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  • #16
    Originally posted by Tom Welsh on February 2, 2010 11:32 PM
    In case someone is interested in the Monroe shocks, Bruce Richardson gave me a used pair that I didn't use. I will pass these on to anyone who needs this setup, no cost to you thanks to Bruce. The plastic lines are missing but they shouldn't be hard to replace. Send an email [email protected]. As far as the Koni's go, the engineer who worked on the project with Rutlands is still working in Koni tech support. He should be able to answer any questions. They come preset with the proper setup and all necessary hardware. It's a bolt-on installation. The tough job is getting the 400psi levellers off. I used a pri-bar with a ratchet tie-down strap. It wasn't easy but it did the job. TW

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Fred on February 3, 2010 2:43 AM
      Tom,
      I will be purchasing the Koni Shocks. However if there is a problem in getting them (T-Rutlands is out of stock) I may take you up on your offer!
      Thank you,
      Fred Pignataro


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      • #18
        Originally posted by 365Lusso on April 28, 2010 7:59 AM
        Originally posted by Fred
        I heard back from T Rutlands. The shocks are out of stock until the end of February. When they come in I will purchase a set. I have access to a shock dyno. Joe Stimola who services my JRZ shocks can dyno the shock. I will most probably bring him the new shock and the other shock from the same side (not the load leveler replacement Monroe). An interesting thought is that I do not know how old the other shocks are so if they are worn out they will not match the new ones.
        Fred
        Hi Fred,
        My levelers appear to be in good condition, but I'm seriously considering buying a Rutlands set, understanding they are specifically engineered for the C/4, and they are on sale for I suspect the best price we'll see them for. Have you made any progress on comparing them to the other factory C/4 shock? Have you come to any conclusions about how well they will work? Mike Meehan is pretty happy with them, as he mentioned.
        Thanks,
        Wil

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        • #19
          Originally posted by DaveJ on February 3, 2010 3:41 AM
          Hi Tom, If they are still available I 'd like the shocks...I have email'd you earlier this morning. Thanks Dave

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Fred on April 29, 2010 1:53 AM
            Wil, I installed them and have driven the car. The springs are 150#. The car seems a little soft in the rear. I might try a stronger spring. I need to pull the other rear shocks and take a look at them. Installation was very easy. Fred

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            • #21
              Originally posted by jackdwitt on April 29, 2010 10:16 AM
              To Guntz
              As of 30 Apr 10 I have not received my levelers back from PSI.
              I am not concerned.
              Bruce has impressed me as a straightforword businessman racer.
              He has his priorities.
              I am not in a hurry.
              I have considered calling him and askng abou my parts.
              My car is in pieces, he is not going to go away, why bother.
              I am confident that if Bruce says he can fx my parts, he can do so.
              If there is any evidence to the contrary, I will be the first to annouce it.
              Regards,
              JackW

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Mike Meehan on April 30, 2010 3:59 AM
                Fred ,have you given any thought to increasing the preload on the springs via the adjusting rings. Might be able to up it a bit without affecting the ride height. Mike

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Fred on April 30, 2010 6:18 AM
                  Mike, I adjusted the springs up pretty high. I am thinking that the other 2 rear shocks are weak leading to a soft ride. I want to check them before I do anything else. Fred

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by JBishop on April 30, 2010 9:16 AM
                    Originally posted by Fred
                    Mike, I adjusted the springs up pretty high. I am thinking that the other 2 rear shocks are weak leading to a soft ride. I want to check them before I do anything else. Fred
                    Fred
                    All 4 springs should match. If they don't you will have a torque applied to the A-Arms.
                    John

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by dromer on June 17, 2010 5:23 AM
                      Im about to pull the trigger on a set of coil over replacements from T Rutlands. Any final comments on this solution ? Will keep the levelers and probably have rebuilt at some point. Any input will be appreciated.

                      Dave

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Fred on June 17, 2010 5:31 AM
                        You will be happy with the shocks. I had the Monroe air shocks before the Koni's. My car rides a little softer with the Koni's.
                        Fred Pignataro

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by dromer on June 17, 2010 11:39 AM
                          Rutlands has a set. it's time to do all springs and shocks. Im going to try them and then rebuild the LL's at some point in the future.
                          Thanks for the reply fred
                          Dave

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by dromer on June 17, 2010 11:40 AM

                            Rutlands has a set.  it's time to do all springs and shocks. Im going to try them and then rebuild the LL's at some point in the future.
                            Thanks for the reply fred
                            Dave

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Zanny1 on June 17, 2010 11:59 PM
                              Had the T Rutlands coil over shocks on 15693 for 5 years. No problems whatsoever. Ride height looks great, ride quality is great, and no more $ spent on rebuilding the factory load levelers (which always lasted about 6 months and failed AGAIN). I agree these are pricey.... do it once and forget about it.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by JBishop on June 18, 2010 2:10 PM
                                Originally posted by Zanny1
                                Had the T Rutlands coil over shocks on 15693 for 5 years. No problems whatsoever. Ride height looks great, ride quality is great, and no more $ spent on rebuilding the factory load levelers (which always lasted about 6 months and failed AGAIN). I agree these are pricey.... do it once and forget about it.
                                Mike
                                I fixed mine probably 4 years ago and they are still fine. Did you get yours fixed by that guy in Arizona? I have seen what he did. Not good.
                                John

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