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Re: yellow Koni's w/ stock springs for a 4kq?
In a message dated 10/17/99 9:52:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
The original post from Jeryd asked if it's ok to use Koni yellows with stock
springs. This is actually the reverse scenario of what's being discussed,
in that a stiffer-valved shock is used with stock springs. I think that
it will work fine, except at the expense of a harder ride. The overdamped
characteristic of this combination would probably mean slightly improved
transient response and turn-in, but ultimate body roll in a long sweeper
would probably not be improved much over stock.
I would adjust the Koni to one of the softer settings for use with the
stock springs, just so I don't get the worst of both worlds -- bad ride
quality and hardly improved handling.
Yes, Ti, I suppose you are right..higher dampening given a constant
spring rate will definitely result in a harsher ride. My responses have been
in regards to dampening vs spring stiffness as per the discussion with Steven
Bigelow...I suppose we have strayed from the original post.
The nice thing about the Koni's is that they are adjustable, so the most
appropriate dampening rate can be dialed in to the given set of spring rates
and driving needs. I can't see anything wrong with going with the
adjustables, but again, spring and dampening rates need to be in proportion.
An over dampened spring may see the contact patch off the ground, and not on
the road, where it should be...