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  • Resurrection: Custom Koni and Ground Control coilover (help!)

    I'm sure many people have been in a similar situation to myself: Looking for a quality damper/spring option at reasonable price. I'm sure most here have seen the Koni/GC set up, in case you need the refresher, here is the original write up:

    http://zilvia.net/f/showthread.php?t=270829

    I have been trying to figure out the best way to go for shock/spring set up on my s14. I currently have Apexi N1 coilovers and they are (imo) horrendous. Far too stiff and damping is laughable. I have been almost entirely sold on using the Koni shocks and hand picked springs. Unfortunately I am a bit late to the game. It really seems like this set up (as it was) is no longer attainable as many of the components are no longer around.

    Does anyone have suggestions for us in 2015 that may be interested in this type of set-up?

    I would love to use the parts listed in the original thread, but it seems like the housings are the biggest limiting factor. Has anyone been making something like this or know where it may be attained?

    I happen to have some connections and skills that may allow me to produce something like this for myself. The problem I have is in dimensions and design of the housings. Is there maybe a drawing floating around that could aide in that venture?

    I doubt any information like that will be available. In that case I am interested in trying to design my own set of housings. At that point I could really use some advice on selection of Konis and spring rates. I would be planning to use 8610s all around, which 8610 would be recommended? Along with that, what kind of spring rates are recommended to match those dampers? Stock weight distribution on an s14.

    I hope we can bring this topic back to life for those of us still trying to build a race car out of an s-chassis 20 years down the line

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    def is looking into making 86xx housings check this thread:

    http://nissanroadracing.com/showthread.php?t=5346

    and you can look at the last two pages of my thread to see the camber/caster plates and fortune auto radial bearing top hat setup I just built

    http://nissanroadracing.com/showthre...t=5402&page=12

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    • #3
      Originally posted by maxtherabbit View Post
      def is looking into making 86xx housings check this thread:

      http://nissanroadracing.com/showthread.php?t=5346

      and you can look at the last two pages of my thread to see the camber/caster plates and fortune auto radial bearing top hat setup I just built

      http://nissanroadracing.com/showthre...t=5402&page=12
      That potential group buy is really exciting, I would love to see that happen. In fact I would love to help make it happen if I can.

      It would still require the rest of the components of course, so I'll check out your top hat advice. Thanks!

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      • #4
        8610-1436 race is the koni that are used in the housings, the shortest of the 8610 batch. Same dimensions as 8611-1257, just single vs double adjustable.

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        • #5
          Would it be the same for front and back?

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          • #6
            Yes.

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