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Old 03-27-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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Checking to see if anyone has any experience with Koni FSDs. I am thinking they might be a better option over Koni yellows or Bilstein B6s for a daily driver that might see some autocross days.
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what are you trying to fix with the current shocks that are on the car?
Just oem replacement or a performance "upgrade"?
Do you plan to stay in a "street" class for the coming years?
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They are not for the current WRX I run now, but for an '06 Cooper S that I may bring out on occasion. It would also run in the street class as it is stock. One of the current fronts is leaking so I was shooting for an upgrade but nothing crazy since its more of a daily driver.
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Koni yellows are the more "proven " autox setup of the three. And the ones id pick if my budget was under a thousand dollars. Easy rebuilds in America if needed. Bilsteins can be as well, Koni is just more common.
They are more expensive but probably worth the few hundred more even if you never use the knobs.

For the street, i dont think you will tell much of a difference between them.

The "easy button" here would be to contact Lee Grimes at Koni and ask his opinion for your use and car. He knows everything including if there is a better option.

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I run Koni Yellows on the M3 and they are very comfortable on the road. In fact, an upgrade over stock on my car for sure. Sorry, no experience with the FSD's
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Prices that I am finding are almost identical for the Koni yellows vs the FSDs, so maybe a quick call to koni as suggested will give me a little more. Sounds like just running the yellows wouldn't hurt either. Thanks for the input and suggestions.
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I was just doing more research and the guy I mentioned above actually uses the FSDs on his personal daily, mazda 3. I guess it comes down to if you want adjustability or not.
People have been more than happy with them across mulitiple platforms but some say the initial roll on the fsd shocks is more than stock but handle bumps better.
But still, call Koni.
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