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coilovers #114653 Feb 29, 7:07pm Feb 29, 7:07pm
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coilovers
hey does anybody have any detailed instructions on how to install coilovers into a 2000 celica gts because i tried last night and had the hardest time putting them in so i gave up for the night. i couldn't remove the stock socks and springs i want to installl thme myself so i could really use those detailed instructions the ones in the intall guides don't really help and hte coilovers i bought were used se the instructions are shady i have a skunk2 set frown

Re: coilovers [Re: polok120] #114654 Feb 29, 7:12pm Feb 29, 7:12pm
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It's not coil overs installation, but it can help. CLICK HERE!

Re: coilovers [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #114655 Feb 29, 7:21pm Feb 29, 7:21pm
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hey thanks that should help thumbsup

Re: coilovers [Re: polok120] #114656 Mar 2, 4:03pm Mar 2, 4:03pm
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i've re-read what you said the first time and the instructions that i've given you was for AFTER you have removed the shocks from the car..yes you do have to take apart the shocks first. if you already cannot do that, you need the right tools. u'll need an air gun, and spring compressor. if you don't have those, it'd be best to take it to a shop.. a regular import shop should do it for around 70-90 bucks..for a one time suspension job, i think that's a good price..if you plan to change ur suspension over and over, then you should invest in the tools mentioned above n do it yourself whenever as many times as you want.


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Re: coilovers [Re: RyCeCuBe] #114657 Mar 2, 4:09pm Mar 2, 4:09pm
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you do not need any air tools...


you do need a spring compressor that you can either rent or buy from pep boys or autozone for about 5 dollars and 15 dollars respectively.

this stuff is easy...

Re: coilovers [Re: v3n0m] #114658 Mar 5, 1:55am Mar 5, 1:55am
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
^ rear always sticks up more 'cuz some like it like that, just drop the rear until you're happy happywink

yup, that's the beauty of havin coilovers =]


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Re: coilovers [Re: polok120] #114659 Mar 5, 3:52am Mar 5, 3:52am
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if you get new coilovers do you have to buy new shocks. and if you dont will the ride be a lot bumpier?

Re: coilovers [Re: polok120] #114660 Mar 5, 4:09am Mar 5, 4:09am
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^ those are technicaly not coilovers, they're more of a sleeve type spring grin
It wouldn't hurt getting new shocks, but if you can't afford them right away you'll be fine. They'll just wear out the stock shocks a lot faster. The ride will be bumpier depending how much you drop the car. The lower you drop it the rougher the ride 'cuz the shock has less room to travel & absorb the bumps. You'll need to get new shocks sooner or later, so it's better to get everything at once, that way everything gets installed at the same time thumbsup

Re: coilovers [Re: polok120] #114661 Mar 7, 2:49pm Mar 7, 2:49pm
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and how about springs, do need to buy new shocks as well or will the stock ones do well enough. I heard that coilovers gives a better handling than springs. Is that true?

Re: coilovers [Re: BAC] #114662 Mar 7, 2:52pm Mar 7, 2:52pm
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Originally Posted by BAC
and how about springs, do need to buy new shocks as well or will the stock ones do well enough. I heard that coilovers gives a better handling than springs. Is that true?


coillovers are better (and much more expensive)

you can use aftermarket springs with your stock shocks..but they will only last an average of a year before you have to replace them (BUT, that is a year you get to save for them). almost any aftermarket spring you get will be stiffer, and your stock shocks aren't meant to take the extra abuse.

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