Koni 82,88 or 90

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 19:23
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Spoke to a suspension specialist (Koni dealer) yesterday regarding a 2 inch lift for the GU & asked for their recommendation on what Koni shock to use (82,88 or 90) for my application (always loaded to gvm & touring)

The chap i spoke to said that they recommend the 82's as they had fitted 88's to a number of vehicles & that the shockabsorber valving resulted in excessive body movement in everyday driving & that they had to retrofit the 82's to satisfy the owners

He did say that for sustained corrugations such as the Canning the 88's would be a better choice though

I would have assumed the valving for the 3 different types would have been the same (assuming they were the correct shockabsorber for the application) and that the increased oil volume of the larger 88's & 90's would have made them a superior shockabsorber in all conditions or am i missing something

Anyone using Koni's have any thoughts on this

Regards Don
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Reply By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 19:27

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 19:27

I have the 90's and love them.

Fine around the city and on the highway, whether loaded to (and beyond) GVM, and/or towing the camper.

Great on corrugations as I find they don't heat as much as other smaller dampers I've had. Only VERY slight fading in extreme circumstances.

I don't bother adjusting them as they were set to about 1 or 2 on the dial and that is plenty firm enough.

Just my .02

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Reply By: Adey - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 20:17

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 20:17
I recently had the 82's installed on my GU by Guest 4x4 in Melbourne. Can't believe the difference they have made. Very impressive. Boys at Guest 4x4 were very helpful with assisting me make my decision.http://www.guest4wd.com.au/
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Reply By: ajd - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 21:55

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 21:55
Have Koni 88's, best thing I ever did to my Patrol.

Great on the corrugations.

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