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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Koni vs Bilstein

Iíve been planning to upgrade the shock & struts on my 94 GT. I have Steeda lowering springs, Eibach sway bars, and KYB struts/ shocks currently. I was planning on upgrading to Bilsteins based on my experience on the classic Mustangs. A local CR ad has a full set of Koni STR T shocks & struts plus SR lowering springs for only $200. I can give the springs to m6 son and keeps the Konis. Seems l8ke a great deal. Does anyone have experience with the Koni STR compared with the Bilsteins?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 10:21 AM
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I put the Koni STR T shocks in my 69 Coupe but it is not derivable yet so I can't comment on how they ride.

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Has No one else tried the Konis?

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I ran Tokico 3-ways on my Ď83 track car with Eibach progressive rates and BFG R1ís. The setup was good enough to run with the BIG boys at three SAAC events and multiple other opentrack events.

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I ran Bilstein on my '86 GT with some aggressive lowering springs and really enjoyed them. I sincerely believe that the strut / shock valves should match the spring rates regardless of the manufacturer. If the Koni's are capable, for the price I'd have to try them out. You can always change them if you don't like the ride. Basically buying new springs and getting shocks + struts for free.


Seeing that this is a CR add, how many miles are on these parts?

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Good question, Iíll, ask

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The Konis were only used 4 months and the springs for 6 months. Looks like a good deal.
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