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SwiftCelGTS Mar 28, 1:47am - #136887 

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is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, etc.?

i've heard it will wear out your tires really fast, but i also know people around here that have 1.5" drops on stock struts and shocks and they're fine. and they don't have the camber correction kit either. i want a drop to be one of my first mods but i wanna make sure i do it right.
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gtscelica05 Mar 28, 2:06am - #136888 
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Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
i've heard it will wear out your tires really fast, but i also know people around here that have 1.5" drops on stock struts and shocks and they're fine. and they don't have the camber correction kit either. i want a drop to be one of my first mods but i wanna make sure i do it right.


if you drop more than 2" then you need a camber kit. anything under that should be fine.

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eric_h Mar 28, 3:09am - #136889 

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i wouldnt recommend stock struts and shocks, they will last a while but wear out extremely fast, just be safe and get coils

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SwiftCelGTS Mar 28, 3:13am - #136890 

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Originally Posted by eric_h
i wouldnt recommend stock struts and shocks, they will last a while but wear out extremely fast, just be safe and get coils
how expensive is this though? i'm on a tight budget. frown
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2003cbgts Mar 28, 3:14am - #136891 

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so TRD springs should be good without all the other stuff? shocks/struts etc..?
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SwiftCelGTS Mar 28, 3:22am - #136892 

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Originally Posted by 2003cbgts
so trd springs should be good without all the other stuff? shocks/struts etc..?
i'm wanting at least a 1.5 drop. don't TRD springs just go 1-1.25?
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RoMkApOmKa Mar 28, 3:45am - #136893 

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For TRD springs and Eibach Pro springs you do not really have to change your shocks and droop will be the slightly lower than a stock. But if you go low like Sportlines or Gold-lines you should change your shocks in the future.
And get an Alinghment kit (Eibach $26 (front)).
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SwiftCelGTS Mar 29, 3:39pm - #136894 

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so you think i'd be safe for a long period of time with a 1.5" drop?
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fastceli2001 Mar 29, 4:33pm - #136895 

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Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
so you think i'd be safe for a long period of time with a 1.5" drop?
yeah, im on stock shocks and i have goldline springs and so far its been alright but i am going to get some new shocks within the next couple months

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SwiftCelGTS Mar 29, 4:35pm - #136896 

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Originally Posted by fastceli2001
Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
so you think i'd be safe for a long period of time with a 1.5" drop?
yeah, im on stock shocks and i have goldline springs and so far its been alright but i am going to get some new shocks within the next couple months
how long have you been like that?
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lanceg33 Mar 29, 10:37pm - #136897 

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I have a 1.5" drop on Sprint springs with 18" wheels. There is mild camber on the back but after checking out my tires every couple weeks there does not seem to be any noticable, screwy wear patterns.

Do the drop, then take the vehicle to an alignment specialist (not a place like Midas) a SPECIALIST ;-) and see what they tell you.

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Krayze Mar 29, 10:49pm - #136898 

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Originally Posted by eric_h
i wouldnt recommend stock struts and shocks, they will last a while but wear out extremely fast, just be safe and get coils


i am confused you sais the stock struts will last a while
and you said they will wear out quickly all in teh same sentence

and my TRD drop is a lil more than 1.5

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VSGTS14 Mar 29, 11:41pm - #136899 

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a lower drop may wear out your shocks quicker than a smaller drop...and a lower also usually need camber links to fix it up...

but eventually, you WILL need new shocks...but not for a while

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SwiftCelGTS Mar 29, 11:45pm - #136900 

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1.5 i will be good for how long?
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RoMkApOmKa Mar 30, 2:36am - #136901 

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Originally Posted by sUpErSwIfTcEliCa
1.5 i will be good for how long?

you never know how long... If you ride on the shitty roads it will diee faster if you drive on the belways most of the time it will last longer... you can ride on the stock shocks and 2" drop maybe a year or two... may be longer...
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