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Old 07-01-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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Recommended Koni Yellow Setting?

I just ordered some Koni Yellows to replace my blown oem shocks and I am currently running H&R Sports. I hear you have to remove the rear shocks to adjust the damper on them? Anyway I want it to be right upon my install so I don't have to mess with the rear. What would be the best street setup for handling? Full stiff? I don't mind a rough ride.

Also how much of an improvement in handling will I have compared to my blown oems? I've had blown shocks for so long I forgot what its like...

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Old 07-01-2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend adjusting it to full stiffness, running the shocks at the extremes can put excessive wear on the valving and cause them to fail prematurely. I typically recommend a middle setting but if you like it stiffer, then go with 3/4.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:12 PM   #3
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:08 AM   #4
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Hey, Brian right? Did you get them in yet? I've got a set of rears coming in the mail. What did you end up setting them at and how is the ride? Their website said they have about 5 full turns of adjustability, or maybe it was 5 half turns
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Hey, Brian right? Did you get them in yet? I've got a set of rears coming in the mail. What did you end up setting them at and how is the ride? Their website said they have about 5 full turns of adjustability, or maybe it was 5 half turns
should be 5 full turns well mine are.
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^whatdo you have yours set at? What springs are you running and how is the ride?
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:15 AM   #7
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ohh so how many shocks of yours were blown? did you drive around alot with blown shocks? and did a blown shock result in the car being lower on that wheel?


..reason im asking i noticed the right rear side being noticeably lower on my oem sport package suspension so im wondering if its a blown shock or broken spring
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:24 AM   #8
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^ 3 of mine are blown and no the car isn't sittng at different heights, but idk maybe yours are F'd

now back to my setting question??
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:50 AM   #9
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Hey, Brian right? Did you get them in yet? I've got a set of rears coming in the mail. What did you end up setting them at and how is the ride? Their website said they have about 5 full turns of adjustability, or maybe it was 5 half turns
Yo its Ryan, and no I haven't gotten them in yet... as far as the ride height being off that really shouldn't have anything to do with the shocks, sounds like a spring problem or something. Usually when shocks are blown the ride just gets horribly bouncy and ****.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:15 AM   #10
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Ah my bad, close though. Where did you order yours from? Tirerack? I ordered mine from ECS, their website said they had them in stock but I only ordered rears. I'll start with a half turn and see how that feels I guess then go from there

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Old 10-16-2010, 04:29 PM   #11
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i think i blew my struts.. i had them at full stick and now it feels like i blew them... only had them 8 or 10 weeks
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I have them in the middle setting front and rear, its a little stiffer in the front than the rear. Its perfect, it probably has to do with my stiff spring rates as well.
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