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#1 Vanman33

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 10:59 PM

Hi all,

 

My van has all new suspension including cones, bushes etc, new Yoko's and an original set of Ripspeed Hi-Lo's.  It's not particularly low on 10" wheels and as such I fitted a set of new KYB Gas Adjust shock absorbers.  It just seems to 'bounce' more than any other Mini I have driven.

 

I have another classic car which was fitted with KYB"s and just switched to KONI Reds which has transformed it.  

 

Before I spend another fortune does anyone else have a similar experience with KYB's vs oil shocks or Koni's?

 

Thanks!



#2 cal844

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 09:03 AM

My Clubman Estate does this, my front cones are old and sagged, rear are about 2 years old.

It bounces alot on the front, especially over speed cushions at 10mph

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 05:57 PM

Hi-los stiffen the ride by altering the contact area with the rubber cone. They were designed to do this. And KYB gas-adjust are a 'sportier' damper. They do self adjust but they are fairly quick and firm.
That's all good for more enthusiastic driving, quick damping and less body roll. But for a smoother mini the standard trumpets and a softer damper will give a less choppy, (bouncy?) ride.

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 06:55 PM

Hi-los stiffen the ride by altering the contact area with the rubber cone. They were designed to do this. And KYB gas-adjust are a 'sportier' damper. They do self adjust but they are fairly quick and firm.
That's all good for more enthusiastic driving, quick damping and less body roll. But for a smoother mini the standard trumpets and a softer damper will give a less choppy, (bouncy?) ride.


My Estate is on standard trumpets, it's a nightmare




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