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Old 06-24-2012, 05:02 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by illinipo View Post
Because off the shelf Konis are so carefully matched out of the box

yellows front and PSS9 rear with prokit on my wagon for the last ???? miles. 30k+ easily. Still rides better than any car I've driven or ridden in except 2 (slowmazda3's race car and our friend's very similar race car)
I'm not talking about matching spring rates to the dampers. I'm talking about matching front and rear dampers by brand - while there may be nothing wrong with it technically, I did say that I'm "way too OCD" to do that. I tend to believe the things were engineered to work together, and that Koni and Bilstein did not consult with each other on their damper tuning.

And great that your Frankenstein kit worked out for you. Again, my personal preference is to stick with the same dampers on all four corners. I loved my PSS9's too but the struts only lasted 10k miles - I don't know, maybe that's why you didn't use the fronts.
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