilovers can also be adjusted at any time, which is something that is not available for you to do with lowering springs. 


Another advantage that Van Slam coilovers provide, is that the shocks and springs are matched to reduce any wear that may occur on the entire system. Appearance wise,  Van Slam coilovers will provide you with that sporty ‘slammed’ look which is unquestionably appealing to the eye! 


To summarise this all up for you,  Van Slam coilovers are most definitely the right choice to pick if you want to enhance the performance of your van. You don’t necessarily need to have them, but it is definitely an accessory that  is desired by many for both practicality or appearance reasons. 


There are multiple images that are available on google to show you exactly what a  Van Slam coilover kit looks like and what it does. You can also check out youtube to view any videos that may help provide a better insight on Van Slam coilovers. 


Why should I choose Van Slam coilovers over lowering springs?


This is such a highly asked question we get from customers when they are looking at suspension kits for their van. The most straightforward answer as to why you should choose coilovers over springs is that coilovers enable you to adjust the height of your van at any time, whereas with lowering springs you are stuck at one height. 


However if you find yourself in a position where you are on a tight budget and would rather go for a cheaper option, then lowering springs would possibly be a better option. 


With lowering springs, you tend to find that you will feel more of the road when driving. Of course this isn’t always a negative as some people may prefer this and it really does come down to personal preference.  Lowering springs also cause faster wear of shocks and struts.


However, if this is definitely something that you really wish to avoid and you want the best possible outcome available then we strongly recommend you invest in some coilovers. 

How much will Van Slam coilovers cost me?

As cost is such a key thing when it comes to purchasing any sort of van item, it is important to make sure you know exactly how much money it is you want to spend. 


As we have stated above, if you are on a tight budget, then lowering springs are probably a better option if you want to adjust the height of your van. However, if you are in a position where you can spend quite a fair bit of money on enhancing your van then coilovers are definitely the best choice! 


With suspension kits, you will often find that you will get what you pay for. So, even if you think you may have found a bargain for a coilover kit, the chances that it does the same job as the premium coilover kits are very slim. The price of our coilover kits we offer here at Wildworx Customs can be seen via this link 


Can I install Van Slam coilovers myself?

Of course you can! This is an option that a lot of people like to choose as it is cheaper and very insightful. However, it is not as simple as it may seem. You have to make sure that you know exactly what it is you are doing to prevent any issues that may potentially occur in the future. 


As installing coilovers can sometimes be quite a tricky job and a task that requires a lot of dedication and knowledge, there is always the other option where you can pay a team of professionals to do it for you. But if you are up for the job, then why not take the opportunity? 


There are multiple different videos that are available on youtube which may be extremely beneficial  when it comes to knowing how to fit the coilovers.  


Top tips for installing Van Slam coilovers yourself

If installing Van Slam coilovers yourself is something which you have carefully thought through and are also more than willingly wanting to do, then you are definitely going to need some pointers to help guide you in this quest. 


The first step you need to take before you do any of the practical work is to plan. We cannot stress how important it is to plan out exactly everything it is you will be doing. You are absolutely going to need to be aware of what tools and other equipment you will be needing to use and why. 


The second step is to do with measuring. It is extremely vital that you measure exactly everything that will be involved during the process. Not only will this ensure that you have the correct equipment for the installation but will also remove any additional stress that may occur if, for example something, you have ordered is too small. 


Lastly, it is highly recommended that you take your van out for a test run after you have fitted the Van Slam coilovers in order to make sure you have done it correctly and that there are not any problems. 


What we recommend here at Wildworx Customs

Here at Wildworx Customs, we offer the Van Slam 5forty Coilover kit. The prices of this suspension kit can be found via our website. As we have said previously, we do not recommend buying ‘cheaper’ versions of coilovers as it can potentially be very expensive in the long run. With the 5forty coilovers, they are not ridiculously expensive and are fairly easy to install. They allow you to lower your van between 40mm and 70mm and come with a lifetime structural warranty. The Van Slam 5forty Coilover kit also offers an absolutely gorgeous cosmetic display, for your van and the quality is amazing! We have a workshop in Redditch where we can either install the coilovers for you, or you can simply just buy the coilovers from us and then install them yourself 


Do your own research!

It is so crucial to research as much as you can before purchasing any sort of coilover kit for your van! Researching is so beneficial in many different ways as it will prevent any mistakes you may have possibly made when looking at coilovers for your van, and will also reduce any added stress by making your purchase a lot more simpler and easier. Whether you want to install the coilovers yourself or just want them for cosmetic purposes, researching will help you cover absolutely everything there is to know and answer any questions you may have. Before purchasing any suspension kits, you will definitely need to make sure you know exactly how much it is you want to spend and why you are making the purchase to prevent any further complications that may potentially occur. There are multiple youtube videos and other websites that can help aid you with your research. 


It is time to get started…

We hope that all the information we have provided regarding Van Slam coilovers has been extremely helpful. However, if you do have any further questions that you wish to discuss with one of our team members here at Wildworx Customs, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 01527 359 002 or email us at