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Old 05-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #1
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Koni Red's, advise on adjustment

I like the ride from the rear FSD's but the front Red's are too soft. My 07 (really an 06) MM IFS chassis has a 13,300lbs front rating and my actual weight is about 13K. The Red's were installed with their softest out of box setting. However I find it too soft as I can bottom out the front suspension on moderate dips. Has anyone with a similar weight or chassis found a setting that's optimum, i.e. one or two clicks etc.

OR: Maybe just go with RoadKing's in the front? Anyone tried both?
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When I put new Koni's on my front end I just used the mid position - works fine but we have the 12K MM IFS
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PandK: Thanks for the input. I'll try two click's (out of 5) above the factory (lowest setting) and see how much that helps. Per the instructions two turns would be about a 40% increase in rebound resistance.
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I'd be interested in how much of a difference you feel after making the change.
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We have the 14,600# front axle, weight is 13,800 though. I tried it on the middle (as shipped) setting, now I'm on the softest and that's where I'm leaving it.
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I like the ride from the rear FSD's but the front Red's are too soft. My 07 (really an 06) MM IFS chassis has a 13,300lbs front rating and my actual weight is about 13K. The Red's were installed with their softest out of box setting. However I find it too soft as I can bottom out the front suspension on moderate dips. Has anyone with a similar weight or chassis found a setting that's optimum, i.e. one or two clicks etc.

OR: Maybe just go with RoadKing's in the front? Anyone tried both?
This should be a no brainer. Just start setting them stiffer until you get the setting you like. If that still doesn't do it for you in the stiffest setting, then opt for some roadking shocks and see what happens.
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My koni shocks are red on a 2000 mountain master IFS chassis. There are only 3 adjustment settings since they only turn less than 300 degrees. I spoke with the tech guy and koni and he recommended the softest setting, so you can adjust after a few years and get more life out of them.

My eagle MH is a little higher in the front and rides great. I think you should find out what the ride height is suppose to be and check that first. The ride height is super easy to adjust and only need to loosen a hose clamp a little. Since you seem to be heavy in the front, a quarter or half inch increase may be another option to keep it from bottoming out. Bill
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My koni shocks are red on a 2000 mountain master IFS chassis. There are only 3 adjustment settings since they only turn less than 300 degrees. I spoke with the tech guy and koni and he recommended the softest setting, so you can adjust after a few years and get more life out of them.

My eagle MH is a little higher in the front and rides great. I think you should find out what the ride height is suppose to be and check that first. The ride height is super easy to adjust and only need to loosen a hose clamp a little. Since you seem to be heavy in the front, a quarter or half inch increase may be another option to keep it from bottoming out. Bill
Thanks for the idea Bill. Maybe I should have a chassis adjustment for good measure. Since I have a tag I would also have to adjust it after any front adjustment as well (raise front increase weight on tag etc). I really don't want to keep "adjusting" the Koni Red's.
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My koni shocks are red on a 2000 mountain master IFS chassis. There are only 3 adjustment settings since they only turn less than 300 degrees. I spoke with the tech guy and koni and he recommended the softest setting, so you can adjust after a few years and get more life out of them.
Our Koni reds have the normal 5 position adjustment.
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I have a K2 Chassis with Konis on the front had them installed by Spartan. After about a year i decided to adjust them all the way up and love the ride even better.
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I have a K2 Chassis with Konis on the front had them installed by Spartan. After about a year i decided to adjust them all the way up and love the ride even better.
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Thanks Rick!
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