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New Koni and Stock Springs

Postby avera01 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:10 am

Hi Brian,

Got excited on reading about the adjustable height on the new Koni shocks. Just want to confirm:

1) That they work with the stock 2016 GT springs

2) The top setting will leave the car at stock height and each of the lower settings lowers the car accordingly.

Plus a question:

1) How does the behavior of the shock change going from from the top to lower position in terms of travel length, bump stop, dampening and rebound?

My goal is better dampening control (Daily and Mountain driving) and without lowering the car much (no more than 1/2" to offset the 1/4" height increase of the 215/45/17 tires)

Thanks,

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Re: New Koni and Stock Springs

Postby Brian » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:13 am

1) That they work with the stock 2016 GT springs.
YES

2) The top setting will leave the car at stock height and each of the lower settings lowers the car accordingly.
YES


1) How does the behavior of the shock change going from from the top to lower position in terms of travel length, bump stop, dampening and rebound?

Slightly lower center of gravity equals better handling, more negative camber access. I do like our shorter sport bumpstops even with just half inch of lowering for those not doing SCCA CS.


My goal is better dampening control (Daily and Mountain driving) and without lowering the car much (no more than 1/2" to offset the 1/4" height increase of the 215/45/17 tires)
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Re: New Koni and Stock Springs

Postby avera01 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:05 am

Thanks Brian for the quick response.

So in essence, these new shocks act in a very limited way like a coilover.
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Re: New Koni and Stock Springs

Postby Brian » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:12 am

avera01 wrote:Thanks Brian for the quick response.

So in essence, these new shocks act in a very limited way like a coilover.



Yep, KONI SPORT shocks been popular with Miata community for decades, since the first Miata, both with the autocross crowd and those not wanting coilovers but wanting some lowering even with stock springs.
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Re: New Koni and Stock Springs

Postby colt45 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:14 pm

So, Brian, what should the odd lots of us do that do not want to lower our cars?
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