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JAIMEJAMES
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JAIMEJAMES Feb 24, 5:52pm - #110930 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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NorCal, Bay Area
installed my b+g coilovers...

and i'm pretty satisfied (for now) with the results. install was a pain with no instructions or personal experience in suspension upgrades. i basically referenced the shop manual and an article in import tuner. my bro also helped with his mechanical engineering background and previous suspension installs.

we thought the job would take maybe 3-4 hrs but with no airtools and little problems here and there (tight bolts; loosened with liquid wrench & breaker bar, stock rear strut not "easily" coming out; discovered removing camber link bolt and sway end link eased removal, and upgrade front strut had engineering mistake; top piston rod bolts had no holes for allen wrench and with no retention the bolt was difficult to torque completely) the job took 7 hrs(including a return trip cause dumbass kragens wouldn't allow my bro to return the spring compressor w/out my card AND i had to raise the rear).

although the 1st height was low and seemed cool the darkness of night didn't allow me to see the rear negative camber. we tried to match the adjustment with the stock height but still came out too low in the back. the ride was pretty unbearable (california freeways bounced me around hard and the stock suspension in the trunk flew around in the boxes). so basically raising half inch in the back evened things out.

don't have pix yet but once i get my m sport replica hoodscoop installed and maybe the TRD exhaust i'll try to post pix. sorry, no install pix either. the only digital camera was taken by my bro's wife and my cell camera sucked.

someday the energy bushings and hotchkis parts will compliment everything, too.

2000 Black Gts 6-Speed
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CeLlYgT04
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CeLlYgT04 Feb 24, 6:56pm - #110931 

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Orange County, Ca
Sweet thumbsup
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Sultan
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Sultan Feb 24, 7:00pm - #110932 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Philadelphia, PA
nj bro
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v3n0m
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v3n0m Feb 24, 7:17pm - #110933 

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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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St. George, UT
goodjob

Pix would be sweet thumbsup
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