I first installed these shocks with lowered street springs. The ride was very firm and controlled, but the lowered car would bottom out occasionally. The potholes in the Detroit area are pretty bad in places. I recently swapped out the lowered springs for the OE springs. This is the best combination so far. I drive over some pretty pot-hole infested roads and the combination of the KYB AGX shocks with the OE springs gives me a firm, controlled ride, yet the suspension can handle rough roads without jarring the passengers. Over poor roads that would cause the car to bottom with the lowered springs, the OE/KYB set up soaks up the bumps without bottoming. Whether you use lowered springs or OE, I strongly recommend these shocks. Their broad adjustability gives me the ability to fine tune the ride to my preference, and at all settings the ride is very controlled, and handling predictable.
Some unscrupulous distributors periodically run specials on KYB AGX Shocks at or near their cost or shop our prices and undercut them by a few dollars to temporarily claim the "lowest prices". In these cases, if you provide us with the contact name and phone number or a copy of the quote, we are happy to match or beat it.
KYB AGX Adjustable Shocks and Struts are designed especially for sport compacts and other high performance vehicles to give you the leading edge in performance, response, and handling. Plus, their blazing Red finish makes an awesome statement under any vehicle's fenders. Plus, they're backed with the KYB Shocks Lifetime Warranty, so you're riding and racing in good hands for as long as you own your vehicle.