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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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i'm looking for a good set of adjustable shocks. i see the qa1's are now only about $9 higher each in price over the koni's.summit has the qa1's @ $139 ea. & koni @ $130 ea. anybody running qa1's or koni's & have any opinions as which is the best?


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 12:32 AM
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Koni = lifetime warrenty

QA1 = 1 year.

Sounds like QA1 does not even have much faith in them.

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QA1= China made junk

Now you know why they have a 1 year warrenty

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Maybe you are paying $130 a piece for the Konis,but I paid $100/ea through Richard Jonec on the boss forum. Why not contact Richard and see what kind of a deal for the konis you can get?
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I have Konis at all 4 corners, couldn't be happier with them.

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Maybe you are paying $130 a piece for the Konis,but I paid $100/ea through Richard Jonec on the boss forum. Why not contact Richard and see what kind of a deal for the konis you can get?
i think you mentioned him before to me, but the site was down at the time & couldn't get on. i did a little tracking back to the old boss site (can't do a search on the new site unless you register)& sent him an email. i did find the koni's a few $$$ cheaper at shox.com. $504 a set there w/ free shipping. we'll see if i get a reply back from richard (the dates on those posts were dec 06) he was selling them for $460 a set at the time.


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QA1 is not a poor shock..but more for the racing/roundy-round crowd.

I would get Koni if I could afford it. But I wouldn't be ashamed to have QA1 on my car, either.
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Here is the contact info that I have:
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You just can't beat Konis. I've had them on everything from Mustangs to Fiats, and have always been happy with them, their performance, durability, and adjustability, even on cars that took constant thrashing.
I hate to sound so close-minded, but I've had such great luck with them, I don't think I'd even try something else, especially if it was nearly the same price!

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I've got the regular Koni's on my '68 in front and a bloody expensive set of double-adjustable
Konis on the ft of my '66 race car ($468 ea).
Love the Koni's

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got posted.....hope he's ok with that

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