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Old 08-31-2015, 11:50 AM   #1
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Ride quality on BMRs and Koni's

I'm curious how others here feel about their ride quality, which in specific, for me, includes BMR sp009 springs and panhard bar with Koni yellows and BMR lca non adjustable. Man the ride has been killing me lately. People all over the forum all say it rides like stock, rides great, not bouncy but geez, I seem to have almost the quite opposite driving down these houston roads.

Do LCAs (polyurethane) really affect ride quality? Trying to see if I can pin point what's causing the harsher ride. Yes konis are on the softest settings.

Just looking for some more direct opinions.


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Have got koni's was going to do fully adjustable up front, but I do have BMR lowers in the rear and I am of the opinion that the ride is harsher. It feels stiff.
But no wheel hop!
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Yeah. I love what I get result wise at the track but I would rather better road characteristics. I know I could go with other shocks but I think I'm fine with the Koni's. Would rather spend my money elsewhere. Since I haven't bought the relo brackets yet, for DD purposes, I might see how just having the stock LCA out on for a bit to see the difference


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I have ford jounce bump stops on, did anyone have to trim them? Maybe that's why I rebound more harshly?


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I'm running the same set up as you and to me doesn't feel too harsh. I actually like how it feels. It definitely doesn't feel like stock but there's a lot more road feel and you can actually feel what the car is doing. I'm switching my lca to rodend and those will be a little more harsh.

As for the bump stops, i cut the rears in half. I didn't even take my wheels off either. i just stuck a knife in there and cut them.
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You cut your stock ones or the ford jounce one?


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You cut your stock ones or the ford jounce one?


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oops sorry. i just cut my stock ones.
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That's what Imma try. I think I'm prematurely hitting my bump stops. But then again idk. I'll cut my stock ones cause why not. I'll see if that hells


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The yellows in full sift are still slightly stiffer than oranges. If you'd want to soften the ride put them in full soft if they aren't already.
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The yellows in full sift are still slightly stiffer than oranges. If you'd want to soften the ride put them in full soft if they aren't already.

If you read my comments then you would know they have been at full soft


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