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KYB GR-2 gas, not adjustable. It´s full replacment strats for escorts. No mods requared. I finally installed all 4 of them. All I mean all my stock strats were dead. I could push and pull strat rode with 2 finders:(. Now since I got shocks installed and my both strat bars in place. It´s really bumpy and really tough ride. But I like it:)
 

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Wow....you got those struts on the car fast.

Did you find any springs yet?
 

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Drew: Took me about 7 hours to do. Actually 5 one day (I was so tired)and rest other day. The biggest pain are rear ones. When you put strat back the drum casting is too high and on 5dig angle. So you have to force it down and twist it so it fits.

P.S. AGX (adjustable preasure)are only made for 323 I didn´t know which ones I have to get:( There are like 5 different ones.
 

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I know what you mean about the rears man!!! not looking forward to doing it again....but I know I have to....BLAH!!

Hey Alex....what condition are the rear MX3 strut mounts in....any rust??? I need a set REALLY soon!
 

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Ahhh...yours are rusted out. ?. Mine can hold for another couple of years:)
As far as I know body of that MX3 is in perfect condition. I didn´t really checked the mounts.
 

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Yup...mine are pretty much toast! They won´t last another season.
 

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To facilitate in the replacements of the rear struts, removing the endliks on the sway bar is EXTREMELY helpful. Don´t touch the ones in the middle.

I got to the point where I could change all four in 2 hours...nothing to brag about, just done too many times.
 

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did you use the stock spring with the struts, i need new struts and was wandering if i can get away without changing them, or does it make the car ride wierd with old springs. i want kyb struts too
 

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Actually I have stock springs for now. No ride is really bumppy and hard like the way it should be but due the fact that kybs are much stronger then stock ones car sits about 1" higher. I can now almost put 2 of my fists between the fender lip and my tire:(
 

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Sound like you are either going to need Coilovers....or Sprints.
 

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Springs for sure. All coilovers except ground control are garbage. Especially Weapon-R:) I´ll have to get 2" Sprints. I will need to find a host in Bufallo who will accept my order and where I could drive and install it without paying tax. and fees...etc. Great for body kits. Drive there put it there. So it doesn´t fell down. Drive to Canada. What are you talking mr officer...It´s my ground kit.
 

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the supplier is dynamic in montreal (514-494-6434) but the sprint spring was back order for a least 1 month so i go with apex spring. the prize is 330 $ sprint(montreal), and 280$ apex(local store in moncton). My car is a litle lower now, i can´t pass 1 finger in the rear fender and the wheel. i run kyb gr2 strut in rear and stock in front (for now). they are a lot better then stock spring, i made a 90 degre curve at 60 km/h but my girl friend was not happy
you can see pic there before and after apex spring

http://pub51.ezboard.com/funitedescortownersboardfrm26.showMessage?topicID=447.topic

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[ Edited by Scortadict On Date 06-17-2002 ]
 
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