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Im looking to buy some, but had some questions...

A) Once installed into an OEM shock, can the koni be pulled out and installed into another?

B) Whats the lowest from stock that these should be run? 2" to much?

C) And are things known at all for leaking? and are they more prone to leaking the lower you are?

thanks in advanced for the help
 

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Dropped on sportlines and so far so good, the roads here are shitty too so as of right now :pray:
 

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With these the lower you go the more shock travel you will lose, so with a 2" drop you might be pretty close to your bump stops.
 

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don't go any lower than 1.5" with the koni yellows ~ otherwise you'll eventually end up blowing the top seals and they will leak.
 

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The main issue with Koni's is that they were designed originally as OEM replacements. meaning that they are of OEM length.

So, lowering with them can put the piston in a position of damaging the damper it self. (Bottoming the damper out).

luckily this can be rectified by Koni them selves, as well as by their authorized service providers.... Simply have them shortened.
 

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Maybe not the shock body, but they can shorten the piston shaft length... which would fix most of the problem. (just not the suspension stroke length issue)
 

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whats the suspension stroke length issue? talking about changing the susp geometry?

cant roll center adjusters fix that?
 

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whats the suspension stroke length issue? talking about changing the susp geometry?

cant roll center adjusters fix that?
Suspension stroke length = how much compression the suspension has before you hit the bump stops.... and stock thats only ~3 inches.

So if you drop the car 2 inches, that means you only have about 1 inch left before you slam in to the bump stops and screw up your handling. Hitting the bump stops basically equates to havening an infinitely stiff spring... so that gives you instantaneous understeer when you hit them on the nose.

Roll center adjusters do nothing to alleviate this issue.
 

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all hail zzyzx whatever that stands for:slowclap::dontknow:
 

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Suspension stroke length = how much compression the suspension has before you hit the bump stops.... and stock thats only ~3 inches.

So if you drop the car 2 inches, that means you only have about 1 inch left before you slam in to the bump stops and screw up your handling. Hitting the bump stops basically equates to havening an infinitely stiff spring... so that gives you instantaneous understeer when you hit them on the nose.

Roll center adjusters do nothing to alleviate this issue.

ok, and these bump stops are in the spring/damper assembly, or part of the control arms bushings or something?

im just trying to fully understand what goes on under there, thanks... and thanks for the PM help too
 
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