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This is a discussion on koni sa or koni da within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I have decided to go with koni shocks. Dont know if I should go with the single adjustable of the ...

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    koni sa or koni da

    I have decided to go with koni shocks. Dont know if I should go with the
    single adjustable of the double adjustable. can any one tell me the benefits
    of having the DA over the SA? Also is the DA able to go to stiffer setings
    then the SA koni's ?

    THANKS!!!

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    not even one person responded to my thread come on!!


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    The DA's have an additional adjustment (compression?) than the SA's.

    It really makes for allot more setting capabilities (over 1000?) which can get technical almost too technical so I went for the SA's.

    Also with the SA's they have two perches so you can set the springs at two heights. They adjustments are enough for me front and back (4th gen)

    It is up to you but you will be very happy with either dampers.

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    also i got flow tech long tube headers and umi 3 point sub frame's do you think i whould have enuff room for 1 1/2'' lowering springs?

    Thanks for your help

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    Aslong as you have 'stiff' enough springs you should be ok. But some LT's really hang low so you will have to judge that for yourself as you do not want to be scraping everything as you have a street car.

    Reasearch it some more but try a search on 'Strano Springs' on here and LS1tech as there are some posts/threads with pictures so you can make an educated decision.

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    Thanks alot man!!

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    unless you are a very serious road-racer or autox-er, there ain't much of an advantage going to a DA over an SA
    The difference between both of them is that in the DA, you set up both compression and rebound independently on the DA, while on the SA, you set them together on a "general" setting.
    Also note that the more adjustability you have allows for more room to screw it up... lol
    I love my DAs... but if i'd redo it again, i'd get SA for the rear, not DA allround... and i race quite a bit.
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    what kind of a difference do the Konis make of stock shocks?

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    I will be finding out about the SA's in about ten days, i'm not home right now but i am havin them installed, so when i get back the car will be ready then i'll post. SA's are alot cheaper than the DA's, only go DA's if you are hardcore.
    Was not worth it for me.

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    What kind of rebound or extension setting do the SA come with standard ie soft semi-soft med semi-firm firm set for cornering braking launching bumps rough surfaces???????????? Since they dont adjust I need to know since I wanted to use them on the street and 1/4 launches so the preset bump or compression shouldnt be stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    what kind of a difference do the Konis make of stock shocks?
    same as going from a Reliant K into a Viper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickssz View Post
    What kind of rebound or extension setting do the SA come with standard ie soft semi-soft med semi-firm firm set for cornering braking launching bumps rough surfaces???????????? Since they dont adjust I need to know since I wanted to use them on the street and 1/4 launches so the preset bump or compression shouldnt be stiff.
    you can still adjust them... it's just that both settings are correlated, instead of being independent. ie, in a DA, you can increase the compression by 1 click and decrease the rebound by 1 cilck.
    On a SA, you'll have to chose from leaving in current position, increase both or decrease both... so unless you are hardcore... not really worthed.
    Yet, if anything, it's worthed to get it in the front and go w/ SA in the rear. DA in the rear aren't worthed.

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    So the SA are good for the street but a tradeoff or compromise for Drag racing like using adjustable 50/50 on the front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickssz View Post
    So the SA are good for the street but a tradeoff or compromise for Drag racing like using adjustable 50/50 on the front?
    No trade off esp for the drags.

    Like Eugenio said the difference is like a K-car compared to a Viper. Buy the SA's you cannot go wrong with Koni!

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    So if you wanted to stiffen the rebound you would have to stiffen the bump too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickssz View Post
    So if you wanted to stiffen the rebound you would have to stiffen the bump too?
    on the SA, yes... on the DA, they are 2 independent settings.
    ie, SA = single adjustable; DA = double adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    what kind of a difference do the Konis make of stock shocks?
    think about the first time you got laid; it rocked right? Now picture it was with jenna jameson and her 10 hottest girlfriends....it's kinda like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    think about the first time you got laid; it rocked right? Now picture it was with jenna jameson and her 10 hottest girlfriends....it's kinda like that.
    hahaha, I need them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    think about the first time you got laid; it rocked right? Now picture it was with jenna jameson and her 10 hottest girlfriends....it's kinda like that.
    Best way to describe the difference yet!


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    Irregardless of what was just said it seems the rear should be DA not SA.

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