new struts but i meed coil over help

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    Today I bought new struts for my 97. They are KYB gr2. Not the best and from what I've read just a little better then oem. But I paid $80 for the pair brand new. Now off to wrap them in coil covers but idk if the Upr ones are good enough or should o fond another kit? Any suggestions would be great!!
     
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    I tried to post a pic but idk how...
     
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    I didn't know KYB's could handle coil-over springs? I guess it depends on the spring rate?
     
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    Your KYB GR2s are going to explode if you add the weight of a coilover on top. Please look up which struts are compatible with the coilover kit you're getting.

    Also, UPR's are just fine.
     
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    Yah, I kind of always thought those KYB's and the Tokico Blues are about the same with regards to performance - great replacements for OEM struts/shocks, but not at all able to coil-over conversions...
     
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    ill wait til they blow up then haha
     
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    I only paid 60 for the pair brand new... i couldnt pass it up. think i could use them as a mock up with the coils til i get the engine in trans in place then buy some KONI ajustables or what would you recommend?
     
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    I'd only use what the coilover kit tells you to use...
     
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    What kind of driving do you have in mind? Bilsteins and Koni's (not the STR.T ones) are always good choices. If you plan on racing and want excellent valved non-adjustable ones, look into the Maximum Motorsports lineup of struts/shocks. IIRC, they might even have more street-oriented ones. Only downside to MM is that they are pricey.

    And the shock won't literally explode of course :) However, there's a good chance they won't be able to properly dampen the spring and you might get the ricer bounce as you drive along ;)
     
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    Only driving that will be done is for friday night cruises and interstate pulls.... racing from a dig isnt fun for me.
     
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    Yes, they won't really explode lol. Assuming KYB's are the same diameter as stock struts, a coilover kit should fit over them just fine. I wouldn't recommend it but if that's what you gotta do to survive, by all means go for it. I would have taken that shortcut too if I didn't get a good deal on my front coils.
     
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    So then you are going to coil-overs because you want the low?
     
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    I need coilovers for my member for my swap... sucks right?!
     
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    Ah, gotcha. Well, if you get some light springs, like maybe 150 lbs or 200 lbs upfront, your KYB's might be okay. I think [MENTION=15502]Ferocious[/MENTION] runs something like those rates up front, and he seems to like them. He can correct me...
     
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    I havnt installed them yet.... but at end of the day i got to good of a deal to pass them up. Maybe someone here will need a pair and ill help them out or i can use them for role play in the bedroom with Katy Perry
     
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    I had GR2's with coilovers all around on my old fox. They held up just fine and rode great too.
     
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    Yes, I will correct you ;)

    I run 300# on the front with Strange Adjustable fox struts.
     
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    Wow I was waaaaaay off! Lol. Someone here I thought was running a pretty light spring up front...maybe I'm just making up things again.
     
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    Another thing is I'll be running a L's motor with no power brakes power steering ac or heat... keeping it light... so maybe 200s would work