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      09-07-2012 04:23 PM #26
      electrical tape no really. i set the height and wrap the threads in electrical tape. i should have taken a pic of my driverside coil. its been taped up since winter. unwrapped it to work on it when i put the insert. was perfect. i dont use antiseize cause all it does is make dirt and grit stick to it. the fk body in the picture was the passenger side. it was taped but since the insert was blown all the oil leaked out which peeled the tape off.
      found a pic.
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      09-08-2012 11:40 AM #27
      That's a pretty good idea, I was also looking into those coilover sleeves or whatever they're called I remember someone was using them.
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      09-08-2012 11:52 AM #28
      This is a good idea. Makes me want to grab ksport springs for the front and rear then pair them with these koni shocks in the raceland strut bodies.

      Going for maximum stiffness, I think you can get ksport springs that are over 450lbs+
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      09-08-2012 12:55 PM #29
      this is awesome, great stuff. I wish this forum had more threads with actual content like this instead of nonsense.

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      09-08-2012 01:01 PM #30
      brian you can have my 2 ultimo front struts theyre blown to hell and back

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      09-08-2012 01:07 PM #31
      good work man! i have ultimo airlifts for fronts lol so they are hybridish
      My thread thing.

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      09-08-2012 02:36 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by 04 2.slow View Post
      brian you can have my 2 ultimo front struts theyre blown to hell and back
      when can i pick them up?

      also once i get another set that will work im going to shorten the bodies so i dont need the spacer.

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      09-08-2012 09:54 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by oakdub View Post
      This is a good idea. Makes me want to grab ksport springs for the front and rear then pair them with these koni shocks in the raceland strut bodies.

      Going for maximum stiffness, I think you can get ksport springs that are over 450lbs+
      Does ksport sell the springs seperately?
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      09-08-2012 10:12 PM #34
      What length of springs are best for the front?

      http://www.ksportusa.com/b2c/products.php?cat=1924
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      09-09-2012 12:10 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      What length of springs are best for the front?

      http://www.ksportusa.com/b2c/products.php?cat=1924
      not even sure, would have to look into it
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      09-13-2012 08:57 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      That's a pretty good idea, I was also looking into those coilover sleeves or whatever they're called I remember someone was using them.
      That was me, I made up a design and had then sewn. I used a velcro strip to keep them secured onto the coilover body. I put then on before winter and took them off in the spring to see that they worked perfectly and there was no debris under the canvas I used.

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      09-13-2012 09:30 AM #40
      i remember that! i have been wanting to do something similiar. was looking on offroad sites that sell them for long travel shocks. i ran lizard skins on my quads for years. something like that would last a long time figure your only using it for a few months.

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      09-13-2012 09:43 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by scirockalot8v View Post
      i remember that! i have been wanting to do something similiar. was looking on offroad sites that sell them for long travel shocks. i ran lizard skins on my quads for years. something like that would last a long time figure your only using it for a few months.
      Yeah they got filthy from going through a Jersey winter, I could only imagine what my coilover body would have looked like if I did not have them on. Since the material is thick and durable, I am going to throw them in the wash to clean them up for the upcomming winter! They do not get damaged so keeping them clean is the only maintenance needed. I think the whole setup cost me about $15 or less.

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      09-13-2012 09:47 AM #42
      thats awesome. did you waterproof them at all? dont remember it in the original thread. i may just make a set. my springs are starting to peel from the salt.

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      09-13-2012 10:02 AM #43
      I sprayed some of that waterproofer that footlocker sells on them because I was unable to find anything else lol. It probably does not do too much and wears off quickly. If you get a canvas type of material, it is somewhat waterproof anyway so moisture is not that big of an issue.

      Your electrical tape idea is great too , would be a good alternative for someone that did not want to make these.

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      09-13-2012 10:33 AM #44
      did you notice any moisture under the covers at all. thats my biggest worry that it could trap moisture. either way i think im going to make a set and try them out for myself.

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      09-13-2012 10:48 AM #45
      You could always coat the sleeves with alot of scotch guard. Thats a pretty good water repellant.
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      09-13-2012 11:41 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by scirockalot8v View Post
      did you notice any moisture under the covers at all. thats my biggest worry that it could trap moisture. either way i think im going to make a set and try them out for myself.

      Nope, no moisture issues, they were dry underneath when I took them off.

    22. 09-13-2012 01:57 PM #47
      Do the Koni Yellow shocks have a similar insert in them? is it the same insert (1 way adjustability makes it sound similar)?

      If that's the case, then I could buy a used set of racelands locally and replace the inserts with the ones from my Koni yellows, then possibly swap my springs on too (provided the perch sizes match).

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      09-13-2012 02:14 PM #48
      i you.....HOWEVER!!! I hate myself, cuz i just sold my old FK's for $100

      oh well, next time!
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      09-13-2012 03:48 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by 2003 golfer View Post
      Do the Koni Yellow shocks have a similar insert in them? is it the same insert (1 way adjustability makes it sound similar)?

      If that's the case, then I could buy a used set of racelands locally and replace the inserts with the ones from my Koni yellows, then possibly swap my springs on too (provided the perch sizes match).
      they are different. the inserts in standard shocks are too long. plus the race insert is beefy. much more durable. plus lifetime warranty. believe my looked into tons of replacements: monroe, kyb, other koni, bilstein ect. i even emailed a few coilover companies to find out what brands they use. no response to that.

    25. 09-14-2012 11:21 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by scirockalot8v View Post
      they are different. the inserts in standard shocks are too long. plus the race insert is beefy. much more durable. plus lifetime warranty. believe my looked into tons of replacements: monroe, kyb, other koni, bilstein ect. i even emailed a few coilover companies to find out what brands they use. no response to that.
      There go my hopes and dreams for the near future

      Koni Yellows do have a lifetime warranty. Taking them apart may void the warranty though.

      I might have the guy measure the raceland housings just to confirm that the yellow inserts are too long (you did have to create a spacer for the race version after all).

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