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Re: (kpsingh0)

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I don't know if It changes you mind but with the konis I belive you have to cut and attach part of your stock shock

I had the Bilstein sport shocks with H&R springs for a while and the ride was just too harsh for the roads in Seattle. I had my shop rip them out and sold them to kp who lives in an area of Washington with much smoother roads.

I was looking at the Koni FSDs for my S40 at the time and spoke to someone at Koni who said it was a cut-a-strut install like kp mentioned. I think the FSDs are worth it if you drive around areas with crappy/bumpy roads. I regret not buying the FSDs for the S40 but I have the FSDs on our BMW now and it's a very nice balance between sporty and comfort. It soaks up bumps from expansion joints a lot better than the stock shocks from our BMW and the S40.
 

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Re: (Vash13)

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Hey, I was wondering is the difference between these two from Koni. Would I also need to buy my own springs as well?

http://www.namotorsports.net/d...ports

http://www.namotorsports.net/d....4039

There is a big difference between those two. The first ones are Koni Yellows which are adjustable, so you can set them to be softer or firmer. It's a little cumbersome to adjust so it's not something you can easily change in 2 minutes right before your morning commute, for example. The Koni FSDs are not adjustable but they're frequency selective, so they'll be really comfortable during normal driving/bumps and also stiffen up when you're nailing the hard corners. I'd go with the FSDs for spirited daily driving with very little-to-no track use.

TireRack has a really good comparison between the Koni FSDs, Koni Sports, and OEM shocks on one of their BMW test cars. It's a good read: http://www.tirerack.com/suspen...d.jsp

As for springs, you still need to buy new lowering springs if you went with Koni or Bilstein shocks and want a lowered look. The shocks alone won't lower the car by themselves.
 
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