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    Koni rebound adjustment tool

    I tried searching to no avail. Is there a new source for an adjustment tool that can clear the shock towers? I know Stygar sold one back in the day.

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    I think there is something on Konis website

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    Take an appropriately sized nut driver and bash it oval....or put tip in vice and squeeze till sized.

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    I'm definitely not bashing my nuts or putting my tip in a vice.

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    I have like 5 of those at this point. The issue is you can't get it onto the front strut when it's on the car because the tool doesn't clear the shock tower. There are custom fabbed ones floating around to resolve this issue.

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    God... I swear I looked there. Thanks.

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    Ah. That's cheating, hacking the end off of a screwdriver and slotting it. I was about to chuck up a chunk of 6061 in the lathe and carve out a custom billet tool. Think Jeb Clampett whittling a tooth pick.


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    Like rf900rkw says, this is literally a screwdriver with the tip cut off, and then a slot cut into it. You can even see the grinding marks when you buy it, and it isn't done particularly carefully. Props to them for selling that tool for a mad profit, but if I could go back in time, I would have just done it myself.
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    The adjusters that came with my TCK S/A kit back in the day had some stubby ones with the front struts, and some longer ones with the rears (IIRC). They obviously fit either tab, but the longer ones fit the front towers, so you really only needed those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinci View Post
    The adjusters that came with my TCK S/A kit back in the day had some stubby ones with the front struts, and some longer ones with the rears (IIRC). They obviously fit either tab, but the longer ones fit the front towers, so you really only needed those.
    I have 3 different types of Koni adjusters and none of them clear the front sheetmetal. Maybe if the reinforcement plates weren't there it might just clear but I'm not ditching those.

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    I just cut the head off of a bolt, put a slot on the former head end and screwed a knob on the threaded end. Has worked great for over 15 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinci View Post
    The adjusters that came with my TCK S/A kit back in the day had some stubby ones with the front struts, and some longer ones with the rears (IIRC). They obviously fit either tab, but the longer ones fit the front towers, so you really only needed those.
    Shame on you(!) for not touting the ones I commissioned your dad to make for me

    Rear of Coupe





    Invisible access holes



    Fronts through strut-bar caps



    Small tab tool (rears) @ $25.00 (only 2 left)
    Large tab tool (front) @ $25.00 (only 5 left)
    Both tools $45.00 shipped USPS Priority Mail
    PayPal: SPORTSCARSPLUS@AOL.COM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Forbes View Post
    Shame on you(!) for not touting the ones I commissioned your dad to make for me

    Rear of Coupe





    Invisible access holes



    Fronts through strut-bar caps



    Small tab tool (rears) @ $25.00 (only 2 left)
    Large tab tool (front) @ $25.00 (only 5 left)
    Both tools $45.00 shipped USPS Priority Mail
    PayPal: SPORTSCARSPLUS@AOL.COM
    I figured you had sold out of them long ago, so I didn't want to fill your inbox with disappointed messages. But yeah, those tools kick the Konis to the curb. I have a set as well.

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    I just tested my Koni tools and found that the longer one would reach the front adjuster, but wouldn't actually fit on it because of strut tower clearance.

    The custom tool fits perfectly, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinci View Post
    I figured you had sold out of them long ago, so I didn't want to fill your inbox with disappointed messages. But yeah, those tools kick the Konis to the curb. I have a set as well.
    I never marketed them__or barely__I supplied them to the owners of cars I did TCK suspensions on, and some occasional word of mouth sales (like the awesome seat risers...).

    I'm glad you knew that I couldn't pass the opportunity to razz you up some

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