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Old 01-04-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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Koni Yellow or Koni Orange?

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?
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I've never heard of the Orange line but yellows - YES!
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Do it right and go for the yellow.

The orange 'STR.T' is the budget line for bilstein, and although they are designed with lowering springs in mind, it may not be designed for more aggressive springs like the Race.
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Good advice. Thanks guys. I'll definitely save up a bit more for the Yellows.
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Have you looked into ordering from the states? They are much cheaper from there.

From what I've heard, Bilstein only has one canadian distributor and because of this they jack up the price way up in Canada.
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I've been searching, but I've been having troubles finding something better than this:

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Yes they're about 130usd per shock in the states.

With the current exchange rate right now, it's actually a decent deal.

Locally prepare to get charged an arm and a leg for a new set, almost upto 800CAD.


Plus with koni yellows, they're extra fun to mess around with cause one day you can make the car ride soft or super hard.
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Yes they're about 130usd per shock in the states.

With the current exchange rate right now, it's actually a decent deal.

Locally prepare to get charged an arm and a leg for a new set, almost upto 800CAD.


Plus with koni yellows, they're extra fun to mess around with cause one day you can make the car ride soft or super hard.
Oh yes, I'm ready

It beats buying used shocks anyday.
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DO NOT buy used shocks! They are gay and full of fail!

But the beauty with Bilsteins and Koni's is that they CAN be rebuilt to spec.
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DO NOT buy used shocks! They are gay and full of fail!

But the beauty with Bilsteins and Koni's is that they CAN be rebuilt to spec.
I don't plan to! Hahaha.

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No.

Go Koni or go home.
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^ LOL, fine, Koni freaks. I will join your mass.
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Actually, I run H&R coilovers but the dampers are Bilsteins.
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Anyone wanna install em' for me? Ill pay ya
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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.



http://www.ht-archive.com/showthread.php?p=40640496

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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.



http://www.ht-archive.com/showthread.php?p=40640496

i did this years ago on my old crx, totally worth it
What is needed to do this? Is this applicable to just Koni's or any aftermarket shock (i.e. Bilstein)? Is it for honda's only, or for any application?

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^ I'm wondering as well.

I'm about to get some used yellows on the front for $175, and brand new rears in about a week
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i did this like 8 years ago, i can't remember the sizing, u just get some pipe welded in. cut the top off and weld in a piece of pipe to extend the top hat
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^ I'm wondering as well.

I'm about to get some used yellows on the front for $175, and brand new rears in about a week
If you wanna ride dumped, set the springs on the lowest perch if the springs are long enough
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^ Will do
I think it's about time I start my "De-Rice" Journal.
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I think it's about time I start my "De-Rice" Journal.
I wouldn't recommend it though, especially on Vancouver roads, even I had the option to go an inch lower but passed on it
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^I'll try it out, and see how my beloved orange fairs
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I don't think the Koni Orange STR.T shocks have adjustable perches.
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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?
It all depends on whether you want adjustment for stiffness or not. the setting for the orange and the yellow are similar. The yellow can be made harder
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