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Old 12-18-2007, 02:23 PM   #1
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Little help, boys?

I picked up a set of used Konis with new NA upper mounts/bumps/boots; also purchased a set of used FM springs.

I'm ready to put these things in and rock on.
http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=261658 Is the Mnet thread. I should have known what I'd get out of it...

7.50/ea for new bumpstops? Not too shabby, $15 would get me a little more travel and comfort.

Except I need spacers for the Koni's. $5 each. Shaikh swears I should do all four shocks (even though the front bump travel seems fine), so that's $20 for spacers, $30 for bumpstops, and oh, don't forget the dust boots; can't reuse the boots on the NA mounts, since it's all once piece and the diameters are different... There's another $20. Oh, and shipping and tax and ...



So now I'm at $90, instead of $15.

Now, I know this hobby is expensive, and I shouldn't bitch about the extra $75... but it irks me nonetheless.

Anyone care to chime in?
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:38 PM   #2
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my konis came with spacers. i bought his and never used them i think i pitched them.

the bumps are a good idea, you dont really need the boots.


you can make your own spacers....they cost him a whopping .5$ each.
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No spacers? Que interesante! I've read ad naseum that running koni's with shorter bumps and no spacers will bottom them out.

Which, of course, seems pretty stupid to me - why put in shorter bumpstops only to add spacers?

You really think I need all four bumps? Bleh.
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feels so much better hitting his bumps than stock ones. what im saying is i had spacers that came with my konis from the factory. he said they were good enough and i didnt need an extra 5mm. go to freakin ACE and by a shitload of plastic washers that fit untill you get the right height (5mm??). that's all they are.
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Thanks bro.
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:57 PM   #6
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Yeah, I gotta side with Shaikh on this one. Ok, so the spacer itself consists of $0.05 worth of plastic. He's gotta buy it, measure it, cut it, stock it, document it, advise you on it, process your order for it, and ship it. Takes time. I don't think it's unreasonable to ask people to pay for that.

For a while, I was making and selling spring perch spacers to a few people. Basically a copy of what I built for my own Bilsteins- a little aluminum ring to go around the shock body and raise the spring perch up a bit. It's about $2 worth of material that took me about an hour each on the lathe to make. It just wasn't worth it- I can't charge people enough for that little piece of metal to justify the time it takes me to build it.
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i was just annoyed that i ended up not needed them and he wouldn't take a return...but its all the same to me, you should still get his bumps either way. im just a cheap bastard looking to save a few $$$.
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Bah, I'm a whiny bitch. I'm okay with that.
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you should just go with GC coilovers...you wouls pay but you would love them
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Hey dammit, that's upselling again.
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i can't stand GC. those guys are *** HOLES.
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