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Brandon Sinclair
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« on: October 19, 2011, 16:32:25 pm »

For those of you running Koni red shocks which settings do you run for the front and rear shocks?

Also, the foam bump stops in the set I have fell apart.  Can you recommend somewhere I can find replacements-even aftermarket would be good.  Koni did not have any.

Thanks
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Zach Gomulka
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 16:51:28 pm »

Full soft. When they wear in, tighten them up.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 17:22:05 pm »

Can you take koni's apart and rebuild them ?
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 19:10:37 pm »

Can you take koni's apart and rebuild them ?

From my years of selling Koni shocks it was always my understanding that the valving was set up to adjust 1/2 turn per adjustment due to the shock wearing with use.  Based on this as I recall there are about six adjustments before the shock is worn out.  I'd always heard they could be rebuilt, but I have no idea what the time frame or cost would have been or would be if the service is still available.
 
Recently I've installed a full set of Konis on our '63 sedan and was amazed at the improvement in handling.  I've sold various gas shock brands, but for me on a VW sedan there is nothing better than a set of Konis.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 19:31:31 pm »


there is nothing better than a set of Konis.

Agreed! Well worth the price. I'll never run gas shocks again.
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Rick Meredith
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 19:49:24 pm »

Can you take koni's apart and rebuild them ?

They are supposed to be rebuildable... I don't know if that's something one of us can do or if they need to be shipped back to Koni.
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Brandon Sinclair
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 21:38:05 pm »

http://www.koniracing.com/shopservices.html

They have a service center and can even adjust the valving for you if you want something different as well as paint and add the decal.  Not sure what the cost is though.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 23:33:09 pm »

Thanks brandon.
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011, 00:25:11 am »

Another good reason to have Koni's.
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2011, 00:33:37 am »

Another good reason to have Koni's.

That and the lifetime guarantee to the original purchaser.
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2011, 05:53:07 am »

Can you take koni's apart and rebuild them ?


Koni has had their rebuilding service available for about the last 20 years. they dont make a big deal about it. It is expensive but well worth it. really oriented to the vintage restoration market/race market.
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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2020, 07:18:56 am »

ok ok, I know this is a very old topic, but the problem remains the same and I like to point out I tried to search first..!

is there a (preferably) european source for koni rebuild (parts). I have an original set of koni's on my karmann, but I never had them tested to see if they do what they're supposed to do.

I know for sure the bumpstops are almost gone, so that I need for sure..

thank you,
glauco
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2020, 20:41:46 pm »


  ...I know for sure the bumpstops are almost gone, so that I need for sure..


  https://www.koni-na.com/en-US/NorthAmerica/Products/Accessories/BumpRubbers/

If Koni is in the US, you'd think they would be in Europe, too.  I've left our rear Koni's set on full soft for many years.  The fronts are worn out stock Boge with the bump-stop shortened up... it was more about weight transfer (drag racing) rather then handling back in the day.
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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2020, 05:36:45 am »


  ...I know for sure the bumpstops are almost gone, so that I need for sure..


  https://www.koni-na.com/en-US/NorthAmerica/Products/Accessories/BumpRubbers/

If Koni is in the US, you'd think they would be in Europe, too.  I've left our rear Koni's set on full soft for many years.  The fronts are worn out stock Boge with the bump-stop shortened up... it was more about weight transfer (drag racing) rather then handling back in the day.

Yes, I found that site as well, but couldn't figure out if they had a Europe base... I'll send them an email.
Thank you sarge!
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2020, 13:02:13 pm »

https://www.koniuk.co.uk/about/service-repair

I found this in the uk, already closer.
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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2020, 09:06:45 am »

https://www.koniuk.co.uk/about/service-repair

I found this in the uk, already closer.

i've sent them an E-mail, but they prefer to sell me new ones. I found a guy in holland that knows his way around old koni shocks and he is willing to take a look and test them..
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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2020, 09:10:32 am »

Koni is a global company but it is based in the Netherlands.
Korteweg 2, 3261 NH Oud-Beijerland
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