KONI Yellow Sport front strut for the E39 540i (1997-2003) and E39 M5 (2000-2003) is designed for sport/lowered springs and features digressive valving combined with two-position adjustable rebound. Digressive valving is stiffer than OEM shocks on slow suspension motions (cornering) but gets softer as shock piston speeds increase (bumpy pavement). This shock is tuned for sporty handling but engineered to maintain a level of ride comfort acceptable to most. The adjustable Sport shock has more control and is tuned for higher performance than the self-adjusting FSD shock.
The shock rebound (extension) is adjustable - use the base setting at first and as the shock ages you can switch to the stiffer setting. Or jump right to the stiffer setting for ultimate control. Rebound adjustment is done via a knob at the top of the strut (in the engine bay). Shock travel has been optimized for lowered springs such as Eibach or H&R but can also be used with stock springs if more ride control is your only goal.KONI Sports Feature:
- Adjustable rebound settings by turning a knob
- Significant handling improvement
- Reasonable ride quality
- Re-buildable for custom vehicle setups
- Best KONl shock for all lowering springs
- Lifetime Warranty
This KONI E39 M5 / 540i front shock is specifically for the V8 models and uses all of the factory mounts, bump stops, and dust covers. We suggest new mounts and bump stops if yours have more than 50,000 miles.
With a lifetime warranty these are the likely the last shocks you will ever need to purchase for your E39 V8 model, whether it's a 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003 model.Click here for KONI shock adjustment procedures.
BMW Fitments: 5 Series
E39 (97-03) > 540i
E39 (97-03) > M5 (00-03)