scottherbert said:When we installed the Koni cartridges, I have some 'clunking' noises from the right front. I assumed that the swaybar link was loose or the strut top bolt wasn't tight enough -- neither of these things were the problem -- the total length of the Koni strut (the threaded end) is about 1/8 - 1/4 inch too long. This means that the upper end of the adjustment tip was making contact occasionally with the inside of the upper cap.
I can think of at least 4 ways to deal with this: 1) grind a small hole (indentation) on the underside of the top mounting bold on the top cap to maker room for the adjustment tip (I don't recommend this); 2) put a couple of 1/2" ID washers on top of the strut but uinder the upper spring mounting plate (placing the top of the strut bold about 1/4" lower; 3) make and install a 1/4" spacer plate between the upper spring plate and the top cap (probably the best answer if you have the time); 4) nip-off the adjustment tip which gives you about 1/4" more clearance (this is what I did). Since you have to remove the strut to adjust is anyway -- not a frequent task -- and since I can still adjust with a pair of needle-nose pliers, I picked the easy solution -- no more weird noises.
I plan to share all the above with Koni, but I doubt they'll do anything to accomodate us -- there just aren't that many redlines. Having said the above, I love them! They are 'seat of the pants' stiffer, the car is about 3/4" lower than stock (shorter overall strut length which slightly compresses the stock front springs), roll control is much improved -- but they don't feel harsh, just controlled.
You will not, these are struts, they replace your stock ones, their purpose is not to change camber, or lower the car much (however on stock spring, you may notice a bit of a drop, because of the dampening/rebound settings in them, as they are designed for lowered cars.) These are strictly to provide the proper dampener and the proper rebound for specific suspension applications.importdeporter said:this is all sweet news but i have one concern. i have sprint springs and im curious if i get the front set if ill will start rubbing somewhere, im almost positive the rears will be fine.
Everyone has different opinions. Not many people even have the Koni's on the Redline.linenoyz said:Has anyone else encountered the same problems as mentioned above? I just bought a set for my wife's car and we're gonna be installing them this weekend. Anything to really look out for? What's a good place to start with the adjustments for regular "spirited" driving. She doesn't drag or autox often.