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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to hear that about the Konis

You don't hear of many people fitting them to 996
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was eyeing up these so good to hear. Did you fit the Vogtland springs in the end?
How much was the drop?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Koni Special Active are just released for the 996. I did fit the springs. Approx 1" drop, very similar to a M030 ride height
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thinking of refurbishing my original wheels but changing the colour. Any suggestions ??
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which springs did you fit with the Koni's?

I'm looking at suspension options for mine... I read somewhere that FSD's aren't suitable for use with lower springs, but sounds like your happy with yours.

I want to go -30 f&r.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stotty wrote:
Which springs did you fit with the Koni's?

I'm looking at suspension options for mine... I read somewhere that FSD's aren't suitable for use with lower springs, but sounds like your happy with yours.

I want to go -30 f&r.


Hi

The new Special Active (FSD) ARE SUITBALE FOR LOWERINGS SPRINGS! I used Vogtland Springs
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you mind giving a review on the ride quality of the Koni FSD damper and Vogtland spring combination please, we’re you on standard suspension before? Are the Vogtland spring softer or stiffer than standard?

Any trouble with ground clearance or geo alignment now that you are 30mm Lower?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great pics Thumb if you're ever up the northcoast giz a shout thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guy's, The FSD (Special Active) have transformed the car. Have used standard and Bilstein PSS10S . They lower the car about 20mm on the Special Active shocks. It is more comefortable than standard yet stiffen up when driving hard. It blew me away, Bilsteins are just about unusable on the country roads where I live
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cars looking great Thumb

I am also pondering over suspension options, good to read your positive review of the Koni's, I was unaware that the Special Active's were suitable for lowering springs, that gives me another option thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jezgreen911 wrote:
Cars looking great Thumb

I am also pondering over suspension options, good to read your positive review of the Koni's, I was unaware that the Special Active's were suitable for lowering springs, that gives me another option thumbsup


I think they do but only for M030 or less i.e. a 10-15mm drop from std.

Im going the yellow TA ones as Ive found them very good in other cars.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

25mm drop is aok from standard with the new FSDs. Once the car was properly aligned and setup it is magical. I used a race shop to do corner balancing plus alignment
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking for a carbon ducktail and a C4s front bumper if anyone knows of something suitable
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blanc wrote:
25mm drop is aok from standard with the new FSDs. Once the car was properly aligned and setup it is magical. I used a race shop to do corner balancing plus alignment


I’ve been looking at the 996 VOGTLAND springs and they give a 30mm drop over standard suspension according to their brochure.
I also thought that you could only corner balance a car with adjustable ride height adjustable coil overs which I didn’t think the Koni’s were.

I stand by to be corrected.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Konis are adjustable, they have to be done when off the car. I use adjustable drop links to help setup the car. It took a full afternoon to properly setup the car.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone here have experience using a bigger throttle body and plenum on the 3.6? I would appreciate any feedback.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minimal change on its own. Will change the drive of the car on the road and may make it worse

You will need to sort the cats as well as get a Remap to get the most of it and to have better flow
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some new parts to be installed over the winter.

Carbon GT3 bumper and Carbon Ducktail
New shifter with upgraded bushings
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said before "Blimey there's not much left of the original car left after all this work!!" Best of luck and I hope that the changes make driving life better. Please let us know.
 
  
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