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Thread: New line of shocks from Koni - Koni Special Active the successor of FSD's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sreten View Post
    Additional info from their website - https://www.koni.com/en-US/Cars/Prod...pecial-Active/

    KONI Special ACTIVE is the next generation of premium shock absorbers that offer superior handling without compromise. It is the latest advancement in the KONI product portfolio. Utilizing the most recent generation of KONI’s patented Frequency Selective Damping technology, it controls large body motions and cornering forces but smooths expansion joints and rough roads for improved comfort.


    Advantages of Special Active Shock Absorbers
    • KONI’s latest generation of Frequency Selective Damping Technology
    • Improves safety and road holding
    • Technology proven on over 1.5 million factory equipped vehicles
    • Secure and stable feeling for spirited driving
    • Unrivaled aftermarket solution can be fitted to most new and older cars
    • Driving refinement for cars, trucks, SUVs, etc.
    • Technology that rivals expensive Original Equipment electronic systems
    • Performance for driver and comfort for passengers in one


    As expected it's the latest generation of their FSD technology. The most noticeable difference I see at the moment is that they are not gold anymore but red.

    Per their online catalog, parts number for E46 are the same as for the previous FSD shocks.

    Front struts for E46 sedan/coupe - 8745-1022L & 8745-1022R
    Rear shocks for E46 sedan - 8245-1023
    Rear shocks for E46 coupe - 8245-1024
    interesting... it would be nice if they gave a little more detail on the changes. it looks like they're doing some 'blow off' stuff looking at the graph, but it would be good to have some details.
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    Red FSD's...nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyNC View Post
    Thanks for the continued updates. I believe I'll be going with these VS stock when I replace the suspension.
    Good call, Salty. The FSD's won me over and I would take them over stock without thinking twice.

    Quote Originally Posted by slater View Post
    interesting... it would be nice if they gave a little more detail on the changes. it looks like they're doing some 'blow off' stuff looking at the graph, but it would be good to have some details.
    I too expected better description with more in-depth details. My guess is that they'll ride about the same as gold FSD's which is still a great thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    Red FSD's...nice...
    They would certainly compliment someone's obnoxiously red car well.

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    Thanks for the heads up.

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