front strut lenght comparison problems
01-25-2011, 12:06 AM
Post: #1
front strut lenght comparison problems
Hi,
my AE got a coilover suspension with koni yellow struts. My problem one of them is totally fu****, there is oil everywere and I can´t pull it out to measure total length.
Luckily someone on here could sell me 2nd hand Koni to fix it temporary. (Going to buy Driftworks CS2´s as soon as its back in stock around 6-7weeks)

Since I didn´t build the suspension, I´d like to find out what was done.
I meassured 345mm total lenght of the strut body (yellow part)
and my housing is around 425mm long (bottom to top with no locking nut)

Does anybody know it that´s stock or short-stroke?
Strut housing was half filled with oil so I forgot to check if there is a spacer at the bottom.

The strut I could get does have a a strut body lenght of 400mm, wich is quiet a bit more than the 345mm I measured.
I´m not sure it will fit my housing...
So I really need your help. Dumb question

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01-25-2011, 01:00 AM
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front strut lenght comparison problems
Thats probably an AE92 or SW20 shock. aka short strokes.
I would take a drive in a car with DW suspension before buying them..

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01-25-2011, 01:11 AM
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front strut lenght comparison problems
I know you´re the suspension guy, but can anybody confirm?

What´s wrong with the DW CS2? I´m not using it on the road.

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01-25-2011, 07:28 AM
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fax0815 Wrote:I know you´re the suspension guy, but can anybody confirm?

What´s wrong with the DW CS2? I´m not using it on the road.

60mm difference sounds very like ahort stroke.
Nothing wrong with the DW suspensions, had them on my S-Body - they are just a bit on the hard side but as you're not using it on the road, even if you would, there perfectlt ok.

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01-25-2011, 09:20 AM
Post: #5
front strut lenght comparison problems
340mm is definately short stroke. Same length as the short HTSs.

DW valving for some cars can be too hard. I would try them before buying them, thats all I said.. not that there is something wrong with them.

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01-25-2011, 04:12 PM
Post: #6
front strut lenght comparison problems
Thanks for your help!
I´ll see what I´m going to do with my new suspension, but for now I have to stick with the old parts...

Mostlikly not, but does anyone have a 2nd hand short stroke Koni yellow lying around?Confused

Or any usable 2nd hand shortstroke shocks???

I could have 2nd hand AE92 TRD yellows no proof how good they are, but I need to make an offer?
What do you think is the reasonable price? 100€?

Cheers, Max!

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