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Old 08-12-2008, 12:39 AM   #1
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Hi guys, if i put Koni sport springs on my Vig, will the tyres not catch the wheel arch when turning? I have 225/45/17 tires on. Also, how do you guys drive around cause i already need to be carefull when going in and out of driveways cause the front bumper is so low?
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:10 AM   #2
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Very slowly....
As for the 225's not sure, I have 215's to avoid this issue!
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:40 AM   #3
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There's a ton of this topic already.

yes, you'll be fine.

I scrape less with the koni kit than i did before, because it tilts the front slightly upwards.
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There's a ton of this topic already.

yes, you'll be fine.

I scrape less with the koni kit than i did before, because it tilts the front slightly upwards.
x2 on this, sounds strange that you would scrape less but its def true. I had the Koni Springs / shocks. I would not advise just doing the springs it would be rather bouncy.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:43 AM   #5
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225 is not the problem but rather the offset of the wheels. 225 on an 8" with 42mm offset is perfect for my Viggen. I go much lower than the koni kit sometimes.
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how adjustable is the koni kit?

i live in michigan and i feel like my viggen will already be quite the snowplow on the stock springs/struts come this winter. any lower could mean serious problems.

also... is it difficult to jack up a viggen with the koni kit installed?
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how adjustable is the koni kit?

i live in michigan and i feel like my viggen will already be quite the snowplow on the stock springs/struts come this winter. any lower could mean serious problems.

also... is it difficult to jack up a viggen with the koni kit installed?
I had my lowered on 18's-Viggen in Michigan for months last year.

Its very adjustable in terms of comfort.

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yes, but were they months in winter?

on the west side of the state we get like a foot of snow a day and these assholes dont get around to plowing until later... so when i go to work in the morning its like a damn dogsled race

i just dont feel destorying the fiberglass bumper. maybe ill just mount a plow up to the front for winter
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yes, but were they months in winter?

on the west side of the state we get like a foot of snow a day and these assholes dont get around to plowing until later... so when i go to work in the morning its like a damn dogsled race

i just dont feel destorying the fiberglass bumper. maybe ill just mount a plow up to the front for winter
The Koni kit will not change the front bumper issues much at ALL. Your car will not be better or worse off in the snow, it will be nearly imperceptable.
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great, so either way im screwed

well... if im going to destroy my bumper i might as well look good doing it :drop:
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:52 PM   #11
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I just fitted the koni springs to a friends car and the rear springs the bottom two coils are binded together. Is this normal, can anyone take a peek at theirs to see if its the same?
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That is right. All of the lowering springs work that way.. it is so they settle down to the correct height, ride nice at that level and don't fall out when you lift up the car.
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That is right. All of the lowering springs work that way.. it is so they settle down to the correct height, ride nice at that level and don't fall out when you lift up the car.
Sweet, thanks Nick. I thought it was right but better be safe than sorry.
It was my first use of koni's, I had always used eibach's
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