Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest *CLOSED*

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Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest *CLOSED*

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:49 am

3X00-Modified wrote:I want to close this group buy interest at the end of next week to give some others a chance to chime in... SO if you are interested and want these then I would like 50% down payment BY Sunday the 10th of Nov at 9PM, That would be $23 PER SET, sent via Paypal jpchmura @ att . net sent as gift so no fee is charged. When they are ready to ship I will get you the shipping charges and then you can pay the remainder and they will be on their way to you.

The material will be purchased the following Monday, Nov 11th and hopefully have them made that week or that upcoming weekend of the 16th when my machinist has the time.


1. 3x00-Modified - 2 Sets Paid in full of course... LOL
2. Z26_T - 1 Set Deposit Received.
3. Shane - 1 Set Deposit Received.
4. Geoff - 3 Set Deposit received.
5. 93 3.1L - 1 Set Deposit Received.
6. Rex 2.0 - 1 Set Deposit received.
7. Amateur - 1 Set Deposit received.
8. Woody90gtz - 1 Set Paid In Full.
9. Pauly - 1 Sets Paid In Full.
10. Stencil Aaron - 1 Set Deposit received.
11. jking18 - 1 Set (Never Paid deposit)

Ok I got the print and cost of material/time, These would be $45 a set +shipping. I'd like to drum up support here and see how many people actually want these things.

It's roughly $12 worth of material for each set,(3ft tube makes 9 sets price of tube is 108+ shipping) that's using standard carbon steel that will be easy to weld into the strut housing.

The first set I had made was more expensive because it required test fitting and modifying to make the step I had in there, as well as being bronze... With the steel being welded in place and not requiring the shock to hold it in then this part will not have a step inside, it will be a straight through ID which would just simulate the interior of the J-body strut, if you ask me that sounds quicker to make.

Here is the post with pictures of this bushing and installed in the strut.
3X00-Modified wrote:Bushings I'm having made to take up the extra space since these are meant for the smaller J-body strut... Much better than using exhaust tubing as some have.

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For those who don't know, there are three points on the tube of the strut at the top that are used to center it... that's why there is a large gap between the tube and the bushing in that last photo.

You can see the centering points on this pic at the top of the strut
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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:51 am

Start a list of who wants these please!


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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby Slinky » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:10 am

Yes i will be turning my own ;)


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Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:12 am

That's if I give you dimensions.... Muahahahahahahaha....


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Make more than one set and undersell me I'll blow up your car... :sparta: =@

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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby heavywoody » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:18 am

1. 3x00-Modified - 2 Sets
2. Z26_T - 2 Sets (Pending)
3. Shane - 1 Set
4. Geoff - 3 Sets


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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:39 am

Correction its $12 worth of material... Math owns me this morning... I'll see if I can get a final quote from the machinist today on time to make them.



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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby DOHC_tuner » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:07 pm

Im interested in this but i need to do more research and need more info on the Jbody Koni yellows swap. Do i stll need to dripp and tap?



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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby Slinky » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:25 pm

3X00-Modified wrote:That's if I give you dimensions.... Muahahahahahahaha....


;)

Make more than one set and undersell me I'll blow up your car... :sparta: =@

:crazy:


Id never do that :D
Now fab me a blueprint!

And i tried to order a set from race-mart last night and they would not accept my credit card, im going to have to call and see whats going on


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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:23 pm

Well the total cost is way less than I expected it to be. You are looking at $45 a set +shipping to you.



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Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:25 pm

DOHC_tuner wrote:Im interested in this but i need to do more research and need more info on the Jbody Koni yellows swap. Do i stll need to dripp and tap?


do what? LOL

There is a thread about it. Something I did forget to point out in that thread is to do this swap you need to upgrade to the 92+ upper strut mounts since the strut collar that it bolts to is shorter. The older versions was a longer threaded shaft on the struts and the Koni's are not long enough to support that upper mount design.



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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby DOHC_tuner » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:40 pm

Sorry i meant "drill"



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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:45 pm

You have to drill out the bottom of the strut to make a hole to secure the cartridge, and cut the top of it off 40mm down from the top of stock strut. Same procedure as doing it on a J-body You just need to add this bushing since our struts are larger internal diameter on the housing.



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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby DOHC_tuner » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:47 pm

Same procedure for a jbody? It doesnt even bolt right up on a Jbody? WTF?



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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby 93 3.1L » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:07 pm

1. 3x00-Modified - 2 Sets
2. Z26_T - 2 Sets (Pending)
3. Shane - 1 Set
4. Geoff - 3 Sets
5. 93 3.1L - 1 Set



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Re: Koni Strut cartridge bushings Group Buy Interest

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:20 pm

DOHC_tuner wrote:Same procedure for a jbody? It doesnt even bolt right up on a Jbody? WTF?


Koni doesn't make "full struts" they are replacement inserts. If they still made them for a Beretta you would still have to do the same procedure just minus this collar because the cartridge would be a larger diameter.




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