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Old 11-06-2012, 11:30 AM   #1501
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Temperatures will be going back up into the 60s in my area going into the weekend, so we shall see.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:27 PM   #1502
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My clunking stopped entirely about 1 week ago. This coincided with temperature drop which has been just above freezing.
Mine is also much quieter in the cold. There have been some cold mornings where the clunk was completely gone.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:29 PM   #1503
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ST struts are actually pretty good. I'm rather impressed so far; they are stiff, though. Paired with the Eibachs and the Koni Yellows in the rear, they handle very well.

The rear ST shocks ended up being too short for the non-ST rear suspension. Luckily Steve from Tousley was willing to work with me on returning those, given that I was the first to attempt a ST damper retrofit. Ford changed the rear knuckle for the ST; entirely different lower mounting point on the rear knuckles.

Let me know how your bolt replacement goes, I'm looking for input.
I will. Thanks for he strut and shock info.
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Oh... What model of car did you spec your Konis from?
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Oh... What model of car did you spec your Konis from?
Mazdaspeed3.

I also adjusted them to 50%. Seems to be a good starting point.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:00 PM   #1506
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Zillon do the mazda speed 3 konis work for the front as well? or do you have to use the ST's

Hows the ride front to back with them at 50% in the rear does it feel balanced?
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Zillon do the mazda speed 3 konis work for the front as well? or do you have to use the ST's

Hows the ride front to back with them at 50% in the rear does it feel balanced?
MS3 konis will work in the front, but will raise ride height in the front due to dimensional differences. The ST struts are somewhat of a stopgap effort on my part until Koni releases MK3-specific front struts for our cars. The ST struts aren't very expensive.

To answer your question, though, the ST struts in the front w/Pro Kit springs, Steeda RSB, and Konis in the rear at 50% feels very balanced.
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MS3 konis will work in the front, but will raise ride height in the front due to dimensional differences. The ST struts are somewhat of a stopgap effort on my part until Koni releases MK3-specific front struts for our cars. The ST struts aren't very expensive.

To answer your question, though, the ST struts in the front w/Pro Kit springs, Steeda RSB, and Konis in the rear at 50% feels very balanced.
Thanks for the Info Zillion, Im running steeda springs and RSB, since there a linear spring the ride didnt firm up to much, so i think the firmer struts would be just right for a DD, and Yea I diffently dont wanna lift the front back up haha
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #1509
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Another possibility is the exhaust heat shield hitting the crossmember! Had the same noise and the dealership re-positioned it away from crossmember and noise went away but is back now 2 days later! It went away for sure and the car actually seemed tighter and breand new for 2 days which is weird because its only a heat shield! Will have them look again and move it and see what happens!
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I also adjusted them to 50%. Seems to be a good starting point.
Thanks. I kind of figured that. Couple more questions... I am getting wider tires soon, so what size did you end up with and what offset on the wheels? I am thinking either 225/50/17 or 235/45/17 on my Drag wheels (17x7.5").
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