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Old 03-28-2010, 02:13 PM   #3651
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From what I have read the GR2's have the same dampening as the AGX struts set on 2.

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Old 03-28-2010, 06:22 PM   #3652
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How did you install the Com C's and whats your caster?

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Hey - I removed the front struts, compressed the springs, and removed the stock unit, installed the Com'Cs, and put it all back together. Did it all with hand tools, other than an electric impact wrench to work the spring compressors. Wasn't bad with the right tools. I didn't get a caster reading from the alignment shop. Should have, but didnt.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:32 PM   #3653
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Hey - I removed the front struts, compressed the springs, and removed the stock unit, installed the Com'Cs, and put it all back together. Did it all with hand tools, other than an electric impact wrench to work the spring compressors. Wasn't bad with the right tools. I didn't get a caster reading from the alignment shop. Should have, but didnt.
Oh I'm sorry I meant did you set up them to be max camber, max caster or a littel of both?

Sorry for the confusion

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Old 03-28-2010, 07:37 PM   #3654
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No problem. I installed them with the "max camber" setting alignment. ie, center hole was inboard and rear.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:04 PM   #3655
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well i finally got around to installing my agx's w/ ground controls (350f &250r), strut bars, and fender braces and holy hell what a difference.

i think i got my ride height set pretty much exactly where i want it (13.75" from hub to arch and the front and 13" hub to arch in the rear). at what point is the excessive lowering start to become a handling issue?
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:13 AM   #3656
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From what I have read the GR2's have the same dampening as the AGX struts set on 2.
I have read the GR2's are about 15% stiffer than stock, and of course they ARE the stock strut revalved a little stiffer. (KYB makes the stockers for Subaru of course.)
Ive also the AGX are 20% stiffer on lowest setting.
The only thing I know FOR SURE is that the GR2s are around 15% or so stiffer, says KYB
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:37 PM   #3657
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So they (the GR-2s) should be a nearly perfect match for the STI pink springs?
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:35 PM   #3658
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^^ I've got the pinks on right now and I've had the GR2's sitting in my garage for a year. They'll be going on as soon as all this april snow goes away. I'll let you know how they feel.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:09 PM   #3659
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I'll probably be ordering a set this week anyway. The stockers have 150k miles (about 100k with the pinks) on them now so they're probably in need of replacement.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:30 PM   #3660
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wow. just got back from getting my alignment and taking it for a quick spin and damn i love the way it sticks now.

-2.3 camber up front
-2 camber out back
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0 toe all around
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:38 PM   #3661
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wow. just got back from getting my alignment and taking it for a quick spin and damn i love the way it sticks now.

-2.3 camber up front
-2 camber out back
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0 toe all around
Ride height, suspension parts, and wheel/tire? I imagine that your rear will have camber wear if you aren't driving fast enough to get the outside to wear...
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:52 PM   #3662
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13.75" hub to arch in the front
13" hub to arch in the rear
Agx struts
Ground control coils 350lb. Front and 250lb. Rear
25mm fsb
20mm rsb
Camber bolts f&r
Front and rear strut tower bars
Group n top hats
Lower h brace
Subframe lock bolts
Rear diff bushings
Outrigger bushings
Steering rack bushings
Front and rear endlinks
Fender braces

99 legacy gt snowflakes w/ hankook k406's
I'm aware tires might wear out a little quicker on street but the amount I drive annually with this car (maybe 10k and the amount of events I attend in the summer makes me think ill be okay
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:53 PM   #3663
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13.75" hub to arch in the front
13" hub to arch in the rear
Agx struts
Ground control coils 350lb. Front and 250lb. Rear
25mm fsb
20mm rsb
Camber bolts f&r
Front and rear strut tower bars
Group n top hats
Lower h brace
Subframe lock bolts
Rear diff bushings
Outrigger bushings
Steering rack bushings
Front and rear endlinks
Fender braces

99 legacy gt snowflakes w/ hankook k406's
I'm aware tires might wear out a little quicker on street but the amount I drive annually with this car (maybe 10k and the amount of events I attend in the summer makes me think ill be okay
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:26 PM   #3664
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I have a 1996 impreza outback and just got some Enkei rsv wheels 17x7 with some 215 45r17 Maxxis MA V1 tires like two weeks ago. Other than the new tires and wheels, I have the KYB GR2's struts with the stock springs, everything else is stock for now..lol

I would eventually like to upgrade to a 20mm front sway maybe an adjust one, a 22m rear adjus sway with Perrin endlinks and stout mounts front and rear. I will be picking up some 05 wrx wagon struts with maybe 15k miles and will be pairing them up with some Epic Springs and wrx top hats for all four. I will also be upgrading all the bushings from the front to the rear with the polyurethane ones. Then I'll be getting some front and rear strut tower bars, well at least the rear strut tower bar. I think that is it for now
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:36 PM   #3665
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I did some looking around but didn't find any satisfactory results.

From what I can tell I think the are 8 mm x 1 I would like to purchase longer studs so I can use my 3/8" saggy but spacers and a rear strut bar.

I can find is people that will sell me nuts and bolts, I'm not sure how this will work out.

So has anyone figured out what studs to purchase or do they even exist.

Thanks in advance

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Old 04-10-2010, 07:30 PM   #3666
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I think they are 8x1.25- you should be able to use bolts after removing the studs
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:53 PM   #3667
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13.75" hub to arch in the front
13" hub to arch in the rear
Agx struts
Ground control coils 350lb. Front and 250lb. Rear
25mm fsb
20mm rsb
Camber bolts f&r
Front and rear strut tower bars
Group n top hats
Lower h brace
Subframe lock bolts
Rear diff bushings
Outrigger bushings
Steering rack bushings
Front and rear endlinks
Fender braces

99 legacy gt snowflakes w/ hankook k406's
I'm aware tires might wear out a little quicker on street but the amount I drive annually with this car (maybe 10k and the amount of events I attend in the summer makes me think ill be okay
Where did you get your sway bar and what brand is it?
Thanks!
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:00 PM   #3668
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I think they are 8x1.25- you should be able to use bolts after removing the studs
Hmm If I use the bolts wont the nuts be contacting body?

Should I put the nuts on top of or under the saggy but spacers?

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Old 04-10-2010, 08:10 PM   #3669
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bolt head would go under, but here's something even better

scroll down a bit

http://www.camotoy.com/products/saggybutt/index.php
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:09 PM   #3670
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bolt head would go under, but here's something even better

scroll down a bit

http://www.camotoy.com/products/saggybutt/index.php
Biggy been there done that shane told me its just a bolt kit same as i have from mach V

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Old 04-10-2010, 09:16 PM   #3671
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ahhh- they show a pic of studs

I looked McMaster-Carr and they only have SAE ones, no metric
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:27 AM   #3672
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ahhh- they show a pic of studs

I looked McMaster-Carr and they only have SAE ones, no metric
Yea I looked there too McMaster is great I use them allot at work

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bolt head would go under,
I'm sorry I wasn't clear, I get the bolts head goes under but were does the nut go?... between the top hat and the saggy butt spacer?.. or the top of the spacer... or should i drill out the hole in the spacer so the nut doesn't interfere with any of the parts?

Thanks

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Old 04-11-2010, 09:31 AM   #3673
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I would assume on top of the spacer- the nuts, even on longer bolts shouldn't be interfering w/ anything (possible the metal dust cover, but I ran w/o those for years as I had adj struts to mess w/)
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:46 AM   #3674
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Yea well the dust covers are going as I have Koini's going in and I'm going to pre-assemble everything well soon.

Thanks

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Old 04-11-2010, 09:49 AM   #3675
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^ your going to like the Koni damping
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