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Old 09-24-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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mk1 shocks

i'm thinking about shocks today... yes i'm still on springs (spring tech)

i'm wondering if i just get a good set of non adjustables if ill be OK or if i need to *spring* for adjustability to get the firmness i want.

KYB Excel-G series have my attention.. how are they?

I'm wanting to auto-x from time to time. The car is a DD but commute is short and in town i'm ok with it being a little stiff.

also noticed the KYB GR2 not sure the difference

I assume these are good entry level performance shocks?


I'm pricing these sets at around $180 compared to Koni STR $340

i think the koni brand speaks for itself based on my reading but i hadn't heard of kyb until i was surfing the fswerks website.

any advice on these or something else more in my budget would be appreciated.


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No1?

I'm hearing non adjustable Kyb are only slightly better than stock and STRs aren't worth the money.
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How low do the spring tech, springs drop your car? I'd use Koni yellows or a non adjustable dampers that'll work w/ 2'' drop springs= Eibach pro dampers. Tirerack has them for $289. for the set.
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i was just coming over here to say i bought shocks and struts... (kyb agx)

spring tech were sold as a 2" drop they are actually fairly firm for a cheap brand i did some research on them before settling.

i'm on 16's w/45 series tires and my fenders are @ 24" F, 23.5" R
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i was just coming over here to say i bought shocks and struts... (kyb agx)

spring tech were sold as a 2" drop they are actually fairly firm for a cheap brand i did some research on them before settling.

i'm on 16's w/45 series tires and my fenders are @ 24" F, 23.5" R
The KYB agx's are good for a 1.5'' drop.
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