Originally Posted by dum455
Hi all, i just fitted some koni yellow with eibach springs. its alot better now. ive set them to one full turn from soft, im still not happy with it tho. it goes fine from the back in second but once holding a drift at speed it just seems to want to fold from the front and constantly wanting to lift a rear wheel. should i go for a harder setup or will a front anti roll bar do the trick? by the way i adjusted the front height by dropping one spline, could this be the culprit? it turns in alot sharper but often likes to bounce from the front. thanx
If I read this correctly you have
1) purchased rear Eiback springs...Lowered?
2) lowered the front by rotating the front torsion bars
3) Fitted Koni sports adjustables.
If this is the case then the first thing that comes to mind is that the front suspension is going to has softer "springs' than standard and that you are trying to compensate for this by stiffening up the front dampers.
NB The fact that the rear inside wheel is lifting confirms that you have reduced the roll centre at the front.
In reallity I suspect that you need stiffer torsion bars on the front to match the new rear springs.
When this is accomplished, then you set the Konis to full 'soft' and go from there.
Remember, Koni are not really adjustable dampers in the same vein as Spax adjustables (best for 116 chassis cars as they are normally set mid range and can be both softed and stiffed to desired requirements). The Koni can be stiffenened over "standard soft but but they are really setup from the factory to be used on "soft" and are really meant adjustable for wear.
I normally set dampers for road by driving over a speed hump at normal speed and adjusting do that the car just does not bounce. You can go slightly stiffer than this but ride quallity reduces quickely .