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I am wicked confused! #127613 Mar 17, 12:00pm Mar 17, 12:00pm
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I am wicked confused!
I have been "searching" the Ecelica forums and couldnt come up with a straight forward answer to my questions...

OK I am putting 225/40/18's on my Celica grin

and I only want to lower it like 1.5 inches
(due to the New England weather) so Hotchkis is outta the question.

So I am thinking of going with TRD Lowering Springs. However, I just called Toyota and they have a TRD coilover shock kit for $1499 eek thats crazy.

I am looking to spend UNDER $500

1. What do I have to do to lower my car 1.5 inches?
2. Where can I purchase these parts?
3. Can I get JUST TRD Lowering Springs?
4. Can I use TRD lowering springs on my STOCK struts/shocks?


PLEASE HElp ME!!!! confused


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Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: Sara] #127614 Mar 17, 12:01pm Mar 17, 12:01pm
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coilovers are completely different from just the TRD springs.

They're idiots. Call them back and tell them you want JUST THE SPRINGS. And, yes, you can use your stock struts on the TRD springs.

They're only $190 at Claremont Toyota.

http://www.trdsource.com/partssusprslts.php?model_detail_id=40&part_type_id=73&parts_id=125


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Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: Sara] #127615 Mar 17, 12:26pm Mar 17, 12:26pm
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i suggest you get the shock and spring combo...less money for installation and alignment...try to avoid putting the spring in pay for install, then align car, then later on put shocks in,pay for install, then align car.

carson and northridge toyota can let go a combo for 500 even+shipping. but if you don't have the money now then the spring should last you awhile till you need to get shocks replaced...how old are your shocks? if they are more than 60K you might want to get the combo... 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: I am wicked confused! [Re: Sara] #127616 Mar 17, 12:27pm Mar 17, 12:27pm
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btw-unless you're really serious about Performance...coilovers are an overkill.


Originally posted by SKOOF:
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: I am wicked confused! [Re: ct] #127617 Mar 17, 12:28pm Mar 17, 12:28pm
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Originally Posted by ct
i suggest you get the shock and spring combo...less money for installation and alignment...try to avoid putting the spring in pay for install, then align car, then later on put shocks in,pay for install, then align car.

carson and northridge toyota can let go a combo for 500 even+shipping. but if you don't have the money now then the spring should last you awhile till you need to get shocks replaced...how old are your shocks? if they are more than 60K you might want to get the combo... thumbsup


Good point. Especially if your car is a little older, might be worth it to get the struts, too, and save on double-installation like ct said. thumbsup


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Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: Sara] #127618 Mar 17, 12:28pm Mar 17, 12:28pm
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TRD springs would work just fine...That's all you need, you don't have to get new shocks or anything thumbsup

Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: ct] #127619 Mar 17, 12:28pm Mar 17, 12:28pm
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Originally Posted by ct

btw-unless you're really serious about Performance...coilovers are an overkill.


Yeah, I don't think she ever wanted coilovers; the dealership she called just didn't have a clue laughsilly


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Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: Sara] #127620 Mar 17, 12:30pm Mar 17, 12:30pm
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"i am wicked confused"


...i knew this was saras thread before i even saw who started it.


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Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: Evan] #127621 Mar 17, 12:31pm Mar 17, 12:31pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by ct
btw-unless you're really serious about Performance...coilovers are an overkill.


the dealership she called just didn't have a clue laughsilly


surprise,surprise...lol rofl


Originally posted by SKOOF:
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: I am wicked confused! [Re: Sara] #127622 Mar 17, 12:37pm Mar 17, 12:37pm
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i have the exact tire/rim size with a TRD drop, as ct said go wit the combo to save money my shock are preety new thats why i went with springs only well at least for now,planning to get the shocks down the line thumbsup

Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #127623 Mar 17, 12:40pm Mar 17, 12:40pm
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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
i have the exact tire/rim size with a TRD drop, as ct said go wit the combo to save money my shock are preety new thats why i went with springs only well at least for now,planning to get the shocks down the line thumbsup


same here...

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SO I can get TRD lowering Springs and struts in a package? then get shocks later on? where can I purchase this package?

I have 66K on my shocks/struts right now...

and that will run me like $500 with out installation cost?

Just making sure I understand correctly smile


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Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: Sara] #127625 Mar 17, 1:14pm Mar 17, 1:14pm
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Originally Posted by Sara
SO I can get TRD lowering Springs and struts in a package? then get shocks later on? where can I purchase this package?

I have 66K on my shocks/struts right now...

and that will run me like $500 with out installation cost?

Just making sure I understand correctly smile


they're using the term "shocks" interchangeably with "struts." In fact, the celica uses struts, not shocks, but that's just semantics.

With that many miles, you should get both the springs and the struts, and yes, it will cost you about $500 for both, WITHOUT installation. rice


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Originally Posted by Evan

Originally Posted by Sara

SO I can get TRD lowering Springs and struts in a package? then get shocks later on? where can I purchase this package?

I have 66K on my shocks/struts right now...

and that will run me like $500 with out installation cost?

Just making sure I understand correctly smile


they're using the term "shocks" interchangeably with "struts." In fact, the celica uses struts, not shocks, but that's just semantics.

With that many miles, you should get both the springs and the struts, and yes, it will cost you about $500 for both, WITHOUT installation. rice


See you keep saying springs but Toyota keeps saying Shocks confused

HE (toyota dude) told me I can get a TRD lowering spring and shock package for $560


EDIT: I always thought, Shocks were in the back and Struts were in the front


SOrry if I am being a pain, I just wanna make sure I am ordering the right thing...



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Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: Sara] #127627 Mar 17, 2:04pm Mar 17, 2:04pm
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i think the TRD lowering spring and shock package is wut you want.


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Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: Elec-FuYu] #127628 Mar 17, 2:31pm Mar 17, 2:31pm
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
i think the TRD lowering spring and shock package is wut you want.


definitely agree - try this link, it's the lowest I could find the TRD combo: wink

www.toyotaparts4u.com/e_catalog


Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: Sara] #127629 Mar 17, 2:32pm Mar 17, 2:32pm
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you should be alble to find a place for 100 for install...there are many here in l.a.

yeah, at 66K get the combo...


Originally posted by SKOOF:
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.
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Re: I am wicked confused! [Re: Sara] #127631 Mar 17, 2:57pm Mar 17, 2:57pm
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For what it's worth, you guys answered a few of my questions too! That's why I love this site. Thanks!! smile

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Originally Posted by Sara
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Sara
SO I can get TRD lowering Springs and struts in a package? then get shocks later on? where can I purchase this package?

I have 66K on my shocks/struts right now...

and that will run me like $500 with out installation cost?

Just making sure I understand correctly smile


they're using the term "shocks" interchangeably with "struts." In fact, the celica uses struts, not shocks, but that's just semantics.

With that many miles, you should get both the springs and the struts, and yes, it will cost you about $500 for both, WITHOUT installation. rice


See you keep saying springs but Toyota keeps saying Shocks confused

HE (toyota dude) told me I can get a TRD lowering spring and shock package for $560


EDIT: I always thought, Shocks were in the back and Struts were in the front


SOrry if I am being a pain, I just wanna make sure I am ordering the right thing...



Sara, no bother at all. Actually, the location has nothing to do with what defines a shock or a strut. A vehicle utilizing shock absorbers could theoretically drive with NO SHOCKS whatsoever (thought it would be quite dangerous). Struts, on the other hand, are structural and therefore more expensive than shocks. Do a google search to read more about the differences between the two. But bottom line, the celica has struts, not shocks thumbsup


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