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Can't find my rear (AGX) with both hands

Doesn't matter if I use my my or left hand (to point and click), I'm unable to find KYB AGX rear struts. Front KYB AGX struts are no problem, but the best I can find for the rear struts are KYB GR-2s. I've tried just about every online source from autoanything to rock auto. I've also tried local auto parts stores, Autozone, Napa and 0'Reilly - same problem. Can anyone tell me why I can only find front KYB AGX but not rear KYB AGX? And if the rear KYB AGX are available, where can I buy them? (And yes I searched before asking the question)
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I should have mentioned that I have tried to contact "KYB Americas" directly. They don't have a tech help phone number, only slo-mail or email and I've yet to receive a reply to my query. As you may know, neither Bilstein nor Koni make struts for the B13 so you probably know where I'm going with this: If KYB isn't going to make the AGX strut for all for corners, that means there is NO high end strut available for the B13, therefore all lowering springs are superfluous.

(BTW, that first sentence should read, " Doesn't matter if I use my right or my left hand...".)
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KYB AGX Rear Shocks source

I've always ordered them from JC Whitney! Here they are: https://www.jcwhitney.com/details/Ni....html#plpslot3
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Oops, B14 here but I think they use the same ones...
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KYB America finally replied to my email with a tech department 800 number and in the interest of adding information which may not already be known to the collective, here is what I learned: 1) KYB has no intention of manufacturing AGX (adjustable) rear struts for the B13. 2) A rear KYB GR2/Excel-G strut is equal to a # 2 setting for the front AGX strut. He also said that because of the front end weight bias of the B13, road racers/auto crossers may experience a benefit from the available firmer settings of the front AGX struts. 3) A GR2/Excel-G strut can handle a 1.25" reduced height spring (and y'all already know that AGXs can handle reduced height springs). I pointed out that H & R Springs have an advertised ride height reduction of 1.3" and he said that would be okay. In summary, it is okay to mix AGX fronts with GR2/Excel-G rears, there may or may not be a benefit to the way the B13 handles.
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BTW, I do like the idea of using AGX struts from a 200sx, I just don't know if that will work. According to JCWhitney, the 200sx GR2s have a length of 11.3 - 16.54" and travel of 5.24". The 200sx AGXs have a length of 11.46 - 16.54" and travel of 5.12"
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