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    With Swifts and Koni yellows I'd try firmer settings.
    I run rear 1/4 turn from full stiff and fronts 1/2 turn from full stiff. This setting seems to balance the car well on the back roads. I also DD like this and ride quality is not any worse than stock was.
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    I have been on Koni sport dampers for about 2 years.
    I decided the stock springs were best for my use. I think that comparisons will be very difficult between any track use and street use. The fiesta is really sensitive/reactive to preparation. If you remove the rear seat, run a measured fuel level and go with a very light wheel and tire setup the Fiesta will drive very differently. I also found that going with poly subframe bushings and poly front swaybar bushings in concert with adjustable asb links allowed me to either soften the front shocks a bit or run tire slightly lower front tire pressures in some situations. Preparation is paramount to affecting how the car behaves.

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    It is a shame that no one seems to make a factory height (or at least a VERY minimal, less than .25" drop), linear rate, but MUCH higher rate regular (NOT coil over diameter) spring setup for these cars, since many, (due to uses, and road conditions), just CANNOT 'drop' their rides at all, even if they want to for aesthetic reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evotech8 View Post
    With Swifts and Koni yellows I'd try firmer settings.
    I run rear 1/4 turn from full stiff and fronts 1/2 turn from full stiff. This setting seems to balance the car well on the back roads. I also DD like this and ride quality is not any worse than stock was.
    Thanks for the feedback. I think I will split the difference (1 full turn from full firm) and see how it goes
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Sport fan View Post
    It is a shame that no one seems to make a factory height (or at least a VERY minimal, less than .25" drop), linear rate, but MUCH higher rate regular (NOT coil over diameter) spring setup for these cars, since many, (do to uses, and road conditions), just CANNOT 'drop' their rides at all, even if they want to for aesthetic reasons.
    Just buy the linear Eibach race coils and cut em. I did that on the basic Fiesta several years ago. It was a failed effort.

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    Update: Man oh man, the 1/x turn(s) adjustment on these Konis seems so unreliable. I had the same experience with the rears: adjust to full firm and then adjust by 1/x turn(s). I adjusted them by the same amount; then I compressed them and timed how long it took to them to fully rebound -- they weren't even close. Am I nuts for adjusting them based on the timing of the rebound instead of the number of turns? Are they compensated in any way for the weight of the driver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Sport fan View Post
    It is a shame that no one seems to make a factory height (or at least a VERY minimal, less than .25" drop), linear rate, but MUCH higher rate regular (NOT coil over diameter) spring setup for these cars, since many, (due to uses, and road conditions), just CANNOT 'drop' their rides at all, even if they want to for aesthetic reasons.
    Probably would ride literally like a go cart, just no driviability be ause there would be no flew at all in the suspension/tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by A7xogg View Post
    Probably would ride literally like a go cart, just no driviability be ause there would be no flew at all in the suspension/tires
    Going to have to fix this idea. Ride height doesn't make a spring combo any better or worse unless the spring combo was designed for another height than it was built for.

    The stock height obviously works and I find the damping doesn't match the springs from the factor as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green_henry View Post
    Update: Man oh man, the 1/x turn(s) adjustment on these Konis seems so unreliable. I had the same experience with the rears: adjust to full firm and then adjust by 1/x turn(s). I adjusted them by the same amount; then I compressed them and timed how long it took to them to fully rebound -- they weren't even close. Am I nuts for adjusting them based on the timing of the rebound instead of the number of turns? Are they compensated in any way for the weight of the driver?
    I have never heard of anyone trying to adjust them like this. You usually put them on the car and then adjust them. According to how the rebound responds on the car under load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dpro View Post
    I have never heard of anyone trying to adjust them like this. You usually put them on the car and then adjust them. According to how the rebound responds on the car under load.
    I've found this method minimizes the amount of adjustment needed after they're on the car. It also seems a lot less subjective to me. But like I said, I may be nuts Hopefully I'll have time to mount them this weekend and report back next week.
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