With a long history in F1 racing dating back to the 1950s, Koni suspension is known worldwide for their performance and dependability -- not just in the aftermarket but as Koni is also one of the world’s leading OE suppliers for performance shocks and suspension for a wide range of brands. Basically, they know what they’re doing, and they do it well.
If you’re in the market for a new set of shocks, struts, or coilovers, you’ve inevitably seen the Koni name pop up a few times at least. This is for good reason, as Koni shocks and Koni struts aren’t just good, they also make a lot of affordable options that honestly make it hard to justify paying more for anything else. That’s why Koni suspension is one of our biggest brands in the category.
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The STR.T Orange line is their entry level line of sport shocks, struts, and lowering kits. These will help you achieve the lower look your going for, but their main strength is in being custom tuned specifically for your car to maximize cornering performance and grip better than others in the price range. Pair these with a set of lowering springs and swaybars to turn your car into a serious competitor at your next autocross or canyon run.
Their Yellow line is for the more dedicated enthusiast who wants to be able to dial in their Koni shocks for their specific setup and purposes. These come out of the box from the factory set to their softest setting and can be dialed up from there. These Koni struts all come with great guides on how to set the shocks for different spring rates to maximize both ride and handling, as well as shock life, as too soft a dampening rate paired with stiff springs can wear out the shocks prematurely.
Koni also offers several lowering kits at a range of price points, from the lower cost Orange series to the adjustable yellow series with spring and shocks. Then there is the Koni suspension FSD line, which feature their twin tube Frequency Selective Dampening (FSD) technology that automatically adjusts shock stiffness and damping to adjust to road conditions and driving behavior. This means they ride smooth on the streets, but then firm up when needed for handling.
Koni shocks come with a lifetime warranty, and the higher end Koni struts are rebuildable and revalvable for further tuning capability. Each shock and strut undergoes testing before being boxed up and sent out to be sold. Not sure which shock or strut is right for you? Give us a call and one of our Gearheads will help you find what you need.