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Ok - my front Koni's have finally arrived and I've just been looking at the pile of bits and pieces + the dubious instructions...

Anyway - I've got it sussed apart from the following -
When you insert the koni into the old strut, you are pulling it in using the allen bolt at the top and I assume it 'jams' into the open end of the strut (as the koni is wider at that end).
In the box is also a metal ring which looks as though it may be needed if the internal diameter of the old strut is 50mm (as opposed to 48mm where you don't need it) - instructions are at their worst here!. I assume this ring would sit into the open end of the strut (to make the hole smaller) and the koni would then pull into the ring??

So - have I got this correct + does anyone know whether the aero strut needs this ring at all?
 

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Forgot to add - there is also a white plastic disc which appears to be destined to float up and down the piston according to the instructions. Any ideas what this does?
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there is also a white plastic disc which appears to be destined to float up and down the piston according to the instructions. Any ideas what this does?[/b]
sounds like a dirt/dust scraper/boot-wannabe... i.e. it is intended to keep your strut internals clean
 

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I got mine done at a koni specialist. My advice would be to go to a garage that has fitted them before, and ask them to show you. I agree about the instructions though, they are terrible! I think they have tried to make it so they apply in all languages.

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Any ideas what this does?[/b]
takes up space in my garage !!

could not work out what they do so just left them out ...

Yes the instructions are a pile of kack...
I threw them away and worked it out myself (eventually !!)
 

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Originally posted by faero:
[qb]When you insert the koni into the old strut, you are pulling it in using the allen bolt at the top and I assume it 'jams' into the open end of the strut (as the koni is wider at that end).[/qb][/b]
Yes.

Originally posted by faero:
[qb]I assume this ring would sit into the open end of the strut (to make the hole smaller) and the koni would then pull into the ring??[/qb][/b]
Yes. I believe the Aero struts are wider than the non-Aero struts. I needed the rings for my Aero. It's easy to tell. If you need the rings, then the insert will drop all the way in and rattle around without the rings.
 

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Thanks folks - as in most of these cases, all becomes clear(er) when you do the job - but it's nice to know the pitfalls upfront - much appreciated!

ylee - I assume you have non-aero struts? Or are you rattling a bit...
PS - I'll be in Blackness on Sunday so if you see a silver aero in the area, it will probably be me.
 

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PS - I'll be in Blackness on Sunday so if you see a silver aero in the area, it will probably be me.  [/b]
no it wont ..it will be me



We always have our "Sunday Constitutional" in Blackness on a Sunday ...
small world !!

I had Aero struts and no they are not rattling
the konis fitted in no prob
the design has little bumps which "jam into " the old struts so stopping any possible rattling

the old "damper rod" was a bigger diameter but that is all...
 
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