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Blue_Jaggon
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Blue_Jaggon Mar 15, 5:35am - #125569 

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Question on drop

I want to drop my car...the only problem is if i should get springs...then eventually new struts/shocks...or coilovers...my dilemma is where i live and go to school winters are rought a lot of snow...and also problem potholes and shitty roads...anyway if i get springs i cant adjust height but w/ coilovers i can but there a lot more $...i want to know from people with springs...liek tein s-tech eibach sportsline or anything else if there clearance is good in the front...or should i just get coilovers(although i hear bouncy ride)?
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blackcel Mar 15, 5:38am - #125570 

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I have the eibach sportlines and absolutely love them. Ride is a little stiff but what do you expect with lowering your car. I have nothin to complain about with them.

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CeLlYgT04 Mar 15, 5:42am - #125571 

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Originally Posted by blackcel
I have the eibach sportlines and absolutely love them. Ride is a little stiff but what do you expect with lowering your car. I have nothin to complain about with them.


Yea, and some people ride around on their stock shocks for a couple of years with no problems wink
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Blue_Jaggon Mar 15, 5:43am - #125572 

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yea im just worried about the winter...and the snow..and also making it up my driveway lol and the big pot holes i come across that i cant avoid ...
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Sultan Mar 15, 5:44am - #125573 

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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by blackcel
I have the eibach sportlines and absolutely love them. Ride is a little stiff but what do you expect with lowering your car. I have nothin to complain about with them.


Yea, and some people ride around on their stock shocks for a couple of years with no problems wink


right, you should be able to ride on stocks for like 50k miles
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v3n0m Mar 15, 5:54am - #125574 

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You can get Teins basic dampening kit, it's their entry level coil over and it's $825 at www.i-m-racing.com It's a little more expensive than buying springs & shocks, but you the ability to raise the car.
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RoMkApOmKa Mar 15, 5:57am - #125575 

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Originally Posted by Blue_Jaggon
yea im just worried about the winter...and the snow..and also making it up my driveway lol and the big pot holes i come across that i cant avoid ...

Dude I have Sportlines and VS-1 on 15" stock weels and I'm totally fine...
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hucke150 Mar 15, 7:50pm - #125576 

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i went with the tanabe super ss coilovers and the hotchkis rear camber kit. i live in ohio so i know how winter can be and potholes and i have been fine. Do some sort of adjustable suspension because you will not be happy with just normal lowering springs
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Blue_Jaggon Mar 15, 7:54pm - #125577 

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reason i wanan drop my car is im thinkin of gettin some 17s and i think a drop would be neccessary...and coilovers would destroy my wallet and then i couldnt get rims til middle/late summer...
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v3n0m Mar 15, 8:26pm - #125578 

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What's more important to you? Wheels or Suspension?

Shocks + Springs will run you around $600 for something nice, that's only $200 more than Tein's entry level coil over. If you're really worried about pot holes & driving in the winter, then you're better off spending the extra $200 on coil overs.
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fastceli2001 Mar 15, 8:52pm - #125579 

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i lowered my car with goldline springs and i know that i am gonna buy a beater for next winter

a kid told me that celicas handle like crap... i laughed
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RoMkApOmKa Mar 15, 8:56pm - #125580 

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Or just keep your stock springs and install 'em back in the winter time...
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v3n0m Mar 15, 9:09pm - #125581 

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^ you'd have to get an alignment every time you did that, plus it's easier to just turn the "rings" on coil overs with the wrench

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Sultan Mar 15, 10:05pm - #125582 

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^^^
the ball is in your court... (hand? - tongue)

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v3n0m Mar 15, 10:07pm - #125583 

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you gotta have the ball in your hand to do something with it grin I never understood why some use court confused
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Sultan Mar 15, 10:16pm - #125584 

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that's the saying bro - it's a metaphor alluding to the fact that the situation is now under your control... like if you're playing tennis and you're about to crush a forehand down the line - you control its direction, rotation, and speed - whereas as soon as the ball passes over the net the situation is out of your hands happywink
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JAIMEJAMES Mar 16, 12:47am - #125585 

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you guys and your balls. grin get something with adjustable dampening if you're worried about ride.

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eric_h Mar 16, 1:11am - #125586 

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jsut get the coils it will be worth it in the long run

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Blue_Jaggon Mar 16, 1:20am - #125587 

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hows good are the tein basics?? i hear good things about the ss...and their only 200$ more
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v3n0m Mar 16, 2:36am - #125588 

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They probably won't ride as smooth as the SS or perform as well, but what do you expect from an entry level coil over. If you want Performance, then I would go with the SS or Tanabe.
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