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Im wanting to lower my rex in the next few months. and the stockers have pretty much had it after taking it to the strip a few times. I get wheel hop really bad. So I was thinking Some KYB AGX's and ebiach sportline springs? Is this a good combo for getting my car lower with some comfort since the AGXs are adjustable...?

My other option was a set of ksport coilovers but...that would take a bit longer with the $$$.

And sorry for the pic in the sig, thought it would be alright.
 

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I was running sportlines and tokico illuminas in my last crx. It was low, and the dampers are quite harder than stockers, but it was streetable. I had to crawl over speed bumps, and watch out for potholes, but i thought it was worth it. It dropped the car 1.75" all around and sitffened things up. I noticed reduced pitching on acceleration and obviously it feels much better moving your cg two inches closer to the ground.
I don't know much about coil overs though.
 

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currently running agx shocks with h&r race springs and have no complaints
wel the only complaint i have is it still isnt look enough

even with race springs i still have about a 2finger gap btwn the wheels/fenders

if you have wheel hop then look into the ES Bushing raduis arm bushings
as i said before i have agx's and race springs but wheel hop was owning me on the streets when i pinned it down in 2nd gear
the second i put in the es inserts my wheel hop problem were gone
 

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I think his are weird. I aslo have the HR race with the AGX, like mentioned, and I like them alot.

other combos ive had:

koni + gc = very much liked
Tein SS Coilivers = liked enough, not stiff enough i think
Illuminas + sportlines = liked kind of, slightly uneven drop, too soft, illuminas blew in about a year

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I run with H&R race springs and koni yellows, and really like tha ride a lot. And since the konis are top mount adjustable, i can switch settings on the fly in fine increments. As for the springs, i think they lower the car just enough, not too low but it's noticeable. For shock choice I wud save and go for the koni yellows as it offers a better range of adjustability than the AGXs i believe; correct me if im wrong.

also to note that the konis i run offer height adjustability..so u may wanna look into that too.
 

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http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/Susp ... &brand=all

On tirerack.com the AGX's are actualy cheaper the the koni yellows..
Would the extra 35 bucks per koni be worth it?
Im gonna look for some cheaper prices for the koni's....
And Im probably sticking with the eibach sportlines as the seem to lower pretty well.

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I just noticed the H&R Race set lowers: Avg Low 2.25"F 2.0"R
Where as Eibach lowers and Avg of 1.7
Ill look into the ES bushings...

Can somebody show pics of 1.7 vs 2.2+ lowering?
Sorry I like to do lotsa research and be picky about my car lol...
 

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iLLA said:
I run with H&R race springs and koni yellows, and really like tha ride a lot. And since the konis are top mount adjustable, i can switch settings on the fly in fine increments. As for the springs, i think they lower the car just enough, not too low but it's noticeable. For shock choice I wud save and go for the koni yellows as it offers a better range of adjustability than the AGXs i believe; correct me if im wrong.

also to note that the konis i run offer height adjustability..so u may wanna look into that too.
AGX, Illumina, and Yellows are all top adjustable. I think we should all stop suggesting what we have... he wants a comfortable ride, and I can't say H&R Race are comfortable. H&R sport might be a better choice, or the sportlines, or Neuspeed Sport, something like that. We're all autoXing or something, and have some stiff setups.
I would recommend spending the extra money on ground controls. You'll have full adjustability of your ride height, so you can set it the way you like, and they come with Eibachs anyway, you can select the rates you want.
Here's my car, before and after lowering on my GCs and Illuminas:




Money shot:
 

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tokico sells a shock/spring package. I have it on my DX and it lowered the car about an inch. looks good and the ride is a tad stiffer than before but nothing like my konis and GCs. i really recommend the stock set-up for daily driving and then the tokico package for a daily driver you want to throw around some, but not a car you want to drive on long trips. for racing get the konis and GCs.
 

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At this point its a toss up between the Konis & Illuminas...Leaning toward the Illuminas .The ground controls are a sure thing. From the pics above I can see just about anything koni or Illumina is gonna be sexy! And since I now know GC's come with Eibach springs Im gonna go ahead and get them...

Next time I might try a set of H&R sports, but I had good experince with Eibachs from my 2nd gen cavalier days so Ill stick with them...

Also I did locate a good deal on koni's from [email protected] $468.00 shipped anywhere in the 48 states.

d16z6rex, That last one is a a bit too much for me...just a "little" to low... :lol: but ist probably pretty light though....heh

Thanks for the pics and help guys...
 

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i am rolling Koni yellows (compress to adjust) and Suspension Techniques "SpeedTech" 1.8" drop springs...
The springs were kinda cheap, about $150 from Jeg's locally, and i got the shocks used, I couldn't be happier with the setup, nice and low, pretty stiff, and makes the car handle awesome...

 

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I have Koni Yellows and GC (350 lb fr., 400 lb r). It's a nice setup. I have the GC set for a conservative 1.5" drop (due to Katrina ravaged roads). I have the Konis set on full soft. Even on full soft my car handles much better, corners flatter. On full firm it corners like a race car but I can feel every expansion joint, rock, and manhole cover on the road. I hurt my back awhile back so I keep them on full soft. It's a great setup, easily adjustible all the way around, and easy to install.....
 

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djhankb said:
i am rolling Koni yellows (compress to adjust) and Suspension Techniques "SpeedTech" 1.8" drop springs...
The springs were kinda cheap, about $150 from Jeg's locally, and i got the shocks used, I couldn't be happier with the setup, nice and low, pretty stiff, and makes the car handle awesome...

haha the quality of that photo makes it look like your car was made out of red construction paper. just stuck out to me :D
 

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Cool deal, Im going with illuminias or konis, but GC's or definitive...Im ordering it all as soon as I get some crap fixed on my rex first. (like rust lol)
 

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Dont mean to thread-jack, but my question is along the same lines as Angry's.

Ive got polyurethane bushings all around up front, and some (cant remember what the "complete kit" from ES has in it) but not all on the rear of my car.

Id like to get some lowering springs, but im worried that the ride will be WAY too harsh. Its quite stiff with the bushings ive got, and driving around downtown Vancouver is kinda bumpy.

would H&R oe-sports with koni yellows tip the scale and make me hate driving it? I love smooth roads, but worn, pot-holed and rutted roads are kinda aggravating. Its gotten to the point where I almost regret installing the bushings, but it has made a big difference to stability.

Im also picking up some new rims, 15" ROTA GT3's, this week. Ill be getting new 50 series tires as well... Im thinking, since there is less rubber involved, this will also stiffen things up a bit. Am i right?
 
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