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Jan 19, 1:24pm - #378322 
KYB AGX Shocks

I just got my car back today. I put hotchkis springs on it and KYB AGX shocks. My rear shocks RATTLE SO BAD. The guy said front went up GREAT. But the rear just wouldnt go in without rattling. Did anyone else have this promblem? He said after they break in they might settle down and stop? Is this true? Or is there something wrong with the shocks? Any help is aprecieated. I have to run to town in my noisy rattly ass car!! Ill be back in about 20 min. Take it easy ECelica members
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Jan 19, 1:55pm - #378323 
Sounds like he didn't install it correctly


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Jan 19, 1:59pm - #378324 
ohhhh, check to make sure they're seated good, mine did the same thing so we had to pull them and reinstall them to make sure they seated right. thumbsup hope that helps

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Jan 19, 3:45pm - #378325 
your mechanic is a lazy bastard, they are not intalled right. do it again before something bad happens, nothing should rattle, period.

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Jan 19, 4:55pm - #378326 
I went back and talked to him. He said that the spring is too short or the shock is to long. Said they are safe and arnt coming out but will rattle. Said it might be the wrong spring or shock for the car. Me and pop are going to pull them tomorrow evening and see what we think. Cause i have the stock shocks and springs. I did notice that the hotchkis springs are half the size of the stocks. So im going to email titanmotorsports and see what they think also.
Thanks for the help guys and girls ...
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Jan 20, 7:10am - #378327 
In the netherlands with periodical tests for the car they lift the car and see if the springs hang loose when the shocks are fully extended they fail your car.

I have the AGX's too with Eibach Pro's and they fit perfect, I can imagine thought that if the springs are too short they will rattle.

What can also be a problem than is.. that the spring might turn a bit and not fall perfectly in place in the shock, creating an uneven car..
Not sure if this could happen, but in theory...

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Jan 21, 7:13pm - #378328 
aight guys i just took the springs off and it appears that they are way to small? We cant get them to install right? I attached a picture of the new ones compared to the stock ones let me know what yall think? Cause something isnt right here.

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Jan 21, 7:41pm - #378329 
Well we were talking ... we as in my friend and my pop. I dont have the instructions for the shocks anymore or springs... cause the shop that put them in has them. If yall could get me some directions for the springs or shocks i would appriciate it.
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Jan 22, 7:31am - #378330 
the springs aren't too small that's the point of them. You need to go kick someone's ass at your shop cause they are bs-ing you, and don't want to do the work properly.

let me get the hotchkis spring install for you...


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Jan 22, 7:49am - #378331 
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Jan 22, 7:49am - #378332 
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Jan 22, 7:50am - #378333 
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Jan 22, 8:54am - #378341 
^^ thats a lot of attachment grin
why not just post the pdf format
*Note delete the wmv extension or
rename it to a pdf file.

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Jan 22, 1:16pm - #378342 
thanks guys... ill let you know if we get it fixed

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Jan 23, 10:19am - #378343 
Originally Posted by verano
^^ thats a lot of attachment grin
why not just post the pdf format
*Note delete the wmv extension or
rename it to a pdf file.


Cause I didn't think of that


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Jan 23, 12:14pm - #378344 
umm. kyb agx shocks are not compatible with the hotchkis drop for the rear it drops to low for it the kyb's only hold up to 1.5 inch and that is fine for the fronts but the rear is way too low, it says that on the kyb agx warranty card that comes with the shocks


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Jan 23, 2:37pm - #378345 
Well thats the problem im running into. Also the bumpstops arnt there. Thats another problem i didnt get any?

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Jan 23, 2:58pm - #378346 
What shocks should i get to run with the hotchkis springs?? I just need rears

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Jan 23, 4:19pm - #378347 
hotchkis


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Jan 23, 4:46pm - #378348 
Dude, the bump stop not being there in the back is what is causing at least part of the problem. There are plenty of people on here that have used AGX shocks with Hotchkis springs btw.


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Jan 23, 4:49pm - #378349 
yea you can still use them but u'll have to replace the rears much quicker because hotchkis drop is too low for kyb agx in the rear easier to bottem out the shock


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Jan 23, 8:11pm - #378350 
So hotckis has a shock? where is a good place to pick it up at? cause i need them ASAP!!! lol

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Feb 2, 5:06pm - #378351 
well still no update on this im fixing to try one last time on this and see what i come up with ... probably goign to yank them cause something isnt right.
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