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    Default Koni Competition Struts/shocks

    I am looking for a set of Koni competition struts and shocks for my 1983 Dodge Shelby Charger. Anyone know where some might be lying around??????
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    OK, just found out that the only Koni's that are available for the Shelby were the orange street versions. How about those? Anyone have a lead?
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    Bill they are getting harder to find. The last time I heard of Koni making a batch was 5+ years ago and it was one of those "this is the last run we are making" situations. You could try Cindy at FWD Performance a call (www.fwdperformance.com) it looks like she might have some sets stored away or possibly she can set you up with a used set to rebuild.

    If you really can't find anything you can have a generic brand of l-body struts sent in and they can convert them. The advantage there is you can get them valved for a much higher spring rate then the original Konis. I would have to check the exact spring rates on my shelby but we settled on rates around 800 front / 650 rear which is much too stiff for the normal valving. In that respect a cheap used set that need to be rebuilt are an advantage if you find them.
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    Thanks, Matt. I spoke to Matt Green a couple of days ago. Spring rates seem about what I would expect. Sounds like I might have to purchase a new set and have them revalved.
    Bill Stevens - Mbr # 103106
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    Well, I sourced the Koni's. Will have to contact the supplier to verify max spring rates to get springs. I asked which length I should get 7" or 8". Any suggestions? Also, I contacted Ground Control about a set of camber plates for the front - they don't have anything specific for the Shelby, but said that the closest thing might be something for a VW of the same era. Again, any suggestions? Thanks.
    Bill Stevens - Mbr # 103106
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