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#21 Mr240z

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 08:05 PM

Koni classic's where the best investment i've ever made for the Zed but weren't cheap at around $1,500 for all corners..

But worth every cent in my option..

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 09:01 PM

My car has Koni reds and I've been very happy with them.  I'm sure Hodgo can vouch from targa wrest point that it sits very nice over the bumpy stuff with no nasty rebounding.

A previous daily driver of mine had KYB's and was horrid.  I don't think it was the fault of the shocks though.  A previous owner had setup the suspension with springs too stiff for the shocks.  As a result the shocks couldn't control them and it jumped across the road at any sign of a bump.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:20 AM

A previous daily driver of mine had KYB's and was horrid.  I don't think it was the fault of the shocks though.  A previous owner had setup the suspension with springs too stiff for the shocks.  As a result the shocks couldn't control them and it jumped across the road at any sign of a bump.


That's the hardest part of getting the setup right, matching the dampening of the shocks to the springs, in both bump and rebound.

With my Z I have externally adjustable Konis which at the moment are set to the middle in adjustment. I need to get out on the track and do a proper test day to set them up to match the springs precisely.

When purchased they were valved to suit the spring rates I have but now I just have to tweak them to get it just right. Hopefully next week I will have a good shakedown on the track at QR and get a feel for the car again and then do another test day to set it up properly.


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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:21 AM

From my experience the standard Koni reds struggle to control the front end dive under brakes........I pulled out the Konis and refitted with KYB's and the car was transformed

#25 S30Mike

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:37 PM

Hmmm,

Well from what ive been reading here, it seems like the sensible option would to be the Lowered king springs, but what shocks should i go with to compliment them?


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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:53 PM


Everyone has their favourites, my choice are KYB's...........

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:05 PM

Check to see if you have the Orig. wet legs first, Mike.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:31 PM

Thought i would throw up these... Please note my Cams Approved  ;D measuring device.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 03:42 PM

Check to see if you have the Orig. wet legs first, Mike.


Wow you're right on the money with the Wet Legs theory. I just did the front and it's awesome. Top Darts.

#30 S30Mike

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:52 AM

Check to see if you have the Orig. wet legs first, Mike.


Sorry Lurch what exactly am i looking for?

I think ive got Koni Yellow inserts and Tockico springs atm.. they look filthy so i cant judge by the colour, but i checked my receipt history and at some point thats what was installed..

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 06:34 PM

Sorry to Butt in Lurch... NOT..... But if you have wet legs then they will be very similar to the pictures i posted above when dismantaled.

#32 Lurch ™

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 06:46 PM

Sorry to Butt in Lurch... NOT..... But if you have wet legs then they will be very similar to the pictures i posted above when dismantaled.


Pardon? ???

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:07 AM

Scootag, from the outside they look remarkably similar to those pictures you posted..

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:27 AM

Yea they will but once you undo the nut on the strut you'll either have inserts or it will look like those photos.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:15 PM

Hey guys!

I am currently in the middle of restoring my suspension on my 2+2 and read this thread before attempting it - it's bloody helpful!

I have a question though! It turns out my car has the original 'wet legs' so I have taken them apart to replace fluid etc, however, it turns out that one of my front 'legs' has been running dry for a while by the looks of things, there is wear on the bush and shaft (see pics) and the seal on the top has worn as a result (probably the reason for it being dry - see pic).

I was wondering if there is a rebuild kit available for these items? Are the bushes and seals still available from anywhere? I know it's a big ask but I can only hope!

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 04:18 PM

Try asking your local parts supplier or try calling a Zed parts specialist.

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 09:29 AM

I've read this thread with much interest - and i'm now in the process of redoing my 'wetlegs' for my 260z.

Three questions:

1) did we establish if there is a difference in atf fluid amounts for 260z struts vs. 240z struts?

2) When reloading the atf - does it all get loaded in the 'inner' tube assembly?

3) Is there any 'bleeding' required - if so, what is the recommended way to do this?

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 10:15 PM

I have just done this work with the wet legs in my 2+2 and found when emptying out the old crap that was in there (they varied from 250mls to 330mls) I settled on 400mls each for front and rear. Combined with the lowered King spring that were fitted at the same time the difference is fantastic. At first I thought it to be too hard but after a few drives it is actually not as hard as my VZ C'dore with FE2 susp.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 04:38 AM

Thanks for that - very useful




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