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Old 09-14-06, 03:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up ready to install Koni Suspension Kit... perch question

I just got my Koni Suspension Kit from shox.com (thanks Arthur).

It's seems a lot are going with lowest perch front and middle rear. Will this work if I want to keep the Stock Stance (rear a bit higher)?

Suggestions or pics of this kit with 18's would be appreciated!
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go with the lowest perch in the rear too...i got it set in the middle it looks almost stock!
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yea go lowest all around.



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its a lot lower than you might think. if you are looking for a close to stock ride go with the higher perch up from and middle in rear (thats how it comes out of the box?) but if youu do go low all around get a good camber kit front and rear or be prepared to go through some tires
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its a lot lower than you might think. if you are looking for a close to stock ride go with the higher perch up from and middle in rear (thats how it comes out of the box?) but if youu do go low all around get a good camber kit front and rear or be prepared to go through some tires


who makes a camber kit for our cars ?
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i think google does. actually i cant remember the name off the top of my mind. tire-rack sells them, but i'm sure you can find them cheaper than there.
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google makes camber kits?

SPC makes a camber kit for Legends
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its a lot lower than you might think. if you are looking for a close to stock ride go with the higher perch up from and middle in rear (thats how it comes out of the box?) but if youu do go low all around get a good camber kit front and rear or be prepared to go through some tires
ur kidding right? just putting on the lowest perch will not eat the tires. now if you drop it alot, thats another story. the lowest perch is about a 1in drop, i had that with stock springs, there was not much camber change to mess anything up. Now I do recommend getting the Toe adjusted becuase THAT will cause was major tire wear. But again with the change you will have with the Koni's shocks it wont be bad at all.



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Don't the sport kit springs have a 1.1 inch drop too though? With lowest perch settings on the shocks and those sport kit springs, you'll need to get a camber kit up front. Go with the SPC Ball Joint kit and I would suggest finding a Firestone close by and purchasing their lifetime allignment if you can find it for under $200. I've used mine like 4 times in the year that I've bought it...just for piece of mind!
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Don't the sport kit springs have a 1.1 inch drop too though? With lowest perch settings on the shocks and those sport kit springs, you'll need to get a camber kit up front. Go with the SPC Ball Joint kit and I would suggest finding a Firestone close by and purchasing their lifetime allignment if you can find it for under $200. I've used mine like 4 times in the year that I've bought it...just for piece of mind!
yea buts its with the springs and shocks 1.1 drop. I'm dropped around 3" in the front and no camber adjustment just toe. my tire is almost even!



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yea buts its with the springs and shocks 1.1 drop. I'm dropped around 3" in the front and no camber adjustment just toe. my tire is almost even!
I'm wondering if rim/tire selection has anything to do with that because I'm on H&R and lowest perches and I was about 3 degrees negative in the front, and close to 2 in the rear until I installed the SPC...

You're rockin the LS/GS rims right?
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I'm wondering if rim/tire selection has anything to do with that because I'm on H&R and lowest perches and I was about 3 degrees negative in the front, and close to 2 in the rear until I installed the SPC...

You're rockin the LS/GS rims right?
yea with toyo proxes. it might if your rims are wider, the camber will be worse. or atleast less tire should be touching the ground.....



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brian i am slammed in the front on my 40 offset rims without camber adjusted and did not see wear. the only wear was in back because of my toe..

I adjusted the toe in front to zero and the toe in rear i can't at this moment.


Ps- feels waaaay better.
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no koni kit is 1.1" on the highest setting its 2"+ on the lowest (especially when the springs break in" i went through a set of tires about every 7,500 miles. the rears seemed to wear faster. if you want to save some money and not get a camber kit go for it. i was at around 3 degrees of negative in the front and 1.75 degree in the rear at the lowest all around. I would say if you are not gonna track your car there is no need to have all that negative camber.
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so sounds like installing the kit out of the box (highest front/middle rear) will be close to oem stance and no need for camber kits...I like the sounds of that.

But will it be enough drop? Anyone got pics with this setting?
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