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What is the softest setting that I can put my Konis on with Eibach springs and not have them bottom out. Are they going to be bottoming out if I set them on full soft. I talked to the guys at Koni and they said .5-1 turn from full soft, does that sound right? I have it set on full stiff (2.5 turns), and it is just way way to stiff right now. Thanks for the help you guys.
 
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Do you have Eibach Springs though and what perch do you have them set at.... BTW, I have mine set at the lowest perch all the way around so that is what I'm trying to find out about.

I'm thinking that I'll maybe set them at full soft, but I really want to make sure that I'm not going to be bottoming out. I also want to have something that can keep up with the higher spring rate of the eibachs. Thanks you guys.
 

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mine are at full stiff on the front and it still bottoms out. with eibach springs on the lowest shock perch setting.

the backs are in the mid range-soon to be full stiff also.






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Hmm, Mine never bottom out at full stiff, but the ride is just to harsh. Maybe it's because mine are so new though, I've only driven 100 miles on them (need to decide exactly how I want them, and get it aligned).
 

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i think the reason you don't bottom out is because coupes are 5.5 inches high stock, and sedans are 5 inches, DV8 has a sedan, which makes him a bit lower than you...i could be wrong..
 
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Can anybody confirm this? Does anyone think that I'll be bottoming out if I set it to full soft with it on the lowest perch with my eibachs in my coupe? Thanks.

Does anyone actually have this setup?
 
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bump, I'm just hoping to get some more replies. Some of you guys out there must have the Koni/Eibach setup. Or at least have experience with the Konis. Please Help.
 

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DSMKiller said:
i think the reason you don't bottom out is because coupes are 5.5 inches high stock, and sedans are 5 inches, DV8 has a sedan, which makes him a bit lower than you...i could be wrong..
This sounds backwards to me ... don't the coupes sit lower?
 

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I have H&R (top perch) with koni on half way stiff. They started out fine, but now they are bottoming out at high speed corners. So, to answer part of your question, they will settle a bit over time, and might start to hit even if they don't now.
 

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This sounds backwards to me ... don't the coupes sit lower?
From my obervation, coupes actually do sit higher. I came to this conclusion because I've noticed that the sedan actually loses more wheel gap when comapring an equal drop on a coupe.

I'm not sure what is meant here by bottom out, but I'm on Konis and Eibachs on the softest setting and lowest perch up front, and only scrape on steep driveways, but have never really bottomed out per se.
 

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I'm not sure what is meant here by bottom out
Bottoming out is when the shock has travelled as far as it can, and hits the bumpstop. Usually it's a huge clunck, and your teeth chatter :)
 

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Bottoming out is when the shock has travelled as far as it can, and hits the bumpstop. Usually it's a huge clunck, and your teeth chatter :)
Hmm... Maybe I do, but just don't know it. :p
 
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I may just try one turn :confused:. I can't decide!!! Oh well, I'm taking them out today in open shop after school with a friend of mine, and I'll have to decide then what to set them to.
 

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I have it on softest setting and never bottomed out. Adjusting to stiffest will for sure bend some of your suspension parts if you run it on harsh roads.
 
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I have it on softest setting and never bottomed out. Adjusting to stiffest will for sure bend some of your suspension parts if you run it on harsh roads.
What perch settings do you use though, and what did you do with your bump stops? Thanks, later.
 

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I have my springs on standard Spring perches. I have my bumpstops cut into half to compensate ride quality. Softtest setting of Koni will still be stiffer than stock.
 
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Yeah ok, cause I have my Konis set to full stiff (ouch !!!) and I have the bump stops uncut. Also on lowest perches. Do you think that the bumpstops are part of the problem here? The ride is super harsh.
 

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Well, if your bump stop is uncut, then there is no way your shocks are travelling.

When I had my Koni/Eibach installed, the installation dude did NOT cut the bumpstop, so ride was SUPER HARS. So I started investigating why was the ride was so harsh. I realized that my shocks were not travelling at all. To put it in simple term, the bump stops forbid the shocks to travel. So basically, if you have your bumpstop uncut, you have NO TRAVEL.


When I removed the bump stop, ride was superbly comfy.

To be realistic, you should cut your bumpstops because it is effecting your cornering performance and ride quality. Riding on bumpstop = hurts performance.
 

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i dont think i have any bumpstops but my shocks are also 2 years old. i drove on them at the factory setting, then had them set to full firm 1 yr later. at that time one shock (driver side) wouldn't adjust for firmness because it had broken internally bottoming out. i got a new one adjusted it and was on my way. the ride is comfortable unless i take some high speed sharp corners or go over dips or holes were it bottoms out.

if i was on a nice mellow road it wouldnt bottom out it takes a nice road wave or small pot hole to bottom out.

still even on full firm they are not as firm as i would like them to be. maybe i should check for the bump stop. where would it be? on the strut pistion? is it a big rubber grommet of some sort?

i have this feeling that the internals of the shock are busted, but not to the point where the shock feels any different driving wise.




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If you ever drive without a bump stop, your tires will hit something whenever you take a hard turn or hit a slight bump. Yes, bumpstop is like a foam/plastic material that is placed on the piston.
 
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