you can buy the inserts for the koni yellow shocks. but from what i found through searching is they were too long.
as far as keeping the threads clean... antiseize does collect dirt, but I've found it does work wonders to keep the threads rust free. I just coat them in it, and before adjusting the coils I spay all the old stuff off with brake clean and reapply new stuff.
when I clean them off, they look brand new still.
I might have to look in to doing something like this for a bag over coil setup. maybe instead of using that spacer, cut down the body and tap new threads inside for the cap that holds it in.
well i got the ultimos thanks to mike. they are blown to hell and back. got home and pulled the insert. i knew just from looking at it, it is different than the original raceland insert. after a quick measurement..it is shorter. its about a 1/2 inch bigger than the koni insert. tomorrow i will pull my insert out of the car and see if it fits!
today i test fitted the koni insert in the ultimo body....
look pretty close to the ultimo insert...
boom! i would think a 1/2in or 1/4in. spacer would be just enough. since the ultimos use a gland nut to hold the insert in.
so dont throw away your blown ultimos! spend $400 and you can have low dampening adjustable coilovers!
haha thanks. this is only because i was in the spot that alot of people find themselves in. i had blow coilovers so i thought hey maybe ill just buy another cheap set for $400 ish orrrrrr. take the $400 gamble and see if the koni inserts will fit and then have a really nice set of coilovers. well it worked. and looks like it will work on racelands/ultimos and fk's so far.
Last edited by mk-4-ever; 09-17-2012 at 10:33 PM.
I have blown regular racelands. Are the strut bodies the same size as ultimos? And do you think the Koni inserts would fit? I unserstand the concept of what you have done, but am clueless when it comes to actual specs regarding spring rate, blah blah blah.
Just wondering basically what I should be looking at in regards to what inserts will fit if they arent the same size. And how to determine what will. Thanks!
the raceland inserts are taller and skinnier than the ultimo insert. actually the ultimo insert is almost identical to the koni insert. the koni insert should fit in a raceland body but would need to be spaced. spring rates is really just up to you. you can buy aftermarket coilover springs. most start at 300lbs and go up to 700lbs. adjusting the dampening you can fine tune how they ride with your current springs. im still messing with mine. ive had them at full soft and it ride freaking amazing. i also turned it 1 full turn to firm it up. still rode good but you can tell it is more "sporty" i cant imagine what 3 full turns would be like on these. probably like riding on 4x4 posts.
lots of springs here.
Last edited by scirockalot8v; 09-19-2012 at 10:51 AM.