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Just finished koni conversion


Took some elbow grease, but I can't wait to get them in. Now I'm preparing the control arms with Weltmiester bushings, new tie rods,and a Turbo anti sway bar. Then bolting in the Turbo spindles, drilled rotors and turbo calipers. Whew, then finally it's on to the Rear.
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Was this done using the kit that allows you to saw the end of the original strut off and then bolt the damper into the older casing?

If so I can't wait to hear some feedback on the handeling!
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Gotta love that yellow!
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Yep, the Koni 1414S inserts. Got them locally from R&D (I think shox.com), the snubbers and dust covers at Paragon, and the Weltmiester 250 lb springs off Ebay as well as the original '87 944S/Turbo strut housings. It was a pita getting the top nut off without a zip gun, but cutting went quicker with a metal cutting blade on my power miter saw. I took my time filing the edges, cleaning and sanding, then used a white rust inhibitor primer to cover the orig black, and finally the School Bus Yellow Plasticote Enamel. Don't know if it's bad form, but the directions in Paragon's tech section were key, and much better than the Ikea-like picture drawing that came with the Konis. It may be a while before I can test them as I will have the body started on and pull the motor as soon as I finish up the suspension and wheels.
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that's a pretty nice setup... I have KONI yellows on my car, as well as a rear sway bar (I don't know the size; I am pretty sure it is all factory, so I'm guessing it's the "sport suspension" shock/swaybar setup). I also own a pair of 200lb springs, but haven't installed them yet.

Let us know how much difference this makes!
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you lucky duck you. definately post the results
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Lou...On a 87 924S you shouldn't need to cut off the top of the strut housing. They are resealable. Did they not have a screw on cap? Sman
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Correct. The pic shows the original 924S struts, haven't touched them. I think they sell inserts for those, but the 1414S Konis have a larger diameter and require the later housings that are sealed. Since I'm upgrading the front end with a slew of Turbo parts, I used turbo strut casings as well.
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