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Old 01-08-2001, 01:44 PM   #1
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Question Koni's for SVX .......too stiff?????

Hey guys i have a set of Koni's for my SVX those who have them are they too hard and annoying for long trips and daily driving?

I heard the softest of the 3 settings is ok but before making the mod i want to be sure these things are even worth it.

I don't need a race car for the streets (like poser honda ricers) i get all the speed i need from actually racing my other subaru, but i do enjoy a nice spirited drive in the country road from time to time. But i don't want to bounce down the road like tigger the tiger...... M 3's and 911's don't bounce and they handle quite well so is there a need to change out the shocks??


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Old 01-08-2001, 02:24 PM   #2
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are they a full coil over kit??

or just the struts??

if you keep them on the softest setting.. you should be ok... KONI's by nature are a stiff set up... so definately go with the softest setting...

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Old 01-08-2001, 02:33 PM   #3
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no

the old struts have to have the spring perches stolen and the whole thing needs to be rebuilt with the new shock inserts.

nothing is off the shelf on these cars due to the expense of the parts.

thanks for the attempt

have you owned or rode in an svx with the mod done? that is the info i'm after.

no need to have teeth jarred loose going to the store or on a 3hr drive. if i wanted a ride like that i would go and buy a pickup truck and lift it. if i did i could have saved thousands of dollars too and not bought a $30k sport GT coupe

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Old 01-08-2001, 02:37 PM   #4
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nope sorry.. never rode in an svx with koni's...

just a Legacy GT.. guess that's not the same and u are on your own...

sorry... just trying to help.
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Old 01-08-2001, 04:17 PM   #5
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Guys, the Koni's are different to most adjustable dampers on the market.

Unlike Competition dampers like DMS for example, Koni uses the 3 click adjustment to compensate for wear. Lots of people crank them up to hard at new, this is not how Konis are designed to work.

You should start on softest settings then as the shock wears increase it by one click.

This info is for the Road spec Konis and not the full race shocks that Koni is world famous for, they are proper adjustable bump/rebound in the conventional sense.

Hope this is usefull.
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Old 01-12-2001, 11:19 AM   #6
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cmon no one with an svx has these on their car??

thanks for the help thus far

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Old 01-12-2001, 11:42 AM   #7
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i have heard that the koni's are too stiff so i am not even going to deal with them, plus they are just too expensive. i am going to buy the ground control springs. i want to lower the car 2 inches in the front and 1 inch in the back. i think it will make my car and the 17" Enkei rs6's i just recently put on it look great. am i the only one that thinks that the svx rides too high in the front??
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Old 01-12-2001, 02:09 PM   #8
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i dont think the svx scrapes because the front end is too low. i think it scrapes because it is just long. for where and how i drive two inches is nothing. plus i think the stiffer springs will accomplish what i think the koni's fail to do, which is stiffen the ride a little without making you feel like you are in a f-1 racing car. i want to stop the body from swaying so much but i dont want to be rattled out of my skull...: )
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Old 01-13-2001, 12:41 AM   #9
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i though it was jjuuussstttt right

i tend to scrape at times going into some driveways and i'm sick and tired of the road dropping away (sunken grade) and the stock shocks not up to keeping the tow hooks in front off the road...sscraakkkkkk

i'm also a rally driver and sometimes forget the street car is not a race car.......

also re height, i cant get a floor jack under it to raise the car and i cant just have a look under it or change the oil with out raising the car.

so i never thought the car was too high my .0003 of a cent's worth
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Old 01-13-2001, 11:42 PM   #10
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I can make a general comment about Konis, having had a set on a Dodge Intrepid with Eibachs. Fantastic! Not at all harsh even on poor Chicago roads, and made the car into a handling beast. Obviously, hardness is a subjective thing, but none of my passengers commented on it, ever, which was a good sign.

But because they are cartridges, better have a line on a good installer.

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