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This is a discussion on kyb agx question within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; ive been in the market for a set of shocks for my car for a while now, and every time ...

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    kyb agx question

    ive been in the market for a set of shocks for my car for a while now, and every time i start looking i get completely pissed off because i get different answers from different websites. are KYB AGX adjustables made for lowered cars or not? my car is dropped 1.75 front and .5 rear. i dont want to install them and have them blow out in a couple hundred miles. if you have them any feedback would be great, positive or negative.

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    others have said they love them... im going to rip my hair out if i dont find a set of shocks at a decent price soon

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    I plan on dropping $500+ for revalved Bilsteins for my car.
    Worth it from what I understand.

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    ya i had that in mind also... ive got the number to have it done, maybe ill just do that just to get it over with

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    I have heard that is the best 'cheaper' option.

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    ok then i have made my decision. thanks for the input. i really appreciate it. ive been trying to get a set for like, 3 months now and everytime i start looking i get frustrated and aggravated! its alot of money to throw down when youre not 100% sure of the subject

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    Bilsteins that are specially valved for the Camaro/ Firebird. They are a little more expensive but work so nicely you won't have to be adjusting them all the time. Over the DeCarbon Shocks (stock) they smoothed out my ride and the bumps didn't hit so hard. Then push the car into the corners and they stiffen right up. The nice thing is when they stiffen up and hit that bump the suspension is still smooth and again the bumps don't hit so hard which help to limit skipping and bouncing around of our rear live axles.

    There are a number on owner on this board that will swear on the Bilstein's over anything else. There is better but, then your looking at $450 plus a corner vs $450 a set.

    Jmho.... Bilstein Owner on Firebird.

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    bilsteins are on back order til next year... i wanted these now ive been running with aftermarket rear springs because i havent been able to put my front springs on because the struts are rusted on and taking them off will totally destroy them. i just want to finish off my suspension setup! i really didnt want to spend more than 430.

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    well i decided to go with blisteins! ifound a brand new set from ebay, right price and theyre on the car! my bf says it handles like a dream. i couldnt tell you because im away at school. he says the rides stiff, but not too stiff its just right!

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    Do You Have To Revalve The Shocks And Struts? If So, Why???? What Will Happen If U Dont???

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    you can have them revalved for your ride height if its different than stock. i didnt though. i believe i was told from bilstein directly that they will be okay for cars lowered less than 1.5 inches. but it was quite a while ago so dont take my word on it.

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    I just bought eibach pro kit springs. They are 1.2 low would I have to have them revalved?

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    well i just lowered my car 1.75 front and .5 in the back so ill let you know when mine blow out. im not sure if you should revalve them. call bilstein direct

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    Thanks 4 the info! I dont plan on putting any stuff on till early spring, cause I still have alot to buy 4 it, So, let me know! Again Thanx!

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    There's no way that you (the consumer) can open Bilsteins and revalve them because they're sealed! They're a nitrogen pressurized shock. I've used them on all of my cars for the past 20 years without a single problem. They also stand behind their lifetime warranty: when my Bilsteins wore out I had them removed, sent back and they replaced them no questions asked. If your Bilsteins blow a seal, send 'em back! As long as you haven't damaged the shock rod/shaft (scratched, nicked or gouged from installation/removal) they'll replace them. Damaging the shock rod can damage the shock seals - Bilstein WON'T cover that type of failure! Sam Strano and SLP have Bilsteins revalved to their specs - that's how you get revalved Bilsteins. The shock valving is changed to match the springs that they sell. As for springs, my personal preference is Eibach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastcar View Post
    There's no way that you (the consumer) can open Bilsteins and revalve them because they're sealed! They're a nitrogen pressurized shock. I've used them on all of my cars for the past 20 years without a single problem. They also stand behind their lifetime warranty: when my Bilsteins wore out I had them removed, sent back and they replaced them no questions asked. If your Bilsteins blow a seal, send 'em back! As long as you haven't damaged the shock rod/shaft (scratched, nicked or gouged from installation/removal) they'll replace them. Damaging the shock rod can damage the shock seals - Bilstein WON'T cover that type of failure! Sam Strano and SLP have Bilsteins revalved to their specs - that's how you get revalved Bilsteins. The shock valving is changed to match the springs that they sell. As for springs, my personal preference is Eibach.
    hmm... i'm going to give them a shot then... my car is lowered 2" and my shocks are beat to shit...

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    i didnt mean him personally can revalve them himself. i meant he can have them revalved

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