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Old 03-30-2017, 08:06 AM   #11
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About four years in, my yellows looked like this ↓↓↓





That included four winters (NJ), two of which were where the Mustang was my daily commuter. They didn't look much different two years later when I swapped the OE springs out for something a bit stiffer but not much lower.


It's definitely a matter of individual perspective. After 9 years and counting, I still haven't even touched the OE exhaust system on my '08 (though there is an FRPP cut/clamp X-pipe going on once the weather gets a little nicer).


edwgrafe - depending on what you're running for springs, Koni yellows can be adjusted to feel anywhere from too soft for performance use up to way too firm for comfort on expansion-jointed roads. Picking and/or adjusting shocks should be more for providing vehicle behavior that's composed for the driving that you do rather than to hit some vague stiffness target.


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Norm, is it me or did that tire rub on the strut? Also, can anyone confirm where the Koni yellows are currently manufactured?
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:17 PM   #13
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Believe it or not, neither the tire or the wheel rubbed on the strut. Not until I hit a couple of holes hard enough to flex the knuckle a tiny bit anyway (the wheel just barely nicked the paint). About 1.1, maybe 1.2 mm static clearance, feeler-gauge measuring.

There isn't going to be much lateral tire flex at the tire top when you're running a 35-profile tire on max-recommended-width wheels .

I have no idea where they were made. Sorry.


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Old 04-27-2017, 02:51 PM   #14
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Those are the 11" wheels? I was surprised how much clearance I have with the 10" wheels and 285 tires. Eyeballing it close to 1"

The question about the Koni's wasn't specifically directed to you. I know all the old Konis came from Europe. I had some on a previous car that lasted 11 years (or more, I sold the car with them on). My worry is where the new ones are coming from. My STR.T's are made in Argentina and are already rusted all over. I want "real" Koni's i.e made in Europe.
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Yes, 18x11. On the passenger side I had to make up a thin spacer (0.025") out of sheet aluminum to get about the same amount as the driver side (shown).


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Old 11-24-2017, 08:17 PM   #16
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Koni makes the spot shocks/struts for steeda. I was told by a steeda representative that they are similar STR.Tís although they are engineered to be compatible to the sport spring set up they sell
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I would not even attempt to challenge Sam Strano on his knowledge of suspension components. He knows his business exceptionally well.

The only comment I'd add is that, to me, Steeda makes/purchases/markets excellent quality stuff and if they're selling it, I would not hesitate to buy it from them. I'm a huge Steeda fan & have had a number of their products on my various Stangs over the years. IMHO, none has ever failed to live up to its reputation or performance value.
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