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Old 12-18-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default KYB AGX struts + Tein Springs?

Does anyone else have this combo. Can anyone suggest any good strut settings for this combo?

I should have this setup next week after everything gets through shipping. Any suggestions, comments, what have you with this setup would be helpful.
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Old 12-18-2003, 04:44 PM   #2
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i have this. right now i am 3 in front and 4 in back because i like my stuff stiff but when i first got them i did 2 in front and 3 in back. just to let them brake in a bit. they feel so stiff when you first put them in. i like it very much!!
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Old 12-18-2003, 08:42 PM   #3
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im looking into the kyb axg's....

how difficult is it to change the settings? where is the dial to change?

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Old 12-19-2003, 02:04 AM   #4
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the front strut-adjustments are right at the strut mount under the hood. the rear seats need to be removed to adjust the rears at the rear strut mounts.
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Old 12-19-2003, 09:39 AM   #5
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the front strut-adjustments are right at the strut mount under the hood. the rear seats need to be removed to adjust the rears at the rear strut mounts.

how cumbersome a process is the rear seat removal?

I might just go with non adjustable GR-2s then...
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:59 AM   #6
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the rear removal is easier than the front i think.
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Old 12-19-2003, 01:27 PM   #7
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I'm a quality tech at KYB and i can tell you that the AGX are light years ahead of the GR-2s. Most cars we make the AGX for have the same adjustments (on top of the mounting rod for the front) and on the side of the shock or strut in the rear) the reason this is done is because it is much easier to pop the hood of your car and adjust the fronts with a small screw driver (provided when you buy) and in the back it is much easier to just reach under the car and turn the knob. I have the AGX on every car i own and i love them....
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Old 12-19-2003, 01:32 PM   #8
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I'm a quality tech at KYB and i can tell you that the AGX are light years ahead of the GR-2s. Most cars we make the AGX for have the same adjustments (on top of the mounting rod for the front) and on the side of the shock or strut in the rear) the reason this is done is because it is much easier to pop the hood of your car and adjust the fronts with a small screw driver (provided when you buy) and in the back it is much easier to just reach under the car and turn the knob. I have the AGX on every car i own and i love them....
Maybe you can make a suggestion for a good setting for the AGX's with the Tein springs.

The fronts are a 2" drop with a spring rate of 218lbs/in and the rears are a .7" drop with a spring rate of 157lbs/in in the rear.. I was thinking of going with a setting of 3 in the front and 4 in the rear...

Thoughts?
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Old 12-19-2003, 02:35 PM   #9
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I'm a quality tech at KYB and i can tell you that the AGX are light years ahead of the GR-2s. Most cars we make the AGX for have the same adjustments (on top of the mounting rod for the front) and on the side of the shock or strut in the rear) the reason this is done is because it is much easier to pop the hood of your car and adjust the fronts with a small screw driver (provided when you buy) and in the back it is much easier to just reach under the car and turn the knob. I have the AGX on every car i own and i love them....

But the rear WRX AGXs adjustment knobs are on top? I've seen AGXs before and remember them being on the side...thats why I'm confused about the need to remove the back seat to adjust...
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Old 12-19-2003, 05:10 PM   #10
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wait...so do the AGX have adjustment for the rear on the top or the side?

if its the top I won't buy them...the side I will.

someone please give us a review so i can make my decision.
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:13 PM   #11
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The adjustment is on the top for the rear AGX for WRX.

But that might not be a major problem. Try leaving the left and right hooks on the top of the rear seat unhooked for awhile. That leaves just enough slop in the seat so you can pull the seat forward just enough to reach in and make the adjustment. Once you decide you like that setting, ya put the seat in correctly and leave it.

I'm pretty sure someone once described putting a small hole in the parcel tray and slipping a screwdriver through the hole to make the adjustment. I haven't tried it...
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Old 12-20-2003, 01:50 AM   #12
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I have the new AGX's for the WRX and I leave the rear seat unclipped at the edges. I bought a long Craftsman precision flat-head screw driver to make the changes on the struts...that combined with my MAGlite to allow me to see through the rear window tint make changing the rear settings pretty simple.

I usually leave the rears on 2 and just adjust them when I autocross...

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Old 12-20-2003, 12:19 PM   #13
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I have three all around...anything 1 & 2 make the car too bouncy...surprisingly comfortable, not too stiff.
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:57 AM   #14
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I have Perrin Lowering Springs and have the KYB AGX sitting in the garage, i plan to put them up this weekend....i used the Perrins with stock struts and it was way to bouncy for everyday driving....well i wanted to know on what settings i should put the agx struts so its hard enough for aggressive street driving but yet comfortable liek stock on regular rides.....ow by the way im in NYC pothole heaven~!!!!
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Old 01-13-2004, 12:22 PM   #15
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i these with the s-techs and i just spent about 15 minutes changing the settings from 3 in front and 4 in the back to 2 all around. 3 and 4 was too stiff for winter driving. there is ice everywhere and i live in rural connecticut, so there are plenty of potholes and bumps too! in the better months i will change the settings back to real stiff because i do like a stiff suspension, but also i dont want to bottom out my JUN bumper more than i already do!!
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