Originally Posted by BPuff57
Just so everyone has the info, it seems to me that 270* from full soft in the front and 360* from full soft in the rear is the best of comfort and performance. It matches the spring rates well and controls the rebound exceptionally better than the old KYB GR-2/Excel shocks/struts.
Just a further update. I'm now at 630* in the rear and 540* in the front. Things are tight and bouncy at times, but the damping controls the rebound much better.
Originally Posted by M-train
A little late to the party, but thanks Bpuff.
I've got my Koni's ordered from Summit Racing. They are supposed to be in on the 20th of this month.
Question, what did you use for the rubber sleeve to keep out the moisture?
My pleasure, Sir! This is a great alternative to coils and offers everything but the adjustable ride height - without all the maintenance of coils. I'm happy with the performance results and the suspension keeps getting better as the temperatures warm up.
Summit was the other place I was looking at them - along with TireRack. I got lucky and found everything on fleabay for a great pricepoint. One of the rear shocks got knocked around and paint-scraped during transit, but I'll sand it down later and repaint with the school bus yellow I used for the front housings.
The rubber sleeves came with the front strut inserts. there's only one way to fit them on, too. They seem to work well, but I can't really tell you for sure.
If you run into any issues, LMK! Take pictures of your process and post them up, too. There's just not quite enough information out there on this suspension project, and it's the best option out there for the money (IMHO).