page 2 i open up a ultimo. test fitting the koni race insert tomorrow.
check out page 7. I shortened my coilover bodies.
so a while back when i had racelands i took them apart and pulled out the insert. compared them to my new fk highsports. see this thread.
my passender side fk insert was completely blown out. searched everywhere for the highsport insert and its $200 but never in stock. so i began looking for another option. i came across koni 8610 race inserts. alot of nissan guys gut the stock struts, shorten them and throw the konis in with coilover sleeves and springs from ground control. great reviews on them and they sware buy them. so i pony'ed up the money and dropped $400 on a pair of the koni inserts. got them in today and got to work. you also have to open up the spring hats. i used a dremel with a sanding disk to do this. the koni rod is alot thicker than other inserts. i just kept sanding until it fit.
pulled the fk's apart. compared the 2 inserts. koni is much shorter.
koni in the fk body.
took the one blown fk insert and chopped it up. made a 1inch spacer to go under the koni insert in the fk body.
much better. koni supplies a ring for a snug fit.
retaining cap on
all assembled. the koni bumpstop is huge!
put a few miles on them and wow! love how they ride. right now they are set at full soft. i also might shorten the bodies so i dont need the spacer. it would also give me more travel. 1inch more would be nice.
now the main reason for this thread. i think these could be a good way to build up a set of budget coilovers into something good. lets just say...used blown front coilovers $100? + $400 koni inserts = dampening adjustable coils for half the price. just throwing this out there.