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 Post subject: problem with konis
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 7:08 pm 
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hey all just put a set of koni reds in the back on by eb and have noticed that the back of the car sits a bout half an inch higher.is this normal to take a bit to settle down or is there a bigger problem.

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 Post subject: Re: problem with konis
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 8:15 pm 
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did you make sure the springs are in there seats properly??
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 Post subject: Re: problem with konis
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 8:23 pm 
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yer troy i i look at that as it was my first thort,but after looking the shocks down come out enofe to let the springs come out

 

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 Post subject: Re: problem with konis
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 9:52 pm 
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my bet is that the shocks are more gased up then the others..

 

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 Post subject: Re: problem with konis
Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:17 pm 
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You will probably find that the shocks are longer then the stock ones. Or your stock ones were stuffed and sagging.

But I know that some kyb and pedder shocks are longer then stock ones on different cars.
May be the same with konis. But they were only about half a inch longer.

You may find it is because your old shocks were sagging about half a inch and the new ones are harder so not sagging and they are a little longer.
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 Post subject: Re: problem with konis
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 3:53 pm 
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Koni red's dont have gas.

What height springs do you have? did you buy the shortened shocks or the std height shocks?

 

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Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 4:21 pm 
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i know the adjustable yellows are gas charged...
im not sure if the reds were??
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 Post subject: Re: problem with konis
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 4:35 pm 
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Yep, and if you read the first post he says he's just fitted Koni reds.

 

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 Post subject: Re: problem with konis
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:05 pm 
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shocks dont effect the ride height. They dont excert sufficient 'spring' force to lift the weight of a car. Try pushing the rod into the body and your will see what I mean.

 

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Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 6:43 pm 
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yer im now think that its due to my old shock,ive had the car for 5 years now and they havent been replaced in that time,thanks to all your help any way its only half an inch,that dont bother me that much

 

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