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Old June 23rd, 2005, 09:18 PM   #1
 
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Anyone know a good place for Koni Install in souther Cali??

So I called around and got quoted $300 to install my new Koni yellows. Is that how much it costs? seems completely silly to me. Anyone know a place that knows what they are doing when it comes to installing Koni's and adjusting the dampening?????
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 09:42 PM   #2
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i dont know how far away it is, but i have only heard of great things about ccauto. check them out at www.ccautotuners.com. they've done crazy good work, and have very good pricing.
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Old June 24th, 2005, 12:38 AM   #3
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you're front yard would be the cheapest place. haha. just borrow some jackstands and a jack, the spring compressor you can borrow from autozone. then go to town! do you have any friends with experience? or where are you? lots of people on here have done it before, someone might be able to help you out
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i dont know how far away it is, but i have only heard of great things about ccauto. check them out at www.ccautotuners.com. they've done crazy good work, and have very good pricing.
Cant beat ccauto 562-266-3800.............I agree with "good work, and have very good pricing"

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just DIY...it's really not that hard... http://www.cardomain.com/ride/561772/5 i'm not the most mechanically inclined but i just followed this guy's instructions...and what hammer said, if u have ppl to help u out...makes install much quicker...just need time and patience..
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Old June 24th, 2005, 02:29 PM   #6
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So I called around and got quoted $300 to install my new Koni yellows. Is that how much it costs? seems completely silly to me. Anyone know a place that knows what they are doing when it comes to installing Koni's and adjusting the dampening?????

I paid $514 for labor at AJ USA Inc in San Diego CA! AJ USA specializes in Porsches so I'm sure that had something to do with the price. The labor price included 4 wheel alignment.
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Old June 24th, 2005, 04:34 PM   #7
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man you all get ripped out west....i can get springs/shocks done for 25 dollars a corner....so if my math is correct i think i paid 106 dollars..including tax...to get my springs put on...and it would have been still the same if i did springs and shocks....and there is a reason it is that cheap....because it is really easy and it is def a DIY....and i dont care what kind of cars they work on paying a shop 514 dollars to have that done is rediculus...how about you give me 100 and id do it for you. I mean that is more per corner than my whole thing cost. there is much better stuff you could have spent that money on.....it doesnt take a rocket scientist to install suspension and you got jacked of about 300-400 dollars on that deal...there isn't a mod out for our car yet that isn't DIY....which sucks...but its true

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Old June 24th, 2005, 05:38 PM   #8
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Amen brotha!!!! I got jacked big time! What I did was had Tire Rack drop ship the Konis to AJ USA and I didn't bother to ask how much the install would cost me until they had my car in the service bay...by then I'm like F it! Then to top it all off...they kept my car for 2 days while I drove around in a Volvo S60 as their free rental! I complained to Tire Rack...Tire Rack thanked me for my feedback and gave me a free digital Accu-Tire pressure thingy out of that deal. But AJ USA did do an excellent job and I've gone back to them to buy my V2 and had them install it as well as my GrillCraft grill.

But yeah...it's expensive as heck here in San Diego man!

nsaladino...shop around man...and if you can get some people to help you with the DIY then go that route so you can save tons of $$$$. shoot...we have a lot of DIY capable members in this forum...so why not get together for an "install meet" instead?

Aight...peace out.
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Old June 24th, 2005, 06:14 PM   #9
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if you can get a hold of a spring compressor, Robert (Teirs) could do it. I know i would help, but i leave on sunday, so hopefully if you need it done, he will be willing to help.
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autozone will let you borrow theirs with a deposit, but free of charge.
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Old June 24th, 2005, 08:22 PM   #11
 
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Have you checked out the installers thread in the So Cal forum? The first guy Silv Accord V6 in the link below seems to know what he's doing and has great pricing ($80 for shocks.)

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...8&page=2&pp=30
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he works at 5150 autosports. just fyi
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Old June 25th, 2005, 07:04 PM   #13
 
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wow, you guys rock thanks for all the info. I am totally down to do it myself I love doing stuff myself, my biggest concern is I have no idea what dampening level to put the shocks at and could use some advice reguarding that, as well as a hand installing them. I've got the shocks as well as the TL rear sway bar ready to be installed whenever I can find some help. Currently im in Yorba Linda, but I work out of Murrietta during the week and woudl be able to meet up after work or on the weekends in Yorba Linda 92887. Other wise just some advice on what dampening level and maybe a quick walkthroiugh on what to do and ill start hassling some friends to help me out. What im looking for is a smooth ride when I hit potholes and im thinking about putting the shocks on the upper purch because I constantly have 4 people in my car so it being lowerd adding the extra weight almost makes the tires rub. I have Tein - Stechs. So yeah my biggest concern as far as riding comfort is it not being so brutal when I hit a pothole on the freewya, because right now the front end bottoms out and the impact goes straight through the shocks to the frame and it almost makes me cry it sounds so disturbing. So I know haivng the shocks on the higher perch would give me more clearance and less chance of bottoming out but what are the downfalls of doing that if any? and what dampening level should i put them at? I like better handling but I think right now I'd rather have a slightly more comfortable ride. Thank you guys so much for all your support and help.
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I can't think of any downsides of putting the Konis on the highest perch. In my Prelude I set my Konis on full soft in the front and 1/2 turn from full soft in the rear. The Konis are around stock Honda damping levels at full soft. That's where I would start. Konis are adjustable so after you install them you can fiddle around until you're satisfied.
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Old June 27th, 2005, 08:54 AM   #15
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hey nsaladino how ya doin? yeah i will get the koni yellows with my s techs along with TL sway and ingalls rear camber all installed at once, here in the DC Metro area its expensive too to install with avg. price starting at close to $300.

And for your Konis how many perches do you have? i thought the yellows have 2 but other people say they have 3 perches. just curious. Ok take care man.
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there are 3 perches
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 10:27 PM   #17
 
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yeah call up silvaccordv6 (kan) he did my 04.. tein SS + rear camber for about $80 bucks. good deal man.. plus if u have any problems just give him a call and he'll fix it free of charge. cool guy too.
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