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      07-27-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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How to adjust Koni Yellows

I recently got Koni Yellow struts installed on my car. I had a shop do it, but did not tell them what to adjust them to. They said they just installed it however it came out of the box.
Does anyone know how they come from the factory?
Does anyone think I could feel it if one side was different from the other?
Is there a way to adjust the shocks while they are installed, or do I have to take them off then do it?

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Konis have a knob on the top of them to adjust

I would check to see if they are at least balanced (corner balance)
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They adjust on the strut tower...they should come with a knob.
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Funny, just wrote a post about it
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286489
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I have the knob. I would just like to know if it's possible to adjust the shocks after they have been installed, and the car resting on them (not jacked up).
I would like to know if it's even possible before I start taking things apart.
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You can adjust the front with the knob with the shocks still installed and loaded.

The rear you have to preload the shock and turn the whole assembly while loaded. There should be instructions in the koni boxes.
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http://www.koni.com/193.html
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oh man... does that mean that the rear koni adjustable shocks can only be adjusted by taking the entire shock assembly off the car? thats a pain in the ass isnt it?
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oh man... does that mean that the rear koni adjustable shocks can only be adjusted by taking the entire shock assembly off the car? thats a pain in the ass isnt it?
you could just detach the bottom bolt then compress and turn the shock while the top is still secure. I just adjusted mine before installation =)
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the dumb is strong on this thread
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the dumb is strong on this thread
You must be talking about yourself because I see some info that could be of use to the OP
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You must be talking about yourself because I see some info that could be of use to the OP
like telling them to take the shocks out or compress them when all you have to do is turn the flippin knob. that is great info!
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like telling them to take the shocks out or compress them when all you have to do is turn the flippin knob. that is great info!
hence the word some not all
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you could just detach the bottom bolt then compress and turn the shock while the top is still secure. I just adjusted mine before installation =)
I'm not sure that this will work because the bump stop will prevent the shock from being fully compress. to adjust the tich part of the shaft must be fully compress.
follow longtran DIY on rear shock removal is easy.
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like telling them to take the shocks out or compress them when all you have to do is turn the flippin knob. that is great info!

Taking the shocks/dampers out is referring to the rear ones, you cannot adjust the rears with the "knob", only the fronts.

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Taking the shocks/dampers out is referring to the rear ones, you cannot adjust the rears with the "knob", only the fronts.

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Danny, what's up man. Haven't seen u post n forever! I was thinking about u the otherday.

And yes, yellows foe the E90 need to be removed to be adjusted.
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Danny, what's up man. Haven't seen u post n forever! I was thinking about u the otherday.

And yes, yellows foe the E90 need to be removed to be adjusted.
Hey man! How are you and the ride? Any more plans for it?

Funny how that is sometimes, another member (Hong Kong) said that he saw an arctic with volks and thought of my car, many thousands of miles away!

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