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All times are GMT The time now is AM. Remove advertisements. Please be patient guys, pics are coming. There is gonna be a lot of info here on fitment, installation, and setup when combined with various springs.
Donors You want to use Legacy front struts as donors. Measurements of the front inserts are taken with the insert installed in the Legacy donor struts at the bottom of the strut tube, not the mounting bracket. To give everyone the "technical" reason why Swift lowering springs don't work with the Koni's Swift springs are not a conventional progressive rate lowering spring, they are a linear rate spring and as so rely on their entire unsprung length to establish a given ride height for the car for which they are designed.
So in a stock strut assembly, which is what they are designed for, with no weight on the spring, the spring has no or at least an anticipated preload. Any longer and the Koni will not go all the way in, any shorter and the nubs on the top of the Koni will not seat into the strut tube entirely.
Do not bang on the top of the Koni to get it started in the tube, banging will cause it to leak. Get some hardened bolts from the hardware store in the same size and thread pitch as the one used by Koni to secure the insert into the donor.
You need it to be 10mmmm longer than the one supplied. You may need some large washers also to space it during the sucking process so it doesn't bottom out in the bottom of the insert. The head of that bolt rounds out easily, so try not to damage it. The rears are very straight forward and you probably won't even need a spring compressor for those. Get a set of Pass-Thru sockets to disassemble the stock shocks from the tophat since you need to hold the stock shock rod with an allen key to keep it from spinning.
When tightening the tophats onto the Koni's, just get them as tight as you can. IIRC you can just use an open end wrench and smaller box end to keep the Koni shock rod from spinning.
I have never torqued them and never had a problem. Pay attention to the way that your stock assemblies come apart. The rear Koni spring perch silver stamped steel goes down like a hat, not up like a bowl.
Several guys have made this mistake and wondered why their cars were raised in the rear when they put it back on the ground. When taking the rears apart, remove the outboard 3 bolts from the rear LCA. This drops the control arm down allowing you to pull the shock out.
When reassembling, use a drift to line up the bolt holes and jack to push the control arm up, starting with the end link bolt, then the lower shock bolt, then the hub carrier bolt. February Underdog, a vendor here on the forum, has put together a package deal for the 5th Gens.
List of those running Koni Yellow shocks I can no longer keep up. Unfortunately today I ran across some disheartening news from a fellow Forester owner over on the Forester forums. This is directly from some correspondence that he had with Koni.
It seems Koni will be discontinuing the inserts since they just introduced a complete front strut assembly for the WRX Left and Right. I sent a message to Koni see below and am hoping they respond with something positive. This is the link to their new product. I have heard that with the introduction of your new product, the complete struts PN L Sport and R Sport you plan to discontinue the Sport inserts, will cease manufacturing them and will let existing stock be depleted to 0 with no plans to renew stock.
This is troublesome for the Subaru Legacy owners community as the option of upgrading our OEM shocks with the Sport inserts is something that many of us have done, and many of us are looking forward to doing in the future. Although these inserts were not made specifically for our cars, members of our community took it upon themselves to try this option and found that it is the perfect upgrade for our cars with both OEM and aftermarket lowering springs, without fitment or performance issues.
Nothing else in the way of aftermarket sport shocks is available for us, Koni Yellows are our only option without going to full coilover suspension. The specs of the Sport insert are so close to our OEM suspension, that they work without issue, and the performance improvement is significant and amazing. Also, the Sport shock is a direct replacement for the rear OEM shocks of our vehicles.
We need the Sport inserts. Discontinuing them will leave a void in the aftermarket shock market for the Subaru Legacy. I am contacting you to make you aware of this, and to ask Koni to reconsider the discontinuation of the Sport shock insert. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you.
I am a moderator and very active on the www. Thanks, Joe xxxxxxxxxxx. That sucks. Or am I mistaken. Originally Posted by Zee Well, depending on when this happens, this may simplify my "Konis or coils?
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All times are GMT The time now is AM. Remove advertisements. Please be patient guys, pics are coming. There is gonna be a lot of info here on fitment, installation, and setup when combined with various springs. Donors You want to use Legacy front struts as donors. Measurements of the front inserts are taken with the insert installed in the Legacy donor struts at the bottom of the strut tube, not the mounting bracket.