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Koni Dampers & lowering springs

hi guys sorry about the intake !!!!ed up post but ive been out for a while and i posted it in a rush
what do u think of this set at smart alfa
i would say they are rather expensive arent they
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Re: Koni Dampers & lowering springs

Their 600 price includes fitting.
It is also a little deceiving putting a picture of a set of height adjustable coil-over units next to the description.
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Re: Koni Dampers & lowering springs

Just a quick comment.

I have heard that over the past few years the quality of Koni shocks have deteriorated somewhat and are prone to squelching, and more worrying, leaking if left on any level near the hardest setting.

I also ran them on my MX5 and found them ferociously uncomfortable in general compared to the shocks in other MX5s that performed equally well in the corners.

Of course, they are comparitively cheap...

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Re: Koni Dampers & lowering springs


I had the yellow Konis on my car for a while, along with red Eibach pro-kit springs and 17" Teledial wheels. The combo resulted in harsh ride and very poor handling. Suspension travel is reduced (less bottoming out problem) but the car didn't feel that well planted. I couldn't find a good compromise on the Koni adjustment, and removed both the Koni and Eibach a while ago.

I still have another set of Koni pairing with Sachs springs on the SW. IMHO, it's still better than above, but still shows some harshness on poor surfaces.

As David said, that picture is misleading a bit. If you can make sure the springs are matched to the dampers, they should be quite alright.

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