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coilover help #129689 Mar 19, 8:39pm Mar 19, 8:39pm
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coilover help
i have a stock 02 gt with the action package and stock rims.
what is the best full coilover package to get. i heard that the Tein Basic is a good one. also what is the best drop height to put on it so that the car functions well with slight incline drives and such.

Re: coilover help [Re: southcak9] #129690 Mar 20, 5:58am Mar 20, 5:58am
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Tein basic is good if you don't care too much about Performance. They won't handle as well as the SS or Tanabe's Suctec Pro, but if all your after is having the ability to adjust the drop, then they're your best bet.

Probably around a 1-1.5" drop would look nice smile

Re: coilover help [Re: v3n0m] #129691 Mar 20, 6:45am Mar 20, 6:45am
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personally i like the tein ss. the hotckis coilovers are also very nice and i've heard a lot of good things about the skunk2 coilover set as well thumbsup

Re: coilover help [Re: southcak9] #129692 Mar 20, 11:04am Mar 20, 11:04am
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i have ground control with eibach springs and i like those


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Re: coilover help [Re: v3n0m] #129693 Mar 20, 11:10am Mar 20, 11:10am
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
Tein basic is good if you don't care too much about Performance. They won't handle as well as the SS or Tanabe's Suctec Pro, but if all your after is having the ability to adjust the drop, then they're your best bet.

Probably around a 1-1.5" drop would look nice smile

1"-1.5" You will not going to see a big difference.
Drop your car 1.8" Front and 2.4" Rear (Eibach Sportlines drop)...
P.S.I do not like coil overs...very stiff, springs are much better, cheaper and softer...

Re: coilover help [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #129694 Mar 20, 11:14am Mar 20, 11:14am
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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Originally Posted by v3n0m
Tein basic is good if you don't care too much about Performance. They won't handle as well as the SS or Tanabe's Suctec Pro, but if all your after is having the ability to adjust the drop, then they're your best bet.

Probably around a 1-1.5" drop would look nice smile

1"-1.5" You will not going to see a big difference.
Drop your car 1.8" Front and 2.4" Rear (Eibach Sportlines drop)...
P.S.I do not like coil overs...very stiff, springs are much better, cheaper and softer...


but your running on everything else stock and thats a no-no


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Re: coilover help [Re: southcak9] #129695 Mar 20, 11:23am Mar 20, 11:23am
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1-1.5" drop is good for him 'cuz he doesn't want to go too low, so he wont scrape his TRD front bumper happywink

Re: coilover help [Re: v3n0m] #129696 Mar 20, 12:51pm Mar 20, 12:51pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
1-1.5" drop is good for him 'cuz he doesn't want to go too low, so he wont scrape his TRD front bumper happywink


true, but it probably won't hurt to go lower. the TRD bumper is the highest kit on the celica market so he still shouldn't have a problem with scraping. the lower you go, the better cornering you will have (lower center of gravity = better turns).

on the other hand..better safe than sorry thumbsup

Re: coilover help [Re: v3n0m] #129697 Mar 21, 12:10am Mar 21, 12:10am
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
1-1.5" drop is good for him 'cuz he doesn't want to go too low, so he wont scrape his TRD front bumper happywink

Come on I have VS-1 kit with 2" drop... TRD way higer than VS... You can go 2" w/o any problem.

Re: coilover help [Re: southcak9] #129698 Mar 21, 12:33am Mar 21, 12:33am
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That's the beauty of coil overs, he can start out with a 1-1.5" drop and after driving for a while,if he feels comfortable, he can go lower

It's all about feeling comfortable grin What's good for one driver may not be good for another

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