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Old 02-26-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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Is anyone running around Boston with the Koni setup?

I have been thinking about getting it, but I wonder how the ride is with Boston streets. Any feedback would be appreciated....
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I had my Koni setup in Detroit for 3 months. Detroit is known for some of the worse roads PERIOD.

On soft the car is more comfortable and tolerable than stock.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:28 PM   #3
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Ya i had the koni setup on my last viggen in Boston. All in all it was not that bad and i had no trouble. People riding in my car said it was better then their stock setup as far as how hard the car hits the bumps.

You should be all set if you go for this, i'm still in Boston and plan in putting stiffer springs in.
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I've driven multiple cars with the konis in Boston and it seemed fine. I have the Bilstein HDs in my car and I don't really mind it either.
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with the koni kit can you adjusted it for different feel? i want something simular to stock. but smoother. would i set it to stiff? or soft?
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I had my Koni setup in Detroit for 3 months. Detroit is known for some of the worse roads PERIOD.

On soft the car is more comfortable and tolerable than stock.

Thanks jameson
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with the koni kit can you adjusted it for different feel? i want something simular to stock. but smoother. would i set it to stiff? or soft?
Soft but even on soft they are stiffer then stock.



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Old 02-27-2008, 08:05 AM   #8
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If you are worried about having a harsh ride. I definitely recommend a koni setup. The rebound is adjustable so at their softest setting driving over frost heaves an potholes will be fine. A bilstien setup is the exact opposite.
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Soft but even on soft they are stiffer then stock.
You do not have a Viggen.

Viggen springs are stiffer, so KONI springs should be compared to stock Viggen springs like the OP has.
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You do not have a Viggen.

Viggen springs are stiffer, so KONI springs should be compared to stock Viggen springs like the OP has.
Jameson I was going off of what I have seen said by others that own viggens and goto a koni setup. Granted what one person finds stiffer may not be anothers interpretation of stiffer.



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Jameson I was going off of what I have seen said by others that own viggens and goto a koni setup. Granted what one person finds stiffer may not be anothers interpretation of stiffer.
The general consensus of Viggen owners finds Koni's on soft ride better than stock. I have heard that far more than I have ever heard of them being worse off.
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Maybe I was just reading from owners who had worn/blown out struts and didn't know when they upgraded. Thanks for the correction.



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Maybe I was just reading from owners who had worn/blown out struts and didn't know when they upgraded. Thanks for the correction.
That can often be the case.

I replaced mine at 30k and were perfectly good. I also had the car on good roads and terrible ones. I read a lot of feedback from members here and other places that said the ride improved which helped me decide to do it.
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How is the handling in the turns when they are on "soft"?
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How is the handling in the turns when they are on "soft"?
Slightly better than stock. On the other end, on full firm heads will bounce but the handling and steering feedback elevate the car to a whole other level.

Tuning in between those two extremes is the fun part and what makes it go from a DD to a very decent handling sporty car.
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