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Old 04-20-2008, 06:30 AM   #1
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Koni adj. shocks with aero springs?

I'm going to be getting a new suspension setup this week or next and am wondering if its possible to use the Koni's with the stock aero springs in the rear.
Most pics I've seen of 9-5 with a drop have the tucked tire look which I am not to fond of so I figure with the adj. shocks in the rear I could stiffen up the ride along with my new ARB from SAS. I like the raked look so the fronts will have H&R drop springs.
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Couldn't you use the SAS spacers on the springs in the rear? Or were those a 9000 product only?



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You certainly don't have to pair Koni shocks with aftermarket springs.

I have Konis and stock springs my 9-3. Works great. Looks just like stock, rides great. On full firm it feels much more responsive than stock.

The Aero springs are probably even better.

Good compromise if you don't want to change the look, but you want some great shocks and struts!
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I wouldn't mix and match springs, they're designed to work together as one unit. I believe the rear Konis have adjustable spring perches so you can set it up and have the raked look.
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:28 AM   #5
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There are two options for the spring perch in the rear konis for the 9-5. If you need more adjustability than that I have a cheap solution for that too.
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There are two options for the spring perch in the rear konis for the 9-5. If you need more adjustability than that I have a cheap solution for that too.
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Like I said before, I like the raked look, that's what I'm after. Oh yeah, and a little more ass end stability.
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If you want rear stability, be careful that you don't have more significantly more ride height in the rear and increase rear roll stiffness considerably. It's a good way to induce lift-off oversteer under weight transfer, e.g. braking midcorner in an off-camber corner.

You might be happy with Bilstein HD or Koni struts with your stock Aero springs.
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