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Old 04-15-2017, 06:28 PM   #1
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Koni for 850

After my K-sport coilover are dead after 60k, I thought I build my own coilover with Koni struts. No, it wasn't cheap, parts added up to be over $900, plus my labor of putting it together. But I have no more rubber spring seats. :D

$60 Afco Adj. nut lower seat - AFCO20133
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/AFCO-2...Nut,40551.html

$60 Afco 5" coilover sleeve - AFCO20134
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/AFCO-2...eve,40531.html

$100 10 inch 2.5 ID springs
http://www.jegs.com/i/Aldan-American...220BK/10002/-1

$24 Upper Strut Bearing
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...g/31331090612/

$50 spring joiner
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-h-and-r-...ch/ztix002a01/

$26 Spring top from
https://technotoytuning.com/universa...gs-22mm-center

$23 EMPI 86-2199D CV Boot Kit to cover front struts
http://www.ebay.com/itm/172464392159...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

$10 Washers from Aces Hardware.

$22 Spacer from eBay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121425060226...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

$135 shipped Camber Plates from eBay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/141005441757...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

$400
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Koni-8710-13...BYWnwu&vxp=mtr
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:37 AM   #2
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I probably already asked, but what are you running in the rear? Also how do they ride compared to the k-sports?
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:40 AM   #3
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IPD overload springs. I use coilover to raise the car, not to lower it.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:00 PM   #4
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Are the camber plates curved or flat?

BC Racing coilovers are about that price and from FCP they get lifetime warranty. But what can I say since I bought bilstein hd and new dookie rubber spring mounts. If Kaplhenke wasn't so proud of his stuff I'd get his camber plates.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:31 PM   #5
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Are the camber plates curved or flat?

BC Racing coilovers are about that price and from FCP they get lifetime warranty. But what can I say since I bought bilstein hd and new dookie rubber spring mounts. If Kaplhenke wasn't so proud of his stuff I'd get his camber plates.
His budget plates will outlast all Volvos. I like piece of mind that mine won't tear in a year, whether he's proud or not.
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His budget plates will outlast all Volvos. I like piece of mind that mine won't tear in a year, whether he's proud or not.
No budget pieces for the p80 cars. $600 for strut mounts isn't cheap.
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Are the camber plates curved or flat?

If Kaplhenke wasn't so proud of his stuff I'd get his camber plates.
Those plates are flat.

Its not that i'm "proud" of them, its the fact that they take long time to machine & high quality bearings + materials aren't cheap either.

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No budget pieces for the p80 cars. $600 for strut mounts isn't cheap.
Strut mounts are 390 not 600.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:07 PM   #10
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Strut mounts are 390 not 600.
$600 if I want to run stock style springs. Sure $390 for the op cause he's doing coilovers. I'm always thinking of myself and I want stock springs. I just put your budget plates on my bone stock 244 purely for the hopeful longevity of the part and want to do the same for my S70 T5M, perhaps down the road it will happen.

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$600 if I want to run stock style springs. Sure $390 for the op cause he's doing coilovers. I'm always thinking of myself and I want stock springs. I just put your budget plates on my bone stock 244 purely for the hopeful longevity of the part and want to do the same for my S70 T5M, perhaps down the road it will happen.
I have a budget p80/p2 mount in the works but i'm beyond swamped right now with current projects and trying to fill back orders so I have no clue when it will make its way to market.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:33 PM   #12
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I have a budget p80/p2 mount in the works but i'm beyond swamped right now with current projects and trying to fill back orders so I have no clue when it will make its way to market.
Sounds good! I'll keep an eye out for those, I browse your website pretty regularly.
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