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Koni yellow adjustable shock DIY for a smoother ride

Old 12-02-2010, 02:05 AM
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Just gave it another test run. I removed both of the bottom metal washers which I felt were completely unnecessary. The rubber bushings are pretty big to absorb the shock and I am pretty sure the metal washers were causing the clank anyway. (I was wondering why would they give me a second set) Then I torqued the top bolt until there was about an inch and a quarter of thread exposed from the top on both sides and it got rid of the sound. The car seems to be riding perfectly for now, especially when hitting the bumps at a higher speed
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:18 AM
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Good work.
I'm glad it worked out for you.
Enjoy the ride.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:31 AM
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Today I attempted to change my front struts to Koni yellows.
I ran into some problems.
While I was struggling to connect the strut to the lower arm the axle was pulling in and out of the transmission. After It pulling in and out a few times I heard a pop sound from the c/v boot. I look at it and there's transmission fluid running out.
The day was getting late the sun was setting so I had to stop. I borrowed a car and drove home.
I don't now what I did.
Did I damage something?
What should I expect when I take the boot off?
I tried to buy a new boot at O'Reily's but it was a special order so I just left thinking I'll buy it from the dealer.
Can someone help me?
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:55 PM
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Driving the 2005xb over washboard freeways is causing the car to bounce like a ping-pong ball lately. Original shocks, springs, over 100k miles.

From reading the posts in this thread, I am considering buying the Koni Sport adjustable shocks for all 4 corners. I will pay someone to install them.

Any advice?

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