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Koni Adjustable Shock Setting

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Koni Adjustable Shock Setting

Post #1 by Harlon » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:52 pm

I’m in the process of upgrading the handling on my 66 Mustang.

I recently put on a heavier duty one piece export brace and Monte Carlo bar.

My next step is to upgrade to a 1 inch front sway bar, and new shocks on all four corners.

After much research and forum reading, I've settled on Koni adjustable shocks.

Question: anyone have an opinion on best setting to start. I understand they come from the factory at full soft. I’ve read full soft is good for the rear and from 1/4 to 1 1/2 turns for the front. As most of the reading is using these on V8 cars, I’m wondering what people like for the front shock setting for use with the I6.


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Re: Koni Adjustable Shock Setting

Post #2 by B RON CO » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:41 am

Hi, one guideline is soft spring / soft shock, stiff spring / stiff shock. Good luck
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Re: Koni Adjustable Shock Settin

Post #3 by bubba22349 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:58 am

You didn't state which engine your 66 Mustang has, so I am assuming it's a 200 six. The 144 to 200 six's are very light weight compared to the V8's, the 3/4 inch front sway bar works better or you can also a stock V8 Mustang GT front sway bar and are a much better chooice over the 1 inch bar along with a 1/2 inch rear sway bar. On shock setting I would probably go with the soft setting to start and see how much stiffer you want it to ride. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: Koni Adjustable Shock Setting

Post #4 by 65coupei6 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:09 am

I have to disagree on the sway bar. I have the 1" with the 200 and it performs well. I don't like rear sway bars on Mustangs.

As for the shock settings. I would start in the middle position and then work from there. Shock settings are kind of like exhaust sounds. Everyone has a preference. My settings are on the stiffer side for the RideTechs's. My buddy was in the car last weekend and said the ride was to stiff. I told him to get out and walk then. :P

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