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      01-21-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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Koni yellows front adjustment

I was trying to adjust the shocks to correct rebound before I install them, I was able to pre-load the rear, turned it to fully stiff and dial it back to my desired stiffness, but it seemed there is no fully lock position for the front? I did load the front strut to max compression and tried to turn it, but it's turning forever. I searched around but I can't find a lot info on how to adjust the front. thanks in advance for any input
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The fronts are adjusted via the valve adjuster on the top of the strut. you should have received a plastic knob that fits on the top of the valve that you can turn.
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The fronts are adjusted via the valve adjuster on the top of the strut. you should have received a plastic knob that fits on the top of the valve that you can turn.
I do have the knob, but are the fronts suspposed to have a lock position like the rears? mine keeps turning, how i suppose to know when I am at fully stiff or soft?

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The strut adjustment should stop at full soft and full stiff; about 2 1/2 full turns
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The strut adjustment should stop at full soft and full stiff; about 2 1/2 full turns
Just want to confirm again, no pre load needed to adjust the fronts? is it possible the shocks are damaged and not adjustable anymore?
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I've only adjusted them preloaded/installed. Are they not on the car yet? did you buy them new or used?
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I've only adjusted them preloaded/installed. Are they not on the car yet? did you buy them new or used?
It's not on the car yet, I bought them used from a forum member here
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Mike-y might know or one of the vendors. I didn't try to adjust the front struts prior to installation. The rears you do adjust prior to installation. I suggest 3/4 turn from soft for the rears if you have oe springs. My tech said not to set them at full soft, full firm or 50%
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I do have the knob, but are the fronts suspposed to have a lock position like the rears? mine keeps turning, how i suppose to know when I am at fully stiff or soft?

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Yes, they should have a lock position at both ends of the range. It sounds like they are damaged.
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alright guys, I am an idiot, when I turned the knob, I turned somehow turned the strut rod together, the shock is fine
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alright guys, I am an idiot, when I turned the knob, I turned somehow turned the strut rod together, the shock is fine
Glad to here the shocks are OK!
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