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GraSSRooTs
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GraSSRooTs Feb 21, 5:37pm - #108255 

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Body Kit and Suspension - Member Reviews

Hey guys, I really need your help here. I wanna do a suspension drop and a full body kit soon, plus in the future some 17s, maybe 18s. What I'm wondering here is if everyone who has a body kit and a suspension mod, post a review of each, and a picture from the side so I can see how high or low your car is from the ground. I live in New England, and we got a lot of potholes out here. I need a good amount of clearance but I also want to have a low aggressive look for my GTS, I mean come on who doesn't? Anyways, if you want to help me out, and most likely many more Celica drivers, post your review in this format:

(Insert Manufacturer of Body Kit Here)
(Where you got it)
(What you payed)

(Insert Manufacturer of Suspension Here)
(How much your drop is)
(Where you got it)
(What you payed)

(Comments Here)

Thanks guys. Your help is/will be appreciated thumbsup!

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trog2233 Feb 21, 5:55pm - #108256 

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This might help a little for ya

https://www.celicahobby.com/reviews/showcat.php?cat=6&thumb=1

Heres mine...Hotchkis springs with Wings West kit
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isaac Feb 21, 6:36pm - #108257 
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Along with Trog's link, here is another one that will help you...
https://www.celicahobby.com/reviews/showcat.php?cat=8

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isaac Feb 21, 6:45pm - #108258 
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GraSSRooTs, the questions you are asking don't make sense... you can drop your car 3", put massive tires on your wheels and still be able to drive any place. you can also RAISE your car 2" and put ultra-low profile tires on your 15" rims and be pretymuch grounded.

The best suggestion is to search out the body kit you want, search out the rims you want, and put the correct tires on that - then do your measurements of how much lower you want to bring your car and install that type of suspension - or even put adjustable coil-overs on so that you can adjust your ride height to what you feel comfortable at.

BTW - your driving behaviors also play a role in this whole scenario... I drove around with the R2 front for a whole year without anything major - I just learned how to drive with it installed. There are several people who cannot go a week without scraping their WingsWest or even stock front bumpers (which have a shorter width and are several inches higher than the R2)

If you cannot afford to get things done correctly - than maybe this isnt the correct hobby for you grin

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isaac Feb 21, 6:49pm - #108259 
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1. Kaminari
2. Bomex
3. Genuine R2
4. Revmotion (about 1 inch closer to the ground than stock)
5. K2

stock suspension... 17" wheels with 65 profile tires

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isaac Feb 21, 6:53pm - #108260 
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stock suspension and 17" wheels...

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FULL TRD suspension and 18" wheels...

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isaac Feb 21, 6:55pm - #108261 
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When looking to buy a front - dont just buy on how low to the ground it is... also pay attention to how much further it extends the front corners of your car - this is where the real problem starts

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_185144_0_collapsed_5__1.html


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RoMkApOmKa Feb 21, 9:04pm - #108262 

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If you really looking for agressive looking drop get Eibach Sportlines. Even if you not install the Body kit yet Sportline's drop will makes your car looks realy good.
= Body kit - VS-1 Replica From E-bay (OK quality) $600
= Painting - $850
= Eibach Sportline Springs (1.8" front (1.5 Fingers) 2.4" Rear (1 finger ))- $185 from www.Modacar.com
= Eibach Aligment kit (Front)- $26 Not remeber were I got it from
= KYB AJX Shocks - $405 From E-bay
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