Samsonas suspension

There are different basically 2 versions of the Samsonas gravel suspension. The club version that is very similar to the DMS setup we were using and the full spec that is 3-way adjustable with remote reservoirs (and hydro bump stops if you take the option).


The video below will walk you through the install of full spec DMS coilovers on an 04 Subaru STi with a side by side with the DMS suspension.

We also recommend using socks/covers to protect the coilovers from dirt/sand/water that can produce corrosion or damage seals. We recommend using SealSavers ProSeries Coil Savers size 2.0-2.5 (see video below). they come in pair so you will need 2 to cover the 4 shocks. You can find them at

The Outerwears sock covers don't really hold up do rally duty (for DMS shocks use


Regular maintenance is key, usually just an annual regrease and seal inspection is enough but this will depend on the events you are doing (roughness, surface conditions, etc...). Great videos from our friend Dylan Gondyke on how to service the Samsonas club suspension: