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Adjustment of KONI shock absorbers

Rear and front struts – Series 76, 80, 82, 84, 86, 87, 88, 90, 92, 8040 and 8240

Adjustment procedures:

  1. Fully compress the left and right struts, at the same time turning the dust cap or piston rod slowly to the left (anti-clockwise), until it is felt that the cams of the adjusting nut engage in the recesses of the foot valve assembly.
    NOTE
    :
    Some shock absorbers include a bump rubber concealed under the dust cover and this must be removed prior to adjusting. Don’t forget to re-install.
  2. Keeping the struts absorber compressed make 1 full turn (360°) to the right (clockwise).
    The total range is about 5 half turns.
  3. Extend the shock absorber vertically for at least 1 cm without turning in order to disengage
    the adjusting mechanism. The dust cap or piston rod may now be turned freely.

WARNING:

Adjust both left and right dampers identically. Failure to do so may lead to unstable handling and uneven tyre tread wear.

Shock absorbers – Series 26 and 30

Adjustment procedures:

  1. Remove the plastic dust cover to expose the adjusting knob (fig. 2).
  2. Depress the knob fully, and hold it in that position while adjusting (fig. 1 & 2).
  3. The adjusting device has been provided with a number of distinct stops (clicks), each of
    which marks an adjustment position (fig. 4).
  4. To increase rebound-damping, turn the piston rod one or more clicks to the right (clockwise),
    and release the adjusting knob. DO NOT USE FORCE!
  5. Make sure that the adjusting knob springs fully back into position.

NOTE:

26 Series range limited to 2 clicks, 30 Series range limited to 3 click!

WARNING:

Adjust both left and right dampers identically. Failure to do so may lead to unstable handling and uneven tyre tread wear.

Rear and front struts – Series 8010, 8041, 8210, 8241, 8610, 8641, 8710 and 8741

Adjustment procedures:

  1. Take the adjustment knob which is supplied and fit it to the top of the dampers.
  2. To adjust the damping force, the knob has to be turned in the direction of the arrow for
    increased damping and to decrease in the opposite direction.
    If you feel resistance do not use force, as the damper is in its end position.
  3. After adjustment remove the adjusting knob in order to prevent possible damage of the bonnet.

WARNING:

Adjust both left and right dampers identically. Failure to do so may lead to unstable handling and uneven tyre tread wear.