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    Konis - Blue painted?

    Were Konis ever supplied painted blue, like in an OEM situation, for example? The local wrecker reckons he has a set on a car that have 'Koni' on them and are blue. Yes, I know they can be painted...

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    What make of car?

    I have seen Konis painted other colours, though I don't recall which ones offhand.

    Certainly, the struts Koni made for OE on Porsches in the late sixties were painted Koni's orange/red colour. Ferraris also have them in that colour.

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    I should have added... you will never find Konis without the Koni name or part number on them somewhere.

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    the last konis i had were a reddish colour in the 504

    i'll add they were about the best shock i ever had for the price in a 504
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    Renault. The wrecker's 50 k's away so I don't like going there on the off chance...

    I wondered if Koni made lower quality shocks than their special 'D' range as an OEM fitment. The wrecker is a slack %%$$#@&&*!! and acts like he's doing you a favour just to look, so you're not sure if he's BS'ing you or not. I was going to buy the fronts and get them rebuilt.

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    Are you familiar with the appearance of Konis?

    To me they're really easy to tell, even without seeing the brand. The top of the body is always visible when fully extended, for instance (most shocks the dustcovers still cover the top when extended), the squarish lower body joint that's welded all round, the shape of the seal {that's visibly adjustable for tension) and the two holes in the top for unscrewing the main gland.

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    Yep, am familiar with them. I even have a set, but only for the rear. However, my question was based on a lack of time for a 100km round trip on the off chance that the guy's right. He's one of these guys that acts like he doesn't really want to sell anything; you know, reluctant to look, reluctant to get the stuff off the car..."why don't ya just get new Gabriels..?

    Thanks anyway.

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