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Re: Best Shocks and Struts

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Tirerack gave me the FSD part numbers and prices over a month ago, and said not in stock yet but they can special order with 6 week delivery until they get them in stock. They are made in the Neterhlands, and have been available for the GC overseas for a year or so.

front 8240-1264 $ 168 each
back 8240-1265 $ 168 each

here is the product flyer; much smoother ride, and better handling and steering than new OEM's. http://www.koni.com/fileadmin/user_u..._2100-4108.pdf
any updates on these? Have you installed them? if so, plz post some feedback
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Re: Best Shocks and Struts

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I'll be ordering the Koni's in January when tirerack has them available. Those that have replaced Bilstein with Koni FSD's on other forums say their vehicle is totally transformed, feels flatter driving on all surfaces, steering, braking and cornering is better and without the expense of comfort, i.e., potholes are barely even felt. Bilsteins stiffen up the ride so bumps will be felt more than stock. They have good damping but being high pressure gas, exhibit poor rebound control, whereas the Koni FSD automatically adjusts both compression and rebound to the road and driving conditions. Expect to pay about $ 800 out the door with the FSD's, but you will get what you pay for, a far smoother ride.
I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L w/TPMS, and have not been able to find the Koni FSD Struts or Shocks anywhere, including TireRack. Does anyone know where, or if, they're available? Thanx.
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Re: Best Shocks and Struts

I bought mine last year and ordered them directly from Koni US, using the part numbers I listed earlier in this thread, which need to ship from the factory in the Netherlands. These are worlds better perfomance shocks than WK Bilstiens, which I swapped out after one year and were disappointing, ie., very rough riding, bouncy and had poor handling. Koni's are a firm ride, but great handling while being much smoother over bumps and without bouncing around and head toss you get with WK Bilstiens. I had to deflate tires to 29 psi with Bilsteins since impacts were so harsh which are now smoother running 34 psi with Koni's.
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Re: Best Shocks and Struts

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I have the SRT8 springs on my WK and was looking at the Bilstein HD shocks. But it says works with the factory springs. Does this mean I will run into a problem using them with the SRT8 springs? Has anyone done this setup and had a premature failure because of it? Just don't want to spend $500 to purchase and have them installed and then in 6 months need new ones because of SRT8 springs.

Also, it says the stock WK Bilstiens will not fit on the SRT8. Is this because there is a different setup? Meaning if I purchased the SRT8 shocks/struts, they wouldn't fit on my WK?

Any updates on this one? I have the same issue. My WK has about 75.000 miles and it's time to change the front struts (about 55% wear fronts - 45% wear rears). I was thinking the Bilsteins B6 but I have SRT springs all around. Would that be a problem for the reason you said ??? Appreciate input
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