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  1. Ke10 Strut Insert - URGENT

    So I'm deciding on if I go coilovers or not. Probably go 4kg springs.
  2. Ke10 Strut Insert - URGENT

    Ok, the Munroe ke20-55 shocks arrived today, look well built. Now the spacer in the wiki, is 5mm too long for this insert and I reckon if you turn 5mm off the length you'd be perfect. I'll do this tomoz and get photos, just in case. Issue #2 the ke20 spring I have is about 20-30mm too short to be captive. The spring i have has a free length of 240mm. It also is about 1.5-2mm too big in diameter to fit in the perch on the strut. I'd think with some mild heat and vice grips it would fit. A 270mm free would be about percect id think.
  3. found machine shop, where to find pistons

    My 4k atm has same logo and a 3 between 3 and 4. Not sure what the number means, could just be a casting run number. Going by you're comp readings it either half f'ed or low comp to begin with. I know you got it as an unknown engine. So may i ask how consistent is the fuel there? Maybe previous owner slapped in dish pistons or a flat top piston head so it didn't rattle itself to pieces.
  4. #8778's have been a nil stock part number at peders for 10+ years. Oh and until feb they only have one #8716 (ke20) in the aus warehouse too. The rear shocks work well. Been playing on my front-end lately. Best off keeping an eye on the other thread I'll be posting what ive done there. Are you planning on keeping the transverse leaf?
  5. found machine shop, where to find pistons

    Not these ones? F'ing expensive if you ask me.
  6. found machine shop, where to find pistons

    Wait, I know someone that bought a set recently. I'll quiz him tonight.
  7. found machine shop, where to find pistons

    4k-u's were never offered here, so none of my suppliers list them. Which is about all of them. What about getting some posted to the shop from Malaysia?
  8. Ke10 Strut Insert - URGENT

    Nah mate Vic northern suburbs to Vic se suburbs. Should have them Thursday.
  9. Ke10 Strut Insert - URGENT

    I've just pulled the trigger on a pair. Will let you know how they fit when they arrive.
  10. Ke10 Strut Insert - URGENT

    Look pretty close. Spoke to Stuart the other day about what they'd used in Tommy's car and he put 4kg coilover kit and used Munroe #25-3810 gt gas which appears to be ke-20 to ke-55 listed numbers. Said it handled great with nice ride comfort.
  11. Ke10 Strut Insert - URGENT

    Why I'm ditching them is for a number of reasons. 1. I have my camber plates maxed out and it still has a half of a degree of positive camber. 2. It will also give you a heap of negative caster, while making it epic on turn in, makes it really darty and unnerving at 80km or above, if the roads not perfect. 3. The ke20 ball joint must be used, biggest problem with that is, they are slightly loose in the wishbone. Mine has two small tack welds to hold it in place. My car sufferers from severe bump steer and tram tracking, while the semi slick rubber on the front probably contributes to the tracking slightly i'm thinking getting back to standard geomety will give me a better base to work from.
  12. Ke10 Strut Insert - URGENT

    Been out and about this morning with very little found. I am waiting to hear back from my local Peders suspension with what will work. I also have a good friend I completed my Mech Eng with who is an F1 handling engineer(can't name the team or driver though) chasing up euro options too. What i did find was the part numbers at peders are the same for ke20 through to ke55. Unfortunately they only have one insert in stock and aren't re-ordering until Jan next year ☹ I'm now desperate my as my car is on stands until I figure something out. On the up side of it all, it will give me a chance to take final measurements so I can spin up some nolathane wishbone bushes.
  13. Ke10 Strut Insert - URGENT

    I've just got one the ke20 struts out and apart, they are wet legs too. I will strip one and take photos tomorrow for you. So I too need inserts. I should have have an answer on what is available tomorrow. Cheers for the measurement Parrot, will give me something to start with.
  14. Ke10 Strut Insert - URGENT

    I have one of the real early signature bars they made, I've got zero idea what people complain about em. Honestly only touches them at full steering lock, I hardly get near full lock, if I do it's only at carpark speeds and one pump and the brakes are back to normal. Ke20 inserts also work BUT getting anything with sport valving is a pain to find these days.
  15. Ke10 Strut Insert - URGENT

    Yep don't work and all the suppliers only have listings for the bigger diameter ones. I really do mean all suppliers. I'm doing a "de-conversion" of my ke11 from ke20 struts over the next couple of weeks, can take some photos if you need. I would seriously recommend getting a front swaybar though, they are still pretty average without one. Oh everything now seems to point to mk1 golf inserts working but I can'tcinfirm yet.