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

    Quote Originally Posted by Force Fed Mopar View Post
    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.
    I'm glad that worked out for you guys! Maybe you two should start your own thread with pictures and a right up to share with the community

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

    ^ that sounds like a WONDERFUL idea.
    The more decent aftermarket strut options, the merrier!

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

    Would you know if an aftermarket subaru progressive spring would work on the omni strut? Without major modification.

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

    Do you know the part numbers for those struts? If you do can you post them.

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

    KYB AGX
    Orig. Price: $134.00 (each)
    $116.00 Special

    Manufacturer Part #: 734007 and 734006

    KONI
    Price: $203.00 (each)
    Estimated Availability: In Stock
    Manufacturer Part #: 8610-1351SPORT

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

    Just got the Koni adjustable strut tubes today, made some measurements and feel pretty good about it. I'm going to take a STOCK strut tower assy. and put the Subaru yellow Koni Tubes into the Stock strut assy. This way i know the length of the tube and shaft is correct, only mod i would have to do is the lathe of the shaft 3/4 of an inch from the threaded area.
    Apparently the only way to get the koni is by getting the tube inserts, if i was going to do the work to install them into subaru strut assy. why not try to put them into our OE strut assy. this way i wouldn't have to change the camber adjustment holes that attach to the knuckle.

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

    Let us know how that works out, and TAKE PICS!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowv4l View Post
    Just got the Koni adjustable strut tubes today, made some measurements and feel pretty good about it. I'm going to take a STOCK strut tower assy. and put the Subaru yellow Koni Tubes into the Stock strut assy. This way i know the length of the tube and shaft is correct, only mod i would have to do is the lathe of the shaft 3/4 of an inch from the threaded area.
    Apparently the only way to get the koni is by getting the tube inserts, if i was going to do the work to install them into subaru strut assy. why not try to put them into our OE strut assy. this way i wouldn't have to change the camber adjustment holes that attach to the knuckle.
    Are these the "cut a strut" inserts where you cut the top off and then drill a hole in the bottom to hole them in place?

    If so, those should be a pretty straight forward install.

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

    Yes they are the cut the top and secure the bottom type, altho its gonna be close, i won't have much play room when it comes to cutting the top but i can always peel back the stock caps they use at the top, or i can shave down the bottom of the koni where the bolt goes in and shave the bolt down a bit, ther's alot of thread

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rx2mazda View Post
    I'm glad that worked out for you guys! Maybe you two should start your own thread with pictures and a right up to share with the community
    There is a huge thread at boostedmopar

    I bent mine too, but they are friggin tight...when I do it again I'll machine the spindles.

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

    I REALLY want to know how the convert-a-strut works out! PLEASE keep us updated!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rx2mazda View Post
    yes, thats Adam! His screen name is Rallycsx on the other forum. Please thank him and rate his videos!!

    Struts will be installed tomorrow and I will keep everyone posted on impressions, etc. For the rear struts I will be using bilstien shocks off of a ford ranger pickup. I also got that from Adam. You need to use the bushing from your stock shock on the bilstein and everything else works as is.
    What year of ranger did you get the shocks from?

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

    some vague info about this is also in this thread.
    but please let us still know what you used, if you have already got around to actually install them on the car

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

    using that app you can also get KYB monomax ~$50, and rancho rs9000 adjustable for ~$100. I believe Simon has some of those adjustable ranchos on the back of his van.

    They adjust externally with a knob, which is light years ahead of koni's in practicality, a bit cheaper, and still in production!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vigo View Post
    using that app you can also get KYB monomax ~$50, and rancho rs9000 adjustable for ~$100. I believe Simon has some of those adjustable ranchos on the back of his van.

    They adjust externally with a knob, which is light years ahead of koni's in practicality, a bit cheaper, and still in production!
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    Re: KYB AGX adjustable strut install on TD!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by turbo_III View Post
    What year of ranger did you get the shocks from?
    See post #21
    http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/sh...t=41877&page=2

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

    Cant wait to hear someone say they've got agxs on front and ranchos on back, this could be a new beginning for k-car suspension options.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vigo View Post
    Cant wait to hear someone say they've got agxs on front and ranchos on back, this could be a new beginning for k-car suspension options.
    I plan to try this in spring! Perhaps someone could try it first so I wouldn't have to be the newbie

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

    Quote Originally Posted by glhs399 View Post
    Is there any reason you couldent just use the subaru strut tops also? I currently have some on my omni.
    Yeah, I am wondering the same thing? It would save time and money from having to have the top of the strut lathed down. Anyone tried this? I'm thinking I might have to make a trip to the parts store and compare them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by turbo_III View Post
    I plan to try this in spring! Perhaps someone could try it first so I wouldn't have to be the newbie
    Do it!

    I've got KYB GR2s on the back and Gas Adjusts (IIRC) on the front. Both sets are likely nearly shot even though the GR2s are only less than 2yrs old. A set of Bilsteins on the back as cheap as I can find are going to be over $130. A set of fronts that don't have to be chucked up in a lathe and that will last a few years would be great.

    The info here is fantastic though and thanks for all the research and effort.

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