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Old 05-26-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default 08-10 WRX Koni's!

anybody gonna order them? im gonna order them at the end of this month before the sale is over. currently running the 09-up Eibach pro-kits, and i must say the stock dampers suck!
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:54 PM   #2
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:56 PM   #3
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Adjustables?
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:27 AM   #4
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Have you found a retailer that's willing to sell them? I'd like to order but since it is so new, no one has them listed yet.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:40 AM   #5
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not sure if i can post the website, so ill pm ya.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:43 AM   #6
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:55 AM   #7
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this is the first ive heard of konis being available. link?
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:13 AM   #8
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:22 AM   #9
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Below is an Email I received from Lee Grimes with Koni North America:

"Thanks Nino. I have put the new part numbers up on the koni-na.com website and asked Tire Rack and shox.com to put them on their sites as well (they will be a little bit cheaper as we try not to be head-to-head compete with our distributors). This all unfolds on forums much faster than we can get notification out to our dealers.

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Old 05-27-2010, 08:49 AM   #10
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Wow, looks like a great price right now.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:02 AM   #11
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Wow, finally get some shocks for this car. I'm intrested!!
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:59 AM   #12
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I posted this on 3gwrx.com but figured I'd post here as well.

Ordered mine set just a little while ago, went through Shox.com. I gave them a call, they are charging upfront but said they talked to Lee from Koni directly and were told Koni is expecting to receive them around the 3rd week of June, then will ship to Shox after that.

He also said their initial order was only 10 sets of now with me being the 4th order, but if everyone gets their orders in they will bump the quantity up. So may want to get orders in soon make sure you get first shipment.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:24 AM   #13
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mine are ordered as well
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:30 AM   #14
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they need to make the for the 08+ STI
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:00 PM   #15
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I think the reason these were made is a guy on another forum sent in all the measurements for the struts needed when he modified a set of Legacy Koni's to fit his 09 WRX. It will probably take the same initiative by someone with a STi to get them made.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:03 PM   #16
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Default Ordered On Line from Shox.com

$579.60 including shipping.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:28 PM   #17
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yay guess what, shox.com is local to me, ive been to them countless times, they have a wharehouse in el cajon, good guys good service, and cash is king

this is b.s. you know for us gd guys nobody made good struts
bilstien & koni> dspec's or a huge project and 800 for yellow inserts

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Old 05-27-2010, 12:30 PM   #18
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this is great news
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:39 PM   #19
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$580 koni's > $1000 bilstein's
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:29 PM   #20
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It's going to get asked eventually so I guess I'll just hint at it.
How comfort/performance oriented are these going to be. (Sorry no I'm not familiar with the LGT shock mod/swap).
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:04 PM   #21
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$580 koni's > $1000 bilstein's
To be fair, the Koni's are on sale right now, as are the Bilstein's (for $870 BTW). So the real question, IMO, would be if $310 savings plus having adjustability is worth the effort of hacking up your struts? For some yes, for some no. Personally, I'll try out the bilstein's and if I don't like them, and Koni's get a generally good review (which I'm sure they will) then switch over.
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yay guess what, shox.com is local to me, ive been to them countless times, they have a wharehouse in el cajon, good guys good service, and cash is king

this is b.s. you know for us gd guys nobody made good struts
bilstien & koni> dspec's or a huge project and 800 for yellow inserts
I'm not sure where you are going with this part, but if you look Koni Yellow's for the GD Chassis on www.shox.com are only $627.90/per set right now and that is with Free Shipping. So I am not fully certain I see where the complaint is about nobody makes good struts unless you happen to be referring to the newer GR Chassis instead of the GD Chassis in which case it does look like options are FINALLY becoming available.
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To be fair, the Koni's are on sale right now, as are the Bilstein's (for $870 BTW). So the real question, IMO, would be if $310 savings plus having adjustability is worth the effort of hacking up your struts? For some yes, for some no. Personally, I'll try out the bilstein's and if I don't like them, and Koni's get a generally good review (which I'm sure they will) then switch over.
I believe only the front will be inserts from what I understand. I've done insert before on my brothers Camry using tokico struts and ground control springs and they were not hard at all. Just remove the top nut holding the insert then put in new insert in and tighten back down usually with new supplied nut. Different car, but I'm guessing it isn't much different and definitely not hacking up your strut by any stretch of the imagination.

As for comfort/performance, I know they tend to be the struts of choice for the Auto-x guys as you can adjust stiffness and still be in stock class. And being in stock class, most are racing their daily drivers, so I figure they would be a good balance.
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I believe only the front will be inserts from what I understand. I've done insert before and they are not hard at all. Just remove the top nut holding the insert then put in new one and tighten back down. Not as easy as just swapping units, but not hacking up your strut by any stretch of the imagination.

As for comfort/performance, I know they tend to be the struts of choice for the Auto-x guys as you can adjust stiffness and still be in stock class. And being in stock class, most are racing their daily drivers, so I figure they would be a good balance.
Dude, the instructions for these showed a hack saw. I've never done inserts, and I'm no stranger to DIY, but I'm not hacking as a first choice.

EDIT: direct link to instructions: http://www.koni-na.com/pdf/boltstrut.pdf
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well its not like junky 08 struts are hard to come by if u mess up or need a replacement stock pair....
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