Not sure if they are available new, but Koni was a standard equipment on I believe, most US spec 328 GTSs. My 89 GTS is on has Konis.Does anyone know of any manufacturer other than bilstein, who make shock absorbers for 1989 abs, 328 gts ? That are available now.
In Keith Bluemel's "Original Ferrari V-8" book, he lists the Koni shocks used in each model and for the 328 they're:Not sure if they are available new, but Koni was a standard equipment on I believe, most US spec 328 GTSs. My 89 GTS is on has Konis.
That's good to hear you've positively identified and isolated the noise and narrowed it down to the shock.Hi Peter, many thanks for taking the time to answer, after stripping down he rear of the car, yes i'm sure it's the rear shock, as switched sides and the click re appeared on the other side. Checked every bush and every moveable part. The last resort was to swap sides and he presto there it was.Seems to eminate from the top of the unit.
As of yet have not found a UK supplier listing Koni's to fit a 328, my one is a late model ABS (89).
Checked with fastboys web site ( thank you ) but couldn't find anything suitable there either.
My intention was to replace both front and rears as well as bushes all round this winter, to tighten the old girl up !
But it seems to be at quite a price !
That sounds too good to be true! I just checked Koni's North American website and they don't list anything for Ferrari after 1985 and I know after checking my own car, they want a small fortune for a pair for the 308 GT4 and only the fronts are available!!The difference between the yellows and reds are that the yellows are adjustable.
The US spec 328 GTS DID indeed come with Koni shocks.
I found the models that Peter posted here in the US for $145.53 from eshocks.com
As for the Bilstein shocks that are currently on your car, I seem to vaguely remember some mention of them being used on the 328, although all of these Koni references - including mine! - seem to contradict this! I wouldn't be surprised, or put it past Ferrari for equiping a small batch of 328's with them. QUOTE]
I have heard from some individuals with Euro spec 328s that their cars had Bilsteins as original equipment. While most US spec cars had Koni as original equipment. Unfortunately, there seemed to be no real explanation or serial number at which the use of Bilsteins took place. One individual thought that maybe it occured with the suspension changes that took place on the 88.5 328s. But that turned out not to be the case as my car is 89 and it had Konis and so did several other 89s all of which had later chassis numbers than most owners with Bilsteins.