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      10-31-2012 09:38 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Alcrerion View Post
      Nice. I'll probably be placing an order for the inserts this weekend. Not really diggin' the ride quality the stock Ultimos are offering right now on the roads I live on.

      One more question: would the inserts limit the amount of drop I'd be able to do without blowing it, or should the inserts be able to handle the amount of drop the Ultimo springs/struts can offer?
      I've got koni's rear with my ultimos sittin at 22 1/2

      Been sub 23's for 6 months or more they ride fine and work grey jut out in the bumpstops. I cut mine down a little and they're fine. I'm sure the fronts would be fine just use the bump stops is all I recommend

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      11-07-2012 09:35 AM #102
      This is an awesome thread! subscribed!!

      I'm wondering if anyone has any info about doing this to coilovers from mk2/3's? Both front, and rear. I searched with zero results

      I am running FK Konigsports on my mk3 vr and the shocks are starting to get a bit tired, so a koni replacement insert option would be sweet!! And maybe rebuilding some blown racelands for track use on my mk2 as well!
      Thanks!
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      11-07-2012 11:03 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by mk21.8Tjetta View Post
      This is an awesome thread! subscribed!!

      I'm wondering if anyone has any info about doing this to coilovers from mk2/3's? Both front, and rear. I searched with zero results

      I am running FK Konigsports on my mk3 vr and the shocks are starting to get a bit tired, so a koni replacement insert option would be sweet!! And maybe rebuilding some blown racelands for track use on my mk2 as well!
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      They use strut inserts as well. Whether its the same size cartridge is a different story.
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      11-07-2012 01:46 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by . W e r d n a View Post
      They use strut inserts as well. Whether its the same size cartridge is a different story.
      ok, cool! I was just hoping that someone else has done it before to see which inserts can be used, and how much they cost kinda thing. That way I'll know if I should keep an eye out for a blown set of coils
      I have LOTS of bits and pieces from mk2 and mk3 parts cars. PM me!!
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      12-06-2012 12:45 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by mk21.8Tjetta View Post
      This is an awesome thread! subscribed!!

      I'm wondering if anyone has any info about doing this to coilovers from mk2/3's? Both front, and rear. I searched with zero results

      I am running FK Konigsports on my mk3 vr and the shocks are starting to get a bit tired, so a koni replacement insert option would be sweet!! And maybe rebuilding some blown racelands for track use on my mk2 as well!
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      12-06-2012 02:11 PM #106
      Thread is full of win! I need to do this!
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      12-06-2012 02:44 PM #107
      Does anyone know of another strut that fits in these coils as well? The konis are nice, but 400 for just the front is quite a bit. I know koni and bilstein offer good deals on non adjustable struts, is the dampening control really worth it?

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      12-06-2012 03:47 PM #108
      I got this set to put on. I actually wanted the non height adjustable rears for the spring rate since I'm not wanting to slam my MK4. As strange as that is. Just looking for a 1 finger gap. I don't expect much life out of the shocks/struts and after reading this thread I'll put some calipers on the struts to see what I could replace them with.

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      12-06-2012 03:52 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by mk21.8Tjetta View Post
      ok, cool! I was just hoping that someone else has done it before to see which inserts can be used, and how much they cost kinda thing. That way I'll know if I should keep an eye out for a blown set of coils
      Quote Originally Posted by Schümey View Post
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      Check this thread out. Guy uses 8610-1436 Konis.

      I measured the regular raceland strut body and the 8610-1436 will indeed work. So I just ordered one atm. I will however have to make a spacer. I havent gotten the exact measurement yet, but it should be around a half inch. Did you (OP) cut the old inserts to make spacers?
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      12-06-2012 04:22 PM #110
      yeah. i used one of my blown original inserts for the spacer. cut it down until it fit just right once the cap was tightened down.

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      12-06-2012 04:29 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by PNDubber View Post
      Does anyone know of another strut that fits in these coils as well? The konis are nice, but 400 for just the front is quite a bit. I know koni and bilstein offer good deals on non adjustable struts, is the dampening control really worth it?
      Besides Raceland, JOM and Im sure there are others, you wont find an entire coilover set up for less than that. And you are still essentially getting Koni Coilovers for much cheaper than what they come as a set for. Its actually a pretty good deal if you ask me. As far as the damping is concerned, I will say yes it is worth it. For people wanting to go low but not bounce every where and not break the bank, the comfort adjustability is more than a perk. Plus I just looked around for a while, and was unable to find anyone who offers a sport insert replacement outside of FK's. But you have to have a part number for that which I didnt. And if im not mistaken those are damping adjustable as well.
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      12-06-2012 04:51 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by scirockalot8v View Post
      yeah. i used one of my blown original inserts for the spacer. cut it down until it fit just right once the cap was tightened down.
      did you not have any oil spew out or anything when you cut the tube open? I just worry about cutting into them.
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      12-06-2012 05:10 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by dubluv2003 View Post
      did you not have any oil spew out or anything when you cut the tube open? I just worry about cutting into them.
      If it's blown, it's lost pressure anyway. If not, shoot a hole in it opposite end of where you're gonna cut it.
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      12-06-2012 05:46 PM #114
      ^bingo.
      it was blown when i cut it. just kinda bled out . im sure you could use something else for a spacer.

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      12-06-2012 08:26 PM #115
      Ok thanks, one is blown the other isn't.. So that's why I asked. Wasn't sure if you could cut into one not blown yet.


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      12-07-2012 01:39 AM #116
      nice

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    18. 12-07-2012 10:03 AM #118
      Has anyone made a setup where they can adjust the dampening in the rear without removing the strut from the car (and the insert from the body for the 2 way adjustables)?

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      12-07-2012 10:19 AM #119
      i think kyb makes external adjustable rear shocks. they have the knobs on the outside.

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      12-07-2012 11:02 AM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by scirockalot8v View Post
      i think kyb makes external adjustable rear shocks. they have the knobs on the outside.

    21. 12-07-2012 11:20 AM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by scirockalot8v View Post
      i think kyb makes external adjustable rear shocks. they have the knobs on the outside.
      Yeah, I've seen these, but I was thinking more of a customized sleeve for the Koni Race inserts since they are 2 way adjuatble, and I believe w=have a greater range than the KYB ones as well.

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      12-07-2012 11:26 AM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by 2003 golfer View Post
      Yeah, I've seen these, but I was thinking more of a customized sleeve for the Koni Race inserts since they are 2 way adjuatble, and I believe w=have a greater range than the KYB ones as well.
      Isn't the adjustment knob on the race inserts at the top of the shock? I'm not certain and I'm going by pictures I see on line. If you wanted them adjustable on the car, wouldn't that access have to be through the interior?

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      12-07-2012 11:31 AM #123
      fronts are on top. rear koni sports have to be removed from the car to adjust. if they were adjustable like the fronts you probably could get access through the inside to the wheel well but that would require a hole.

    24. 12-07-2012 11:34 AM #124
      The Koni race struts I found are 2 way adjustable. 1 adjustment is on top (I assume like the front Koni Sports) and the other is an allen key on the bottom, which you can make a hole for in the front setup, but in the rear it is hidden by the mount.

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      12-07-2012 11:39 AM #125
      ok the ones that are like $350 a pc.

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