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 Post subject: new Koni's in my EF sedan
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:10 pm 
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hi guy i need new front shocks in my ef sedan i am looking at koni's but am unsure which ones to use? koni offer 2 models specials and sports the sports were around $379 front and $279 back from autobarn and cost the most of the 2 i am looking for a good strong ride i also have lowered the car 2'' already. does anyone have koni's in there ef-el's how do you find them and what settings did you use?

any help would be good

 Post subject: Re: new Koni's in my EF sedan
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:25 pm 
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As far as I know, Koni do yellows (adjustable rebound) and Reds (not adjustable), they are meant to be pretty good by accounts.
 Post subject: Re: new Koni's in my EF sedan
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:30 pm 
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you may also want to look at Monroe GT Sports, they are a genuine short body shock, made for lowered cars, the Konis may bottom out with the amount you have lowered.




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 Post subject: Re: new Koni's in my EF sedan
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:42 pm 
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I have Koni Yellow adjustables all round. I have them currently set on stiff in the rear and semi soft on the front...due to towing, it is still good to drive. However when I had them on soft, they were a comfortable ride, but too soft for me. Stiff you can feel bascially every bump, but corners well...not good for everyday driving, especially if the roads you take have speed humps and lots of bumps in the road.

I have had them set to semi stiff, and that was the best all round every day driving setting for me. Bumps could be felt but not so bad that it is annoying. Body still feels stiff and corners great. Also helped a lot when you have a boot full of stuff or a car load of people, the car doesn't bounce around.

Semi soft wasn't too bad...very nice and smooth but floats a bit. Annoying when I had a lot of junk in the back and went over a speed bump or out of a driveway, the tow bar would somtimes hit the bump/driveway on the way down. Never happens on semi stiff.

If Koni reds are the same a semi stiff Koni yellows, then I think you will have a fairly decent ride :).

Mind you I have also got front sway bar, low king springs and my rear shock tower was extended so that it doesn't bottom out too early.

Hope that helps.



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 Post subject: Re: new Koni's in my EF sedan
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:51 pm 
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the "reds" are still adjustable for rebound, just not on the car, you have to compress the shock and rotate the shaft to adust them.

if those prices are for pairs, that is ridiculously cheap.



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