**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/23/10 10:46 AM
H&R springs

Anyone running h&r springs and have pictures?

Terry Posten
(Old Balls)
12/23/10 11:16 AM
Re: H&R springs

I am. Click the link in my sig below.

Struc
(Not all filled in)
12/23/10 12:01 PM
Re: H&R springs

Me too. I really like the look, but is a fairly dramatic change in what I'm used to with the car. I keep hitting the bump stops. I've only driven it a few days with the new springs, though, so I may get used to it. There are some pictures in a different thread. I'll edit my post with that link.

Edit: click


KiNgMaRtY
(Member +++)
12/23/10 12:07 PM
Re: H&R springs

Struc: I think your struts may not be able to handle your H&R's.
I have H&R's with Koni yellow struts and feels about how my STi felt with stock suspension (as far as stiffness and control of spring)

OP: Apparently the H&R springs have to be cut in the back


SouthCaliVR4
(Gas Analyzer)
12/23/10 12:45 PM
Re: H&R springs

I know i cut at least one dead coil in the rear, maybe one and a half Can't recall



H&R sports w/17x7.5 5zigen wheels & 225/45's

Oh yea, using kyb agx's.


Struc
(Not all filled in)
12/23/10 01:04 PM
Re: H&R springs

Quoting KiNgMaRtY:

Struc: I think your struts may not be able to handle your H&R's.




I bought them used as a strut/spring combo already assembled. The struts are GR-2's.

The ride is fine - no complaints there - we just have crappy roads around here.


Terry Posten
(Old Balls)
12/23/10 01:47 PM
Re: H&R springs

Mine are not cut.

Brunoboy
(Jesus Clips)
12/23/10 01:48 PM
Re: H&R springs

I blew my gr2's and my AGX's, both had HnR springs, Right now Evo suspension seems the best way to go.

Launch
(Member +)
12/23/10 02:14 PM
Re: H&R springs

You guys are cutting coils from the H&Rs on koni yellows? Doesn't that effect ride quality tremendously? I thought it was completely bolt on affair.

Brunoboy
(Jesus Clips)
12/23/10 02:42 PM
Re: H&R springs

I never cut mine,

SouthCaliVR4
(Gas Analyzer)
12/23/10 04:02 PM
Re: H&R springs

Quoting Launch:

You guys are cutting coils from the H&Rs on koni yellows? Doesn't that effect ride quality tremendously? I thought it was completely bolt on affair.




I can only speak of the h&r's with the agx's. on mine it left the car with a ton of rake. I didn't like it so i cut a couple out of the rear only & only the stacked "dead coils", there was no effect on ride quality what so ever.


KiNgMaRtY
(Member +++)
12/23/10 05:24 PM
Re: H&R springs

Quoting Struc:

Quoting KiNgMaRtY:

Struc: I think your struts may not be able to handle your H&R's.




I bought them used as a strut/spring combo already assembled. The struts are GR-2's.

The ride is fine - no complaints there - we just have crappy roads around here.




GR-2 is designed as an OEM replacement with OEM springs. I had GR-2's with H&R springs when I bought 611/1000 and the ride was horrible.


KiNgMaRtY
(Member +++)
12/23/10 05:28 PM
Re: H&R springs

Unless H&R changed the rear springs? Can those of you with the uncut and cut springs post a part number if possible? I know the H&R's that are on 802 are cut per prev owner and the ones on 611 who knows but I remember there being a bit of difference in how many coils. I will have to check next time I work on my buddies now 611

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/23/10 05:36 PM
Re: H&R springs

thats what im running and the rear definitely sits higher then the front. as for ride. i like em.

dmj
(Rod Stewart)
12/23/10 07:03 PM
Re: H&R springs

I had to cut one coil on my H&R's in the rear it was way to jacked up before . It sits like this now


KiNgMaRtY
(Member +++)
12/27/10 02:32 PM
Re: H&R springs

And what struts are you running dmj?

dmj
(Rod Stewart)
12/27/10 03:59 PM
Re: H&R springs

I am running KYB GR2 struts front and rear. Ride is extremely smooth almost like a luxury car a little too soft for my taste though.

BluFalcon
(Fantastic Parts Seller)
12/28/10 12:32 AM
Re: H&R springs

Remember, most aftermarket struts for our cars are made for DSM's. The front spring perch on the DSM struts is actually lower than the stock GVR4 strut, so the H&R's are going to sit lower in the front than originally intended and give it that "raked" look. I ended up cutting about 3/4 of a coil out of my rear H&R's before I was happy with the way the car sat. I still think the front sits too low with the H&R's. Luckily I have a set of Ground Controls going on it when I get my car back, so I can "fix" that.

blackvr4
(Member)
12/28/10 02:41 AM
Re: H&R springs

My galant H&Rs KYB AGXs no cut coils, have been thinking about cutting the coils, really not feelin the rake


dsm10o0
(Member ++)
12/28/10 03:07 AM
Re: H&R springs

My car has H&R's on KYB AGX's. The back really need to be cut.



flag24
(Newbie)
01/08/11 04:00 PM
Re: H&R springs

Running AGX shocks. Bought a set of H&Rs. Used them for all of 2 months one sumer long ago. Didn't like the ride at all. Seemed to porpoise to much for me so I'd go with cutting the rears. I removed mine in anticipation the problems I would have with the coming winter snows. I've stuck with the stock springs.

SleepinGVR4
(What are we going to do today Ferb?)
01/08/11 05:01 PM
Re: H&R springs



Here's mine with AGX's and H&R's. I believe Nate said he cut the front springs when he owned it.


KiNgMaRtY
(Member +++)
02/22/11 07:51 PM
Re: H&R springs

I would not recommend cutting any coils in the front. There is more weight up front and far less coils. The guys doing the cutting on the coils are doing it in the rear

LordAthey
(Almost Runs E85)
02/22/11 07:53 PM
Re: H&R springs

anyone running kyb agx and eibach springs??

Romanova
( the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours)
02/23/11 09:55 PM
Re: H&R springs

I'm doing AGX and H&Rs on my ride... do I need to cut the bump stops at all?

SouthCaliVR4
(Gas Analyzer)
02/24/11 12:31 PM
Re: H&R springs

Quoting Romanova:

I'm doing AGX and H&Rs on my ride... do I need to cut the bump stops at all?




I did but I am unsure if it's a requirement, this set up is so stiff I highly doubt I have ever touched the bumpstops in normal driving.


KiNgMaRtY
(Member +++)
02/24/11 03:48 PM
Re: H&R springs

Yes, cut them a bit. 1in should do

KiNgMaRtY
(Member +++)
05/06/11 04:42 PM
Re: H&R springs

Quoting KiNgMaRtY:

Unless H&R changed the rear springs? Can those of you with the uncut and cut springs post a part number if possible? I know the H&R's that are on 802 are cut per prev owner and the ones on 611 who knows but I remember there being a bit of difference in how many coils. I will have to check next time I work on my buddies now 611



Was working on the the VR-4's this weekend. Notice one says EK which are on 802



MitsuDriver274
(Member +)
05/07/11 04:01 PM
Re: H&R springs

I'm running the agx h& r combo, love the ride. Did not cut the springs or bump stops.

I notice a bit of rake in mine, but the car seems to sit level with a full tank of gas.


PJGross
(both buccal and lingual)
05/07/11 04:15 PM
Re: H&R springs

"take" = "rake"...
Mine is raked a lot with the H&R/AGX combo. I don't notice it at all, though. Hasn't sat on them in years.

-PJ


gvr4ever
(Forever Member)
01/17/19 08:40 AM
Re: H&R springs

Waking up a old thread instead of starting a new one...

I just got TEIN H springs and AGXs on my Celica and I absolutely love the ride/look. H had a .08" drop instead of the more aggressive drop than the S springs.

Anyway, I want to give the Galant the same treatment. The reviews for the H&R springs and AGX combo seem to be a mixed bag. It sounds like H&R did change the part number at some point.

Does anyone have the current H&R springs with AGXs? Seems to be the only choice now without going coilovers.


gvr4ever
(Forever Member)
01/17/19 10:47 AM
Re: H&R springs

Quoting PJGross:

"take" = "rake"...
Mine is raked a lot with the H&R/AGX combo. I don't notice it at all, though. Hasn't sat on them in years.

-PJ




Could you please post a picture?

Are you still happy with the setup?


G
(JDM Unit)
01/28/19 12:22 AM
Re: H&R springs

Yes h&r changed. I forgot what happened. Bought out or changed factories. The newest versions are def different from the OG h&r's for our platform.

Tried to pm you but it says you are not a current user.

I also have a NIB set of zoom springs from japan. $300. These I can def look up the drop on them since it's printed on the box.

lmk.


gvr4ever
(Forever Member)
07/09/19 04:25 PM
Re: H&R springs

G, I some how missed your reply. I think the PM was not working for awhile, but I'm getting them now.

Already ordered H&R and AGXs. I'll post pics when installed.

I'm not planning on cutting anything. The rear might ride higher stock, but if anyone actually sits in the back... I bet it will level out.


PJGross
(both buccal and lingual)
07/10/19 02:57 PM
Re: H&R springs

Funny I'm not on here in years and you asked me to take pics of a post from 2011!
The front is currently sitting on its own wheels and tires for the first time in a long time.
The rear is still up in air as I'm piecing together a cat-back at the moment.
Another few weeks and I could show a pic but sounds like you ordered and they may have changed the rears.

-PJ


G
(JDM Unit)
07/10/19 11:15 PM
Re: H&R springs

Aiiieee the agx are for a 1g dsm so they will sit funny. I am going to order a set of gvr4 specific kyb's from japan and try them on one of my galants with some h&r's. The new sr specials are available for our platforms >> click




gvr4ever
(Forever Member)
07/11/19 06:30 AM
Re: H&R springs

G, doesn't the springs determine ride high more than the struts/shocks? As far as the AGXs being made for DSMs, our cars are pretty close. 1G DSMs and EVO suspention swaps are popular enough. The car stock just rides too high and the suspension is too soft. If anything the AGX should work better with lower springs because the DSM sat lower. I've driven a Galant VR4 with AGXs on stock springs, and that was a upgrade. I can't really give a full opinion till I get mine installed.

Dan D
(220, 221... whatever it takes)
07/11/19 07:57 AM
Re: H&R springs

Spring perch on stock DSM rear shocks is slightly higher than the galant and thus is so on the DSM agx as well. Because the stock springs are soft enough and the front sits higher, it's not as noticeable with stock vs lowering springs. But when it was my setup, stock springs and AGX were raked too. Wheel gaps were big front and rear so the difference didn't stand out like with H&R but if you referenced the bottom of the car it was more clear.

bobdole
(Old member with new to me VR4 and starting over. Respect your elders kids)
07/12/19 05:25 AM
Re: H&R springs

Quoting G:

Aiiieee the agx are for a 1g dsm so they will sit funny. I am going to order a set of gvr4 specific kyb's from japan and try them on one of my galants with some h&r's. The new sr specials are available for our platforms >> click

G my 92 RS has JDM GAB struts with H&R springs. I still had to cut the rear springs a little to level out. Lowered the front 25mm. Only lowered the rear 10mm. With cut rear spring I am 20mm rear.

gvr4ever
(Forever Member)
07/12/19 06:26 AM
Re: H&R springs

Here is a example I found with uncut springs. web page

The car has a rear rake stock. H&R clearly just kept it. Cutting springs changes the spring rate. While I don't have people in the back often, I'd hate to have the tank full, some stuff in the trunk, and a guest or two with cut springs. I'd be afraid of the back going too low with cut springs.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
07/12/19 04:30 PM
Re: H&R springs

The coils you cut off of the HR springs don't affect the rate as they're coil bound when the car is on the ground anyway.

gvr4ever
(Forever Member)
07/21/19 09:38 AM
Re: H&R springs




Here is how mine sits with 205-55-15" tires, AGXs and current H&R springs.



Contact Us | Privacy statement GalantVR-4.org

Generated in 0.004 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 4 queries. Turbo powered.


Hertz's Galant VR-4 Page