What is this listing for?
One Pair of Brand New and boxed front adjustable Koni shock absorbers with fitting kit to suit Land Rover Discovery 1 or Range Rover Classic models.
Will they fit your car?
These front shocks will fit the following vehicles:
- Discovery 1989 - 1994.
- Discovery (as from series MA) 1995 - 1998
- Land Rover Defender 90 1984 - 1999
- Land Rover Defender 110 1983 - 1999
- Range Rover Classic excluding air suspension 1971 - 1996
Why we choose Koni shock absorbers, why we have used them for the past 20+ years, and why they are just what you need too
Standard Range Rover suspension is only the conventional low specification shocks.
Most noticeable is the lack of 'rebound' control/stability of std. shocks, that make Land Rovers feel so limp. Konis are valved to control rebound better, this ensures you get the handling without the harshness of 'over valved' shocks.
Not withstanding this, I am sure some of the £3k complete suspension packages out there may do a bit more but certainly cost a lot more.
You and your passengers will appreciate the uncompromising body-roll control and improved ride for sure, and you won't find it a harsher ride either.
Koni has been our choice for the last 20+ years.
One of the most disappointing aspects of all used Range Rovers, Land Rovers & Discoveries is the excessive body roll, even at low-speed cornering & normal manoeuvring, especially if the shock absorbers fitted as standard are in less than perfect condition.
The prime reason for the excessive body roll is probably no more than the manufacturer's compromises, and most replacement shocks fare only marginally better or, at worst, transform the ride into a 'Concrete Ride' or Rally Spec. Hardly what you need for road and mild off-road use.
Many companies offer what they believe to be a solution to this problem by advising the fitment of the expensive anti-roll bar conversions and/or heavy duty shock absorbers which range from quite soft to very, very harsh. Making the shock absorbers much stiffer will of course help with the problem, but the trade-off is to make the ride of the vehicle very stodgy and harsh at lower speeds and on minor roads. The anti-roll bar conversion can also help to improve the situation, but, again, can cause harshness of ride, and it tends to be very expensive to buy and to fit.
The Koni Way.
Koni have, over the years, gained a substantial reputation for quality and excellence in the production of suspension units. Instead of supplying a shock absorber to fit a whole range of vehicles, Koni shocks are developed and valved for individual applications. To understand the main advantage of the Koni shocks when used on a Range Rover, it is necessary to understand what is happening when you are cornering. When cornering, the shock absorber on one side is being compressed and is trying to hold the weight forces of the vehicle. Heavily uprating the shock absorber will partially resist this, but when uprating is excessive it causes normal driving to be very harsh. The shock absorber on the other side, however, is being stretched, and standard shocks offer very little resistance to this. The Koni difference is that these shocks are designed to not only resist being pushed down, but are valved to strongly resist the lifting force (stretching), therefore controlling body roll while retaining a very comfortable ride.
You are guaranteed to be amazed at the difference from such an inexpensive conversion.
Koni suspension units.
You would never believe it was possible to have handling as good as this, and what you gain on handling, you also gain in economy. Ever noticed how you need to slow so much to manoeuvre the roundabout, or for normal day-to-day cornering? With the stability offered by Koni's fitted to your car, you will reduce deceleration and the need to re-accelerate, thus using less fuel, and without the feeling of tipping your passengers out of the other side!
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We also supply P38 air suspension bags, Koni's for other vehicles, Polybush kits, Diagnostics equipment and any Rover V8 engine component no matter how big or small