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3CorsaMeal
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23rd Nov 04 at 09:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi all

Am a new member need help

Am having the Koni Sport kit fitted on Thursday and need to know....

1- I know the front dampers can be adjusted from under bonnet, but how do the rears adjust? will i need to tell the garage how i want them b4 they install them?

2- What settings would people recommend, bearing in mind, i live in the rural countryside and go off road quite often?
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23rd Nov 04 at 11:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

come'on sausage jockeys need help
Siberia
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i think you get a spanner with yer shocks and there a valve on the side of the shock that u turn one way for soft and the other way for hard.

as far as i am aware koni's are filling removers anways so start on the soft setting and adjust it to yer liking.


i also may be talking complete bo11ocks though....
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can't see any valve on em?

fronts one have a removable plastic knob that u stick on and turn, rear one's look normal
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   23rd Nov 04 at 12:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The Kit is to hard, just leave it with the softest set
you have to remove the rears and turn them, so they get harder
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rears are quite easy to remove anyway aren't they?
Siberia
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there easy but ya have to jack the car up and take off the wheels....

i'm getting proper lazy these days..... i think doing my engine conversion put me off working on the car ever again....
Kris TD
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23rd Nov 04 at 12:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont have too take the rear wheels off to do the back shocks.
fronts can be adjusted in seconds, although as said, even on softest setting they are very hard. on hard there is no suspention atall.
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in a way i'm quite worried that car is gonna be real bumpy
Greasemonkey
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It will be very bumpey, koni's are about as hard as they go, i had mega hard suspension on my GSI, G-max 60mm springs and Apex shocks and i got mega pissed off with it at times, had to take speed humps at about 6mph or the rear end would take off, lol
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have only got the 40mm kit so that may help
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yeah should do, i had the apex 40mm kit before sticking on the 60mm springs, it just wasnt low enough, bloody apex springs only lower about 25mm lol, first thing i noticed with shock and spring combo was the rear end not bouncing, ya might be ok, just set em soft to make sure
Siberia
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yeah they are gonna be bumpy as sh1te dude.... i have fk coilovers and these things would knock yer fillings out.... its the price ya pay for a car that handles..... ya kinda get used to it too.....
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If you want a corsa that handles, and not too bumpy you should fit KW V1,V2 or V3 coilovers. It's simply the best suspension available
If you want good ride and handling fit Eibach springs and black billies, only 35mm front and 20mm rear, but it handles

I've got Konis and Eibach and it's hard and bumpy as Sh*t.
Superb handling on good roads, but bumpy and too hard on bad roads
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Or try Fomel K, www.formelk.de confort (KFK) dampers and -40mm springs.
It's cheap and they rated it as confortable suspension, shocks are only uprated 15 to 20%.

Cheers
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i already have it in garage waiting to go on,

cheers anyway

most of the roads round here are bad
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I found i could drive faster down 80% of the roads round my town in a standard motor than i could in my GSI, the suspension made it unbearable to drive fast down shite roads, can only give it the lead foot treatment on dual carriage ways really
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I used to have an Audi S3 with KW coilover V2 and a Subaru with Eibach's and Konis. You can drive the car eqquiped with Kw coils every time in every type of roads. The cars eqquiped with Kony are unbearable around towns
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you forget you have too hold the steering wheel really hard too on bumpy roads.
seriously though mate, the car handled very well with them, just put them on soft and it wont be that bad.
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quote:
Originally posted by Siberia
yeah they are gonna be bumpy as sh1te dude.... i have fk coilovers and these things would knock yer fillings out.... its the price ya pay for a car that handles..... ya kinda get used to it too.....


The FK' are quite soft m8, too soft for my liking still really, im gonna get koni adjustible rear dampers to replace the crap FK ones, and probably get shorter/stiffer front springs...
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Apex have changed their springs now, so they drop the true amount
Siberia
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quote:
Originally posted by AdiSRI
quote:
Originally posted by Siberia
yeah they are gonna be bumpy as sh1te dude.... i have fk coilovers and these things would knock yer fillings out.... its the price ya pay for a car that handles..... ya kinda get used to it too.....


The FK' are quite soft m8, too soft for my liking still really, im gonna get koni adjustible rear dampers to replace the crap FK ones, and probably get shorter/stiffer front springs...



yeah they roll alot but feck me mine are not 'soft' i have a back ache from them shaking the crap outta me

TBH ive had my fill of the front shocks bleedin steering is all over the place AGAIN..... the car is booked into vauxhaul later today....

[Edited on 24-11-2004 by Siberia]
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dunno how ures can be so different to mine, maybe we just have different ideas about wat stiff is lol.
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quote:
Originally posted by AdiSRI
dunno how ures can be so different to mine, maybe we just have different ideas about wat stiff is lol.


yeh ures are wrong only buzzing dude.....
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lol, i must admit handling is improved like 1 million times by fitting the Rear ARB, i think with the bigger front one, higher poundage springs and koni rear dampers it shud be ok.

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