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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-03-2016, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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H&R + Koni Yellow

Is anyone on H&R springs and Koni yellow struts?
I'm thinking of getting the koni yellows in the link below and wanted to ask other peoples' opinions of them before buying the set and spending $625

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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-03-2016, 08:57 AM
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Good choice. Price is a bit high though.

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I was under the impression that H&R springs would be better matched with Koni yellows instead of the FSD?
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post #4 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-03-2016, 11:33 PM
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You are correct. The FSD's would be best with the stock springs or the minimal drop of the Racing Beat springs.

Stick with the Yellows if you're going to run H&R's.
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You are correct. The FSD's would be best with the stock springs or the minimal drop of the Racing Beat springs.

Stick with the Yellows if you're going to run H&R's.
Looks like Koni Yellow it is then. Is it necessary to change both the front and rear at the same time? And would you know if it's something I could do at home or best to take to the shop? I can't seem to find a guide for it.
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I ended up getting really lucky. I am a member of the Third Gen Mazda Club on Facebook and another member who lives near me contacted me about my spring install. He ended up installing my springs(Corksport, which he than removed and installed my H&R's), Koni Yellow Struts and Shocks, JBR Tru Torsion RSB, JBR SRI). He has done other things for me too. I would suggest also buying new strut mounts and bearing and such. I bought all that stuff OEM.

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I ended up getting really lucky. I am a member of the Third Gen Mazda Club on Facebook and another member who lives near me contacted me about my spring install. He ended up installing my springs(Corksport, which he than removed and installed my H&R's), Koni Yellow Struts and Shocks, JBR Tru Torsion RSB, JBR SRI). He has done other things for me too. I would suggest also buying new strut mounts and bearing and such. I bought all that stuff OEM.
ey lisa. i'm planning to go the same route you did with H&R and Koni yellows. will likely do the springs first as the Koni's are pretty expensive, but will go get them later on. are there more affordable alternatives to Koni's?

could you tell me why I would need to buy new strut mounts and others? also, is the RSB absolutely necessary or could i do without it? Thanks.
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None of this stuff is "absolutely necessary", but the car will handle better with a stiffer RSB. You can always add it later. The Progress RSB that I added before springs & Koni FSD's made a significant improvement in the handling. I'd personally do the RSB before anything else.

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I posted this question in the Eibach vs H&R thread, but maybe it's better posted here.

I pulled the trigger on the H&R springs, but torn between Koni Yellows or Bilstein B8. I'm leaning towards the Yellows as they are highly praised, but also hear great things about Bilstein.

Which would best compliment the H&R?
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My money is on Koni in this case. The B8 are significantly more expensive and aren`t adjustable. Of course the reality is that no one is going to ever adjust their shocks and struts once they`re on, but the Yellows at least give the option. With H&R on my car, it`ll have a set of yellows on it whenever they end up needing to be replaced.
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