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This is a discussion on Strano Spring users in here...plz within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I got my Strano springs and konis installed and love them. Only thing I wouldnt mind changing is the ride ...

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    Question Strano Spring users in here...plz

    I got my Strano springs and konis installed and love them. Only thing I wouldnt mind changing is the ride height of the front. Wondering if anyone else has done anything to lower front a little. I was wondering if its possible to cut part of the rubber isolator (top of spring) to lower ride height. What about lower control arms ?
    cutting spring is not an option

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    Are you already sitting on the lower spring perch of the Koni's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Are you already sitting on the lower spring perch of the Koni's?
    I didnt see any adjustments on the lower springs perch. Im sitting right on spring perch. The perch looked like it was stuck in current spot, non-adjustable

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmb570 View Post
    I didnt see any adjustments on the lower springs perch. Im sitting right on spring perch. The perch looked like it was stuck in current spot, non-adjustable
    The rront shocks have a dual groove (for the C clip) for a spring perch change, this changes the ride height. They should have came out of the box on the top groove. it's NOT reccomended to use Strano Springs (or any spring for that matter) on the lower perch setting because you can damage the shock.
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    Which Koni's?
    Got a part number?

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    I have the 4/3 konis from strano. I didnt touch the original perch settings on the shocks. In the front my car (floor to fender) sits 27" high, slightly less in back

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    You can use the lower perch on the front shocks. You need to remove the spring from the shock, and change the perch location. Should drop the front a little extra for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    You can use the lower perch on the front shocks. You need to remove the spring from the shock, and change the perch location. Should drop the front a little extra for you.
    i didnt see a way to lower the perch. looked like it was stuck on the groove. Wonder if theres a document or picture on how to do this

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    damn, looks like I need to tear it down and find a how to lower perch
    Part #: Koni 4/3
    Brand: Koni
    Price: $732.00
    --2 spring perch positions (stock or approx. 3/4" lower)
    --Direct replacement for OEM
    --Huge handling improvement, superior body motion control with less roll rate generation
    --Firm ride quality without being harsh
    --Externally adjustable/on car rebound adjustment on the front, Internal rebound/off car adjustment on the rear shocks.
    --The best shock for performance applications and/or lowering springs
    --Rebuildable and Revalveable for custom setups
    --Also known as “Koni Yellows”
    --Lifetime Warranty

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    Should be pretty easy once the spring is removed from the shock.
    The perch location is basicly just a groove in the shock. There are two, only can see one because the perch is in the other one.


    I have been tempted to actually sell the Strano springs, use the lower perch on the Koni's up front, and do the heater hose mod to the rear. Still drop the car a little for style and probably hook up a bit better at the track.

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    Koni 4/4 & strano springs here I was told using the lower perch was not good for the shock with this set up?
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    is there a trick to lower perch to bottom grove

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    welll installing on lower perch leveled out my ride. Thanks guys for the help

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    do you feel a difference in ride since you changed it? I'm about to get this setup, just waiting on stock to come in.

    Any pics?

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    I think it feels like front is more settle and secure, but it could just be me. Not real good with camera so here are a couple new pictures




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    [QUOTE=cmb570;1974423]I think it feels like front is more settle and secure, but it could just be me. Not real good with camera so here are a couple new pictures
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    Its looking good just enough.... Looks like a 2 finger gap in there.. I like it..

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    Wow that looks excellent! I can't wait

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    I was told by Sam that its not recommended to use the lower perch as it can cause the shock to bottom out....... Have you had any issues with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinsB View Post
    I was told by Sam that its not recommended to use the lower perch as it can cause the shock to bottom out....... Have you had any issues with this?
    No I havent had any issues with front shock bottom out. Its only a 1.4 " if that. However Sam does know what he is talking about, but I like the look and it rides nice so.....letting it ride

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