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 Posted: May 10, 2018 07:36AM
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I'm running GAZ as well....lowered

I find that zero all around is good for in town driving.....they are very stiff shocks

When I was autocrossing the adjustments came in real handy

 

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 Posted: May 9, 2018 10:45PM
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Thanks everyone for the heads-up on the ride settings for GAZ shocks. I was following the manufacture's recommendation to start with a halfway setting of 20 clicks. When I saw that you guys had settings way softer than halfway I gave it a try. Wow! What a difference! 

You can read more on my FB blog if you'd like. [link]

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

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 Posted: May 7, 2018 11:09AM
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I'm running GAZ adjustable coilovers on 'Alf. Not sure what setting I'll end up on, but probably the softest setting, since the car has been somewhat lightened from stock.

 Posted: May 7, 2018 10:02AM
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I have to be honest - the GAZ shocks on the rear - at lowest setting (one click above "0") is still like there is no spring/cone on the rear.  Really telling when you run over road reflectors...the BANG it makes is just harsh.

I am not sure this is standard for mini's with new cones and shocks, but it is really unsettling.

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 Posted: May 6, 2018 01:22PM
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Put GAZ adjustables on the rear of the Mini Van.  Instructions said start at 20 (half of 40 max).  So we did, climbed in to head for the Airport to do some quick clockwise/counterclockwise circles, run over the speed bumps...1st speed bump, BAM, it was like we didn't have any rear springs at all.

Detuned to 10 for the trip to Can-Am at Sonoma and that was a good setting with a modest load at highway speed.

Came home, emptied the Mini and detuned to 5 which is good around town.

On the current work on ROO the KONI Sport adjustables have come off the front and are being replaced by GAZ adj.   Will be interesting to try a setting up front...maybe start at 10??

KONIS were fine but you had to take them off to adjust them.  GAZ on car adjustable.

 Posted: May 5, 2018 09:03PM
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Originally Posted by thebluepotato
Nevermind - rear left was suck and got it unstuck.  All good.
I have a set of GAZ shocks. I like them, but you're right, the adjustment knobs are kinda wonky.

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

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 Posted: May 5, 2018 09:43AM
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Nevermind - rear left was suck and got it unstuck.  All good.

/// Basil - 1974 Mini 1000 /// THE BLOG: www.thebluepotato.net/blog

 Posted: May 5, 2018 07:33AM
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Maybe I am missing something but cannot for the life of me turn the +/- knob at all...on both rears....knob slightly moves, but no clicks.  I am at the point now where I am using a pair of pliers and almost feel like I am going to damage the adjustment knob.  DO you pull or push in to adjust?  Or just turn?

Can anyone help here?

/// Basil - 1974 Mini 1000 /// THE BLOG: www.thebluepotato.net/blog