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    Thread: FS: NEW Koni FSD Shock Absorbers @ GMP Performance

    1. Former Advertiser GMP - Matthew's Avatar
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      09-29-2005 04:52 PM #1
      NOW taking orders on Koni FSD Shock Absorbers!
      Retail $860
      GMP Price $602

      http://www.gmpperformance.com/...20190
      Frequency Selective Damping
      The first shock absorber offering superior road-holding without compromising comfort.
      Soft suspension can cause
      › poor steering response
      › car sickness
      › problems with speed bumps
      › excessive body movement
      › less stability
      Firm suspension can cause
      › a harsh ride
      › problems with speed bumps
      › discomfort
      › reduced grip on poor roads
      › low profile tyre harshness
      These shocks are designed to increase handling without compromising ride comfort. There are expensive systems on the market that do this with electronically adjutable valving but Koni is doing it with mechanical valving. Standard shocks use a piston moving through oil and the Koni actually has a parallel pathway with a special valve to control the flow of oil.
      When a driver hits hard bumps, this valve opens allowing the higher flow of oil to pass and results in a softer dampening force. While turning corners, the oil flows at a steadier and slower rate, allowing the shock to function traditionally. The pressure is built up and the valve is closed resulting in better handling, better stability and faster cornering.
      The Mini Cooper owners are extremly fortunate because this strut is designed with them in mind since the Mini has for years been plaqued by incredible slot car handling at the sacrifice of a very rigid ride.
      These shocks are designed for driver's who want better handling without compromising comfort. It is not recomended for vehicles with lowered suspensions since the mechanical shocks utilize hydraulic principles rather than hydraulic, it is a lower cost alternative to the electric systems but must have time and distance to function. Koni is not replaceing their popular Sport shock since this is not designed for aggressive handling.
      When installed, customers will experience the best of both worlds in the FSD shock and have a product designed to last 110,000 to 150,000 miles.

    2. 09-29-2005 05:16 PM #2
      These are not made for lowered cars.

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      09-29-2005 06:07 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by Matt-K »
      These are not made for lowered cars.

      CORRECT!!!! They are only for people who do NOT want to go lower than OEM Sport Springs but are looking for an improved ride.

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