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Old 12-31-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Koni strut adjustment... Help.

I just bought adjustable Koni struts for my LGT, and I'm trying to find out how to adjust them properly.

I'm installing mine now and I want to make sure that I adjust them correctly.
I have an O5 LGT wagon with stock springs. My end goal is probably middle of the road; not to soft, not to stiff. I'm looking for a sporty suspension over the stock suspension.

How do you know when you hit full stiff / soft? Will the strut piston actually stop turning?

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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Eh depends on what your driving style is. I have Koni's/Swifts and set mine up about 25% stiff for daily driving. Yes it will stop turning, but you don't want to run 0% or 100% as it won't perform the best.

There should be some instructions that came with the Koni's on how far to turn it. I think there are 4 full rotations available so 25% would be 1 full rotation.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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How do you know when you hit full stiff / soft? Will the strut piston actually stop turning?
Turn in one direction until it stops, then count the turns to the other extreme. I think mine were more like three full turns from one end to the other, I drove on 1/4 turn past soft for commuting and it was a good ride.

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:11 PM   #4
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If you want the technical answer to have a properly dampered car you need your spring rate and to find the pressure chart that corresponds with your struts. Many people on here just go with what they think "feels good" which is probably either over or underdampered for the chosen spring and will probably result in a suspension partially fighting itself, and not properly working together to handle the car.

The people who say "I turn it up for track days and back down for daily driving" are just increasing their shock wear. Based on physics, the struts/springs cannot work perfectly in harmony at multiple points based on the fact that the springs have a fixed rate.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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thx for everyone's input. I'll put it in the middle (aka 1 full turn) and run with it from there.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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I have it 1/4 turn for the front and rear from soft. I had it at 1 full turn for a while and I can feel every bump. now im happy with the feel
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