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Koni Yellow w/ GC, top hats?

Old 12-13-2013, 08:31 AM
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Koni Yellow w/ GC, top hats?

Thinking about getting the yellows with ground control sleeve setup, but as I research on the combo, it is recommended to get extended top hats. I want at least a 2.5" drop. I see that there is only ones produced for Honda/Acura. What's the deal? Anyone know where to get extended hats for a 4th gen?
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Extended hats might be something to increase suspension travel. I think they are talking about upper top mounts which give the spring/strut more travel to move up and down. For years I had tried to get these made for Maximas but no one wants to make the investment as there is no profit to be made on this platform. That said I would not recomend Koni yellows and GCs with a 2.5" drop even with extended suspension travel. That is to low of a drop for this combo and the setup will have little to no travel left over and be harsh on every bump.

If you are doing this for looks go with a set of aftermarket coilovers. They are made to take a bigger drop than the GC/Koni setup.

For handling a set of propely valved Koni yellows and GCs with a slight drop is a decent combo. I probably have the most modified set of Koni/GCs on this forum and if I had to do it all over I wouldn't take the same route.
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The 1st gen Altima top hats gave more suspension travel in the front on the 3rd gens. See if you can measure the difference for what your working with.
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