Koni Settings for the Combi??? - SaabCentral Forums
*
Home Saab Pictures Saab Classifieds Saab Dealer Listings Saab Forum Saab Forum


Go Back   SaabCentral Forums > 9-3 Sedan, Convertible ('04+)/Combi & 9-3X Workshop - ALL Engines > 9-3 Sedan, Convertible ('04+)/Combi & 9-3X Workshop - ALL Engines

9-3 Sedan, Convertible ('04+)/Combi & 9-3X Workshop - ALL Engines 9-3 SportSedan, Convertible ('04+)/Combi & 9-3X, 2003 - 2012 Technical & Repair

SaabCentral.com is the premier Saab All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 27th April 2017
04AeroCO 04AeroCO is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008                                                
Location: Colorado
Posts: 119
Default Koni Settings for the Combi???

I'm getting ready to install some Koni Yellow's and have no idea of the ideal settings (granted I know that's subjective). Anyone have any experience and recommendations for the front and rear settings for the Yellows for daily driving? What feels best for handling and comfort? And how in the world do I adjust the rears...they compress all the way in to be adjusted?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 27th April 2017
chalpkin's Avatar
chalpkin chalpkin is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016                                                
Location: Mitcham, United Kingdom.
My Saabs: 2004 saab 93 aero auto
Posts: 100
Default

From experience, Koni yellows come set mid way in their damping range, fit them, take it for a decent run over a verity of different road surfaces and make your own decision on wether to stiffen or soften the settings to your choice. From memory, I doubt you'll want to make them stiffer!

Sent from my SM-G800F using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 27th April 2017
adwarp17's Avatar
adwarp17 adwarp17 is offline
Saab Crazy
 
Join Date: Apr 2013                                                
Location: Mettawa, IL
My Saabs: '88 SPG Stg4, '03 9-3 2.0T Stg2
Posts: 771
Default

I run my fronts at around 75% soft and rears 75% hard on the SS. Seems the most balanced for regular driving. There are some threads about the settings. Do a search and you'll find it.

And yes, to adjust the rears, you have to unbolt them and compress to adjust.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4  
Old 27th April 2017
qwikredline qwikredline is offline
Saab on the Brain!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012                                                
Location: Blackstock Ontario
My Saabs: 2007 9.5 Combi Sport
Posts: 5,888
Default

generally there are six clicks of adjustment. Mid point is best. Remove rears, press down on the top vertically and rotate until you feel it engage the adjuster. rotate all the way clockwise or anti clockwise counting the clicks or bumps. find the mid point .

the rest is popcorn as stiffening and softening is really just over damping or under damping. These aint formula one dampers bro' lol

my take. I got konis on another car. Not bad for konis
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 28th April 2017
04AeroCO 04AeroCO is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008                                                
Location: Colorado
Posts: 119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by adwarp17 View Post
I run my fronts at around 75% soft and rears 75% hard on the SS. Seems the most balanced for regular driving. There are some threads about the settings. Do a search and you'll find it.

And yes, to adjust the rears, you have to unbolt them and compress to adjust.
You'd think the search would have turned up some posts, and was surprised when it didn't...hence the new post.

There are a couple of posts that indirectly discuss it, but nothing real concrete.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 18th May 2017
htowniman htowniman is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008                                                
Location: Houston
My Saabs: 2010 9-3 Combi in Carbon Grey
Posts: 84
Default

I have 10 Combi with 68K miles. Also looking at Koni Yellow and Springs.

I end up finding this kit specific for Combi. I emailed to them to confirm there is another spring for SS. It is still cheaper to get it from UK than in here. $652+shipping. http://www.partsforsaabs.com/product...oducts_id=4458
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SaabCentral Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2006 combi suspension: Blistein vs Koni vs ? scramblase 9-3 Sedan, Convertible ('04+)/Combi & 9-3X Workshop - ALL Engines 6 24th February 2016 11:04 PM
Koni settings cammybroon NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning 23 6th December 2007 01:11 PM
H&R & Koni Combi Johnnydel 9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning 28 15th September 2007 11:34 PM
Koni settings with H&R spring kevy1975 9-3 Sedan, Convertible ('04+)/Combi & 9-3X Workshop - ALL Engines 0 10th May 2007 12:33 PM
Koni Settings magp1e 9000 Performance, Mods & Tuning 6 24th August 2006 05:07 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:45 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

top of page | sitemap | email us



copyright © 2003 - 2011 saabcentral.com, All rights reserved http://www.whiter.co.uk - valid xhtml - valid css
SaabCentral is an independently run website and is not affiliated in any way to Saab Automobile AB.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.