BMW 1 Series Damper Guide

BMW 1 Series E82 Koni Sport Damper
"The tech guys at Koni told me that the yellows are designed to work best with the stock springs, and I tend to agree based on my experience with three different set-ups on the car."
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Koni’s yellow Sport shock absorber was designed for the sporty driving experience. Its characteristics include responsive steering and reduced body-roll. These externally adjustable units focus on exceptional road-holding combined with an acceptable level of comfort.

The Yellow Koni Sport shock absorbers are also available as part of Koni's Coil-Over Suspension Kits which feature threaded adjustable lower spring perches (where applicable) and progressive rate lowering springs designed for performance street driving.

Available from TireRack


Koni FSD Damper E82 BMW 1 Series

"I have the Koni FSDs with the Eibach springs and I'm not pleased. I'm very happy with the shocks, I think it's the springs that are causing the problem. The Eibach-Koni FSD combo massilvly disappoints over bumps and large dips. It's so unsettling over large dips at high speeds that my head almost hits the roof. With that exception, it's a pretty smooth ride and not harsh at all."
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The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, the perfect example that performance and comfort can be enjoyed together, was the first production vehicle fitted with Koni FSD technology. Computerized systems can deliver both comfort and performance, but at a high price. Koni Frequency Selective Damping is a two-in-one solution that doesn't require sophisticated electronics, cables or sensors but still offers the best of comfort and performance.

Koni's patented FSD technology actively controls the damping level on the basis of the vehicle's body and suspension movement frequency. FSD guarantees greater stability, greater control and thus greater driving pleasure. Koni FSD is recommended if you want an increase in performance with minimal trade off in the comfort department.

Available from TireRack

H&R Cup Suspension BMW E82 1 Series
Lowers car 1.8" front and 1.3-1.4" rear. Softer than Sport Cup Kit part number 31054-6.

Unlike competitors spring and shock kits, H&R engineers springs and shocks for each application
individually. The Cup Kits takes the guess work out of your spring and shock selection, and provides you with specific, precisely calibrated spring and shock set designed to deliver improved handling, uncompromised ride comfort and sleek styling in one precision engineered package.

Available from JLevi

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