KONI FSD Shocks -- Installation??? - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Suspension > First Generation MINI Suspension


First Generation MINI Suspension
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
MINI Suspension from 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Apr 27th, 2008, 11:32 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1
Local Time: 12:42 PM
United States
United-States KONI FSD Shocks -- Installation???

I recently purchased a used 2005 Mini Cooper S in an attempt to cut down on the gas bill as well as improve the 55 mile commute to work (former commuter vehicle was a Nissan Sentra). The former seems to have been fulfilled, however, the later turned out to be a double edged sword. The car is fun to drive, unfortunately the New York/New Jersey roads are not Mini friendly. Holes are frequent and HUGE, not to mention expansion joint after expansion joint after expansion joint -- you get the picture. I can tolerate the ride (barely) but my wife, who is pregnant, can not stand it and wants to resort to our Honda Pilot for commuting.

I have read multiple posts about the improved ride quality after installing Koni FSD shocks so I am seriously considering the investment but I first need some information/input -- that is where all of you come in. Does anyone know of a better shock for ride quality (one that won't break the bank) or is Koni the best for the price? I am not that interested in superior cornering since I will have a little bundle of joy in the back seat. I also don't want to bottom out every time I go over a speed bump so the suspension can't be too soft (is that the correct term). The second thing is where to get them installed if I do choose to buy them on the web and what is a normal price for installation. I went to Koni's website and it appears that there aren't any authorized dealers within 20 miles of my zip (08540). I tried to look up a couple of the shops that appeared on their site but they didn't have websites. Would it make sense to have a Mini dealer install them...would they even install them? I am sure that I can find a local shop but I want to feel comfortable that they are installed properly. I also want to have them installed without the knowledge of the boss. She isn't crazy about the idea of putting $1000 into the car. I guess the days of total irresponsibility are over.


Any input / information would be appreciated -- getting rid of my wife isn't an option.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Apr 28th, 2008, 12:57 AM
MINIAC's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member
Canned
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Tsunami Zone
Posts: 13,888
Local Time: 09:42 AM
United States Male View MINIAC's Dark Silver & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile View MINIAC's MINI Features Album View MINIAC's MINI Showcase Slideshow View MINIAC's Classified Ads
One of our Sponsors, Helix Minisports in Philadelphia can do the install.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Nov 13th, 2012, 08:16 PM
norm03s's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: EllicottCityMaryland
Posts: 171
Local Time: 11:42 AM
United States View norm03s's Dark Silver & Black 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
She must have caught him.

"I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts."
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , , ,



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Hot Topics This Week
2nd Gen Front Grilles - (249 replies)
New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts - (21 replies)
Warning lights - (18 replies)
Carbon build up on inlet valves - (17 replies)
Runflats?! - (14 replies)
» Recent Threads
What is this sound? R53
Yesterday 12:04 AM
by gmb
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 04:18 PM
4 Replies, 323 Views
New car seats
Today 03:13 PM
Last post by Markal93
Today 03:13 PM
0 Replies, 24 Views
Mammoth, Devils Postpile, Yosemite Road Trip September 20-21 2014
Jun 21st, 2014 11:55 PM
Last post by m3dragon
Today 02:48 PM
2 Replies, 673 Views
2nd Gen Front Grilles
Dec 31st, 2007 03:15 PM
Last post by jwhite0393
Today 12:37 PM
249 Replies, 44,748 Views
Runflats?!
Aug 9th, 2014 09:29 AM
Last post by davidscott
Today 12:31 PM
14 Replies, 1,496 Views
Carbon build up on inlet valves
Dec 11th, 2012 01:53 PM
Last post by cristo
Today 11:51 AM
17 Replies, 3,636 Views
Changing my seats!
Today 11:42 AM
Last post by Markal93
Today 11:42 AM
0 Replies, 85 Views
R53 basic mods
Yesterday 08:54 PM
Last post by mtj2k
Today 11:42 AM
1 Replies, 204 Views
Sell dumps Many Country For ATM Cashout: http://www.vcvv.org/
Today 10:38 AM
by dumps30
Last post by dumps30
Today 10:38 AM
0 Replies, 81 Views
SELL CVV GOOD balance !!! http://sellccvv.com/
Today 10:37 AM
by dumps30
Last post by dumps30
Today 10:37 AM
0 Replies, 64 Views
Stop start problem
Yesterday 04:23 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 07:36 AM
2 Replies, 245 Views
Hey admins!
Aug 31st, 2014 11:32 AM
by doxbike
Last post by timp
Today 05:18 AM
5 Replies, 363 Views
Halo Hedlights??
Aug 29th, 2014 04:25 AM
by dsakko
Last post by dsakko
Yesterday 11:39 PM
8 Replies, 507 Views
Facelift LED rear lights
Nov 12th, 2010 04:02 PM
by ARC
Last post by Willhall1989
Yesterday 11:14 PM
2 Replies, 1,554 Views
Air con valve?
Aug 8th, 2014 08:03 PM
Last post by leslie green
Yesterday 10:07 PM
2 Replies, 426 Views
engine/turbo steam/smoke
Yesterday 09:43 PM
Last post by dtwst150
Yesterday 09:43 PM
0 Replies, 149 Views
Urgent Help Please - Failed MOT on CO emissions
Yesterday 12:30 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 07:42 PM
1 Replies, 264 Views
Thought id play with lights coz I was bored
Yesterday 01:54 AM
Last post by NottsaboutMINI
Yesterday 07:10 PM
2 Replies, 333 Views
2006 R53 vs 2009 R56
Aug 31st, 2014 06:23 PM
Last post by crimpshrine
Yesterday 06:43 PM
4 Replies, 352 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:42 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2