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Re: Koni FSD's and Eibach Pro springs on 156 JTS
The packing comenses... as does a 3.0 V6 164 rebuild (but that's over at Alfpats), today I finally got round to fiting the Koni STR.R kit to Trevors '98 156 2.5 V6, and well let's say that there is definately a level of quality to the FSD's that's not even hinted at with this loud orange kit, but don't get me wrong, the drive is fantastic, the response to inputs is right there, but doesn't seem as instantaneous as the FSD's, but for half the price it drops the car 10mm (not much you say but this is a V6 which was 25mm lower anyway), so the car is the same height as the JTS now and when he gets the last welding done shall probably be added to my fleet when I get down south and hunt out a GTA for him.
Conclusion, the kit you want depends on the cars age, the newer car owner should go for the Koni FSD's and Eibachs, the longer toothed owner should bear in mind the potential life span of the car and opt for the cheaper Koni STR.R kit, just remember these cars wont last much past 10 years due to the italian steel in the bodywork and stiffening the suspension will just rattle it more.