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7/12/15 2:02am - Original Message: 'New Front Shocks'
alohajohn
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1972 T Top, Mille Miglia Red, auto, ac, power windows, power steering, tilt/tele, power brakes, black leather..

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I just replaced the front shocks on my '72 T Top with Koni [red] adjustables. I have had a couple of non Corvette guys telling me they have to be adjusted before being fitted and others telling me just fit them straight out of the box as I did..
I would appreciate forum members input on this, thanks 

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7/12/15 9:17pm - Reply: 'Re: New Front Shocks'
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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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So you should have the 8040 1019 Classic Red shocks for the front. This is the part number listed on Koni's website for '63-'82 Corvette. 
Here is the adjustment procedure for these shocks as per Koni.


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7/13/15 12:57am - Reply: 'Re: New Front Shocks'
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Thanks for the reply and the Koni link, it doesn't state whether the shocks have to be adjusted before being installed so I'm still not sure..

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7/13/15 5:27am - Reply: 'Re: New Front Shocks'
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Before installation. 

The shocks may or may not be at the same setting out of the box. One may be a turn or two different from the other one. So it is good to check them before installation to get a baseline setting to work off of and adjust as necessary.



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GEN III 5.7L "LS6" Engine swap
TKO500 5 spd.
3.54 Dana 44
'69 "N11" Sidepipes
Borgeson Steering Box
Born 8/1981
Sequence #3975




Click here to see more pics of my Vette on CarDomain.


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