Shock Advice needed

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by Monkeyporn, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Monkeyporn

    Monkeyporn forum member

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    SHOCK ADVICE NEEDED UPDATE
    OK People I want to thank everyone for giving me thier advice, but I have decided to go with the Koni Yellow Sport. I caught them on sale at cj pony parts for $156.00 each. I hope they have enough adjustablity that I can find a good street setting. ANYONE who's had any experience with them and knows of a good setting please let me know.

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  2. SVT Rider

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    I am running Koni Yellows both front and back. Start with 1/2 turn for both front and back (minimum rebound setting). Very decent street setting to start with. From there, fine tuning will depend on your unsprung weight (wheels, tires, etc).
     
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  3. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    Koni yellow full soft is equal to the koni oranges. Supposed to be the best suited for the street.
     
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  4. Monkeyporn

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    I known this is going to sound stupid but how does one dial in the shocks / struts to acount for unsprung weight ?
     
  5. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    Are the Koni "Orange" the STR.T? Those are the ones I'm running, have been pretty happy with them. Don't feel much different from factory really.
     
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  6. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    Yes, good luck with them. For awhile they were blowing out. I went thru 3 sets in 4 months. They all leaked oil.
     
  7. Pentalab

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    Yes.
     
  8. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    Hm, mine have been on for 2 years with no issues, don't jinx me.
     
  9. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    check the rears, bet there is no rebound
     
  10. 07 Boss

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    You just have to drive it and see how she handles. You should be able to absorb any compression or rebound in one motion without the car bouncing or porpoising. What he meant is that every car is different depending on the combination of parts and one's settings may not work well on yours because of those differences.
     
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  11. SVT Rider

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    Like 07 Boss said, it is "dialed in" to control the bouncing motion after a bump or depression in the road. If the spring rate is too much and there is too much unsprung weight, the springs will oscillate or bounce a few times, each time getting less abrupt. The rebound adjustment is there to control the dampen of the springs and return the ride to a settled state in one or two oscillations (depending on comfort level desired).

    Start with the minimum setting of 1/2 turn and then drive it for a week or so to see how it rides, then tune in small 1/4-1/2 turn increments from there.
     
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  12. 808muscle

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    Been running Strange adjustables shocks and struts for 7 years, no issues hundreds and hundreds (600+) quarter mile passes.
     
  13. Norm Peterson

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    That's a compression-side (bump) damping thing.

    Koni has a general approach to shock that treats bump and rebound dampings separately. Basically you start full soft and tune bump damping first - if your dampers have separate bump damping adjustability.

    For most street driven cars and street damping requirements, there generally isn't enough difference in unsprung mass to justify having any bump damping adjustment. Percent critical damping is not a direct function of mass, and as long as it's somewhere near right it won't be too far off.

    Shocks and struts tend to have initial stiction or friction, that diminishes with driving. This may feel like excessive bump damping, but it's a completely separate effect.

    With Koni yellows, I'd start at about a quarter turn up from full soft with OE springs, maybe as much as half a turn up with aftermarket springs of more than 200 lb/in. Keep that initial stiction thing in mind.


    Norm
     
  14. 06 T-RED S/C GT

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    Apparently you are unaware about the Tokico D specs as being out of production and are no longer available from retailers such as AM, summit racing and LMR!