August 02, 2016
The wisdom to choose Koni
The question you might ask yourself is..... Can I buy cheaper shocks and struts that will work as well as these Koni's? I don't know, maybe... But with my 65 years of owning , driving, and using various brands of shocks, I can tell you quality and performance that lasts always comes at a higher cost. Why? because the internal components and engineering are not compromised when Koni builds their shocks. The moment I rolled out of my garage and hit the first bump in the road I felt a rock solid car underneath me for the first time. With shocks left on full soft as they come from Koni, the body control and motion dampening was significantly firmer. Gone was the bobbing and wallowing motions. Any dip or bump was met with instantaneous rebound damping that was sorely lacking in the factory shocks. I do not know anything about the internal design of these shocks but i can tell you its obvious the valving is velocity of movement sensitive. Fast shock movements result in high dampening. Yes, the ride is compromised especially on a rough road, but you can really drive and control the car at will. My set up is a 2012 mustang v-6 with Eibach pro spring kit, Whiteline panhard bar, and Ford Boss 302 shock tower brace. The transformation from stock is amazing and I now drive a true sports car that can handle better than most cars on the road. My car is a daily driver so i now consider my mandatory suspension mods finished. Oh I almost forgot, I painted the Koni's semi gloss black before installing them so they matched the black Eibach springs, so they look stock under the car.
In summary if you want shocks that will work and give you superior dampening, then these Koni's are an excellent choice. If you are looking for a soft smooth ride then maybe you are driving the wrong car! Make your Mustang gallop and corner with Koni !