Lotus Elan

rear shocks

PostPost by: robertverhey » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:11 am

Sadly the current koni site doesn't show a listing for anything Lotus. What has the world come to?

However this catalogue from 2004 shows the same rear part number for both types of elan 86-1371

http://www.toowoombasteeringservice.com/koniroad.pdf page 10
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:17 am

I'm wrong (and surprised) the Elan and +2 do have the same shock absorber in the latest catalogues too, sorry.

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:37 pm

mikealdren wrote:I'm wrong (and surprised) the Elan and +2 do have the same shock absorber in the latest catalogues too, sorry.

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I'm surprised too, for the same reasons Mike said about weight differences. Have they always been the same or is this a case of homogenisation?

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PostPost by: 512BB » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:18 pm

They have always been the same Robbie. Even the original Armstrong inserts were the same for the Elan and +2.

And Mike, I have never seen a pair of rear Koni's that were NOT adjustable, I am sure they all were/are. You cannot see any means of adjustment, it is all done with push down/turn and adjust.

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PostPost by: kerryblu » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:48 pm

thanks all,
looks like I might go for them after all, As long I haven't got everybody interested in them!
On the point of weight, I have only read on here that its the springs that takes the weight,
that is why there is diff lbsage on them.

again thanks to all for the help.

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:04 am

512BB wrote:They have always been the same Robbie. Even the original Armstrong inserts were the same for the Elan and +2.

And Mike, I have never seen a pair of rear Koni's that were NOT adjustable, I am sure they all were/are. You cannot see any means of adjustment, it is all done with push down/turn and adjust.

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Ah - Useful to know, thanks Leslie
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PostPost by: brettfcars » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:14 am

I have a set of what look to be the same shocks fitted, but as yet are untested. So i cant comment on the ride.
This is due to an ongoing restoration, mine do look the same, but are in-fact adjustable.
On page Number 8, (although its page 7 when printed !!!) of the attached link shows the already mentioned adjustment procedure. Plus more !

http://www.koni-na.com/pdf/tech.pdf

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PostPost by: jpt » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:27 am

Page 21 of the current (2010-11) Koni Application Catalog
http://www.koni-na.com/cat_search_form.cfm
http://www.koni-na.com/pdf/KONI_Auto_2010.pdf

has the following listing

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