KONI's for optimal performance. Whether you want the best of both worlds - maximum road handling and comfort- or it's about increasing your classic or modern car. KONI FSD shock absorbers, with patented FSD technology inside, are the ultimate compromise for those who want to challenge both the track-like highways and the bumpy city roads.
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Just as a chameleon adjusts to its enviroment, KONI Special Active transforms to suit various road conditions and the driving style, naturally. KONI Special ACTIVE is the next generation of premium shock absorbers that offer superior handling without compromise. It is the latest advancement in the KONI product portfolio.
Utilizing the most recent generation of KONI’s patented Frequency Selective Damping technology, it controls large body motions and cornering forces but smooths expansion joints and rough roads for improved comfort.
Advantages of Special Active Shock Absorbers:
Frequency Selective Damping principles
In general suspension terms, the conflict between comfort and handling can be split in two different frequency areas:
For comfort, with the suspension moving in a high frequency area (± 10 Hz), it is neccessary for low damping forces for the vehicle to remain comfortable.
For handling, with the suspension moving in a low frequency area (± 1 Hz), it is neccessary for high damping forces for the vehicle to remain safe and in control.
Conventional dampers are unable to solve the conflict in terms of comfort and handling, however if you are able to create a damper which can change the damping force level in relation to the frequency of the movement, you will be able to solve this conflict.
KONI ACTIVE technology does just that!
How does it work?
In standard shock absorbers the main damping characteristic is defined by the oil flow going through the piston assembly.
Combining this standard damping characteristic with the ACTIVE feature, KONl added a special valve which is able to control a parallel oil flow next to the one going through the piston. This parallel oil flow is closed by the Active feature, giving a rise in damping force almost linear to the time that the piston is moving in one direction.
Put simply: the KONI ACTIVE feature is a hydraulic amplifier that delays the build up of pressure. One could say that an extra tuning option has been created in order to get the best possible combination of handling and comfort.
Since it is an integrated part of the hydraulic valve system inside the damper, no additional cables, sensors or any other electronic devices are needed to operate a KONI ACTIVE damper.
In comparison with costly systems which work on the basis of computer technology, complex electronics and sensors, KONI ACTIVE the simplest and most economic way to significantly improve the ride and driving characteristics of every car.
As a leading manufacturer of high performance shock absorbers KONI develops the technical features of all its dampers by following a simple principle: to meet the diverse demands of market applications with sophisticated, and market leading mechanical solutions.
KONI is the premier manufacturer of performance and adjustable shock absorbers in the world. KONI shocks are made from the highest quality raw materials and machined to the highest tolerances. This quality is represented not only by KONI's long heritage in motorsports but also by the diversity of shock absorber solutions they offer. Explore the world of KONI online and discover shock absorber solutions for cars, busses, trucks, trailers, trains and even defense and industrial applications.