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Old 01-27-2010, 01:46 AM   #1
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That's right, I got them. Call me a ricer, flame all you want, bash, I don't give a ****. Had fm/agx and liked them, but wanted just a bit more drop. Ultimately planning to get decent coilovers, but figured I'd experiment with these ******* in the mean time: so many people blindly talking out of their *** the the price being so low on them that I couldn't resist. If they blow in a year I won't give a ****.


That said: had them on my car for about 1 month now. Daily driven on SHITTY roads daily 20 miles 1 way to work.

Impressions:
1) just as soft if not softer than the fm/agx combo overall
2) more firm yet not harsh. much less body roll than with the fm/agx, yet absorbs bumps a bit better
3) check them every week for leaks/broken ****/bullshit, so far 100% intact and working great

Car right now is 100% street car. I do NOT do any crazy cornering or "track type" driving. Meaning I barely use the suspension at all. If they keep doing what they do I'll keep em till they **** themselves.

So far for the price I have yet to complain about anything at all.


Feel free to throw out any questions/comments. If you flame I don't give a ****. I'm not a track ***** and these are great for what I need for now.
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Its what im throwing on my LE since its JUST street driven. There totally bang for your buck.
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Awww.... look at the cute, slow ricers
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That's right, I got them. Call me a ricer, flame all you want, bash, I don't give a ****.

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Feel free to throw out any questions/comments. If you flame I don't give a ****. I'm not a track ***** and these are great for what I need for now.
You are going to disappear in a cloud of smoke. We will all know why.
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what are the spring rates on those things?
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How much mileage was on your AGX/FM setup, and what did you have the AGX's dialed to? I'm assuming you cut the bumpstops on the old setup as well. And is it harder or softer then a stock suspension setup?
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How much mileage was on your AGX/FM setup, and what did you have the AGX's dialed to? I'm assuming you cut the bumpstops on the old setup as well. And is it harder or softer then a stock suspension setup?
I've had AGX/FM on her car for a while. We bought the kit new. Even with the AGX dialed all the way down, they were stiffer than stock, imo. And, they felt wallowey that soft. We set them on 4-5/8, and it seemed pretty good at that setting. They are an ok kit, but I think you can do better with a smartly bought Koni or Bilstein setup.
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Thanks for the feedback. I've been considering dropping my NB a little bit, might be something to consider. Keep us updated.
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Awww.... look at the cute, slow ricers
Look at the blatant, ignorant hater speaking out of his ***
I highly doubt your car is much faster than mine in a straight line. As for cornering I don't compete since I don't track mine.
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what are the spring rates on those things?
450/300 IIRC
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How much mileage was on your AGX/FM setup, and what did you have the AGX's dialed to? I'm assuming you cut the bumpstops on the old setup as well. And is it harder or softer then a stock suspension setup?
They had about 10k miles and were in great shape, since both previous owner and I never tracked or beat on them.
most of the time I had them on full soft since the roads here suck
didn't cut the bump stops on previous setup but it didn't ride on bump stops at all. ever IIRC
Definitely stiffer than stock suspension, but absolutely bearable even with the horrible roads we have here.

I love em
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I would call you a ricer...but I had tried to score a really cheap (new) set off another member. Alas I missed out on them and will keep bouncing around with my Bilsteins.

I've honestly never been happy with any of the 8 gawdam setups I've put in my car. I'm willing to try anything now, short of dropping $2K on some coilovers. I'm afraid that it will eventually come to that though.

But hell, I could at least TRY the Racelands for what I'm going to spend on ONE of the three chassis stiffeners I'm about to add.
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I'm willing to try anything now, short of dropping $2K on some coilovers. I'm afraid that it will eventually come to that though.

might as well save now. I love my springs, but hate my shocks. I think it's time for at least correctly valved shocks.
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might as well save now. I love my springs, but hate my shocks. I think it's time for at least correctly valved shocks.
you make me hate life
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ill be looking into getting these when i have the money to spend, i cant afford any of the more expensive setups.......so if this really proves to be a good bang for the buck, ill be gettin em!
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Have them on mine and love them.
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What's your current ride height?
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I've no Idea for certain (will have to measure later) but I'd say a good 1" lower than the fm/agx. Pretty damn low imo....



*edit: my signature pic is with the fm's. So 1" lower than that
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I would call you a ricer...but I had tried to score a really cheap (new) set off another member. Alas I missed out on them and will keep bouncing around with my Bilsteins.

I've honestly never been happy with any of the 8 gawdam setups I've put in my car. I'm willing to try anything now, short of dropping $2K on some coilovers. I'm afraid that it will eventually come to that though.

But hell, I could at least TRY the Racelands for what I'm going to spend on ONE of the three chassis stiffeners I'm about to add.
And I'd tell you to look in the mirror
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Have them on mine and love them.
x2. I'm a slow, poor ricer.. but like 18psi they do all I'll ever ask of them.

O.P., Sac roads are pretty ghetto but these Lake County crank fiend "roads" make Mexican pavement look like the Autobahn.
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18psi, how did you set up your heights? I did a little lower than halfway up the splines on the coilover for mine...The rear sits kind of close to the axle the lower you go.
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x2. I'm a slow, poor ricer.. but like 18psi they do all I'll ever ask of them.

O.P., Sac roads are pretty ghetto but these Lake County crank fiend "roads" make Mexican pavement look like the Autobahn.

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18psi, how did you set up your heights? I did a little lower than halfway up the splines on the coilover for mine...The rear sits kind of close to the axle the lower you go.
Mine are fairly high up actually. I think at least halfway up if not more. I measured the length of 1 side and made sure the length of the other was spot on identical. My front tires are just past the fender lip, and the rears are about 1/4" in, cause they're bigger than the fronts. I'll snap some pics when I get a chance
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