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H&R/Koni Impressions 5ktq
UPS finally managed to pick up the Koni shock they had delivered to
the wrong address. Their scheduled 2 day delivery actualy turned out
to be 17 days.... after many calls I am very unimpressed with UPS
Anyway, the H&R's and Koni's are installed. The rear shocks are set
75% stiff and the fronts 100% stiff. Impressions so far.... :) The
handling of the car is transformed from rocking and wallowing to
smooth and controlled. No longer are you pitched forward shifting from
1st to 2nd and you can push the car a lot harder out of slow corners.
Fast sweepers which were interesting (read scary) before, are now
balanced and flat.
I think I'll sell 5th gear, any takers? With the old worn stock
suspension I would change up quikly get the car in 5th and putter
along. This morning on the hour commute to work I think I used 5th
twice. Lane changes at speed have become enjoyable.
So although not too impressed with the build quality of the Koni's I'm
very happy with the handling improvement and time will tell regarding
their reliability and warranty. There were still 11 sets of the H&R
springs left at the warehouse in Tornoto when I bought mine and I can
strongly recommend them $215 CDN! (usual disclaimers). Now if only
they had a set for the ur-q...
Regards, Mike :)