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celicarush
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Mar 10, 3:43am - #121343 
Quick Question: Sportlines with stock shocks

Sportlines are 1.8 in front and 2.4 in back. I want some personal experience with people using the springs with stock shocks. How is the ride with these? Also, how long did it took for the shocks to wear off? thanks.

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Mar 10, 8:11am - #121344 
as any lowered car they ride a little on the rough side. but i have them in my 02 gt and it doesnt bother me too much.

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Mar 10, 9:17am - #121345 
I have the Sportline and stock shock for two years now. The shocks definitely need to be changed. I am picking up tokico shocks today. But, you can ride with stock for a long time. The ride is a little rough.


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Mar 10, 11:06am - #121346 
Originally Posted by tony
I have the Sportline and stock shock for two years now. The shocks definitely need to be changed. I am picking up tokico shocks today. But, you can ride with stock for a long time. The ride is a little rough.


i couldnt have said it better myself...except i cant afford new shocks yet,,,i want kyb thumbsup

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Mar 10, 3:55pm - #121347 
what do you guys mean by "rough"? that it bounces a lot..??


thanks guys this really helped a lot.

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Mar 10, 6:26pm - #121348 
Originally Posted by celicarush
what do you guys mean by "rough"? that it bounces a lot..??


thanks guys this really helped a lot.


'rough' is relative (your celica already rides more 'rough' than a cadillac does).

basically 'rough' is a desription of how much your springs give. (more give = smooth. and less give = rough).

the stiffer a spring is the rougher your ride will be. so saying, as a rule of thumb, shorter springs must be stiffer (so your car doesnt bounce on the ground among other obvious reason). therefore, since eibach springs are shorter (lower your car) they must be stiffer. this makes your ride more 'rough' thumbsup

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Mar 10, 6:28pm - #121349 
as a rule of thumb, many aftermarket springs can be riddeon on your stock shocks for about one year before normal replacement.

as tony mentioned earlier, he has gone 2 years (which is pretty good).

you don't have to get new shocks right away, but if you do put stiffer aftermarket springs on your car, you should start saving for new shocks right away. sooner or later it will be necessary.

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