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Old 01-04-2003, 15:44   #1 (permalink)
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Koni Adjustables?

Hey guys,
Does anyone know who stocks Koni Andjustables in Vic ($)?
Is anybody running them in an E Series Falcon (EF)?
I am concidering putting them in my car and was also wondering if they would go OK with the standard tickford springs that are in there at the moment (I'm assuming it would be AOK).
Would you recommend any other shocks instead?
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Old 01-04-2003, 15:56   #2 (permalink)
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Koni Adjustables you should be able to source through your local AutoBarn store mate. I manage one of the shops in Sydney here and we have access to Koni, Monroe and Gabriel.

Koni's are pretty expensive, if your really into club day races or things like that, sure go for them. But if you want to justify the price, then I would prolly go for the Monroe series of shocks, Sensa-Trac are sweet, I ran those in my XF which was lowered 3.5" all round and still have a nice comfortable ride for $120 the pair.

Your front ones will cost more coz of being a strut. nearly $200 the pair for those.


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Hey Ghia

I originally wanted Koni's for my EB, but ended up getting a pair of Bilsteins (to suit lowered springs) fitted up front. I am still running the standard tickford springs. It made a big difference to the handling of my EB, and I would definately recommend them. I also had a camber kit fitted at the same time.

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my old man (known as redwards on here) has an EF, and he has the tickford springs and runs koni adjustables front and back and it handles a pearler, and i had konis in my old ED and it made a BIG difference.

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Koni adjustables are superb. Bilstein are also superb.
Monroe are OK for the money, but don't touch the Sensatrack, the GT gas are better IMO.

If you have the money however, it's a no brainer, go the Koni.

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With Tickford springs anything less than Koni is is not better. Ahh put it this way in my E.B 1. I replaced the factory XR shocks with Pedders.Though they work, I'd say they are more for std type suspensions and would, I think worse on the latter models.Koni you won't regret it latter like me!! But $$$ counts...
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If you can spend the $$$ go the Koni's...Don't go SenseLess Trak is does not work, Gt Gas is the best Monroe can offer...
Herrod's use Koni's alot, maybe they can offer you a fair price......
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Ghia,

What do want to do with your car?? You planning on doing any track days?
Koni's are a great shock, but they are oil shocks, not gas. This isn't a huge problem, but oil shocks aren't as responsive as gas shocks. Saying that though, the oil Konis are still heaps better than a gas monroe shock. You would have to go to Bilstein to get a better gas shock. They are a little more expensive then the Konis.
Get in touch with Mick Webb in Ringwood (03 9876 8586), he can get Konis, Bilsteins, whatever you want! Give him a buzz and he can go through prices and details of what the differences between the shocks are.
But like many have already said, spend the money now and you won't regret it later.
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What do want to do with your car?? You planning on doing any track days?
Koni's are a great shock, but they are oil shocks, not gas. This isn't a huge problem, but oil shocks aren't as responsive as gas shocks. Saying that though, the oil Konis are still heaps better than a gas monroe shock. You would have to go to Bilstein to get a better gas shock. They are a little more expensive then the Konis.

This isn't quite true. For starters, the better Konis are gas pressurised.
As for the differences between 'gas' and 'oil', they are both 'oil' shocks, but 'gas' pressurised shocks have the oil pressurised by a small gas chamber, at least in mono tube gas shocks anyway. Twin tube gas shocks such as the cheaper Monroes, share the same chamber for the gas and oil, which is in part, why they don't perform as well as Konis, etc.

Konis and Bilsteins are very similar in there quality, performance and price. Both are well above the likes of Monroe.

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has anyone had a set of koni's sent trans-continent... is it expensive?

since you can't air frieght gas shocks (dangerous goods) i wonder how much it would be to send some over to perth.... (WA prices are pretty high).

i'd love a set of koni's for my car :)
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