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Old 09-04-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default New Koni shocks just arrived. Are they damaged? (Pics)

Just had new Koni's arrive today. When I took them out of the box, I noticed that the top shock's bushing seems to be, I guess, warped? In no way can I bend that back to a normal shape. I send this back, right?

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It looks damage, top shock bushing is skewed and bottom shock has a gap.
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Just received this response straight from Koni

"The bushings are not bent, they are rubber and are designed to flex. Once they are installed they will flex even more. I see no issues with those dampers."

You'd think these would have never made it past inspection...
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Considering the response you got from Koni was basically there's no problem, why would you think they'd fail inspection?

I personally don't see anything clearly wrong with them. The bushings will flex when installed on the car. If you could flex them yourself, then I would consider THAT a problem.

If Koni says they're ok though, then they're probably ok.
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I bought some Monroes for my truck this year. Cheaper I know, but they were shodily assembled as well. They didn't look like that when I installed shocks in high school at Sears 40 years ago.
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Just had new Koni's arrive today. When I took them out of the box, I noticed that the top shock's bushing seems to be, I guess, warped? In no way can I bend that back to a normal shape. I send this back, right?

If it's the bushing who cares, it won't make a difference. By the time you put it on the car and crush it will all look and work the same.

Take a straight edge and see if the mount itself is bent. If the centerline of the metal mount is off from one end to the other, THAT is a problem.
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