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Hey, I'm sure you've heard of the Koni FSD + prokit combo set available on the Koni site. After reading an entire thread dedicated to the FSDs, somebody found a page stating that it's available for the 04-06 Mazda3 sedan and hatch. Not sure if you saw it, so here's a link:
http://www.koni-na.com/display.cfm?mt_id=1&mod_id=0&mak_id=25&my_year=2004&submit=Continue

Basically, I was wondering if you guys would ever sell these for a cheaper price on your site? It's close to $900 on Koni's site, and while it's reasonable for the performance + aesthetic increase you get, it's always nice to try to get a little cheaper lol
 

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You can add them seperately from his website, and with the forum discount you can get them for a lil over 810 shipped. It would be cheaper though if we could get a combo because these products seem to ship from two different places. The Koni Yellows are a lil bit cheaper if you wanna go that route :D

Hope you find the best deal possible keisukeMamoru86. PM/emailing Steve (nsnmotorsports) might be the fastest route, Steve's just too busy a guy. Heck, while I'm at it...when are those tranny coolers going to be on your website Steve?! :p
 

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i just searched on this forum for an FAQ for suspension explanation and i couldnt find what answered my question....

can someone explain the basics of strut/shocks/coilovers?

this is my best guess right now....

struts go in the front? shocks in the back? coilovers are basically the same thing, but has adjustability??

sorry for the juvenile questions
 

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Isn't the whole selling point of FSD, that you have a comfortable ride when you are not driving aggressively?

Basically they are self adjusting shocks, where as coilovers are ussually really stiff even when they are set to a "soft" setting?

I am no expert, but from reading here, that was my understanding.
 

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i'm planning on getting the progress springs in the next 2 weeks....and i'll be planning on upgrading the shocks/struts when time comes, but i just want to make sure they are compatible...
 

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[quote author=boardumb link=topic=54024.msg883066#msg883066 date=1155469781]
You can add them seperately from his website, and with the forum discount you can get them for a lil over 810 shipped. It would be cheaper though if we could get a combo because these products seem to ship from two different places. The Koni Yellows are a lil bit cheaper if you wanna go that route :D

Hope you find the best deal possible keisukeMamoru86. PM/emailing Steve (nsnmotorsports) might be the fastest route, Steve's just too busy a guy. Heck, while I'm at it...when are those tranny coolers going to be on your website Steve?! :p
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So the the Prokit springs in the Koni + Eibach set are the exact same springs? I was under the impression that the Koni FSDs, while designed for stock springs, are tuned for use with the Eibach springs when bought as the combo?

And I like the idea of having a comfy ride, then getting some good performance out of the springs/dampers in the corners. The coilovers, like someone else said, aren't exactly the same. If you set them more towards performance, then you get performance at the cost of comfort. If you set to softer settings, you get more comfort at the expense of performance. I think I'd like to give the FSDs + prokit a try sometime
 

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[quote author=keisukeMamoru86 link=topic=54024.msg884461#msg884461 date=1155536316]
[quote author=boardumb link=topic=54024.msg883066#msg883066 date=1155469781]
You can add them seperately from his website, and with the forum discount you can get them for a lil over 810 shipped.  It would be cheaper though if we could get a combo because these products seem to ship from two different places.  The Koni Yellows are a lil bit cheaper if you wanna go that route  :D

Hope you find the best deal possible keisukeMamoru86.  PM/emailing Steve (nsnmotorsports) might be the fastest route, Steve's just too busy a guy.  Heck, while I'm at it...when are those tranny coolers going to be on your website Steve?! :p
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So the the Prokit springs in the Koni + Eibach set are the exact same springs? I was under the impression that the Koni FSDs, while designed for stock springs, are tuned for use with the Eibach springs when bought as the combo?

And I like the idea of having a comfy ride, then getting some good performance out of the springs/dampers in the corners. The coilovers, like someone else said, aren't exactly the same. If you set them more towards performance, then you get performance at the cost of comfort. If you set to softer settings, you get more comfort at the expense of performance. I think I'd like to give the FSDs + prokit a try sometime
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I'm on the same boat as you....but i must do my research fast as i'm in a GB on my local forum for the progress springs.....if i get progress springs, i'm afraid they won't work properly with the fsd shocks when i get them....
 

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I'm hoping steve will see this thread eventually. Maybe he can answer our questions, i'm too lazy to get in contact with koni at the moment LOL.
 

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your other option is buy some used springs...they usually go for 1/2 the original price, and then wait for a sale/GB onj the konis.

thats what I am doing. or ride the stock struts and let them die, and by that time the buy/sell here will have lots of used coils for grabs
 

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I was thinking about some used springs, but haven't seen any for sale lately. But I wonder if the prokit that's included in the FSD/Prokit set is the same as the standalone prokit. I would hate to buy a used Prokit set and have it turn my FSDs to shit in no time
 

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springs dont wear as fast as struts. not nearly as fast....and there is always someone selling springs. it all depends what drop you are looking for
 

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Yeah that's what I mean though, aren't the FSDs designed for stock springs? I've heard the FSDs will blow out fast on cars lowered more than 1", so that led me to wonder whether or not the Eibach Prokit that comes bundled with the FSDs (don't know how much of a drop) is the same as the standalone Prokit (1.2" drop right?).
 
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