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Coilover + Strut question #138429 Mar 29, 9:40am Mar 29, 9:40am
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Coilover + Strut question
Ok I've decided that I want a 2" drop all around. Tanabe springs will accomplish this, and so will Skunk2 coilovers. It seems from the threads i've read that I'm going to have to buy some struts and camber links to handle this drop.

My question is, if I buy the skunk2 coilovers, do I have to buy struts too? I'm not that concerned with Performance, just look. Is the adjustable hight the only thing I'm gaining by choosing coilovers over springs?

Also does anyone have any suggestions as to some cheap aftermarket struts that could handle the drop?

Thanks,

Re: Coilover + Strut question [Re: expinch] #138430 Mar 29, 11:33am Mar 29, 11:33am
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anybody?

Re: Coilover + Strut question [Re: expinch] #138431 Mar 29, 12:59pm Mar 29, 12:59pm
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Get Springs. Coil overs... thumbsdown to stiff for my teste.
You do not have to change your shocks right after the installation. You can get it later.

Re: Coilover + Strut question [Re: expinch] #138432 Mar 29, 1:10pm Mar 29, 1:10pm
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Thanks! Yeah I'm leaning toward springs I think, but my car is nearing 55,000 so I probably need to replace the struts too. Any suggestions for reputable struts? I don't need anything top of the line or adjustable, just something reliable.

Re: Coilover + Strut question [Re: expinch] #138433 Mar 29, 1:14pm Mar 29, 1:14pm
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Tokico struts.

Re: Coilover + Strut question [Re: expinch] #138434 Mar 29, 1:25pm Mar 29, 1:25pm
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Looks like those run about $400. Surely there are some cheaper ones huh?

Re: Coilover + Strut question [Re: spaztikid] #138435 Mar 29, 1:56pm Mar 29, 1:56pm
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I don't recommend tokico struts for a 2" drop because that's too low then what the warranty recommends for the tokico. I think it says 1.5" at the lowest.

Originally Posted by spaztikid
Tokico struts.

Re: Coilover + Strut question [Re: expinch] #138436 Mar 29, 2:35pm Mar 29, 2:35pm
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jsut ger teh tanabe springs.

skunk2 are not ral coilovers. so if our not inot Performance why not jsut get springs.

also arent skunk 2 springs porgressive rateso lowering them makes them stiffer.

also get sturts you will need tehm


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Re: Coilover + Strut question [Re: expinch] #138437 Mar 29, 2:40pm Mar 29, 2:40pm
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Quote:
I don't recommend tokico struts for a 2" drop because that's too low then what the warranty recommends for the tokico. I think it says 1.5" at the lowest.


What do you recommend?

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get springs.


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Re: Coilover + Strut question [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #138439 Mar 29, 5:46pm Mar 29, 5:46pm
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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Get Springs. Coil overs... thumbsdown to stiff for my teste.
You do not have to change your shocks right after the installation. You can get it later.


Get adjustable coilovers!!! You can make em soft as hell if you want!! It is called adjustable dampening! Why the hell do you think they are so expensive!!! Cause they are soooo nice! thumbsup

Re: Coilover + Strut question [Re: expinch] #138440 Mar 29, 6:12pm Mar 29, 6:12pm
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Originally Posted by expinch

Thanks! Yeah I'm leaning toward springs I think, but my car is nearing 55,000 so I probably need to replace the struts too. Any suggestions for reputable struts? I don't need anything top of the line or adjustable, just something reliable.

Sure... If you going to buy TRD springs get TRD shocks, Eibach-Eibach, Tokico-Tokico...
P.S. I have KYB AGX... I like it ,but it's hard for me to tell if it's better than TRD or Eibach... I never had 'em.

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It looks like I'll be getting Tanabe springs. Any suggestions for those?

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