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the_pirate
05-02-2008, 07:48 PM
so last friday i drove over to felipe's (pipe7284) and we (+ his friend carlos) did a little switcharoo...my stock suspension for his KONIs.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Picture020.jpg
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Picture021.jpg
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/100_0688.jpg
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/100_0687.jpg
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/100_0691.jpg

one question. does anyone know where i can get a tool to adjust the coilovers. i think they are a little to low in the front because my wheels rub a little.

actually two questions. are the koni coilovers shock adjustable? can i make it stiffer or looser?

let me know what you guys think!

fred2ka4
05-02-2008, 07:55 PM
I like the look but my maturity level (old age) says it should be raised a little ......... or that might just be my kidneys talking (they're old too) [rolleyes] [:D]

I'm not a big fan of the wheels but the lowered stance does make them look better.

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the_pirate
05-02-2008, 07:57 PM
I like the look but my maturity level (old age) says it should be raised a little ......... or that might just be my kidneys talking (they're old too) [rolleyes] [:D]

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yeah it needs to come up a little....he had 17s or 18s and i have 19s so it definitely rubs in the front when i turn or go over a nasty bump.

it sucks though because it looks so aggressive slammed on the ground like that!

audiluxary
05-02-2008, 07:59 PM
looks sweat but a liitle to low for driving. You rub in the front when you are going a good speed and hit a dip in the road don't you? Looks nice though just raise it a liitle, I wish my rims tucked like that, mine stick out too far and they rub all the time up front.

Lazer Viking
05-02-2008, 08:20 PM
lower =)

go to your local parts store or something, they should have some spanner wrenches that will work on them

the_pirate
05-02-2008, 08:27 PM
lower =)

go to your local parts store or something, they should have some spanner wrenches that will work on them

yeah thats what i'll do tomorrow. do i have to take them off the car to adjust them?? it seems like i could do it with just the wheels off.

if i go any lower i wouldnt be able to make it into my townhome complex!![:D]

Lazer Viking
05-02-2008, 08:38 PM
you can do it with the wheels off
might need a hammer or something to break them loose if they've been set for a while

park on the street ;)

the_pirate
05-03-2008, 06:18 AM
does anyone have any suggestions on what i should do next with the suspension? i need an alignment. but what about a camber kit, is it necessary?

fred2ka4
05-03-2008, 07:19 AM
I would have these suspension items on my short list if I was in your spot.

1) DTS - Drive Trane (transmission) Stabilizer
2) Rear sway bar (If you have AWD then get the metal end links as well)
3) Up-graded engine and tranny mounts - I have S4 mounts and they work great but 034 has a new density line that is supposed to work and feel way better.
4) up-graded polyurethane DTS mount from Chevy (works great)

And that my friend, will give you a very solid suspension. There are some other things you could do as well but this is where I would start. I have all these mods as well and my car handles like no other, but I do have some other mods to my suspension as well.

Hope this helps.

94jedi
05-03-2008, 09:19 AM
wow, I really like the look even though I'm sooo not into slammed cars. I love the GTI wheels too. did you use adapters or are they custom drilled?

Squarrl
05-03-2008, 10:29 AM
I think since they are MRK V GTI wheels they are already 5x112

djwimbo
05-03-2008, 10:58 AM
Huff's FTW. They'd look like sex if they were a darker color, like a medium grey-ish.

When I build my bagged car I might just have to put these on it.

Love this pic..
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/100_0688.jpg

the_pirate
05-03-2008, 11:08 AM
they arent as shinny as they look in the pics....but i was actually thinking about getting them painted a charcoal grey color.

djwimbo
05-03-2008, 11:12 AM
they arent as shinny as they look in the pics....but i was actually thinking about getting them painted a charcoal grey color.

Kinda like the way they look in this pic... Something like this would be amazing.
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Picture020.jpg

Calabria
05-03-2008, 01:08 PM
Very nice, super low and clean.

bronz
05-03-2008, 01:43 PM
lower it

pipe7284
05-03-2008, 07:33 PM
It was nice meeting you!!!!! it was about time you posted some pics.
car looks sexy.

the_pirate
05-03-2008, 08:08 PM
It was nice meeting you!!!!! it was about time you posted some pics.
car looks sexy.

yeah bro dito! i had fun and i hope i didnt get you guys sick....haha thats why i havent posted any pics i just cleaned it yesterday! ride is good, pretty bumpy but i'm taking it in to get it aligned this week and maybe have the shop raise it up at the same time since they have the stuff to do it. i'm thinking 3/4" raise. just enough so the front tires dont rub on the fenders.

pipe7284
05-03-2008, 08:22 PM
^^^^sick of what? yeah 3/43 sound good. post the pics after to see the difference.

biketsai
05-03-2008, 10:53 PM
niice drop, perfect stance

Monsod
05-04-2008, 11:10 AM
looks good man im gonna attempt to lower my car soon ...any tips...my springs are just sitting here collecting dust

the_pirate
05-04-2008, 06:15 PM
looks good man im gonna attempt to lower my car soon ...any tips...my springs are just sitting here collecting dust

thanks! have a friend help you it will make it alot easier! thats really the only tip i can give because its pretty cut and dry.....real easy to do.

jonrogers42
05-04-2008, 06:25 PM
NICE, I like the wheels

_audible_
05-05-2008, 07:12 AM
Looks nice, but they are too sunken in, space them out and roll your fenders thin to fit. Stop rolling once your fenders have a few millimeter's of space between the tire and metal. You need adjustable control arms to adjust your camber (unless you feel like disconnecting your subframe and rocking your motor). Get some, correct it and make the body fit the wheels. You will definitely need to stiffen up your suspension as the Koni's are way too soft. Hard breaking, steering will give you a lot of rubbing...