E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Suspension & Braking

Suspension & Braking
Have some questions about suspension or brake setups for your E46 BMW? Get all your answers here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-06-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
boongsin12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: US
Posts: 217
My Ride: none
Koni sports adjustable adjusting

is it possible to adjust koni sports shocks without the adjusting unit? I don't seem to have one..
boongsin12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 12-07-2012, 06:29 AM   #2
lucky_doggg7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: OC
Posts: 282
My Ride: 2005 M3
An ordinary pair of pliers will allow a user to turn the valving adjustment shaft. The adjustment shaft's protruding end is shaped like a flat blade screwdriver, albeit a small one. Assuming the suspension has proper travel, a good starting adjustment point is to make the front dampers one or two "clicks", so to speak, stiffer than the rear dampers. If general ride comfort is at all a concern, making the rear more compliant than the front will achieve this.
lucky_doggg7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 08:06 AM   #3
boongsin12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: US
Posts: 217
My Ride: none
doggg, thanks for reply. The problem I am having is that I don't have the manual for the product because I bought it new from a private party. and I only have the rears (part number 8040 1271sport
Click image for larger version

Name:	asdf.png
Views:	31
Size:	88.8 KB
ID:	481251
As you can see in the picture, there is no flat screw driver like tip. Instead, there is a hex shaped hole that I could fit a hex key into. Is that how I would adjust the damping?
boongsin12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 08:42 PM   #4
fth001
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Honolulu
Posts: 154
My Ride: 325i, e36m3, s13
fth001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 08:44 PM   #5
SeanC
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 4,037
My Ride: 330i
Rears are compress-to-adjust. You have to take them out to do so. They can't be adjusted via a knob unlike fronts.
__________________

Sapphire Black MetallicNatural BrownSilver Cube e46 330i ZHP/ZCW/6MT - Sold
HellrotDove Grey e36 ///M3 - RIP
Alpine WhiteTanSand High Gloss e46 330i SunRoofLess/5MT
SeanC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use