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Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 10:26 pm 
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Howdy all
Im about to blow my budget and invest in some koni shocks.
is there anyone out there who has already done it? if so is there any tips on what i should go? special or sport. (i'm guessing sport are better).
and what swaybar size do ya reccomend.

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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 12:53 pm 
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I've got Konis on my EL XR8. Red Konis. They are set fairly hard and the springs are superlow.
16" rims and the ride is fairly stiff.
I love them.

 

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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 1:12 pm 
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I just put koni yellows with lovells superlow fronts (spring mount on lowest position) and king ultralow rears in the sprint.
Only been on a short drive with them so far, and haven't had a chance to play with damper adjustment properly, but they seem good.
Very solid damping, king ultras dont help either, would be a bit too stiff for some, but I can live with it.

 

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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:24 pm 
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i just put koni red's all round in my LTD set as low as they can go with lovells superlows and i couldnt be happier once you give these a go normal shocks are just not up to scratch
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Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:54 pm 
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I got Konis on the rear and love em... real firm ride but still confortable
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Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:11 am 
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i have a ef 95 wif 18 inch rims on it i keep blowing my rear shocks tho its realy low at the mo and looks sic so wot kind of shocks shld i put in the rear 2 make it hard and not have much travel in the shocks
i heard u can get short shockds 4 rear is that true?
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Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 4:59 pm 
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found on royal drive ways wrote:
i have a ef 95 wif 18 inch rims on it i keep blowing my rear shocks tho its realy low at the mo and looks sic so wot kind of shocks shld i put in the rear 2 make it hard and not have much travel in the shocks
i heard u can get short shockds 4 rear is that true?


Yeh mate... You can get shortened shockers. If you've got lowered springs on your car then you are going to wear out standard shockers a lot faster than you would shortened shockers as standard shockers are going to be riding at a compressed height constantly. I've got Koni shortened shockers on the rear of my car with superlow King springs and Pedders shortened shockers and superlow springs on the front. Pictures in my Progress thread. Its a nice firm ride but still confortable. I bought the parts from all over the place for around $400. That's major bargain hunting at work :D... Koni shockers will usually cost like a grand I think.
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