- Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:22 pm
Finally the rear Koni yellow struts (87 2429Sport) arrived. It took a month to get from Andy’s Auto Sport. Good thing I didn’t want to install them any time soon. Just to clarify for others these do not have a turn knob and have to be adjusted off the car. You fully compress the strut and put the upper shaft non-thread part (not the outer shaft that needs to remain completely unblemished) in a vice and rotate clockwise to increase dampening force (the video show him holding it in his hand and compresses and then turns clockwise). The directions say + = 180 degrees, ++ = 360 degrees, and max. ++++ = 720 degrees. I’m assuming that you can rotate it 540 degrees to get ++++ but it does show. I’m not sure but the video I watched from Koni suggest that it is a linear progression of increase of rebound dampening force. They are not double adjustable for both rebound and compression forces.
My KYB Excel-G rear struts are not worn, but definitely were not firm enough. Hopefully the Koni yellows will be a better fit. I’ll start by adjusting them to the ½ way setting between min and max. Really it is the compression force that I want to increase and not the rebound. Even this I don’t know for sure because Koni does have double adjustable struts without the 2nd adjustment were turning it is adjusting both at once. I’ll find out if the Koni yellows are firmer on the compression then the KYB Excel-G. I think they will be. Coming out of a hard turn the increased rebound dampening will give me more control.
Talk about shipping the Whiteline front lower control arm poly bushing finally was shipped after three months. I order it Nov 30th. They will not email you if there stuff is backordered. They will reply to your email if you ask what is up.