SKU: 8741 1440LSport
SKU: 8741 1440RSport
SKU: 8041 1293Sport
KONI Sport shocks (also called Koni Yellows) were the first adjustable shock absorber in the industry. KONI Sport shocks for the Gen1 MINI Cooper allow you to externally adjust the rebound so you can dial in the suspension to fit your driving needs and driving style.
The KONI Sport is valved a bit more aggressively for performance motoring. KONI Sports are ideal for anyone interested in either lowering their MINI, or simply tightening up the suspension for more aggressive handling. These can be used with your stock springs or can be used with any aftermarket springs. KONI shocks have a lifetime warranty.
Adjustable rebound with a knob in most applications
Significant handling improvement
Reasonable ride quality
Re-buildable for custom vehicle setups
Great KONl shock for stock or performance lowering springs
Fits the following MINI models:
R50 3/2002-2006 Hatchback Cooper
R52 2004-2008 Convertible Cooper and Cooper S
R53 3/2002-2006 Hatchback Cooper S
Available for all MINI's with build date after March 2002 Build date (see drivers side door jamb for build date).
NOTE: Picture is for reference only, actual product may differ.
What is the best adjustment setting for my shocks?
There is no single best adjustment setting for your KONIs because every driver has different preferences for comfort, performance, performance modifications and roads to drive on. For most vehicles, we suggest that new KONIs be installed in the full soft position. (the standard setting right out of the box) to take advantage of the balance of ride comfort and handling designed by the KONI ride development engineers. If the car has performance upgrades (springs, wheel/tire packages, etc.) or the driver wants the car a bit more aggressive, most people find the optimum setting in the 1/2 to one full turn from the full soft range. Over the extended life of the damper or if the driver wants a specific firm handling characteristic, the dampers can be adjusted up higher. Very rarely will KONI ever need to be adjusted to the full firm setting.
What are the best springs to match my KONIs?
One of the great advantages of KONI adjustable shocks is that there is no specific spring for matching optimum performance. Instead you can adjust your KONIs to match your springs. Most performance springs have a higher spring rate than the vehicle's original springs. Since the shock controls the motion of the spring, increased spring rates require more rebound damping for control and that is one of the reasons why KONIs are rebound adjustable (and some are double adjustable). Using higher rate springs with OE or soft shocks will very quickly overcome and wear out the shocks. The KONI adjustment range is typically about 100% (twice as firm at the full firm settings at the full soft setting) to allow for proper damping of OE springs and high rate performance springs.