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: Very cheap suspension!!!!!!!


JeremyFrost
16th September 2002, 06:12 AM
I have just got a quote from Larkspeed for Koni Sports top adjustable dampers (same as Abbott?) and PI springs for 460 including VAT! What do you guys reckon? I have been told that PI springs are very good. This is almost 300 cheaper than Abbott. Big website at http://www.larkspeed.com. Alan, did you get your Bilstein kit from Europcarparts? If not, you might be interested in this too. Call Stewart in the Bradford shop on 01274 877787.

Jez

BillJ
16th September 2002, 07:10 AM
Dunno if they're the same. Are they yellow? And the rears from Abbott aren't top-adjustable, only the fronts.

The price looks good.

JeremyFrost
16th September 2002, 07:14 AM
Not sure, Bill. As Koni only seem to do a small handful of models, I think that they must be the same. I will check.

JeremyFrost
16th September 2002, 07:22 AM
Have now got more info! Parts no's are 8641-114 Sport for the front and 8040-1057 Sport for the back.

Not quite sure what this means, but apparently, the front unit is an insert, so you have to cut the housing of the original strut to fit the new one in. Will this be a problem? As I'm no engineer, I will get the local specialists to fit them anyway.

Front ones are top adjustable, backs are not, same as Abbott.

JeremyFrost
16th September 2002, 07:29 AM
Sorry, should be 8641-1114 for the fronts. Looking at a US shock site (Koni UK is rubbish!), they do appear to be the yellow ones. Aren't the Abbott ones orange, Bill?

JeremyFrost
16th September 2002, 07:35 AM
Amazing how much information you can find on the web when you are nursing flu symptoms; http://www.koni-na.com/pdfcatalogs/KONI2000StUpdt.pdf