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Mar 10, 4:36pm - #121781 
should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs

hey guys,

i just got my GTS and so my modded GT went to the dealer. at first they wouldn't give my parts back but after some discussion they agreed and have taken all the stuff i put in , one of them my TRD shock and spring combo.

now my question is this. should i keep my TRD springs? i mean i didn't get the springs for looks and since the TRD springs are progressive then i figured i'd just get TRD sways instead since they offer better gains on the corners. what do you guys think...? sell the springs and use the moey to help me get the sways or wait it out and get the sways later? confused


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Mar 10, 5:12pm - #121782 
lower that mofo.


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Mar 10, 5:17pm - #121783 
Keep the springs and get the sways later.


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Mar 10, 5:19pm - #121784 
Originally Posted by Evan
Keep the springs and get the sways later.



I agree

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Mar 10, 5:32pm - #121785 
hmmmm...why would i keep the springs? just humor me. i mean if i want Performance i should get linear spings right? like hotchkis...why keep the progressive springs other than ride comfort and looks? just wondering...steer me in the right pace guys thumbsup


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Mar 10, 5:32pm - #121786 
ditto. that's what i'm waiting because the coilovers broke the bank but looks sweet thumbsup


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Mar 10, 5:37pm - #121787 
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by Evan
Keep the springs and get the sways later.



I agree


Me too thumbsup

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Mar 10, 6:19pm - #121788 
just my $.02...

i'd sell the springs and then get hotchkis, tein, or eibach springs (linear).

the $$ you sell your springs for will help offset the cost thumbsup

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Mar 10, 6:25pm - #121789 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
just my $.02...

i'd sell the springs and then get hotchkis, tein, or eibach springs (linear).

the $$ you sell your springs for will help offset the cost thumbsup


this is true...but why get springs when i get more benifit cornering with sways


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Mar 10, 6:37pm - #121790 
Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
just my $.02...

i'd sell the springs and then get hotchkis, tein, or eibach springs (linear).

the $$ you sell your springs for will help offset the cost thumbsup


this is true...but why get springs when i get more benifit cornering with sways
sways compliment a spring/strut or coilover suspension. you need the lower center of gravity to benefit from Performance sways.


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Mar 10, 6:48pm - #121791 
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
just my $.02...

i'd sell the springs and then get hotchkis, tein, or eibach springs (linear).

the $$ you sell your springs for will help offset the cost thumbsup


this is true...but why get springs when i get more benifit cornering with sways
sways compliment a spring/strut or coilover suspension. you need the lower center of gravity to benefit from Performance sways.


ditto.

also, lowering springs (even without sways) do help cornering tremedously because as jaimejames said...it lowers your center of gravity making your car more versatile in curves thumbsup

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Mar 10, 7:28pm - #121792 
Originally Posted by Evan
Keep the springs and get the sways later.
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Mar 10, 7:54pm - #121793 
Originally Posted by Evan
Keep the springs and get the sways later.

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Mar 10, 7:57pm - #121794 
Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
Originally Posted by Evan
Keep the springs and get the sways later.


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Mar 10, 8:04pm - #121795 
unless your talkin about eibach coilovers the springs are not linear. and regular hotchkis springs are progressive.

for linear right now all i know of are coilovers.


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Mar 10, 8:21pm - #121796 
I'll buy those springs from you!!!!


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Mar 10, 9:06pm - #121797 
Install the springs.

The car will handle better, just by virtue of the fact that you lowered the center of gravity. Plus, you don't want your new car to look like a monster truck tongue


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Mar 11, 8:57am - #121798 
great responses guys thumbsup...i'm really thinking about this because the dealer just gave me my TRD spring and shock combo yesterday along with my AEM pulley and TRD rear strut bar...yes i realise the springs lower center of gravity...ust seeing that i get more cornering benifit from sways...hmmmm...


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Mar 11, 9:07am - #121799 
how do you like that lift, ct?

A little better than a GT auto, huh? wink


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Mar 11, 9:12am - #121800 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
how do you like that lift, ct?

A little better than a GT auto, huh? wink



for real, must be an amazing difference...

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Mar 11, 9:31am - #121801 
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
how do you like that lift, ct?

A little better than a GT auto, huh? wink



for real, must be an amazing difference...


the gt and the gts cars feel basically the same...until you hit 6 rpms grin

jameson would know better than i, his household has both the gt and the gts models sittin in the drive thumbsup

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Mar 11, 9:56am - #121802 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
how do you like that lift, ct?

A little better than a GT auto, huh? wink



for real, must be an amazing difference...


the gt and the gts cars feel basically the same...until you hit 6 rpms grin

jameson would know better than i, his household has both the gt and the gts models sittin in the drive thumbsup


oh, I thought they had more low-end as well. only difference is lift then?

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Mar 11, 10:06am - #121803 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
how do you like that lift, ct?

A little better than a GT auto, huh? wink


lift is great guys...at that moment ...till you go to the gas station and have to pay 2.40/gal...lol rofl. i get 24mpg and spent almost 30 bucks per fill up. but aside the gas prices...i love it, scared the piss out of me when it engaged the first time because the needle totally jumps from 6K to 8k+ in a second!!...lol rofl thumbsup


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Mar 11, 10:08am - #121804 
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
how do you like that lift, ct?

A little better than a GT auto, huh? wink



for real, must be an amazing difference...


the gt and the gts cars feel basically the same...until you hit 6 rpms grin

jameson would know better than i, his household has both the gt and the gts models sittin in the drive thumbsup


oh, I thought they had more low-end as well. only difference is lift then?


very very little. most of the 40 extra bhp in the celica gts is made after the 6rpm mark, so the engines basically push the same until you hit 'lift' in a gts.

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