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What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? #366581 Jan 5, 10:22pm Jan 5, 10:22pm
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What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs?
I've been doing research on which shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs, and I'm not sure what I should do. I know that on most shocks (Tokico, KYB, Koni) you're not supposed to go lower than 1.5" but I already bought the springs (bottle, from titan, great price btw) and they're sitting in my room as I type this. rolleyes So, the question is, what set of shocks should I get?

1. Tokico HP

2. KYB GR2 (I'm pretty sure I'm not interested in the AGX's unless they can handle the springs better than GR2's)

3. Koni Yellow (my least favorite choice since they are the most expensive)


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In retrospect, I probably should have just gotten the full Tokico setup, but oh well can't change it now. rolleyes


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Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: Chaz] #366582 Jan 5, 10:53pm Jan 5, 10:53pm
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i bought tokico hp all the way around for 229 on ebay. They are going with my hotchkis springs. They just are not on yet. I was told that the gr2s were not anything more than new stock shocks. The tokicos were described slightly stiffer. Koni yellows are very expensive. Id say the tokicos, unless you want adjustability the go with the agx's


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Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: silverOOgts] #366583 Jan 6, 12:10am Jan 6, 12:10am
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Not more than 1.5" I know people say that about stock shocks but performance shocks I think is a differant story because that is kind of the whole idea about getting differant shocks is so they can handle the drop.


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Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: Vampyre] #366584 Jan 6, 5:57am Jan 6, 5:57am
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you could always sell the hotchkis springs to me if you decide to get rid of them to get a whole set up! thumbsup


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Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: CARBON_SYPHER] #366585 Jan 6, 6:08am Jan 6, 6:08am
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im selling suspension stuff if anyone of you are interested, hit up the for sale forum!!


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Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: qbanprepster21] #366586 Jan 6, 7:30am Jan 6, 7:30am
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^^^^ what suspension setup do you have??? Also, with the hotchkis springs, get the KYB GR2's...I know a couple of people that have it, and it looks nice, and is very reliable

Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: AZZKIKR] #366587 Jan 6, 8:12am Jan 6, 8:12am
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kyb agx..but you can't go wrong with any kyb or koni shock. very reputable companies thumbsup tokiko is always very reliable.

Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #366588 Jan 6, 8:34am Jan 6, 8:34am
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If you do get the KYB shocks, you will void the manufacturer warranty if you lower the car lower than 1.5". The only shock that can handle a 2" or more drop is the Koni Yellow, or atleast that is what I have seen said many times.

I have also read about many people that have a 2" or more drop on AGX and the GR-2 and have had no problems. So, it's really your call...


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Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: CelicaGTizzle] #366589 Jan 6, 9:35am Jan 6, 9:35am
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Well, thanks for all the advice guys. I guess I'll go with the GR2's thumbsup


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Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: Chaz] #366590 Jan 6, 12:17pm Jan 6, 12:17pm
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Do you have a link to where you bought the Hotchkis springs from?

Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: goose42] #366591 Jan 6, 12:21pm Jan 6, 12:21pm
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I think they are only like $150 from titanmotorsports.com

Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: goose42] #366592 Jan 6, 12:41pm Jan 6, 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by goose42
Do you have a link to where you bought the Hotchkis springs from?


I got them from bottle on the classified section. He works for www.titanmotorsports.com. The price Just increased as of Jan. 1 though. They're still the cheapest that I know of though.

Like Azzkikr said $150 now.


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Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: Chaz] #366593 Jan 6, 3:29pm Jan 6, 3:29pm
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With the Hotchkis springs, is it possible to adjust the camber back close to the original settings, or are camber links required?

Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: goose42] #366594 Jan 6, 4:49pm Jan 6, 4:49pm
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From what I've heard, you really only have to get camber links if it's below a 2" drop (Hotchkis isn't).

Anyone else know for sure?


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Re: What shocks to get with my Hotchkis springs? [Re: Chaz] #366595 Jan 6, 4:52pm Jan 6, 4:52pm
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^^^ Yeah... I think you'll be safe... the camber links were originally part of a competition package they offered that had sways, links, and coilovers

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