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Old 07-15-2004, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default KYB AGX struts and Prodrive P1 springs

plus an ALK. Would this setup yeild a great amount of handling over stock (already have strut tower and wrx rear sway bar)? I am either gonna do all that, or just get H&R coilovers. I do alot of back road driving, lots of turns with dips and mounds in the middle of them, so I don't want a setup that's gonna bounce me off the road.

When ever I get to it, my car is gonna be around 200-250 lbs lighter, maybe more, so I suppose I need to consider that. Anyways, just wondering if the afformentioned setup would be alot better than stock or just a little better.
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Old 07-15-2004, 04:19 PM   #2
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Works great. Washboard roads need to be taken at no more than 2 on the AGX or else.
At the low strut setting the ride is plush.
I would suggest that you get the STi top mounts with this combo as the stockers are pretty soft.
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Old 07-15-2004, 05:42 PM   #3
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Alright I'll look into that, thanks.
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:25 PM   #4
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PM Andrew Bacon, we have this setup on his car. Very capable. Hugely better than stock. The adjustability gives the strut an edge over the V5/6 strut the spring is normally paired with. You can get a suppleness that the inverted strut can't get but still ramp up the damping to levels as stiff or stiffer than the P1.
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:37 AM   #5
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sweet, I had a feeling that it would be a nice setup.
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:41 AM   #6
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haha...wierd...I am getting the Agx's tommrow...and guess what there being matched with.....you guessed it..P1's!
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Old 07-16-2004, 01:03 AM   #7
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Old 07-16-2004, 04:45 AM   #8
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Yeah, and hell, for the high price that the V5/6's are running nowadays, I think I'd just go with the AGX's. Their both made by KYB so its not like you're losing out on quality. Just the additional torsional rigidity of the inverted. But, i hardly think you'd notice a difference of the piston deflecting!

its a good combo and it looks pretty damn dope!
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Old 07-29-2004, 08:15 PM   #9
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I was thinking about the same combo, but was considering getting some ground control coilovers on the KYBs. Any thoughts on this?

I want to keep my suspension simple and streetable. I read about some guys running konis and gcs and they were talking about revalving and all sorts of other stuff, which i am not down for. Would i run into alignment issues with the gcs?
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Old 07-29-2004, 10:06 PM   #10
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I want to keep my suspension simple and streetable.
so why bother with a coilover setup? You'll have to experiment with ride height and corner weighting. You'll lose travel. And do you think you can do a better job of setting up your suspension than Prodrive? Seriously, the P1 spring, in spring rate and height, is more spring than most will need for the road and basic track duty. Unless you just want the slammed look, then do what you want but please leave any expectation of Performance out of the equation.

you won't run into any alignment issues per se. but that will depend on how low you go. but too low is too low if you want a good handling car.
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:32 PM   #11
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I just ordered some P1 springs too, but I've having a hard time choosing between the V5/6 and KYB AGX. I like the dampening adjustment on the AGX, but it'd be nice to get a comparison from somebody who's driven both to see where one out performs the other. I'm not against spending the money for the V5/6, but it should be worth the difference.
FWIW, this setup would be used for auto-x and aggressive street driving.

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Old 03-25-2005, 08:41 PM   #12
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Quote:
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Washboard roads need to be taken at no more than 2 on the AGX or else.
Good point. I run AGX in Boston and either settings >2 is hell in this historic town. I run an ALK and pinks too.

I just installed some v8 STi struts w/ Espliers on a buddy's sedan and I REALLY liked the ride over my set up. I think the STis are a better dampened strut over the adjustability of the AGX. I would recomend getting rides in cars with the two different struts (everything else being equal) and compare before you buy. I wish I had.

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Old 03-25-2005, 09:25 PM   #13
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I would get Koni's before V5s. Adjustable struts are very helpful for autox. AGX are OK and inexpensive. If you can spend a little more, get the Koni's.
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I've got the AGX/P1 setup on my GC, and I love it. I run it at its stiffest setting, and it handles great. The ride can get a bit bumpy, but new top hats might help with that. My only regret is not waiting a bit longer to upgrade to Group N tophats at the same time.
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Old 03-26-2005, 12:33 AM   #15
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my prodrive+agx is way too soft for my taste...

i think i'm going to move to koni inserts and eibach ERS springs
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put your car on a diet. Trim spa baby. drop like 300 lbs...
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