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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    I should have camber plates available shortly which could also be used to fix the camber issue.

    Otherwise matching the holes up with the strut body as the reference rather than the original holes should do the trick. Great job on this either way. It always takes me lots of trys to get things right and it sounds like you got it very close on the first try.

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rx2mazda View Post
    Just need to bring the top hole closer to make it all better. If you do this mod just make sure you use the template from a stock strut to get the spacing right, not only for the holes distance from each other but, also for the holes distance from the strut. Lesson learned.

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    So the pic posted is the correct way to locate the hole? Or did you you have to move the upper hole?

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Millerman340 View Post
    So the pic posted is the correct way to locate the hole? Or did you you have to move the upper hole?
    Sorry, I will update the OP once i get the hole redrilled. The hole needs to be closer to the strut body just like the original strut. On the very first pic in the OP you can see the marks I made using the template off the stock strut, that's where it needs to be.

    Otherwise, I have still been daily driving the car with no issues. Struts are great! I now have them set to "2".

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    can the strut be modified to use in a coil over setup??

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Juggy View Post
    can the strut be modified to use in a coil over setup??
    Yes! Or you can just buy any numbers of coilovers for the subby and modify them.

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    I wanna know how you chuck up a strut in a lathe to do the machining of the thrreaded area. I've been trying to picture it in my head, and just can't seem to figure it out. It seems to me that the lower body would throw the whole thing out of whack and even if turning it slow would wobble quite a bit, not to mention the shaft being able to turn freely inside the body.

    If there are any pictures of this process, I'd love to see them!

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    I was going to post yesterday but I forgot, Ground Control has 3 kits for the Suby struts.
    Difference is the spring length, they are all $399.00

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper1 View Post
    I wanna know how you chuck up a strut in a lathe to do the machining of the thrreaded area. I've been trying to picture it in my head, and just can't seem to figure it out. It seems to me that the lower body would throw the whole thing out of whack and even if turning it slow would wobble quite a bit, not to mention the shaft being able to turn freely inside the body.

    If there are any pictures of this process, I'd love to see them!


    I didn't even think it could be done either. Brian has an attachment for his lathe that holds the strut(or whatever he wants)in a way that secures and centers it. Its hard to explain in words......

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Is there any reason you couldent just use the subaru strut tops also? I currently have some on my omni.

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rx2mazda View Post


    I didn't even think it could be done either. Brian has an attachment for his lathe that holds the strut(or whatever he wants)in a way that secures and centers it. Its hard to explain in words......
    Probally a 4 jaw chuck.

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    .....of the car

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Cool mod! Thanks for th write up.

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    I understand the 4-jaw chuck, but unless you have a giant lathe the center isn't going to be large enough to let the strut body through the center. I wouldn't figure you would want to chuck the threads becuase it could damage the threads and it would make the tool extremely close to the chuck as well. If you did it this way you could use a free roller on the other end of the strut to support it, but I just didn't figure this would be safe or the way it was done.... That's why I'm asking.

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Brian has one of those old lathes, it's about 5-7 feet long.

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    That still didn't do me any good. How was the strut mounted in the lathe so the shaft could be turned?

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    I installed the nut onto the threaded end of the strut and chucked that end into the lathe. Then I used a steady rest with a roller bearing attachment on the other end of the shaft before it enters the strut body.

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    i used a bench grinder and a lot of patience on my neon struts.. please flame me?!

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by turbo2point2 View Post
    I installed the nut onto the threaded end of the strut and chucked that end into the lathe. Then I used a steady rest with a roller bearing attachment on the other end of the shaft before it enters the strut body.
    Ah..ok. I thought about that, but ruled it out because the strut body would not be balanced causing a vibration as well as the tool possibly getting very close to the chuck and the nut. Clearly you got it to work though.

    Thanks for making it more clear!

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper1 View Post
    Ah..ok. I thought about that, but ruled it out because the strut body would not be balanced causing a vibration as well as the tool possibly getting very close to the chuck and the nut. Clearly you got it to work though.

    Thanks for making it more clear!
    No sweat. It is hard to visualize things sometimes. I should have taken a pic when it was mounted...i suck

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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by t3rse View Post
    I run DSM 1g fwd stuff on my omni....machine the spindles down, drill a hole, and money.
    So did I on my Charger, except I didn't mill the spindles, I just bent the flanges out a tad so it would slide in (doesn't take much, like a 1/16th). Then drilled the new spindle bolt hole, knocked the 3rd stud out of the top hat and bolted it in. No milling, grinding etc at all, just drill 1 hole.

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