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04-03-2011 10:24 AM
mellephants
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Originally Posted by Autoxing_se View Post
Also, until the end of may tirerack has koni's on sale for $154 each for front and $117 for the rear. So, it makes it 542 for four new koni's.
Wow, OP, try to get in on that before the price goes back up!
04-02-2011 11:51 PM
sleepyboy I say get the Koni's before the springs. That's just me. I also been thinking about the adj. shocks and struts if I ever get the cash. I like the fact that I can jump my car in need be lol. Seriously the SVT stock springs are good they just need a better strut to control it. That's scary to think the Eibachs are almost the same spring rate as the SVT's.
04-02-2011 11:41 PM
Autoxing_se Also, until the end of may tirerack has koni's on sale for $154 each for front and $117 for the rear. So, it makes it 542 for four new koni's.
04-01-2011 01:08 PM
mellephants I got a ridiculous deal when I bought my Konis. All 4 for $520 shipped, BNIB, in the FS forum on here not too long ago (last September). http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=239497

Just keep your eyes open for a good deal, or just buy them now. Paying full MSRP wouldn't even be a bad deal for what you get.

If you find the right shop (race shop) you might even be able to get a dyno-matched set. Basically they buy a bunch of them, run them through a shock dyno, then group the most similarly performing dampers together. This kind of service is normally only available for a lot more $ than the Koni MSRP
04-01-2011 12:58 PM
tukaniSVT Yup that's also what I will be aiming at myself.

-Ray-
04-01-2011 12:43 PM
FocusBoy58 Guess I have my answer Koni yellows over Kyb agx it seems!
03-31-2011 06:10 PM
mellephants Sweet, good to know. I might look at some nicer endlinks if mine need replacing again. Right now I have OE or Moog up front, I don't really remember.
03-31-2011 05:57 PM
wrc_fan
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Originally Posted by mellephants View Post

I forgot you can do FSB poly in HS, good call. What is this about adjustable endlinks with spherical bearings?? Does that really help much, and is it really HS legal?
Is legal, here it is (sway bar section from stock class rules):
13.7 ANTI-ROLL (SWAY) BARS
A. For front anti-roll bars:
1. Substitution, addition, or removal of any front anti-roll bar(s) and
supporting hardware (brackets, endlinks, bushings, etc.) is permitted.
2. Substitution, addition, or removal of anti-roll bars may serve no
other purpose than that of an anti-roll bar.
3. The use of any bushing material is permitted. A bushing may be
implemented as a bearing.
4. No modification to the body, frame, or other components to accommodate
anti-roll bar addition or substitution is allowed except
for the drilling of holes for mounting bolts. Non-standard lateral
members which connect between the brackets for the bar are not
permitted.
B. Rear anti-roll bars may not be removed, replaced, or modified in any
way.


Now regarding with how important it is, well, we know stock endlinks aren't that good, and I've read reports that adjusting the endlinks so you have no preload is they way to go for front end feel. Just haven't done this myself...
03-31-2011 05:49 PM
mellephants Yep, "seat time" is the best answer
03-31-2011 05:45 PM
tukaniSVT Yes Sir ... and it makes me proud to get closer and closer to them.

Some of the new 350/370Z guys are asking how the hell I am able to stay faster then them ... my little car has handle and just plain consistency at attending the runs.

-Ray-
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