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crw 12-29-2012 06:35 PM

Installation thread for KONI FSD suspension
 
Follow along on my Koni FSD/ROW33 installation thread.

A coupe of items up front:

- this is for entertainment purposes only (I am not an expert and I am not advising anyone on how to do this installation)

- any tips, insights, or constructive criticism is welcome

- I will update this thread as I go along

- I have dyslexia, so bear with me regarding any diction or spelling errors

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Starting point:

A 1997 993C4S with 26K original miles on it (stock suspension and ride height). The goal will be to have the car at a lower ride height and also, improve the ride.

http://imageshack.us/a/img535/5712/s...2020600022.jpg

A heated 24 x 36 gararge makes this a nice winter project.

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/391/993007.jpg

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/3787/993016.jpg

I bought the suspension from Carnewall (@$1,400)

Koni FSD and ROW33

These struts are not adjustable. I have to figure out what the red rings are for? I noticed that these are not on the units sold in the US, but are on the ones out of Belgium.

The red rings - any ideas? Looks like an adjustment to me.

Koni supplies a wrench, but 0 instructions.

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4756/p93166.jpg

ROW33 springs

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4564/993002.jpg

Wheels off - End of day 1.

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/9022/993005.jpg

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/9850/993006.jpg

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8746/993s2001.jpg

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/7637/993023.jpg





The jack is gone and the car is up on 4 jack stands.

This site is a valuable resource with regard items like jacking the car up:

http://p-car.com/diy/diy.html

kg4nih 12-29-2012 07:16 PM

Subscribed.

I just bought the same kit from Gert. It's my winter project also. I haven't started yet. PM me your email and I'll send the scanned instructions that were included in the kit I got.

Note that the top piston nut on the OEM struts is 21mm. The Koni FSD nut is 22mm.

nile13 12-29-2012 07:36 PM

Red rings are adjustable height perches. As are Koni Yellows, it looks like FSDs are adjustable on the front but not on the rear. Very odd, but consistent.

PS. If you have dyslexia you should feel right at home here :) At least that's my excuse :)

kg4nih 12-29-2012 08:17 PM

FSD scanned instructions
 
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IXLR8 12-29-2012 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by crw (Post 10105300)
Follow along on my Koni FSD/ROW33 installation thread.

Subscribed as well.


Originally Posted by crw (Post 10105300)
I bought the suspension from Carnewall (@$1,400)

Gert states on line "shipping included". Can you confirm that.

kg4nih 12-29-2012 09:35 PM

Yes (same offer at the time I ordered). Shipping time was about 5 days to VA.

And, Gert was great to deal with. I started w/ the PSS10 or Bilstein HD /ROW30 route, but in an exchange of emails I told him how I used the car and he recommended a FSD/ROW33.

MACH993 12-29-2012 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by kg4nih (Post 10105702)
Yes (same offer at the time I ordered). Shipping time was about 5 days to VA.

And, Gert was great to deal with. I started w/ the PSS10 or Bilstein HD /ROW30 route, but in an exchange of emails I told him how I used the car and he recommended a FSD/ROW33.

I've had this set-up on my car for about six months now. You won't regret the choice.

crw 12-29-2012 10:21 PM

The shipping was included in the price (I think the total was @$1,436).

At that time, some vendors on EBAY were charging @$2K, not including shipping.

About 3 months later US Customs sent me a $46 tariff bill (based on my FedEX delivery on the items) for importing this from another country.

Twin Screw 12-30-2012 08:47 AM

Pretty cool. Now might be a good time to re-paint the calipers ! Just sayin....

crw 12-30-2012 09:49 AM

Yes, calipers will need to be re-celared in spots.

There are lots of links on RL on how to tackle this:

https://rennlist.com/forums/964-foru...g-options.html

My pads have plenty left on them, so that's one less thing to do.

racerxnk 12-30-2012 11:05 AM

Subscribed. Want to see how you like the ride and what the ride height looks like.

P-daddy 12-30-2012 11:40 AM

Hmm....interesting that the rear shocks have no adjustment. I guess your ride height in the rear is dependent on the springs of your choosing. Subscribed!

pirahna 12-30-2012 12:18 PM

I have been debating HD's and FSD's. I look forward to hearing how you like them.

shamrock 12-30-2012 12:25 PM

Will follow this one with interest , Koni's are on my list,
And Gert lives a bit closer to me ( but not close enough for a Sunday drive!)
Thanks for the thread and pics!

Rinty 12-30-2012 01:42 PM

Good to see you back, Shamrock. :thumbup:


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