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Old 07-30-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
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Anybody ever heard of this brand? or Koni? are they any good? im looking for oem height replacement but dont wanna sacrifice handling.

anybody with info let me know!! thanks
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:45 PM   #2
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Anybody ever heard of this brand? or Koni? are they any good? im looking for oem height replacement but dont wanna sacrifice handling.

anybody with info let me know!! thanks
KYB are a good value. Adjustable and non-adjustable are available, KYB brand are original equipment on many Subarus.
Konis are great and are a little more expensive and are adjustable.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:53 PM   #3
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I had KYB 4 way adjustables in the front of my nissan and man, what a difference they made over stock. I ran on setting 2 most of the time.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:03 PM   #4
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KYB are popular, the GR-2s for bargain, the AGX if you want adjustability.

IIRC Koni's require you to cut up your stock struts to install inserts.

There is also Tokico D-Specs which is what I am running now. I think they are the spendiest of the under 1k struts.

And of course there is also the SPT struts and STi takeoffs which are under 1k too.

Want a ride sometime?
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:23 PM   #5
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Want a ride sometime?
maybe next time im in anchorage

thanks for the input fellows, im really thinking about buying the gr-2's from kyb
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:29 PM   #6
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If you just want a cheap, quality strut, the GR-2 will be a good option. When my gf's old GF needed the struts replaced, we got some GR-2's from Tirerack, and I was impressed at the quality for the price. For a strict daily driver, they're a bargain.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:35 PM   #7
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If you want GR2, I have a connection for those at close to cost. Let me find out how much they will be. You want all 4 right?
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:52 PM   #8
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If you are a tinkerer, you will love having dampening adjustable suspension.

It is like a video game for myself everyday!

The GR2s are great for the money however.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:18 AM   #9
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agx's FTW! like mine...getagrip used them back in the day with wrx too...
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:50 AM   #10
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ive got a couple months to mull it over as to which ill go for.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:24 AM   #11
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I have the AGX's on my GC and I love them. I like the adjustability of the dampning but the springs are still unforgiving.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:03 PM   #12
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My source tells me that they are not yet available for the 04-05 WRX. They are however in production.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:32 PM   #13
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Won't they work with the washer mod?
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:10 PM   #14
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Might help more if I actually link them. http://turninconcepts10.chainreactio...1e59c383151ffd

Oh and here is a link to an FAQ that lists pretty much all the available struts (not coilovers) that are available and how to get them to fit your ride:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1170952
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:57 PM   #15
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Ponamy, I can get you the 04 GR2s for $75.27 a piece and the AGX for $135.94 a piece. Stock order 3-4 weeks.
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:27 PM   #16
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if i get em im just getting the rears for now. they be clunkin, frickin 04 sti struts. the fronts seem to be fine, its the rears i need. ill have to let you know on friday justin, i wont know howm uch money ill have to spend till then.

thanks for throwin that out there though with a hookup on price. means alot
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:43 AM   #17
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if i get em im just getting the rears for now. they be clunkin, frickin 04 sti struts. the fronts seem to be fine, its the rears i need. ill have to let you know on friday justin, i wont know howm uch money ill have to spend till then.

thanks for throwin that out there though with a hookup on price. means alot

No problem, but I am assuming you have not found a better price elsewhere?
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:53 AM   #18
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im still lookin around, ill let you know if i do. but if your getting em with a stock order thats not charging shipping then yeah i prolly wont.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:22 AM   #19
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struts alone are so expensive, for the price of set of struts, springs, and tophats you can almost get yourself a decent set of coilovers
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:19 PM   #20
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i dont want coilovers though. not looking to drop the car. local dealer wanted 165 for oem replacement strut

may be taking you up on that strut justin.
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:21 PM   #21
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i dont want coilovers though. not looking to drop the car. local dealer wanted 165 for oem replacement strut

may be taking you up on that strut justin.

Ok no problem, just let me know and I can do purchasing through my work here and have stuff shipped and billed to you
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:25 PM   #22
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they havent released the agx for 04-05 according to kyb website, ill go with replacements, gr-2's rear struts 2ea. throw me a price for both with shipping justin

ill talk to you im PM's

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Old 08-02-2007, 10:28 PM   #23
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struts alone are so expensive, for the price of set of struts, springs, and tophats you can almost get yourself a decent set of coilovers
Yeah, then you get to rebuild every couple years. Been there done that. Coils aren't worth it unless your tracking it pretty regularly.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:49 PM   #24
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they havent released the agx for 04-05 according to kyb website, ill go with replacements, gr-2's rear struts 2ea. throw me a price for both with shipping justin

ill talk to you im PM's
Sorry, I meant the 02-03
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:50 AM   #25
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My source tells me that they are not yet available for the 04-05 WRX. They are however in production.
you already said they werent im just repeating whats been said.

i checked their website though, they dont say anything about a release. either way gr-2's for rear struts are great. let me know
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