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Old 03-30-2008, 05:30 PM   #21
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Unless Summit raised their prices, the $622 price I quoted (for the 2500) was WITH Freight. Actually ground shipping is free, but they charged something like $11 for handling.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:27 PM   #22
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How about this little tool

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/koni/koni_faq.jsp
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:13 PM   #23
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Do you mean the white one in this picture?
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You will only be able to use it on the fronts and when the shocks are unmounted. Plus, the direction of firm is going the wrong direction.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:48 AM   #24
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Last weekend I installed Koni's on the rear of my 2006, which has 45k miles.

OEM Shocks were noticably softer than the Konis. I set the Koni's at 50%, the install took 30 minutes.

I hadn't even driven 30' out the driveway and I felt the improvement! We have a water-ditch where the driveway joins the road, it used to rock back and forth and result in yelling from the kids in the back. Speed bumps did the same unless you hit them squarely. NO MORE

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Old 05-21-2009, 06:01 AM   #25
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Just thought I'd pass this along ..... I purchased front and rear Koni's awhile back, installed the rears a couple of months ago.

Yesterday I started the "replace-the-front-ball-joints-and-install-the-front-Konis" project .... got the drivers side done and noticed while I was adjusting the the struts that when I compressed them, the rod would not stay in the shock ... it would push back out about 5 or 6 inches (repeatedly) ..... this did not happen with the rear shocks.

Dunno if they changed to low-pressure gas or this is something else ..... I got these from Summit about 2 months ago.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:33 PM   #26
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Quick question: to replace the rear shocks, a) can I just remove/replace the shocks _without_ raising/jacking the sprinter up or b) do i need to use a jack to raise it?
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:22 PM   #27
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Quick question: to replace the rear shocks, a) can I just remove/replace the shocks _without_ raising/jacking the sprinter up or b) do i need to use a jack to raise it?
No need to jack for the rear install

You can do the front without removing the wheel but you need to jack it up a little IIFC

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Old 02-18-2010, 01:25 AM   #28
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Today I installed koni's on the front. Thanks so much for this post it went pretty smoothly.
The step by step gave me the confidence to actually try something like this.
I'm mainly just a oil change/very minor repair guy.

I got couple of questions-
First, I was able to torque the bolts to the correct # on everything except the driver's side top bolt.
The shaft kept turning with the nut and I have a ratchet clicker torque wrench. Is there a trick to torquing in a situation like this?
I ended u p just using the allen wrench to hold the shaft and then bolted the thing down to till it matched the passenger side in terms of threads showing. The passenger side shaft stayed put once the bolt got tightened and I was able to torque it to the 74# needed.

Also, the front tires now seem to have a slight angle to them, as if there wasn't enough weight in the front. I set the shocks to the firmest setting then backed off 3/4 of a turn. Did I set them too firm? do they "break in" and settle down. see attached photo. I am probably being paranoid as the difference is slight.

I drove on them for about 40 miles today and I no longer have that roller coaster feeling when driving on the downtown potholed streets of san francisco!
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:51 AM   #29
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I got couple of questions-
First, I was able to torque the bolts to the correct # on everything except the driver's side top bolt.
The shaft kept turning with the nut and I have a ratchet clicker torque wrench. Is there a trick to torquing in a situation like this?
I ended u p just using the allen wrench to hold the shaft and then bolted the thing down to till it matched the passenger side in terms of threads showing. The passenger side shaft stayed put once the bolt got tightened and I was able to torque it to the 74# needed.
Chris, I think you should be fine. But if you really want to be sure, you need to do the same thing using the allen wrench and attach a crows foot...
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...to your torque wrench.

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Also, the front tires now seem to have a slight angle to them, as if there wasn't enough weight in the front. I set the shocks to the firmest setting then backed off 3/4 of a turn. Did I set them too firm? do they "break in" and settle down. see attached photo. I am probably being paranoid as the difference is slight.
I can't tell by the picture, but the shocks should not have any affect to the angle, unless it wasn't bolted on right or there's a manufacturing defect on the angle of the hub bracket of the shock.

I have mine set to full firm.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:43 AM   #30
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hi its me my splinter,,,can you send me the name and address of where you perchesed the front shocks for the 2006 sprinter..at.
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