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should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs #121781 Mar 10, 4:36pm Mar 10, 4:36pm
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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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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: ct] #121782 Mar 10, 5:12pm Mar 10, 5:12pm
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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: ct] #121783 Mar 10, 5:17pm Mar 10, 5:17pm
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Keep the springs and get the sways later.


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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: Evan] #121784 Mar 10, 5:19pm Mar 10, 5:19pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Keep the springs and get the sways later.



I agree

Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: ct] #121785 Mar 10, 5:32pm Mar 10, 5:32pm
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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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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: ct] #121786 Mar 10, 5:32pm Mar 10, 5:32pm
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ditto. that's what i'm waiting because the coilovers broke the bank but looks sweet thumbsup


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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: Sultan] #121787 Mar 10, 5:37pm Mar 10, 5:37pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by Evan
Keep the springs and get the sways later.



I agree


Me too thumbsup

Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: CeLlYgT04] #121788 Mar 10, 6:19pm Mar 10, 6:19pm
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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

Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #121789 Mar 10, 6:25pm Mar 10, 6:25pm
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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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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: ct] #121790 Mar 10, 6:37pm Mar 10, 6:37pm
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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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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #121791 Mar 10, 6:48pm Mar 10, 6:48pm
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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

Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: Evan] #121792 Mar 10, 7:28pm Mar 10, 7:28pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Keep the springs and get the sways later.
thumbsup

Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: Evan] #121793 Mar 10, 7:54pm Mar 10, 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Keep the springs and get the sways later.

Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: ToiletPaper] #121794 Mar 10, 7:57pm Mar 10, 7:57pm
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Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
Originally Posted by Evan
Keep the springs and get the sways later.


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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: ct] #121795 Mar 10, 8:04pm Mar 10, 8:04pm
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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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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: ct] #121796 Mar 10, 8:21pm Mar 10, 8:21pm
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I'll buy those springs from you!!!!


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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: celicatalbot] #121797 Mar 10, 9:06pm Mar 10, 9:06pm
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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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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: ct] #121798 Mar 11, 8:57am Mar 11, 8:57am
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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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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: ct] #121799 Mar 11, 9:07am Mar 11, 9:07am
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how do you like that lift, ct?

A little better than a GT auto, huh? wink


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Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: DiabloGTS] #121800 Mar 11, 9:12am Mar 11, 9:12am
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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...

Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: Sultan] #121801 Mar 11, 9:31am Mar 11, 9:31am
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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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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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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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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: should i, or shouldn't i keep my TRD springs [Re: Sultan] #121804 Mar 11, 10:08am Mar 11, 10:08am
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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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