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Aerowilson182
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Nov 9, 9:46pm - #322325 
Installed my KYB AGXs and Hotchkis springs today

just got done installing my KYB AGXs and Hotchkis springs, very pleased with the outcome. The rear looks slammed, I have 17inch ADRs and they fill up the wheel well perfectly, I cant even fit one finger between there. They are so low that they only left about 1 inch of shock so I set the KYBs to next to highest stiffness setting to avoid maxing out the shock too often. The front isnt as low but still looks great. I feel like im riding heavy in the rear, and the front is comming up, I guess ill get used to it.

The handling...Wow a tremendous difference. feels like a go cart, barely any body roll, a little bit of understeer, and a reasonably stiff ride. Im sure all noticable body roll will be gone when I get the hotchkis sways installed sometime next week. So now my suspension is as follows, front and rear strut bar, lower tiebar, KYB AGXs Hotchkis springs and sways.

Now that my suspension is up to speed ill concentrate on the turbo kit, all im waiting for is that manifold from Hass auto, should be done this week sometime. If I can get the manifold in soon, then the turbo will hopefully be installed the week after thanksgiving. Ill keep you guys updated!

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Nov 9, 9:49pm - #322326 
get some sticky tires and it'll be 10x better

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Nov 9, 9:53pm - #322327 
thumbsup thumbsup got any pics?

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Nov 9, 9:55pm - #322328 
Before and after pics on the way, look for them late tomarrow


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Nov 9, 10:18pm - #322329 
Congrats on all the modding. Looks like you are doing it the correct way. Happy modding!!!


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Nov 10, 7:32am - #322330 
I have the same setup on my celica thumbsup

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Nov 10, 7:53am - #322331 
thats nice man...im thinking about going with the sportlines because 1.5 isnt enough for me i guess...what do you think it will look like with 17" rims? you got any pics?


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Nov 10, 8:00am - #322332 
sounds awsome, I would really like to see some pics. thumbsup


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Nov 10, 10:35am - #322333 
Originally Posted by AzNRaCeR
thats nice man...im thinking about going with the sportlines because 1.5 isnt enough for me i guess...what do you think it will look like with 17" rims? you got any pics?


Well they have a 1.5 in the front and the rear is suppose to be 1.75 but I seriously think it was around 2 in the rear. My 17s fill up the well perfectly now, If you have 18s I can see them having rubbing problems in the rear and possibly creasing a fender in the front if you hit a hole or something while turning.

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Nov 10, 10:36am - #322334 
thumbsup thumbsup post pics

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Nov 10, 10:48am - #322335 
3 thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
yeah love to see some pics

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Nov 10, 11:11am - #322336 
thumbsup Good luck with the turbo thumbsup


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Nov 10, 12:35pm - #322337 
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Nov 10, 12:37pm - #322338 
Pic 2 After

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Nov 10, 12:44pm - #322339 
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Nov 10, 12:48pm - #322340 
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Nov 10, 3:14pm - #322341 
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