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Old 01-31-2010, 02:24 AM   #26
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Anybody know if Konis are made in the US? I've been debating on whether I should buy it for cheaper online and ship it over here.
I'm mainly worried about paying duties if it isn't made in the US.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:52 AM   #27
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:34 AM   #28
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:14 PM   #29
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Don't forget to get your top hat's extended about an inch. It'll keep you off your bumpstops by adding more travel and extend the life of your koni's. Much cheaper than paying to ship the koni's out to be warrantied.



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i did this years ago on my old crx, totally worth it
can this be done to any vehicle? i'd love to do this to my G35 after i put coilovers in it.
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Before I put my two cents in, you're definately on the right track wanting Koni's. There is a reason they're so popular, so you definately can't go wrong with them. I would; however, stay away from used shocks/struts. Just not a good idea. Not worth the savings IMO.

Might I suggest the KYB AGX's? They aren't as expensive as the Koni yellows, but they do have the stiffness adjustability. I had them on my old car with H&R race springs and was super happy, so I bought them again for my current car.
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^ I have the same set-up on my celica (H&R springs with KYB AGX's) and the ride seems to be pretty harsh, especially train tracks

feels like you're getting tossed around the car while slowly creeping over the tracks ... especially the ones on rupert close to superstore!
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or save with a bit more and get the koni yellows with ground controls only 900 bills at weaksauce i think.
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or save with a bit more and get the koni yellows with ground controls only 900 bills at weaksauce i think.
That's definitely not with in budget

Over in HT, they're selling Progress CoilOvers for 559 shipped to the states!
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Okay, so I'll have my Yellows by the end of the week!

What else should I snatch? I'm lowering about 2"-2.25". Camber kit? Bushings? Yes, no?

Thanks for your help everyone
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Okay, so I'll have my Yellows by the end of the week!

What else should I snatch? I'm lowering about 2"-2.25". Camber kit? Bushings? Yes, no?

Thanks for your help everyone
When I was slammed before, I didn't have a camber kit.

After the dropped, drove around for about couple of weeks and took it in for an alignment.

It was about -3.25 in the front and -2.75 in the rear.

People might talk about abnormal tire wear without a camber kit, but it's not quite true.

But what actually eats the tires is having a incorrect toe settings, which will be corrected when getting an alignment.

I'm only running a camber kit now cause i have fat tires and low offset rims
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FYI koni's are on sale at tirerack
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How much? I just bought some from Jim @ Overseas Auto. A pair for $267 + tax.
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How much? I just bought some from Jim @ Overseas Auto. A pair for $267 + tax.
Depends on the car and if it's the front or back.
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Bought myself some H&R Racing springs, and lowering my ride 2" or so.

Should I go for Koni Yellow or Koni Orange?

I'm tight on a budget, and looking to spend under $450, and orange's are in my price range. Are the yellows worth the extra couple hundred?
give us a call. we are the koni distributor.
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