It says adjustable on the obx because they are INTERNALLY adjustable, as in the user can set the stiffness before they install it on the car. I'll bet your life on this.well, the reds automatically adjust to dampening situations, but that is kind of redundant, becaus every shock does that essentially, its kind of false advertising to say that they are adjustable
Benson said:The Koni Specials will work for your car but I would recommend setting them about a half turn firmer up front and 3/4 of a turn in the rear. At full soft, the car will not feel great as the car will feel very underdamped (think 70s Cadillac float). The firmer spring rates, especially in the back, will always make the car ride firmer than what the factory setup did but better dampers will make it closer to that for ride comfort. Thanks for writing.
Quote: Benson, Gordon - further reply You need to firm the rear shocks up some so the car doesn’t feel too soft. You have to have the damping adjustment set to the springs you’re using AS WELL as setting it to a point that will work with the springs you have. Thanks.
Ahhh... That explains why people say they are only adjustable when off the car. Thanks.aznguyen316 on Mar/31/04 said:I found this...
To adjust them, you set the piston rod thing (err my vocab is bad) into a vice or have your friend hold it tight. You then compress it all the way into the shock, and while keeping it compressed, twist the piston all the way to the left till it stops...this is the sofest setting. Each half turn (180 degrees) to the right from that spot will increase the stiffness. You can twist 5 complete half turns (900 degrees to the right from the sofest setting) before you reach the stiffest setting.