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Adjustable Shocks: how firm to set them...?
« on: February 27, 2009, 18:10:27 PM »
I changed my suspension last year to a full adjustable Koni set-up, but both ends seem to make a lot of noise over bumps and speedhumps...

Wishbones, droplinks and track rod ends have all been changed at the front, so I'm wondering if I've set them too firm for road use - just wondered what other people have theirs set to...?
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Re: Adjustable Shocks: how firm to set them...?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 22:52:23 PM »
Thats the nature of the beast with Konis. They are perhaps just a little too hard for road use; you may even find that if you have them on their firmest setting the car starts vibrating around 60/70mph. Good for the wife I suppose...

I had my fronts set at 1/2 way before changing them over for Bilsteins for increased motorway use. I guess with you tightening everything at the same time - wishbones, bushes etc - the difference has been that much more noticeable. Did you fit new topmounts too?

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Re: Adjustable Shocks: how firm to set them...?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 22:52:49 PM »
They sound like Konis indeed :D

I had mine wound about a quarter of the way down from max stiffness.
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Re: Adjustable Shocks: how firm to set them...?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009, 22:54:13 PM »
Gary: the top mounts are the original ones.

I've wound them all the way down tonight... will give them a road test tomorrow and see what they're like now they're "softer"....
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Re: Adjustable Shocks: how firm to set them...?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 22:57:45 PM »
Even so I reckon they'll be very firm, same as Spax.

Gmax get my vote, they are perfect IMO as they aren't so hard that you cant shift weight into corners... yet they are still firm enough to eliminate most body roll. In fact I just put some on t'other day
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 22:59:15 PM »
Considering that I'm toying with the idea of selling her, I'm not changing them...!
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