Review 3 of 34|
from Ebay as a used produ
Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 Koni Yellow adjustables
Just as expected if not better. Without a doubt, product definitely allows the car to corner faster and tigher with more control.
Rear shocks are only adjustable when removed from the car. This particular application may have raised my car slightly. I compared side by side to another rav4 4wd and it didn't seem much different. But after being around my car so long with stock suspension, I'm pretty sure it's a little higher. The price is a bit high if you buy it new. It's comparable to other products, but may be on the steeps side if you're a young student trying to modify cars. I only bought it b/c I got a great deal from a great seller on ebay. Otherwise I wouldn't fork out the cash so quickly. But after experiencing what KONI suspension can do, I think I would consider it. I'd actually really love to put KONI's on every new car that I ever buy from here on out. But again, it's a pricy change.
Before buying this product, I was scared. I've read every single one of these reviews (150+) and was concerned about the ride being too rough. Sure it's noticibly rougher, but it also recovers that much quicker! I'm not going to lie; the bumps ARE louder. These struts and shocks basically make the roughness and smoothness more apparent.
What I love most about these shocks/struts or another performance shocks/struts (not necessarily KONI), is that there's much less nose dive when the car slows down. Even when stopping the nose dive is minimal. This makes for a smoother ride.
It might just be in my mind, but I think the car actually accelerates a bit faster. Since there's less forward and backward tilt, the car responds faster.
I always wondered exactly what people meant by shocks/struts making the driver more confident in the turns. No I know first hand. This mod is by far my favorite.
Firstly, getting the price I got for these was just plain lucky.
Bottom line is if you're afraid of the roughness like I was, don't worry about it. It's adjustable! According to the people at KONI, these struts/shocks are direct replacements (with a little bit of modification) so stock springs should perform okay.
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Stock struts/shocks. KONI's are my first aftermarket suspension part and I've fallen in love. I can't wait to get into the car every morning.