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keep blowing struts help

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by welfare, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. welfare

    welfare Ancient Member

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    I've got a 95 integra gsr SEDAN
    Ive got new style ground control coilovers set at about 1.5-1.7" drop and I keep blowing my rear shocks, they will work good for about 4 months and then the car starts bouncing around again in the back and the struts leak.
    Originally I just installed the coilovers with the stock struts, and it blew them, then I went with some tokico blue, then it blew them, Now I've got KYB AGX adjustables all the way around and my right rear one just blew out about a month ago, which means that I prolly only have about 2 more weeks or so on the left one since that one is taking all the stress.
    Nothing is bent on my suspension and I have had my car aligned each time I did a strut changeover just to make sure I don't wear the tires.
    Any suggestions, I spent alot of money on the KYBs and I don't wanna get them again and have them blow out in that short of time.
    and btw I contacted kyb about the so called lifetime warranty, and they said that the warranty is voided if the car is lowered more than 1 inch and if you use coilovers it is also voided, so that lifetime warranty is crap.
    I just want to get some struts in the car that are going to last for about 2 years or more, rather than 4 months
     
  2. turbo sol

    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    sounds like the coilover is set too low and the struts are taking all the road abuse rather than working simultaneously with the coils... try a shorter strut or a strut that is manufactured for extreme drops. if all else fails go with some air suspension... almost luxury..
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    wtf? AGX? that is not a low drop at all for AGX.

    ive been dropped on the same AGX/H&R combo for years, seriously like 60K miles between 2 cars.

    sounds like either an installation problem, or something is up with your cars unibody.


    KYB's warranty is there for a reason. its not shit. there are a few people on this board who have received replacement KYB shocks.
     
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    I just think that the spring rate on the ground controls is too much for the shocks to handle, too much up and down in a smaller area than with regular lowering springs, I think Im just going to get some progress or neuspeed springs and replace the agx because I really did like the way they rode before they started going bad.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    it is too much for them to handle...

    get H&R springs. perfection there.
     
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    I got a set of Neuspeed sports that go 1.8 for sale:ph34r:
     
  7. turbo sol

    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    PM him... he might not be looking at this thread anymore...
     
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    welfare Ancient Member

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    send me a PM, thanks
     
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