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Old 06-14-2006, 05:48 AM   #1
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Default whats a good spring to pair up with kyb agx?

currently im on prodrive springs with stock struts.

they handle okay...they float on long sweeps, and bounce a bit. the stock struts seem like they're underdampened for them.

im gonna pick up some kyb agx struts, so i figured why not get better springs for them too..

whats a good spring to be paired up with the kyb agx. im looking for improved handling which means no more floating, i want good planted feel.

my cars a daily driver and i do drive on some bad roads so, keep that in mind.

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Old 06-14-2006, 06:41 AM   #2
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Why not just keep with the prodrives and try them out with AGX? Try swift, I hear they make good springs. I hear nothing, but good review about swift.
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Old 06-14-2006, 06:57 AM   #3
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Ground control, if you really wanna swap out.

but i say stick with it and see how it is. you upgrade your sway bars? whats your alignment like?
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Old 06-14-2006, 07:15 AM   #4
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stock alignment. i wasnt aware i needed a new alignment after upgrading my rear swaybar. i get even wear =\.

im actually having 2nd thoughts on upgrading to the kyb agx. i might just keep the prodrive + stock struts. is it worth the $300-400 improvement? or should i focus my money on other suspension bits?
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Old 06-14-2006, 09:01 AM   #5
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Prodrive, or STi V7 RA springs - I've had both on AGXes. The RA springs perform significantly better, but they offer very little lowering, which might be a good or bad thing to you. However, interestingly, even though the RA springs are much stiffer than the Prodrives, they rode better - probably due to more suspension travel.
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Old 06-14-2006, 10:01 AM   #6
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I'm on Prodrive and AGXs - like many others on this forum - and they've performed VERY well for the last year and a half.
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:18 AM   #7
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You're right, you're underdamped and floating as a result. Prodrives are good springs although I went with Pinks. Upgrading to a better strut will all but cure your problem. The AGX is fine, but the Tokico D-spec has MUCH better adjustability and not much more $$. The only downside is you'll have to remove your rear seat to get to the adjusters on the top of the strut. Uncle Scotty has a way to drop a 3mm hex key down in there without having to take the seat out.

Replace your struts first, I think you'll like your springs again once you do that.
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:41 AM   #8
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You're right, you're underdamped and floating as a result. Prodrives are good springs although I went with Pinks. Upgrading to a better strut will all but cure your problem. The AGX is fine, but the Tokico D-spec has MUCH better adjustability and not much more $$. The only downside is you'll have to remove your rear seat to get to the adjusters on the top of the strut. Uncle Scotty has a way to drop a 3mm hex key down in there without having to take the seat out.

Replace your struts first, I think you'll like your springs again once you do that.
Not so. He has a wagon.
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That's what I get for not paying attention in class! Thanks!

In that case, if you have the scratch, get the D-specs!
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:36 PM   #10
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AGXs plus Prodrive plus Group N topmounts FTW!!! Thats the best setup with the AGXs. Or you could buy some Koni inserts for $700 all around.
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Old 06-14-2006, 06:18 PM   #11
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do the top mounts really do all that much? and since im getting the shocks used, i dont have any money for the d-specs, although i was greatly considering that...

what about tein basics? spring rates are like 250/250 or something. will that cure my ills?
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do the top mounts really do all that much? and since im getting the shocks used, i dont have any money for the d-specs, although i was greatly considering that...

what about tein basics? spring rates are like 250/250 or something. will that cure my ills?

You can do without the topmounts for now. I don't use them though I will in the future. Used AGX's? Hope you know the owner well. I'd tell ya to drive as is for a bit longer, save some money, and get the D-specs. I've ridden on both and the D-spec is MUCH better. You'll have to live with your decision for a long time, so get the good stuff.

Dude, seriously, your springs are NOT the problem. Teins lower WAY too much and muck up your suspension geometry. KYB I know will not warrantee those struts(is the warranty even transferable?) with those springs. Tokico may not either. All that said, wait until you have struts put in, then decide if you still hate the springs. Suspension tuning isn't always an exact science, so take your time, experiment thoroughly with settings, and see if new struts don't solve the problem. I bet 5 bucks it does.
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Prodrive springs are excellent with the AGXs (i have them). No group-n tophats yet, but my plans for later this year or next year are to get some noltec camber/castor plates up front and group-n tophats for the rear. Depending on my funds, i may even go to something even stiffer like the STi pink or Crucial Racing springs.
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:08 PM   #14
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I am running the el cheapo KYB GR2 struts with my prodrives, and every time I hit a bump in the road, I feel like something is going to break. Is it the struts not doing their job? I have been thinking of either going back to stock springs, or getting agx or similar struts.
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