In Reply to: Why do so many go with Bilsteins not Konis? posted by rob on October 08, 2000 at 01:12:08:
i bought the koni's because of the adjustability and once i set them to the level of damping that i wanted, i didn't touch the adjustment again, also because it is too difficult to adjust the rears. i set them to a higher damping rate than what bilstein sport's come with because i prefer it that way. later i bought bilstein because often you find special deals on them so it was just a matter of saving money.
i would say that you should only go with the koni's if you either go back and forth from commuting to auto crossing, or if you want something either firmer or softer than the bilstein, and the koni's will allow you to adjust to it.
another thing to consider is the warrenty. i had one koni shock that failed, and when i called koni, they sent me not one, but two replacement shocks so i could replace left and right at the same time - i did not even have to send in my damaged shock. my own current set of bilstein hasn't failed yet, but other people that i know of that had to get a warrenty replacement from bilstien were sent only one new replacement, and so they had to cough up their own money to buy the 2nd matching unit.