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Guys I’m really sorry to post on an old thread here.. but I just got corksport springs for my 2016 6, and I have no clue which struts/shocks to go with.. i think my best options are bilstein b8’s, koni sports or corksports set! Does anyone have experience with corksport lowering springs and a good set of struts/shocks?
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bumping this thread in case any other pre-130513 chassis owners (build date before 05/13) are looking at Koni shocks. After a bit of back-and-forth with a Koni rep I got information that the 8048-1423SPORT rear shocks come with an optional sleeve that adapts the shock bushing to either the bolt configuration (20mm) or to the stud configuration (14mm). as detailed in other peoples' comments the Bilsteins only have a 20mm bushing option for their B4 (maybe you could ask for custom valving rebuild instructions to increase rebound). but for my purposes I need more rear rebound so I think the Konis are the way to go for me.

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I researched the hardware kit for the Mazda6’s 1423SPORT which comes with a tubular steel sleeve in the hardware bag with 20mm OD x 14.1 mm ID x 46 mm long dimensions (no drawing available unfortunately). This is exactly the dimension that would be needed to reduce the bottom mounting hole from 20mm down to fit a 14mm bolt. This sure sounds like an adapter to go between the early 20mm Type A and later 14 mm Type B. If your car is the Type A, you simply don’t use that adapter sleeve.
 

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bumping this thread in case any other pre-130513 chassis owners (build date before 05/13) are looking at Koni shocks. After a bit of back-and-forth with a Koni rep I got information that the 8048-1423SPORT rear shocks come with an optional sleeve that adapts the shock bushing to either the bolt configuration (20mm) or to the stud configuration (14mm). as detailed in other peoples' comments the Bilsteins only have a 20mm bushing option for their B4 (maybe you could ask for custom valving rebuild instructions to increase rebound). but for my purposes I need more rear rebound so I think the Konis are the way to go for me.

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Regardless of how you do it, if you dont have to fight the studs in the rear, pull them out and use grade 8 bolts instead.

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I got the B6 for my front only. Way better than OEM in every aspect.
Better comfort and less bouncy. they have sport grip feeling and at very high speed they give better confidence especially if the road little bumpy.

My back suspension still the original one and I have 155K mile on them and now they have almost the same damping rate as my new B6. What I mean is that my the back suspension is now similar to the front in term of feeling when hitting a speed bump for example.

The best upgrade I did to my Mazda 6.
 
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