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Tuning & Modifications => Abarth Punto Evo => Topic started by: carl APE on August 21, 2014, 08:38:50 pm

Title: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: carl APE on August 21, 2014, 08:38:50 pm
Hi guys! has anyone felt the difference between the standard evo dampers and the koni fsd from the esseesse? Do they give a harder or softer ride? considering the upgrade as I already have the red ss lowering springs
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on August 21, 2014, 09:12:53 pm
The general conscensus is that you will get a smoother, more confidant  ride and the car will handle better through corners and on the limit.
Will, the Moderator recently made the change and gave it the thumbs up. Also heard good things about the Koni FSDs from AbarthMiniGurl.
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Gb190 on August 21, 2014, 10:51:01 pm
Yeeeesss just get the fsd's drive a standard Abarth evo before deciding to buy an esseesse kit. Once kit fitted the fsd's are much more well behaved, more supple, less crashy and really tightnen up on the limit.
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: will-w on August 22, 2014, 05:07:28 am
A big thumbs up from me!! :thumb:
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on August 22, 2014, 10:51:07 am
I have bought a set of Konis and should be getting them fitted soon. :thumb:

Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on September 02, 2014, 11:08:50 am
Can anyone advise whether I have to declare the Koni upgrade to my cars suspension to my Insurance company.
I did the upgrade to my original A500 but that was 5 years ago and I can't remember. ::)
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: daniil1990 on September 05, 2014, 04:53:30 pm
Do Konis come with springs or would it be a waste of money to by springs also?
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on September 05, 2014, 05:13:47 pm
The Koni kit is supplied with springs. :thumb:
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: will-w on September 05, 2014, 07:08:53 pm
As above :thumb:

They will be stiffer and quite a bit lower than the stock EVO springs :)

Let me know when you're free next and I'll take you out for a spin in mine as the Koni kit has nicely bedded in now :D
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on September 05, 2014, 09:59:48 pm
Cheers. :thumb:
Is the jury still out regarding the insurance implications? Did anyone who has upgraded to Konis need to report the alteration to their insurance company? Not sure about the implications.....

Fitting due in a fortnight. :thumb:
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: lloyd on September 05, 2014, 10:14:01 pm
if you take  boring car to quik fit for a new damper, they fit a damper, you don't know or care what make it is, and you drive away

is there an insurance implication for actually knowing the make of damper, and caring

..if you see my point :thumb:
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: will-w on September 06, 2014, 08:36:06 am
Like Lloyd so elegantly pointed out, who is to know?

The shocks themselves have Abarth stamped all over and have Fiat/Ricambi part numbers.

My renewal is in 5 weeks, when I renew and I'm asked if the car has been modified or has any optional extras fitted, I will state that it has optional suspension fitted, just to be safe :thumb:
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on September 06, 2014, 10:45:43 am
Ok, thanks for the input guys.  :thumb: It was just the concern of being involved in a shunt and then finding out I wasn't covered.
I think I will have to devote a bit of time this weekend going through the small print of my policy just to be on the safe side. :yawn:
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: [email protected] on September 07, 2014, 09:12:35 pm
Hi,
If you need any help with insurance at all then please feel free to drop me a line.
Regards,
Dan.
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on September 11, 2014, 04:47:16 pm
Checked my policy and I have to inform them of any changes to suspension, brakes, engine management etc so it looks like a call needs to be made. :o
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: will-w on September 11, 2014, 05:21:42 pm
Yep, you should always tell your insurer.  It's how you word it that makes a difference ;)

"Hello.  I've got some optional Fiat/Abarth "sports suspension" fitted to my car.  What, there's no increase in premium?  Thanks Mr. Insurance Company! :thumb:"

"Hi.  I've just had new lower suspension fitted to my car.  Yes, it's just been fitted after-market.  What's that, you want me to drop my trousers and touch my toes?  Oooh! :o"

Extreme example and does not portray the specialist insurance companies such as Adrian Flux, Sky, Chris Knott, etc.. but you get the idea :)
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on September 12, 2014, 01:43:35 pm
Will, you should be a politician...it's all in the wording! ;D
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on September 15, 2014, 02:37:59 pm
Getting the Konis fitted later on this week.  :thumb: :lala:
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: aaron14 on September 18, 2014, 12:19:36 am
Let me know how you get on with these! Very tempted to get a pair. Where did you get them from? Also how much lower are the springs compared to the stock height?
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on September 19, 2014, 07:38:32 pm
Bad news  :thumbd: garage had to postpone fitting....will keep you posted. C'est la vie! :'(
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: will-w on September 19, 2014, 08:37:43 pm
Oh that's not good, why's that?
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on September 20, 2014, 06:57:31 pm
The principal mechanic needed to take a fortnight off for a family related matter. It's no bother
 I can wait.
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Blacken on October 11, 2014, 11:47:23 am
Konis finally fitted.  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Had a god-awful drive down to Monza in every kind of weather imagineable  :o

When I arrived home, the Supersport looked like it had done several stages on the WRC.

Will keep you posted on performance and how they bed in.
Monza asked me to return in a few weeks time to check the alignment. :thumb:

Insurance-wise, Hastings acknowledged that I needed to inform them so they could make a note on the system but there was no charge for making the change. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: standard vs koni fsd
Post by: Atlgibson on January 15, 2015, 12:13:54 pm
How are the Koni's Blacken? Hope your enjoying them. Debating whether to buy the Assetto Koni Kit myself. Can get the Koni FSD's and Brembo springs for £535 from TMC. Would you mind me asking if you got them cheaper and how much it cost you to have them fitted?

Seriously debating buying them. Whats your verdict :thumb: