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#26 _toranaramaman_

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:44 PM

Thanks Jeff
How do they ride and handle
I want a smooth ride but handle like my wifes Kia ( to old now lol)
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Ian
Thanks Barry I will go Koni if i cant work out the Bilsteins
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:49 PM

I got a pair of koni's for the front of my xu-1,I payed $320 and in hydraulic not gas,purchased them in 2008 from wholesale

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:48 AM

$320.00 seems a bit much, could have done them for $232.00pr.

Edited by glenn l, 06 June 2012 - 08:54 AM.


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:20 AM

Thanks Jeff How do they ride and handle I want a smooth ride but handle like my wifes Kia ( to old now lol) Thanks Regards Ian Thanks Barry I will go Koni if i cant work out the Bilsteins Regards



They are a little firm (at least to the old worn out shocks on the car before, haha) but a nice controlled feeling while driving it around.

#30 _toranaramaman_

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:32 PM

Thanks Jeff
I will work on it
Regards

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:41 PM

Maybe a bit much to pay but i didn't want them in gas,and very happy with them.

Cheers John.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:39 AM

Hi guys, i have a pair of Koni front shocks to suit lx. i bought them about 2 years ago they were second hand but never used. its now come time to use them. i got them out of the box stretched them open and compressed them a couple of times, but they dont want to open out on there own. is there something you need to do before use or they are just stuffed?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:37 AM

Not all are gas-filled, being Konis they probably aren't. As long as they provide resistance in both directions (particularly rebound) and they both offer the same resistance then they should be good to go.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:28 PM

Yep agree. Just fitted my new ones yesterday and they don't automatically come out after being compressed. They work fine once they are in.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:21 PM

Checked them out, they hav resistance both ways and it varies when I adjust them.
Looks like they are good.
Thanks for the help guys

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:10 AM

has any one used the VS wagon yellow koni in the rear of a LH torana, adjustable at top of shock , but i think it might be a bit hard,

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:58 PM

Ditch the konis buy bilsteins.
Koni need to revisit development and some modern day valving.
Or if you can do some part no. Matching you can get some jri, qa1's from the states as camaro run the same length shocks.
One camaro model hs same fronts another has same rears, im not sure which models.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:26 PM


Or if you can do some part no. Matching you can get some jri, qa1's from the states as camaro run the same length shocks.
One camaro model hs same fronts another has same rears, im not sure which models.

 

Would be good to know which part numbers, had tried to work it out but still not sure



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 06:13 PM

67 to 69 camaro has same front length as LH/LX and the rear is same length as VS wagon

vpw has viking smooth body GM pack for a thousand

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but not sure how thick the shock body is and if it will fit in the rear



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:01 PM

The qa1's are similar size to a koni 5211 which is larger dia than your normal koni reds.
They cant be fitted through the hole in lower wishbone, with some relief in lower arm for the dog bone they can be made to fit from the top when spring is fitted.
I cant remeber the models and numbers was a while ago when i worked it out.

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 08:09 PM

Is there a bilsten shock for the front of lh/lx?

I see the rear part number mentioned in this thread B46-0154

Or is there koni yellows?




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