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Old 02-11-2018, 02:22 PM
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The Koni Sport mod is almost as much (effort) as the bilstein mod. Check out this video for Bilstein mod:


Then look at this link for Koni Sport mod:

http://web.archive.org/web/20041118105638/www.tech-session.com/kb/index.php?page=index_v2&id=69&c=4

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Old 02-11-2018, 03:52 PM
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The second link for the Koni Sport mod doesn't work. I have watched that German guy 100 times for many DIY fixes which is how I decided against doing the fronts. I only ordered the rear Bilsteins thinking I could get a set of fronts already built but cannot find them. Not sure if I go back to the OEM setup or try to make something else work. Or go to the M030 option and pay up for that. Either way I thought this was going to be a relatively inexpensive task which is proving, again, not to be the case.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:29 PM
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Another way to get to the Koni mod is click here and select the Koni strut conversion on the right side of the page
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by bmwtmx View Post
Anyone mix front Koni Sport inserts in the front with Bilsteins in the rear? I'd rather not send it all back but will if this is a mistake.
Set up properly this shouldn't be a problem. Common too. A friend in one of the UK Porsche Speed championships mentioned that one of his previous competitiors has Richard Attwood's 944 that he tracks. The car came with adjustable Konis on the front and Bilsteins on the rear.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:59 AM
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The Koni conversion does not seem that difficult. Just drilling the holes and cutting the end off so I think I can get that done. I may send the Bilsteins back and just go Koni all the way. One mechanic that is very good here said the Koni's have a high failure rate which is why I was a little reluctant to go that route. But the Bilstein job is just too much and for regular street driving I am sure the Koni's are good enough.

One last question. My fronts have lowering springs and wanted to see if that would pose an issue.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bmwtmx View Post
The Koni conversion does not seem that difficult. Just drilling the holes and cutting the end off so I think I can get that done. I may send the Bilsteins back and just go Koni all the way. One mechanic that is very good here said the Koni's have a high failure rate which is why I was a little reluctant to go that route. But the Bilstein job is just too much and for regular street driving I am sure the Koni's are good enough.

One last question. My fronts have lowering springs and wanted to see if that would pose an issue.
No, you will be fine, the konis are ok with lowered cars. I've got them with the paragon coilover conversion which is likely lower than your springs. They've been in for 7 years and are still going strong.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:58 PM
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I did the Koni front mod and it was easy. Hardest part was re-measuring four or five times before I was comfortable making the cut on ther first one. Second one was easy. Second hardest part was putting on 3 coats of yellow paint!
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