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Old 04-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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Koni sports w/ OEM ZHP springs

Has anyone run Koni adjustable (yellow) Sport shocks/ struts with the OEM ZHP / Sport package springs?

- Intersested in feedback on this set-up
- Any impact to ride height (believe there should be none)?
- Recommended settings for street application?



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Old 04-24-2012, 11:26 AM   #2
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Has anyone run Koni adjustable (yellow) Sport shocks/ struts with the OEM ZHP / Sport package springs?

- Intersested in feedback on this set-up
- Any impact to ride height (believe there should be none)?
- Recommended settings for street application?

Thanks!

No, I haven't run them with BMW ZHP springs, just on an older race car. But they will work perfectly with those springs when set to the softer settings. You should see NO ride height difference. The Koni Sports are an excellent choice in this application because you can set them on a softer setting to work well with your stock springs. If & when you upgrade to a higher performance spring (higher spring rate) you'll just turn up the damper adjustment to match the new higher performance springs. Buy them, you'll really enjoy them.

Take a look at the most current Koni USA adjustment procedure.

http://www.koni-na.com/adjustment.cfm


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Old 05-01-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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Here you go:

Read through the whole thing, there are several updates along the way. IMO, they are EXCELLENT with the ZHP springs.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=608290
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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I've ran the OTS Koni Yellows with Sport package springs before on my last sedan and they were indeed excellent. One of the best rides I've experienced on a e46 for all around performance vs. comfort. IIRC, my settings were pretty low like 2f/1r. Turned them up on an Autocross and was amazed on how stiff it could get.
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