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Need Help: ACR KONI Inserts

Hi guys, I was wondering if any of you who installed koni inserts into an ACR had the same issue I am having.

I am trying to install the koni rear 8641-1475 Sport inserts into my 05 acr but they appear to be too short.

I've included some photos and you can see that the lip of the insert is contacting the strut housing well before the insert is fully seated. Theres about 3/4 of an inch that the inserts still needs to go.

The front went in fine so I was wondering if any of you with experience could help. Thank you.












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Bump, anyone have an idea which rear insert is the right one for ACR's
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So then it appears I have the correct inserts. Do you think I should just cut the strut body further down to allow the insert to seat fully?

Also do you think there will be any drawbacks from the strut being about an inch shorter or from the housing being cut further?
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People have had them be short before. Just use the correct length bolt, or call koni and see what they say.
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Okay I'll try giving them a call.
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per Koni instructions you should cut the top of struts few milimeters in order for the screw at the bottom to get engaged an help pump down the insert in place. Is very important the bums on side of insert to interfere with strut. This is where the screw helps.
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Yes just cut more off the strut tube so it fits,,,not a big deal. ~ 1.0" should do it. As long as the retaining protrusions on the Koni are ~1/2" in the strut tube, you're good.

Koni's instructions were intended for stock struts not ACR's Tokicos. Stock struts have large crimps on the tube that need cut off for the Koni to go in. Your Tokico does NOT, so the resultant length for you is too long.

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Thanks for your help guys. I ended up cutting off a little more material after confirming with koni that I had the right strut cartridges and everything went together just fine. Now my SRT is back in action.
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How do you like the shocks? Did you keep stock springs? Any difference in stiffness?


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The car is an ACR with stock springs. I think it feels similar to stock, maybe a little more bouncy. I would say keep your stock struts if nothing is wrong with them. Although the koni's would probably perform a lot better if you get them revalved for your specific application.
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