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Adjustable shocks #293399 Oct 6, 6:46pm Oct 6, 6:46pm
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Adjustable shocks
what are the best ones to be used with hotchkis springs?? IE...kyb agx, tokico, etc...


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Re: Adjustable shocks [Re: qbanprepster21] #293400 Oct 6, 7:00pm Oct 6, 7:00pm
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Do the KYB AGX have the adjust switch on top, that you see through the engine bay, or is it on the side, and which shock for the celi, has the adjustable switch on the side??


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Re: Adjustable shocks [Re: qbanprepster21] #293401 Oct 7, 2:05am Oct 7, 2:05am
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Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
Do the KYB AGX have the adjust switch on top, that you see through the engine bay, or is it on the side, and which shock for the celi, has the adjustable switch on the side??


Are you talking about the dampening adjustment. You can see it through the tire spokes in the rear well.

Answer = yes KYB AGX are the ones with the black knob on the side of the struts.


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Re: Adjustable shocks [Re: GOLDCELICA] #293402 Oct 7, 2:08am Oct 7, 2:08am
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How about for the front struts, is it on top, so that you see the adjusment when you open your Hood??


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Both KYB AGX and Koni Yellows have the adjustments on the top of the struts, front and back. The front is easy to access, since all you need to do is remove the rubber caps on the struts in the engine bay, but you need to cut holes in the trunk plastics to access the rear adjusters.

The only struts that are compatible with the Hotchkis springs are the Koni Reds (aka custom Konis). They can be built to handle any drop, and control any spring rate.

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Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
Do the KYB AGX have the adjust switch on top, that you see through the engine bay, or is it on the side, and which shock for the celi, has the adjustable switch on the side??


Are you talking about the dampening adjustment. You can see it through the tire spokes in the rear well.

Answer = yes KYB AGX are the ones with the black knob on the side of the struts.


but he said that there on the side!!


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Re: Adjustable shocks [Re: qbanprepster21] #293405 Oct 7, 2:41pm Oct 7, 2:41pm
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I've installed them on a Celica myself. smile

Re: Adjustable shocks [Re: Blue_Bomber] #293406 Oct 7, 4:20pm Oct 7, 4:20pm
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then, ok, thanks, so how big of a hole would i need and where exactly in the back??


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Re: Adjustable shocks [Re: qbanprepster21] #293407 Oct 7, 6:18pm Oct 7, 6:18pm
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Maybe 2" x 3" in each side trunk panel.

Re: Adjustable shocks [Re: Blue_Bomber] #293408 Oct 7, 8:45pm Oct 7, 8:45pm
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Man that sucks. I was just about to get the KYB AGX and Skunk2 coilovers, but I can't cut holes in the back. It's all molded fiberglass. Now I have go back to shopping for different shocks.

Re: Adjustable shocks [Re: badceli] #293409 Oct 7, 9:29pm Oct 7, 9:29pm
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You could always pre-adjust them before they're installed. Or you can just remove the side panels to adjust them. A bit more work, but not that bad, since you'll probably only adjust them 3 times max till you find a comfortable/good performing setting.

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thanks, blue!!


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