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Got the new Konis for my 79 30

Got the new Konis for my 79 308, out of the box the fronts are set at 1 turn out and the rears at .75 turn. Total adjustment is 2.5 turns, gut feel says to set them at 1.5 turns, what has everyone else set theirs at without putting on a shock dyno.

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Hi Bob,

typically for stree


Hi Bob,

typically for street use I have set them half way. It makes them a little on the stiff side intially, but as they break in the ride quality goes up and have never had complaints.

Regards, JRV
 
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Bob and JRV,

Thanks for the


Bob and JRV,

Thanks for the tip on the initial Koni set-up. I just disassembled the new front Konis for my BB, to adjust the shocks. I found that one was set .75 turns out, and the other 1.0 full turn. I adjusted them both to be equal at 1.5 turns out.

If anyone is interested, I'll post some pictures when I adjust the rear shocks. For those who have not done this before, the bump stop must be removed to fully compress the shock. Sometimes this requires removal of the top shock eyelet..which isn't necessarily intuitive as to how it comes off...

Regards,
David
 
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David, could it be possible th

David, could it be possible that Koni sets up the shocks on a machine, and adjusts them to be consistently the same in damping rate? You might ask them. Or, they may just set them to whatever...
 
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David,

That's a great q


David,

That's a great question...
I'll give them a buzz in Monday, and post their response. That thought never crossed my mind!

Regards,
David
 
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Well, on reflection with Bob&#

Well, on reflection with Bob's notes, it would seem that is probably not the case, as they would not all be so consistently either .75 or 1 turn out....but would be interesting to learn, how they determine the initial setting...
 
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I'd like to see the pictur

I'd like to see the pictures if you could David.
Spring loaded shocks of any kind can be dangerous to handle. As it turns out I have two cars right now awaiting "Koni Work" so any help is always appreciated.
BTW: I have a full machine shop at my disposal, so any input on jigs to safely dissemble them would be helpfull. It's just another one of those "yets" we all run into, everyone else has done it in their sleep, but we haven't had the opurtunity YET, LOL.
Thanks again,
Kermit
 
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