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Old 04-26-2003, 06:42   #1 (permalink)
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Koni Adjustables Or Bilsteins ?

looking to lower the XR8, and either going KONI or BILSTEIN, i believe both brands have lowered springs to suit their shocks. I have had konis before and loved them, but the tyre/suspension joint i go to keeps pushing the bilsteins, are they worth the extra $$$ ???
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G'day mate,
I have had Konis on my XD351 ute and they were spot on, the old girl handled very sweetly, also currently have Bilstiens on EB (SVO Kit) and again handles sweet again. Basically you wont go wrong with either.

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go for konis as fitted on my te50 t3 great ride! konis 82 series shock absorbers. these are fitted from ford dearlers, not to firm and no body roll, exellent cornering and handing.

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I'd go the Konis too - in fact I have on the wifes AU XR6. They are great! I'm sure the Bilsteins are good too, but are they worth the extra. If the extra all-up is less than $100, give the Bilsteins a try, otherwise, i'd stick to what you know (Konis).
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thanks guys, the bilsteins shocks set are $1400 fitted, and the koni adjustables are about $1100 fitted.

jonny r , so the t series ones arent adjustable ??? when you boot it from a stand still, does the car lean back a bit or under anything above low braking lean forward ?? thats the main thing that pee's me off with the XR std suspension, its nice, but i find it a little soggy

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Check with the dealer, I don't think they are, as for leaning back on acceleration, very little and no leaning forword. defernitly not
spongy. Car do'es sit low too!
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yeah good point, a bit lower may change it a bit, i will ask the dealer a few more ???? about the t series set up

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A mate of mine put coil over height adjustable fulcrum all round on his AUII XR8. Handled sweet on the road and the track. Got rid of the axle tramp that the Koni's previously fitted couldn't.
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I've got bilsteins on my EBII XR8 with lovells springs all round and have had no problem with these have you ever thought of using K-mac suspension my mate had the system on his XR8 and it was heaps better ride wise. Just a thought
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I have had both and would say the Koni adjustables are the go.
If you don't like a hard ride ALL the time then thats the way to go.
Don't get me wrong, Bilstiens are fantastic but I was gettig sick of a hard ride all the time.
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