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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-16-2018, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE=Tom Frasca;8302226]I have a 105.02 which had those Bilsteins, Shankle road springs, the Curb weight is 2050 lbs. The ride was like a go cart....
Which is why I like Konis . . .

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I agree that there is no good reason to use anything stiffer than Koni reds with stock springs. Spax are another alternative. Unlike Koni's they are simple to adjust and they have a much wider range of adjustment.

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Early in my Alfa ownership I installed a new set of Bilsteins on my GTV. A week later I installed a set of koni reds and have never looked back. I see no advantage with gas shocks on a light nimble car like an Alfa...
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Bilsteins are for rallying. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too hard for track or road work for our light cars.

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My Right front upper shock mount has broken. It is a 91 Spider and I am being told to replace the shocks. It has Bilsteins that were put on the car many years ago. I am being encouraged to install Koni Reds with 1 and 1/2 turns. This is a pleasure car that is not tracked, nor autocrossed. Used many around town, but I do like to push it a little.

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I see the way you treat your shocks [ umm, oscillation dampers ] you should skip the reds/yellows and move right on up to fully adjustable Öhlins.

Better get that front shock mount double welded....

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I have Koni yellow in my GTJunior
I have Koni red in the Duetto

The Duetto is much more compliant
The Junior is firmer, but never harsh.

I’ve run them both with the same wheels (15” GTA AH Reps with AD08) back to back
Impossible to really compare given the complete difference in nature of the two cars.

I prefer the reds, but there is no doubting that the yellows suit a fast road (twisty mountains) or track better. I had Bilstien B6 in my last 156, no real comparison at all, I only mention it as a friend remarked (and it was true) that if we had run over a coin on the road we’d be able to tell which side was up.. those things are firm, very firm
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