Governor Northam Announces Fortune Auto North America to Expand in Powhatan County
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Fortune Auto North America will invest $250,000 to expand its operation in Powhatan County, Virginia. The company will add new equipment to meet increased demand and create more jobs.
“Fortune Auto North America’s decision to reinvest in its manufacturing operation and double its workforce affirms a strong commitment to Powhatan County and the Commonwealth,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “It is a priority to continue to support the advanced manufacturing industry and the workforce that helps it thrive, and we thank Fortune Auto for its commitment to Virginia.”
DIY: Installing Radial Bearings
Radial Bearings are now standard equipment on on Generation 7 Fortune Auto Coilovers but, if you have a set of older Coilovers, don’t worry! You can easily add our high-quality, back-milled Koyo Japan Radial Bearings to your existing set. When installing Radial Bearings or performing any other work on your Coilovers that requires any amount of disassembly, we always advise setting up a clean and organized work area to ensure no parts or components are lost or damaged. You will also need a 2mm Allen Key, electric impact driver, 21mm socket, and your new Radial Bearings. We’ve outlined the entire Radial Bearing installation process in this video so, take a look at please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!
FAQ: Do Fortune Auto Coilovers Come Preloaded? If not, how is Preload set?
No. Fortune Auto Coilovers do NOT come preloaded from our facility.
We choose this to decrease any risk of damage to the Coilovers while in transit. Included with all Fortune Auto Coilovers is a set of instructions including preload information. Before installing your Coilovers, you’ll need these tools to set your preload: 5mm Allen Key, Spanner Wrenches (included with all Fortune Auto Coilovers), and a measuring tape. When measuring the preload, make sure you take measurements from the top of the spring to the bottom of the spring. Preload recommendations for MacPherson vehicles is different than that of a Double Wishbone vehicle. For MacPherson vehicles, we recommend 1/4” (0.25”) of preload. For Double Wishbone vehicles, you’ll only need to preload 1/8” (0.125”).
Too much preload can result in a bouncy ride quality and poor performance and not enough preload can result in unwanted suspension noise and feel. Take a look at the video to see exactly how we recommend setting preload on your Fortune Auto Coilovers.