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Author Topic: Koni FSD front struts  (Read 1159 times)

Offline whizzo944

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Koni FSD front struts
« on: June 19, 2021, 04:09:39 pm »
Hello, I have a 2015 595 140hp. I have had the front wheels off for the first time and have discovered that the car has Koni FSD front struts.  My question is, are these standard fitment from the factory or have they been fitted
aftermarket?
TIA,
Dave.

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    Offline shadyracer

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    Re: Koni FSD front struts
    « Reply #1 on: June 21, 2021, 07:34:06 pm »
    I think if the Konis are gold then they are aftermarket fitment, if black Konis then dealer / factory fitted most likely.
    I had gold aftermarket ones and although a vast improvement on standard factory abarth shocks (2010 model ) the shock absorber casings corroded badly and became quite frankly dangerous, so would avoid gold Konis again, although I cant say if black ones would be so affected.

    Offline whizzo944

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    Re: Koni FSD front struts
    « Reply #2 on: June 22, 2021, 06:17:06 pm »
    Hello, thanks, that clears things up for me. I am quite happy with the way the front suspension feels, it's the
    rear that I really don't like. My plan is new rear shocks and maybe polybushes for the back axle.

    Thanks again,
    Dave.

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    Re: Koni FSD front struts
    « Reply #3 on: June 24, 2021, 05:31:54 pm »
    Hi Dave,
    I fitted new rear shocks (generic ones I found on AutoDoc - like wine, I went for the second-cheapest ones)) and, most importantly, Powerflex polybushes for the rear suspension beam (the Powerflex shock absorber top mounts didn't fit, as the replacement shocks had a much smaller bush than the originals). All I can say is that the rear end finally stopped jumping about over ruts, tramlines and potholes and felt stuck to the road as I always wanted it to be, so it was worth the investment!

     

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