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Discussion Forums => Modifications => Topic started by: mike618 on January 12, 2004, 09:23:39 PM

Title: Koni yellow shocks
Post by: mike618 on January 12, 2004, 09:23:39 PM
I purchased koni shocks and an eibach pro kit for my car..
The big debate I have been having is how to set up the konis...
I have heard every different answer under the sun...
bottom line is I want a car that handles well.  I drive my dad's 225 tt and I love how that handles, also I am really into the s4.(one day I will own one)
What is the best set up?  I have heard 3/4 turn on the front and 1/2 turn on the rear... suggestions?
Title: Koni yellow shocks
Post by: kt037 on January 13, 2004, 12:14:04 PM
it depends on a lot of things...
i have KW variant2 coilovers (uses Koni schocks) and mine are screwed down as stiff as possible,

but then again i have to have them that way to lessin the rubbing in my wheel wells...since someone sprayed miricle grow on the lips of my brocks.

you can go ass stiff as you like, since your car is FWD, i would go a little less stiff in the rear, to keep the cars balance.... but it is always up to your cars needs and mods, plus your driving habits and desires...
Title: Koni yellow shocks
Post by: mike618 on January 13, 2004, 05:20:06 PM
Ok, I drive hard...I do not race but I will down shift to wrap my car around a turn, I like to accelerate quickly...I am planning a chip upgrade after the suspenseion...apr or something...torque is a big concern...I like a car taht moves..I have 16 inch rims I am planning 17s...  Basically I desire a reliable and SAFE car that has some power and is a bit of a terror on the road.
Title: Koni yellow shocks
Post by: ColoradoB5 on January 29, 2004, 09:22:10 AM
Hey Mike( 618),

I have the KW v2 Coilovers as well.  I have my fronts set to 1/3 towards full stiff and the backs at full soft.  With them both at full soft, the front bounced around too much, so I tightened it down.
Title: Koni yellow shocks
Post by: kt037 on January 29, 2004, 06:21:52 PM
he7y man when do you wanna throw those on your car?
Title: Koni yellow shocks
Post by: ColoradoB5 on January 30, 2004, 07:18:14 AM
Quote from: "kt037"
he7y man when do you wanna throw those on your car?


Hey Mike,  you talking to me or Mike?

I actually don't think the 10" width will fit on mine, but I do think it fits on a B5.5 just fine.
Title: Koni yellow shocks
Post by: mike618 on January 30, 2004, 04:29:01 PM
I will be in denver all weekend at my friend's garage in englewood..
He is a bmw guy but we scored the tech print out on the suspension from the vw dealership...
I have to get it done this weekend, I am going outta town soon and it needs to get set up...
How is the head search coming mike?  any luck?  I searched ebay and found nothing.
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Title: Koni yellow shocks
Post by: ColoradoB5 on January 30, 2004, 06:21:24 PM
Hey Mike send me an email to winprice@earthlink.net and let me know where and when and I may come hang out for a little.  

I'm working the pager shift for work and a bunch of shit just hit the fan with a service pack we released, so I may get screwed and be stuck on the phone all weekend, but hopefully, I'll be able to break away for a little while.