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    Koni Suspenion

    When I was swapping over my wheels in the ****ing rain yesterday I noticed that I have koni (yellow) dampers on the back with progressive springs with standard on the front. However the car does not seem lower at all at the back.

    What springs do you get with Koni kits if there is such a thing?
    I will probably get front ones to match now but where is the cheapest place to get them?

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    progressive springs??? what are they?

    i have yellow koni dampers with koni 40mm lowering springs, the springs are a dark maroon in colour

    did your dampers have notches on them so you can adjust the height of the rear?

    if that is a pic of your car in your avatar, it looks pretty low at the rear but high at the front

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    progressive springs??? what are they?
    The coils are futher apart at one end of the spring...


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    oh mine are like that...i didnt think it had a special name

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    Progressive wound springs increase in stiffness as the load applied to them increases. This means that they are not stiff and harsh when cruising around town but are nice and firm when you lean on them round a corner. The coils that are closer together are "softer" and compress first. Once these have compressed the stiffer wider spaced coils take over. This can be seen when you lower the car onto the ground after jacking as the coils at each end of the spring close up before the middle ones move.

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    Didnt really look that close at the shocks. I am going to bin the springs anyway as I hate standard ride height on cars. If the car is lower at the back its only by 10-15mm.
    I have a set of old Eibach Golf 16v springs that i tried on my 8v Golf which ended up really low at the back and only just slightly lower at the front. Will these fit my Raddo? Tthe suspension seems almost identical to the Golf.

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    i have the koni 5 way adjustables with ground control springs/coil overs

    http://www.ground-control.com/?D=c0f5ea ... 45e9ccb9b8
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    The springs should fit but will not be the right poundage for your car. However Im not sure if this will give you any major problems.

    As for the rear being low, make sure you get new bump stops and trim off the amount the new springs will lower buy. If you dont trim off the difference the new springs lower the car by the rear will bounce off the bump stop when going over bumps etc. And if you use your old knackered bump stops then the rear end will sage down like you have a heavy load in the boot.

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    They should"fit" but the spring rates will be all wrong as the golf is about 150kg ligher than your Corrado. I would get a set of springs that are specifically designed for a Corrado, and do not forget to get the camber properly reset after lowering the car. A full set shouldn't be more than £100. I got a full G-max set up (springs and shocks) for £220 from C&R at inters last year and would recommend it as a cost effective upgrade. It is a good compromise between comfort and firmness and is well up to the odd track day.

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    i just got finished swapping out springs from my corrado that were designed for a mk2, they were absolute rubbish on my car. Had they been on a mk2 they would have been acceptable, but as the corrado weighs more than the mk2, the spring rate was no where near stiff enough to handle the wieght of the corrado. I replaced them with some very high rate springs from a mk3 VR6 and i liove the ride now. The springs are h&r 800lb front/550 lb rear, just a lil stiff but suits my taste just fine.

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