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Old February 8th, 2011, 02:42 PM
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Koni Raid adjustment: suggestions

Any suggestions on HOW MUCH to adjust my new Koni Raid shocks from anyone who has them installed on his Defender?

They can be continuously adjusted, from zero (full anticlowise position = soft) to 2,5 turns (full clockwise = stiff). The thing is you need to take them off the truck to adjust them so I thought it would be bettter to ask for advice first.

Since I never used Koni shocks before I thougt it would be better to hear the opinions of those who have these same shocks so that I start by trying something closer to my expectations.

Is full-clockwsie to stiff?

I use my D110 as a daily city driver + to do some medium duty rock-crawling during weekends + travelling heavily laden on strongly corrugated roads so the setting would need to be able to cope with all this demand.

I understand Doug has them, any advice?
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Old February 8th, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Hi Santiago,
The Raid shocks are designed to be set to your vehicle base line at full soft and are incredibly overbuilt. The adjustment procedure is designed to compensate for wear after many, many kilometers of hard use. As a Koni distributor, if anyone wants a set, let me know!

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Old February 8th, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Thank you John!
So I should set them at the softest setting possible? Otherwise they will be too hard?
By the way they look HUGE and very well built.
How long should they last with normal use (no serious abuse)?

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Old February 8th, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Yes, absolutely at the lowest setting. With your use they might last indefinitely. RAID dampers have something like double the oil volume of a normal shock and are currently in use on many of the support cars on the Dakar race.

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Thank you John!
So I should set them at the softest setting possible? Otherwise they will be too hard?
By the way they look HUGE and very well built.
How long should they last with normal use (no serious abuse)?

Cheers,
Stgo
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Old February 8th, 2011, 10:21 PM
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Excellent John, thanks a lot!

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