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Old 09-03-2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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What should i buy? I need a suspension (my next upgrade) but i dont like waht they have. Any suggestions where to spend it? Tower brace or sway bars?
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The tokicos look good or the agx's. Oil filter relocation is nice to.
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:06 PM   #3
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i dont have a problem getting to my filter, it's easy to me. Are tok's that good? I wasn't sure. Are they easy to install or should i simply take to my mech and have him do it
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and did you mean the tok handle kit, or just the shocks?
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People have had succes with all of them realy the install is pretty easy you will need a spring compressor, from autozone for 40-50$ if you have a manual this is pretty straight forward. I am sure if you ask Frank he could walk you through it no problem if i was closer we could do it in a afternoon. Mine was the first time i ever did a coil over suspension and i did it all in about 5 hours not having a single clue other than my service manual, and abit of brains. Start in the back those are the easiest.
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:21 PM   #6
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okay, so i think i'll grab the gas set up if you dont have any input that pushes me towards the adjustable. Yeah Frank just did his, so perhaps he bought the compressor instead of renting haha.
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I just swapped out my broken tein's up front for a borrowed set of stockers off of a nb. It was really straight forward, and having miata performance projects really helped me (upper control arm).
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AGX is adjustable. But tokico should work just fine. I am thinking of getting teins or some custom billsteins in the future.
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I worked at advance auto parts over the summer. they have loaner tools where you buy the tool then you can return it when the project's done so it ends up being free to use.
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yeah you should get them now and i'll buy your setup haha
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I put sway bars on like 1 hour ago, and man that **** is crazy now. I swear by bilstein, but you can get those cheaper somewhere else. I say front and rear swaybar with the brace.
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i was gunna get front/rear sways and the brace they sell that goes by the muffler... waht do you think hustler? which sways from them would you recommend
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i was gunna get front/rear sways and the brace they sell that goes by the muffler... waht do you think hustler? which sways from them would you recommend
I just did the hollow front RB bar, front brace, the solid RB rear brace, and can't use the subframe brace because I have 3" exhaust on the way. If you track the car you must get the front brace according to Gary at TDR.
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AGX is adjustable. But tokico should work just fine. I am thinking of getting teins or some custom billsteins in the future.
I get my AGX off Ebay. There is a guy who sells a ton of them on there for a good price. A few people in our club have bought from him and it has always been a pleasant transaction. If anyone is interested I'll look up his name.

I see on my webpage that I paid $304.50, that may have been including shipping but I am not sure.
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I wouldn't mind the name Rob. I have been thinking my bilsteins could use a break
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AGX is adjustable. But tokico should work just fine. I am thinking of getting teins or some custom billsteins in the future.
I'm sending my bilsteins to fat cat eventually.


Don't forget that you can adjust alignment, ride height, sway bars, and tire pressure, so adjustable shocks aren't really required for fine tuning.
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true but my bilsteins are showing there age with these 225's and how hard i drive them. + I dunno if fat will revavle my used ones will he, and if so how much are we talking here. I would love to stifen it up abit and slow down the rebound a hair. I run conservative camber anyway 1.5 rear 1 in the front and try to stay as 0 toe as possible.
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I'm sending my bilsteins to fat cat eventually.


Don't forget that you can adjust alignment, ride height, sway bars, and tire pressure, so adjustable shocks aren't really required for fine tuning.
The only time mine get adjusted are when I go from the street/autox to the drag strip and move them to full soft on the back. I run 8/6 (front/back) for autox and 8/1 for all other times.
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true but my bilsteins are showing there age with these 225's and how hard i drive them. + I dunno if fat will revavle my used ones will he, and if so how much are we talking here. I would love to stifen it up abit and slow down the rebound a hair. I run conservative camber anyway 1.5 rear 1 in the front and try to stay as 0 toe as possible.
He will revalve you used bilsteins no problem as long as they have a snap ring on the top.
http://fatcatmotorsports.com/index.htm#revalve
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did you buy the chassis bracing or a tower brace? Are the tower braces worth it? I will have an HKS mani with a t25, most braces wont fit right?
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