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Old 01-16-2010, 02:53 PM
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Jason:

for years now every person that has asked about Koni shocks for the 993 have been told that they are not made for this model. Looking at the Paragon
web site, I see two different listings for Koni for the 993: the Koni Sport, and the Koni FSD. ttp://www.paragon-products.com/product_p/koni-8241-1273lsport.htm, and http://www.paragon-products.com/product_p/2100-4112.htm.

I seem to missing something, can you clarify please?

Hopefully,

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Old 01-16-2010, 03:00 PM
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Gary - They have not been available until now. Both the FSD and adjustable Sport Yellows are now available for 964/993/996.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:43 PM
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Jason:

Would the FSD's be compatible with MO33's?

TIA.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:04 PM
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Since they don't have adjustable collars, my guess would be you have to use shorter springs to lower the car like; H&R, M033, Eibach, M030.
Would be great to see a pic of a 993 with these shocks to see what the stance looks like, since it is completely dependent on what the length of the spring is.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:12 PM
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Just noticed this

"For use with factory springs or Eibach Pro Series springs only."

must be the spring rate?
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:28 PM
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M030 and M033 are both "factory springs". As for the Eibach Pros I know nothing about them. I was leaning toward the Bilstein HD w/ the H&R springs, I will consider these though.
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This is timely. I just told a buddy of mine on Friday who's looking for a car that KONI's weren't available for the 993's.
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Whats the story with these? Seems like a DIY strut conversion?
http://www.paragon-products.com/prod...8641-1365s.htm
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Originally Posted by Sean993 View Post
Since they don't have adjustable collars, my guess would be you have to use shorter springs to lower the car like; H&R, M033, Eibach, M030.
Would be great to see a pic of a 993 with these shocks to see what the stance looks like, since it is completely dependent on what the length of the spring is.
The FSD shocks don't work with springs that lower >20mm.
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Originally Posted by Gert View Post
The FSD shocks don't work with springs that lower >20mm.
Hey Gert ~ Greatings from Vail, Colorado.

Which is to say the FSD Koni 993 application would work with the factories M033 sport spring. Correct?
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If these are not height adjustable, as they appear not to be, I may have to retract my recommendation, or at least dial back my enthusiasm.
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Originally Posted by M. Schneider View Post
Hey Gert ~ Greatings from Vail, Colorado.

Which is to say the FSD Koni 993 application would work with the factories M033 sport spring. Correct?

Hi Mike

Compared to the RoW 993 with std suspension, the RoW M030/M033 springs lower 10mm in the front and 20mm in the rear.
That sounds acceptable for these FSD shocks.
In reality however, these springs can be a bit lower than 20mm and that could cause a problem.
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Originally Posted by bart1 View Post
If these are not height adjustable, as they appear not to be, I may have to retract my recommendation, or at least dial back my enthusiasm.
No, they are not adjustable in height :



Only the front ones have threads needed corner balancing.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason @ Paragon Products View Post
Ok, perhaps you were speaking of the FSD...that's correct, they are a different animal...but a really cool animal! We just had an online Koni Dealer meeting and McLaren F1 will once again run Koni's with FSD technology for 2010.
Hi Jason,
I'm, perhaps, one of the few people on this list that is happy with the ride and feel of my 993 as Porsche designed it, and don't want a "stiffer" ride. When my stock shocks wear out, I'd like to replace them with the same feel as the original. Is FSD what you would recommend, or something else?
All the best,
Don
95 C2 cab
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