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Old 05-29-2001, 07:20 PM   #1
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About four months ago i lowered my car. The only thing I replaced was The springs. I think they were intraxx type springs. I didn't adjust the camber, any thing. I didn't know any thing about them except they suck(now) I was being very nieve about the whole thing. Well now the stock struts have gone(have been for about 2 1/2 months) and i'm finally getting around to replacing them. My question is has anyone herd any thing about these springs good or bad. Also what type of strut/spring combo should i go with on a '97 leg gt. one more thing im gonna do the operation my self again, just wondering about camber on stock 16" wheels, and any thing else that im missing on this subject. thnx,
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Old 05-29-2001, 08:20 PM   #2
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you should definitely get the car aligned after installing new shock or springs. camber will affect straight line stability, tire wear, and turning.

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Old 05-29-2001, 09:36 PM   #3
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Intraxx is infamous for having poor longevity. They make descent sway bars but there springs are pretty poor.
As for struts, go for the kyb/agx. Great for an entry level priced suspension.
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Old 05-30-2001, 12:04 AM   #4
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AGX's are a poor choice for a car lowered much, and CERTAINLY not as much as the Intrax drop it... Grab some of the V.5 struts that Sugar is selling for $295.
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Old 05-30-2001, 09:12 AM   #5
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indeed... kyb's are NOT good on a lowered car... i blew a strut w/in 3 months...

dont do it... stick w/the V5's or get P1 struts.... www.spdusa.com

intraxx... sigh...
u learned didnt you? they suck...

hope your car is much better soon!
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Old 05-30-2001, 10:32 AM   #6
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It will be better to get a new set of spring when you order the struts as well, IMO.
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Old 05-30-2001, 10:36 AM   #7
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hey subie gal-

i've got a set of Eibach Springs for my GT sitting in my garage. I've yet to pick up some struts and was thinking of getting the KYB/AGX's. Would you NOT recommend those witht the eibach's? If so, why not?


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Old 05-31-2001, 09:19 AM   #8
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wow...my first post! I have been looking for a suspension setup for my 97 Legacy GT (sedan) and realized that we get too much snow for me to have a lowered car in the winter. So i was thinking I needed to go w/ a coilover setup, but they seems to be only available for imprezas... does anyone know of a coilover setup w/ adjustable ride height that is for the legacy?
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Old 05-31-2001, 09:46 AM   #9
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off the top of my head, tein, dms, and tri tuning seem to be relatively easy to get. dunno if anyone has ever put ground controls on, but they might be an option. some of the tougher to find ones in the states would include zerosports, apexi, and prova.

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Old 05-31-2001, 11:06 AM   #10
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I highly recomend the FHI ver 5 struts. I love them for my Legacy. You can get a set from Sugar for about $400.

I think to solve your problem you may need to change out the springs. Read this article I linked and see if you are having similar sideeffects.
http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Foru...ML/002865.html

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Old 05-31-2001, 03:25 PM   #11
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MY: The V.5's were only $295 last time I checked...

czo: If you want better handling, and a little lowering, get a set of the Whiteline Select springs. They come in either a 1" drop, or no drop. You can order them from Teagues, but they are quite expensive considering you can order them directly from the Whiteline website for about half the price, and not a whole lot more for shipping. I think they are only $80 USD for either the front springs or the rear springs, making the set about $160 obviously. They are a good match for the V.5's.

It's my understanding that your car must be realigned everytime you adjust the height on coilovers, not to mention most of them are quite expensive, and downright overkill for a simple daily driver. I hear the Ground Controls are reasonably priced and reasonably decent, however.

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Old 05-31-2001, 08:00 PM   #12
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Here is what i'm gonna do. I talked to Mike @ SPD and he told me that i should go with the agx/eibach combo. Got them on order and can't wait to get 'em
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Old 05-31-2001, 10:12 PM   #13
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You folks considering the Eibach/AGX combo should search the archives for Legacy owners (like me) who got excessive drop from the Eibach Legacy springs. If you're getting the Pro-Kit stuff from Shields, those gave me (and others) almost a 2" drop! Works very poorly with the AGX springs.

I'd do Whiteline, personally, with its around 3/4" drop. Eibach is specced at a 1.2" drop, but most Legacy folks seem to be getting at least 1.5".

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Old 05-31-2001, 11:27 PM   #14
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I had kg/mm DR21 supersports matching with GAB HP shock with my 98 Legacy. It would still give me a finger gap between the fender and the tires.

I thought 5 Zigen spring are Kg/mm oem and AGX is very similar to GAB HP ones. Maybe the 5 Zigen springs are DRracing springs.

The kg/mm DR21 will keep the car at least 90mm (3.5")off the ground.
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Old 06-01-2001, 09:46 AM   #15
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Velocity- you are right $300 is the correct #. Sorry about that.

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