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Old Aug 15, 2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Ralliart Suspension Upgrade

So, here goes: My next big undertaking for the Ralliart will be a new set of Shocks and Struts. I have decided to go with Koni adjustable dampeners, as the guys at Koni have agreed to develop a set of components for the Ralliart. This is not going to be a simple re-valve hack-job. The internal components of the stock pieces are going to be completely removed and everything is going to be redesigned.

I have no clue what the price is going to be for this upgrade, yet. It will be competitive, though. I will keep this thread updated over the coming weeks as progress is made. I hope to dial-in this upgrade as much as possible to create the ultimate suspension package. It sucks that no-one makes aftermarket shocks and struts for this car. That is about to change.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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sweeet! certainly hope this pans out, as i'm sure i'll be needing new shocks within the next 12 months...
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Nice. Hope everything goes smoothly for this.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 03:57 PM   #4
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Great news! Really looking forward to this
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Koni makes solid struts. Hopefully they have them listed around $500.
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Koni makes solid struts. Hopefully they have them listed around $500.
I should know more regarding price as soon as they take a look at the components. Hopefully, this won't be something that breaks the bank.
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Ultimately, wouldn't it still be cheaper just to get basic coilover's?
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Ultimately, wouldn't it still be cheaper just to get basic coilover's?
You get what you pay for as far as that is concerned. These will be higher quality.
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Agreed. Are the struts/shocks going to work in conjonction with the OEM springs and aftermarket springs? I plan on putting Swift springs on shortly...
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Agreed. Are the struts/shocks going to work in conjonction with the OEM springs and aftermarket springs? I plan on putting Swift springs on shortly...
I no longer have OEM springs. I have RRM G.R.I.P. springs. These will work with either, but I have to figure out just how much stiffer the springs to be used with these should be in order to maximize the benefit.
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From personal experience, I wouldn't go any lower than 6K (8-10 is best) when contemplating valving. The car is way too heavy to use spring rate less than 6K IMO
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From personally experience, I wouldn't go any lower than 6K (8-10 is best) when contemplating valving. The car is way too heavy to use spring rate less than 6K IMO
I will figure that out soon enough. Thanks for the input, though.
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I'm nearly certain that none of the available ~drop springs~ will have spring rates higher than 1.5k lbs/in
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NFS is taking over the works!!!! run and take cover!

Great job man. keep them coming.
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I'm nearly certain that none of the available ~drop springs~ will have spring rates higher than 1.5k lbs/in
Aren't the stock springs 3.5k??
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