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Best struts for 5th gen lude

I'm getting ready to purchase some struts. I brouhgt some h&r lowering springs with a 1.4" drop. I was wondering if kym gr2's would do the trick or if I should spend a little more and get some Tokico HP blue struts?
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:29 PM
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

I had the GR-2s on one of my lowered 240s and it was terrible. I'd go with the blues.
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

thanks.
i heard they rode a little like stock
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

They do, and at any more than 1.5" of drop, I find they're really succeptible (sp?) to damage.
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

Tokico blues are legit my friend. nice drop and cant tell much of a difference from stock on ride quality, if at all. I'm riding on them right now, and love em. Wish I was just a touch lower though TBH...
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Tokico blues are legit my friend. nice drop and cant tell much of a difference from stock on ride quality, if at all. I'm riding on them right now, and love em. Wish I was just a touch lower though TBH...
I don't mean to be a d!ck, but struts don't dictate your ride height... if that's what you were implying. I could have misunderstood your post though.
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

No offense taken at all man, I understand that and didnt exactly mean that, I was kind of just going on a tangent...

But on a more serious note, with the tokico blues if you try to go much lower they bottom out, so in a technicality, these do dictate ride height. But to be clear you are right...
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

Koni yellows FTMFW!
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

Yeah if you've got major bank... Those cost as much as inexpensive coilovers lol.
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

tokicos are nice got them on too no problems so far
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

depends on how low you want to go . i had tokico illuminas on a 2 1/2 in drop and destroyed them in less than 6 months 3 were done . switched to agxs on the same springs never had a problem again and i like the ride of the agx better personally but then again i like a tight / rough ride .
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

so for a really low lude the best option "shock wise" would be the AGX's
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

The best option for a really low 'lude is coilovers. If that's not an option, then AGXs are probably your best bet.
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

Really low would be more than a 2" drop?
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

2" or better in my book. Then again, I've been known to overthink things sometimes. lol.
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

how much of a drop can koni yellows handle before blowing out?
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Re: Best struts for 5th gen lude

There's a lot more to it than just "how much of a drop" they can take. I'm not trying to be a d!ck or anything, just being honest. For most people, anywhere up to maybe 2.25" would be acceptable. On rougher roads, I wouldn't push my luck past 1.5" on ANY (OE type fitment) struts.
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