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      08-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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KONI STRT Suspension Kits for 335i

Anyone know anything about these shocks / springs from KONI STRT range.

KONI STR.T Street Performance Kit
Lowers car by: Front - 50mm / Rear: 25mm

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Was 456, now 387. Seems quite cheap from europerformance. I mean some H&R springs only is like 210ish+,

Was going down the springs only route but think in the long run doing it properly is better.
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      08-09-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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Nooo one? Seems to be different shocks than the standard Koni yellow FSD ones.
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      08-10-2012, 04:13 AM   #3
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Nooo one? Seems to be different shocks than the standard Koni yellow FSD ones.
Main difference is that KONI yellows (Sport) have the facility for external damping adjustment, whereas the STR.T's have no adjustment.
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      08-10-2012, 04:47 AM   #4
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Seems a good price, but 50mm is a HUGE drop on the front.

I dropped mine 20mm over M sport, and it looks pretty darn low, and it catches on curbs, speed bumps. multistorey ramps etc.
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      08-10-2012, 06:30 AM   #5
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I have SE 335i, is that suspension different to M sport cause the front gap is MASSIVE at the moment that's why I'm thinking of that drop.

I don't need adjustment, but hoping that the ride wont' be hard though. Anyone know about that?
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I don't need adjustment, but hoping that the ride wont' be hard though. Anyone know about that?
Lowering will inevitably increase ride stiffness. Have you thought about KONI FSDs?

http://www.koni.com/190.html

They are designed to give a softish ride while firming up in the corners. They generally work well with Eibach springs...
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      08-10-2012, 09:01 AM   #7
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I have SE 335i, is that suspension different to M sport cause the front gap is MASSIVE at the moment that's why I'm thinking of that drop.

I don't need adjustment, but hoping that the ride wont' be hard though. Anyone know about that?
Unlikely.

All E92 335i have sport suspension unless the original buyer deleted the option.

2" is a big drop.
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      08-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #8
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I will measure the gap tomorrow and show you guys.

Ah but the fsd costs a lot more and eibach springs?
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      08-14-2012, 07:19 PM   #9
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Still haven't measure it yet, sorry but the SE 335i gap looks massive with the stock 18" (which I want to keep), quite like the look of them. didnt like them before but got use to them now.

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      09-12-2012, 12:27 PM   #10
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I,was looking at this kit too! Seems like a solid option, but I was not going to run other springs... I was just going to use what they came with.

Did you bite the bullet in the end bud?
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      09-14-2012, 08:33 PM   #11
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I haven't bit the bullet yet. Still thinking koni or H&R Cup kit, very similar price...
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      09-16-2012, 03:21 AM   #12
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They do seem very cheap. My SE has about the same wheel arch gap as yours
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Any update on this?

I am too debating the same kits str-t or cup, koni kit appears to use h&r springs anyway, makes me wonder how different the kit actually is.
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Whats with the masking tape?
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      11-25-2012, 09:26 AM   #15
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Looks like a good buy, I'm not overly enjoying my H&R springs on std shocks. This could be a good alternative as I do love the front end being so low!!
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      12-03-2012, 07:15 AM   #16
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Hi people,

very sorry been off the forum for ages, lots of things happening. The latest news is that I'm moving on with my 335i... Not going to happen with the suspension now.

The masking tape was to hold the side in for a bit, couldn't be bothered to fit the screws back on while I took the lower front grille off to paint in black. Needed to drive the car still so quickly popped the bumper back on minus the screws next to the headlights.
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