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Old 03-27-2016, 07:37 AM   #1
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Koni Shocks and Struts

I just wanted to see if anyone has experience with these. They're on sale at AM right now. I'm looking to lower my car 1.5"-2". I don't have the money right now for Shocks, struts, cc plates, and the springs, but if I can save some money by buying stuff on sale I'm going to do it. Is it worth buying these or should I save up and get something else?
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There are many, many people that run these on their cars and like them. The spring Koni sale looks like a great deal - I say go for it.
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The Koni STR.T's are a great option if you don't need adjustability. They will handle the more aggressive springs like H&R SuperSports and Eibach Sportlines that drop the car 1.5-2". They also rebound properly where other dampers will wear out much quicker.

The Koni Yellows have the same properties but also have adjustability settings for softer or firmer compliance.

It's about a $200 difference between the two, but either are great dampers that will perform very well.
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The STR.Ts are a good dampner to use. I have them on my 96 with H&Rs, MM CC plates and its a good combo. Rides stiff but it feels good at the same time.

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The STR.Ts are a good dampner to use. I have them on my 96 with H&Rs, MM CC plates and its a good combo. Rides stiff but it feels good at the same time.

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I think theres another "thats what she said" joke in there. Damn it keep doing that.

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The STR.Ts are a good dampner to use. I have them on my 96 with H&Rs, MM CC plates and its a good combo. Rides stiff but it feels good at the same time.

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I just got the yellows and h&r super sports installed this week. The softest setting on the shocks and struts is still extremely stiff lol although that could just be the springs


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I just got the yellows and h&r super sports installed this week. The softest setting on the shocks and struts is still extremely stiff lol although that could just be the springs

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You still gotta get used to the stiffer springs lol. I have the Yellows adjusted roughly in the middle and they ride much better than the SuperSports/Tokico HP's on my other car.

At the softest setting the dampers should make the ride feel somewhat floaty. That's why I prefer them in the middle. But everyone has their own preferences.
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You still gotta get used to the stiffer springs lol. I have the Yellows adjusted roughly in the middle and they ride much better than the SuperSports/Tokico HP's on my other car.



At the softest setting the dampers should make the ride feel somewhat floaty. That's why I prefer them in the middle. But everyone has their own preferences.

Yeah i kinda figured it had to be the springs although I wouldn't expect the springs to make that huge of a difference in ride quality compared to struts and shocks


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Is there any benefit just putting them on the rear to keep the axle planted better? I have the Perf Package with new rubber all around and the noise does not seem to be a problem. Thanks
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I replaced my tokico adjustable fronts w yellow adjustable Koni's - night and day improvement on the cr@ppy streets of LA. On the track, they are pretty similar.
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