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Full stiff = no suspension! (archive)

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Posted by Mike S on August 04, 2001 at 17:36:45:

In Reply to: Re: Rear Koni shocks bottoming out posted by Chris in Atlanta on August 04, 2001 at 15:38:14:

I've experienced Koni single-adjustable full-stiff (not on my coupe but on a friend's) and believe me, it is the equivalent of no suspension. And you know how well a suspension works when there is no compliance.

Since the rear shocks are so difficult to adjust, before you re-mount them try pressing the rod into the housing by applying pressure on the shock against the ground. You'll see that after a huge effort and half a minute, you have pressed the rod maybe 1" into the housing.

If you want a real-world full stiff setup, try backing it off one or two turns from the maximum and check the resistance by hand. Or break down and buy the Ground Control or Koni double adjustables for the rear.


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