1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Illumina's and AGX's

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by truoss, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. truoss

    truoss Senior Member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    I am confused. I just looked at the KYB website, and noticed they have three different AGX shocks make for the Civic. A different part number for the 92-95, 96-00, and the 01-02 civic. Whereas, Tokico only has one shock for all 92-00 civics. My question is, what is the difference between the AGX shocks made for the different year civics? Would it be possible to use an AGX shock made for a 96-00 civic on my 94 model? (Just theoretically. I'm not saying I want to)
     
  2. handlebarsfsr

    handlebarsfsr Senior Member

    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2003
    the rear lca bushings for the 96-00 civics is smaller and thinner than the one on 92-95's. i belive you can make a 5th gen rear shock work on a 6th gen by using shims or washers, but i dont belive the opposite is true. but.. why risk it, get what the manufacturer reccomends for your model.
     
  3. truoss

    truoss Senior Member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    If that is true, then why do the same Illumina shocks work for 5th and 6th gens? 92-00. KYB's are different, but Tokico's are all the same.

    The reason I am at all asking this, is I have the opportunity to buy AGX's made for a 6th gen civic, so I need to know if they'll fit.
     
  4. b204dr

    b204dr Senior Member

    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    Minnesota
    either will work.. shims or no rims as long as you line it up properly and tighten every thing but as he said if ur paying full price might as well get whats recommended , if ur getting some thing discounted or free .. dont matter to me heh
     
  5. truoss

    truoss Senior Member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Could anyone comment on what b204dr posted? I need to be sure he's right before I buy these.

    Thanks for the info, b204dr
     
  6. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

    Messages:
    14,172
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Location:
    C.C.TX.
    Illuminas come to fit 5th gens, and provide you with the spacers needed to make them fit on 96+. Where as, other companies make specific ones that are different sizes for the generational differences.
     
  7. b204dr

    b204dr Senior Member

    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    Minnesota
    i have 97-01 prelude shocks on my 00 civic ( they work great for auto x sucks for daily drive ) i have eibach springs)(note only in the front the rears wont fit due to the fact the rears rod is like 6 inches longer than a civics - the front is only longer by an inch or 2 creating much quicker repsonse with stiff springs! i swap out back to normal agx for my daily drive
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page