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Old 05-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #16
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Yeah, if your shocks aren't valved for the spring rates you're using the ride quality is going to suffer.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:15 AM   #17
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So what you bought some GC coil sleeves and put them on some shitty struts? you should call GC and get the koni's that are valved for your rates.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:05 AM   #18
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Looking at ordering either koni or bilsteins hd's this week.
I was under the impression the struts I have now would suffice, lesson learned.

Bilstein hd from bav seem reasonable.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:11 PM   #19
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For just a bit more you can get koni adjustables... IMO it's worth the extra money.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:20 PM   #20
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I have the koni yellows... Not too happy with them as they only adjust rebound.

I wish tokico made the D-specs for our car. They are both compression and rebound adjustable.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:48 AM   #21
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Bilstein HDs won't be enough shock for the standard GC rates either. Konis are barely enough, which is why I have.

Also, definitely get the GC konis because they are a shorter front strut. You can't get close to all the way down without bottoming out the shock with the regular konis. Ask me how I know.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #22
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Meh they are fine for the price. If you get the shorter struts you obvi have to chop the housings up front but GC has instructions on how to do this.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #23
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Alrite.
So if I want something to cruise comfortably with, and have the ability for spirited jaunts, stick with gc specific konis?

The rears tokico's are working out nicely, so is just need fronts really...

Wanna get these ASAP.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #24
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I say for the price get the koni's. Don't mix struts. The different dampening will make the car buck.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:24 AM   #25
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To counter that, I had tokico blues before my konis and found the rears to be the same. Just saying.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:44 AM   #26
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Ah. In my experience having varying dampening front to rear the car bucks front to back and it feels like garbage.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:48 AM   #27
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Definitely, what I'm saying is that the tokico blue and the koni set to soft were about the same dampening, so if corners are to be cut (we all have to at some point), this might be acceptable, at least in the short term.

I find my konis up front a little bouncy still, tbh.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:56 AM   #28
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I took my car out (@ Trim Rd park and ride parking lot) and brought it sideways under super hard cornering, through dips in the pavement and under...the rear end doesn't miss a beat(TWSS) with the tokico's on the back.

my spring rates are 440 front and 650 rear.

I also have brand new powerflex subframe bushings+powerflex T/A bushings and fatter rear sways which may also help out the stability on the back end.

the front however, it's horrible...it's like i'm flipping switches at some point.

at this rate, i'm real happy with the rears...
it's just a matter of finding the proper ones up front...I'll call GC and see what they say.

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #29
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Ya just give them a call. Alot of those guys rock e30's and have lots of experience.

Did you just put a bigger rear sway only?
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:20 AM   #30
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no, have a racing dynamics front aswell, and tbh can't tell the difference with it on...
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