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TL Type-S bushings and use with Koni Yellows

TL Type-S bushings will enhance the road feel of your Acura because they are much firmer than base-type rubber bushings. They actually have a metal insert molded into the part making them act much like a rigid mount, while the rubber sections act as vibration and impact dampers. It is really a neat bushing design. Honda uses these bushings on all their higher level performance applications, from the S2000 to the NSX and the Integra Type-R!

However, there is a mod needed to use these bushings with the venerable Koni Sport shocks. Since the Koni shocks have a larger shaft diameter than stock shocks do, and that means the hole in the metal insert that fits over the shaft needs to be drilled out in order to fit.

Match the size of the shock shaft and open the stock hole. It can be tough to hold the bushing while drilling, so be careful. We can say the mod is worth the effort though, since the combination of high-end Koni shocks and enhanced road feel of the bushings is a great combo!


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1 Comments


 
frazer
12-18-2014 03:40 PM at 3:40 PM
Which part of the koni kit do these bushes replace? Are they bump stops? Any pictures of where these get installed?

[mrheeltoe] There are a couple washers from the Koni kit that you won't need with these bushings. The Konis do not come with bump stops, so you need to reuse the old ones. We don't currently have a pic fully assembled.

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