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Old 08-18-2004, 08:03 PM
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I've decided that my car is going to need new shocks, seeing as how it's pretty bouncy and my friends hate riding in it. But, how much is too much to pay?

I've found the following on Ebay and was wondering if you guys thought any were good deals:

KYB AGX adjustables - $275 + $30 for shipping

Tokico HP - $240 - free shipping

KYB GR2 - $180 + $20 for shipping.

Any opinions?
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:09 PM
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If you're lowered more than 2"s I wouldnt recommend the KYB's..... I had the AGX adjustables with H&R race (2.7"F 2.3"R) springs and they blew after about a year.
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its good that ur friends hate riding in it. No more free rides.
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Default Re: How much to pay for shocks? (jdmrac3r)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by jdmrac3r &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">its good that ur friends hate riding in it. No more free rides. </TD></TR></TABLE>

lol, that's true, but it's starting to **** me off too (the ride quality, that is)
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Default Re: How much to pay for shocks? (EH3Kid85)

I would pay around 250-275 for shocks. Depends on the brand.
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out of those choices... DEEEFINETELY the agx's.

you get so much more for your money.
you pay, what.. 50bux more?
and you get damping adjustability, and a shock that can handle at least SOME springrate.

the tokico HP's are a weak shock,
the GR2's are similar.. but some have had some really good experiences with them.

however the agx's are definetely a cut above.

HOWEVER, dont get crazy with the springrates,
and they will NOT tolerate being dropped too low(riding on the bumpstops etc).
and will blow out quick under bad sircumstances like that.

the gr2/hp's would blow out quicker tho
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i am having same issue..
i am thinkin about gettin some neuspeed struts.. how did that work for you guys??
anybody??
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damn AGX's for 315?! good lord i paid 400 for mine. hook me up so in the future i can buy from you back on topic def. get the AGX's. adjustable damper =
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Old 08-18-2004, 09:18 PM
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i paid 365 shipped for mine, and i got my springs brand new for 170$
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Default Re: How much to pay for shocks? (EH3Kid85)

Id get illumnas...they are great riding on 1 and stiff on 5...nice and great customer service...if all out race is your thing then koni yellows
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I just put KYB AGX on my civic hatch and I love them, yeah its a little stiff with my neuspeed race springs but still rides much better then it did with stock old ones
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I bought Tokico hp's for my eg6 and they helped the bouncyness problem a lot. bought em for 250 new
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Default Re: How much to pay for shocks? (MulletManRockStar)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by MulletManRockStar &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Id get illumnas...they are great riding on 1 and stiff on 5...nice and great customer service...if all out race is your thing then koni yellows</TD></TR></TABLE>

Definitely not all out race. This is my daily driver, so I don't need anything too hardcore. Just good enough to handle the streets of downtown Richmond without damaging the suspension too much.
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Old 08-19-2004, 09:39 AM
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konis arent race shocks,
just their the best, and handle race level situations the best,
and street level situations the best.

I used to have agx's.
now i have koni's.

the ride quality(comfort) of the konis is FAR superior to the agx's.

the ability of the konis to handle high springrates is also far superior to the agx's

illuminas are prettymuch the same as agx's.
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