[Saloon-lovers] Koni Set up

Has anyone fitted Koni shocks to the rear of a Mark X?

I am trying to get an idea as to what setting to use. As many of you know,
once these shocks are installed, they can not be adjusted unless they are
completely disassembled from the coils. There are about two full turns of
adjustment and the rebound can change from very soft to extremely hard with
little adjustment. I am not looking for a very soft ride but more of an
aggressive suspension. I am concerned that I might set it up to be too
stiff, but do not know how stiff these shocks can be until they are on the
car. Anyone out there with some experience with these shocks on a Mark X?

Anyone considering getting these shocks on their Mark X needs to order in
well advance. After 3 months of waiting, I received 2 of the shocks and a
screw up has held the others up for another 2+ weeks. I’m still waiting.
Koni does not stock them in the US and uses their terrible distribution
system to get them out of Holland. Meanwhile, my completed rear suspension
sits on the garage floor…waiting.

Thanks
Micah Wellman

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HI! Micah,

I have found to install as from Koni is best for road cars the Koni’s will
give a slightly more firm ride, you have chosen a good shock for the rear of
your Jag.

Generally it’s only the front for Mk2’s that need a fiddle, the reason is
the Koni Classics can not do, 2,4,3.4,3.8 & 420 front ends as out of the
box, reason is there is different front spring rates , different engine &
transmission weights & the wire wheel set ups weigh more then steel wheels
that bolt on & the front weights over the front axle varies with model of
car.

egards
Terry----- Original Message -----
From: “Micah” MicahKev@Pacbell.net
To: saloons@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 3:01 AM
Subject: [Saloon-lovers] Koni Set up

Has anyone fitted Koni shocks to the rear of a Mark X?

I am trying to get an idea as to what setting to use. As many of you know,
once these shocks are installed, they can not be adjusted unless they are
completely disassembled from the coils. There are about two full turns of
adjustment and the rebound can change from very soft to extremely hard
with
little adjustment. I am not looking for a very soft ride but more of an
aggressive suspension. I am concerned that I might set it up to be too
stiff, but do not know how stiff these shocks can be until they are on the
car. Anyone out there with some experience with these shocks on a Mark X?

Anyone considering getting these shocks on their Mark X needs to order in
well advance. After 3 months of waiting, I received 2 of the shocks and a
screw up has held the others up for another 2+ weeks. I’m still waiting.
Koni does not stock them in the US and uses their terrible distribution
system to get them out of Holland. Meanwhile, my completed rear suspension
sits on the garage floor…waiting.

Thanks
Micah Wellman

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Check with Summit Racing. They stock some Konis.----- Original Message -----
From: “Hand-ley” sixty.geo@yahoo.com
To: saloons@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 7:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Saloon-lovers] Koni Set up

HI! Micah,

I have found to install as from Koni is best for road cars the Koni’s will
give a slightly more firm ride, you have chosen a good shock for the rear
of
your Jag.

Generally it’s only the front for Mk2’s that need a fiddle, the reason is
the Koni Classics can not do, 2,4,3.4,3.8 & 420 front ends as out of the
box, reason is there is different front spring rates , different engine &
transmission weights & the wire wheel set ups weigh more then steel wheels
that bolt on & the front weights over the front axle varies with model of
car.

egards
Terry

----- Original Message -----
From: “Micah” MicahKev@Pacbell.net
To: saloons@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 3:01 AM
Subject: [Saloon-lovers] Koni Set up

Has anyone fitted Koni shocks to the rear of a Mark X?

I am trying to get an idea as to what setting to use. As many of you
know,

once these shocks are installed, they can not be adjusted unless they
are

completely disassembled from the coils. There are about two full turns
of

adjustment and the rebound can change from very soft to extremely hard
with
little adjustment. I am not looking for a very soft ride but more of an
aggressive suspension. I am concerned that I might set it up to be too
stiff, but do not know how stiff these shocks can be until they are on
the

car. Anyone out there with some experience with these shocks on a Mark
X?

Anyone considering getting these shocks on their Mark X needs to order
in

well advance. After 3 months of waiting, I received 2 of the shocks and
a

screw up has held the others up for another 2+ weeks. I’m still waiting.
Koni does not stock them in the US and uses their terrible distribution
system to get them out of Holland. Meanwhile, my completed rear
suspension

sits on the garage floor…waiting.

Thanks
Micah Wellman

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Micah wrote,

Has anyone fitted Koni shocks to the rear of a Mark X?

I am trying to get an idea as to what setting to use.

Hello Micah,

I have Koni’s on my S Type. The literature that came with the shocks refers
to the adjustment as more of a “wear compensator” than a “ride selector”.
They should be set up for you car’s weight and springs from the factory and I
suggest you install them and try them out before changing the factory
settings.

Paul Saltwick
3.8S Type

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