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Koni STR.T, stock springs.

I'm thinking of installing Koni STR.T's on my non-Brembo GT but keeping the original springs and ride height for now.
My question is, how do these shocks affect the ride compliance over our fractured and broken northern roads? This is my daily driver and want to keep it comfortable and smooth but also try to reduce the floaty vague feeling somewhat. I know this is very subjective but I would appreciate any feedback out there.
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I'm thinking of installing Koni STR.T's on my non-Brembo GT but keeping the original springs and ride height for now.
My question is, how do these shocks affect the ride compliance over our fractured and broken northern roads? This is my daily driver and want to keep it comfortable and smooth but also try to reduce the floaty vague feeling somewhat. I know this is very subjective but I would appreciate any feedback out there.
Thanks, Bob
Bob, the short answer is yes. The best improvement is replacing the factory units and these Konis are a good choice. These are considered an 'entry level' upgrade. I have yet to update mine (I have the Brembo pkg) and dampers will be my first suspension upgrade.

Certain roads, the car will just bounce really bad and its not nice.

Look for posts by Sam Strano on this subject like this one:
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...i-yellows.html

or check out his website or give him a call.
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Koni str.t

I recently did this to my non-Brembo GT. Took away the floating/swaying feeling, but did not hammer the ride. I subsequently installed lowering springs, which firmed the ride without hammering my old spine. Your proposed mod will help.
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Thanks guys. I'm trying hard to resist turning this ride into a mods magnet but I'm going to go ahead with this one. Hey for the price why not, I can always go back to stock.
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I'm glad you asked the question, I was wondering the same thing. I don't like the float from the under tuned rebound in the stock shocks.

I wonder if the reason Ford put so little rebound in the stock shocks was for drag racing. On the stock All-Season rubber, I suspect adding more rebound, thus reducing the quick front rise, could cause more wheel spin from a dead stop with slower weight transfer, but I'm no suspension expert.

This is the first Mustang, or any car for that matter, that I've ever had a car that the suspension "topped" out before if "bottomed" out. When I travel over pavement with a quick rise then fall, I hear a pop when the shocks are fully extended.

Kinda annoying to be honest. Why should I have to spend $600 for new shocks on my 5-month old car?

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