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RE: Koni returns
"Martin Pajak" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >How are they going to prove that you had the shocks in a lowered car
> > >by looking at your reciept?
> > They look at the reg and if it says honda/chebby - bingo!
> I was talking about the same kind of car just different VIN.
> Like I transfered the Eibach/Boge struts from my '84 to my '86 4kq.
> Does that mean I lost the warranty?
I also have a comment for discussion. I have some strut housings that
have been modified to accept Scirocco struts for my C-GT. Basically
the same diameter, only these have a shorter body length and shorter
overall length. This allows me to lower the car quite a bit, and the
struts would not be outrageously outside their normal "centered" range
of motion. knowhatimean? This prevents the strut from bottoming out
internally (bang! bang!) when compressed to the limits of the suspension
travel. (my friend's Coupe GT would actually touch the body on the
ground before anything would bottom out, without rubber bump stops.
bottom limit could be set by bump stops if desired)
(all I did was cut the strut housings down and move the threads lower,
for those wondering) (I know it's a no-no...)
Since these struts I have are for a Scirocco but are actually installed
in a Coupe GT, it's likely that they won't honor the warranty if I
tried to get them replaced, if they knew.
What's my comment? I don't know!
I have had them replaced before tho', they are (no laughing please),
Gabriels (from Pep Boys!). I didn't need (or have anymore) a receipt.
They actually weren't very bad, but I was swapping them (the strut
housings) from car to car, and wanted fresh ones.
I didn't have nay problems with the exchange. They're all rebuilt
anyway (in Brazil).
A friend of mine has a set of Tokico non-adjustables in his car, anyone
have any experience with warranty's with them? They are supposedly
lifetime, but I have heard that a long time ago, Tokico had problems
with the chrome peeling of the shafts, and then blamed the customer for
"using vice-grips" on the shaft and causing it to peel. Are they still
doing this to customers?
How about SPAX? Duane H. is runnning adjustable SPAX' on the front of
his 4kcstq. I like 'em! I want some! Any other experience with them?
He chose them over (he said, she said) Koni adjustable's because the
Koni's are hydraulic instead of gas. The SPAX' are apparently gas.