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is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, etc.? #136887 Mar 27, 6:47pm Mar 27, 6:47pm
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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.

Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, e [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #136888 Mar 27, 7:06pm Mar 27, 7:06pm
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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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Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, etc.? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #136889 Mar 27, 8:09pm Mar 27, 8:09pm
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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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Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, etc.? [Re: eric_h] #136890 Mar 27, 8:13pm Mar 27, 8:13pm
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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

Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, etc.? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #136891 Mar 27, 8:14pm Mar 27, 8:14pm
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so TRD springs should be good without all the other stuff? shocks/struts etc..?

Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, etc.? [Re: 2003cbgts] #136892 Mar 27, 8:22pm Mar 27, 8:22pm
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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?

Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, etc.? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #136893 Mar 27, 8:45pm Mar 27, 8:45pm
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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)).

Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, etc.? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #136894 Mar 29, 8:39am Mar 29, 8:39am
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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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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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Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, e [Re: fastceli2001] #136896 Mar 29, 9:35am Mar 29, 9:35am
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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?

Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, etc.? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #136897 Mar 29, 3:37pm Mar 29, 3:37pm
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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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Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, etc.? [Re: eric_h] #136898 Mar 29, 3:49pm Mar 29, 3:49pm
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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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Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, e [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #136899 Mar 29, 4:41pm Mar 29, 4:41pm
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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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Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, e [Re: VSGTS14] #136900 Mar 29, 4:45pm Mar 29, 4:45pm
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1.5 i will be good for how long?

Re: is it safe to lower your car without buying shocks/struts, e [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #136901 Mar 29, 7:36pm Mar 29, 7:36pm
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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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