Suspension Brakes 1st Gen Spring/Shock Combo

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  1. Boxcars

    Boxcars New Member

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    All,
    I have an 05 MCS with about 44K, and have had TSW lowering
    springs on for 10K.
    I'd like to put Koni yellows on and am asking for
    opinions.
    ?
    thanks
    boxcars
     
  2. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    No opinion but glad to see your log in issues are fixed.
     
  3. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
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    I have had a couple of club members that have switched out there FSD's to the yellows with the TSW V1 springs and love them more than the FSD's.
     
  4. Boxcars

    Boxcars New Member

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    Nathan
    thanks for the help
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  5. WolfGTI

    WolfGTI Active Member

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    I've been running the Koni yellows with the TSW V2 springs for almost 1 year now - it's a great setup - nice ride but handles well when you want to play.
     
  6. AMG-RX7

    AMG-RX7 New Member

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    I like the Koni yellows also.
     
  7. Dinan604

    Dinan604 New Member

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    Koni yellows are the way to go. If you ever want to go to a stiffer spring setup, you can send them out to get revalved and run them still.
     
  8. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    Good to hear - I like my FSD's, but I'm sure I'll need to replace them at some point... and the yellows sound like the ticket given my evolving preferences and driving style.
     
  9. BThayer23

    BThayer23 Well-Known Member

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    Not to hijack this thread, but how do Koni Yellows compare to coilovers?
     
  10. hey boxcars,

    it honestly depends on the person and what theyre looking for. if you're looking for ride height or to slam your car or to get a desired ride height, then coilovers are the way to go. they are adjustable and they significantly increase your car's handling. ride comfort varies with different coilovers too.

    but if you just want to lower the car a tad but also improve handling without sacrificing as much ride comfort as coilovers, then springs/shocks are a pretty good option.

    and i dont know how koni yellow shocks compare to fully adjustable coilovers lol.
     

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