I thought I'd share some pics of the Konis I finally got around to building. There really isn't much excuse for choosing AGXs over Konis just because the build seems intimidating. It's pretty easy to do yellows in B13 fronts. I basically got this done using a bi-metal hacksaw, a dremel, and a my trusty workbench. The only thing I got my mechanic to do was cut/prep the housings(mostly because I didn't want to deal with getting rid of the strut guts) and weld on the flat perch for the threaded collars.
1 inch hole in the bottom of the housing.
Koni insert with the threaded part cut and the welds smoothed out. I took the paint off the bottom so the JBweld would go metal to metal.
Had the top of the housing cut a few mms below the Koni nubs since they won't be in play. The OD of the insert is nearly a match for the ID of the strut body.
Through the bottom.
I placed the headset spacer and washer in position and inserted the koni all the way in. If it moved the washer I took my dremel to it and ground it down a bit more. As long as you are fairly accurate cutting the Koni there won't be much to shave off. I left a little gap between the threaded nub and the washer but I wanted as much thread as I could keep.
Koni hardware, bolts cut to size.
Finished product. These will be paired with 10 inch 325 springs.
The rears I got used from a forum member. They have B13 front inserts and they'll be getting 7 inch 250 springs.
I have some minor questions though:
This is only going to be daily driven, will camber plates be needed? I like the Cusco plates but I don't know how much travel they eat up.
Does anyone have a solution for dust boots? I don't think I've ever seen a pic of a GC setup that had a dust boot.
If anyone has any suggestions about anything else I'll need or might want to get please share. The only thing I added beyond the standard install was some gasket maker that I cut and put between the flat perch and the threaded collar. It's probably redundant but I figured what the hell.