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i really want to lower my car, but... #140468 Mar 31, 7:24am Mar 31, 7:24am
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i really want to lower my car, but...
i can't spend a lot of money. what are my options w/ shocks, struts, etc? what do i need and how much is it gonna cost me? i'm wanting a 1.5" drop.

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140469 Mar 31, 7:31am Mar 31, 7:31am
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can i jsut buy spring and use them on stock shocks or ?
i fhinking on bying Hotchkis springs
they cost around 190 us dollar

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: oas] #140470 Mar 31, 7:33am Mar 31, 7:33am
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i've heard people say on a 1.5" drop you will be fine on stock sruths and shocks but i've also heard people say you won't. which is it?

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140471 Mar 31, 7:53am Mar 31, 7:53am
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i've heard people say on a 1.5" drop you will be fine on stock sruths and shocks but i've also heard people say you won't. which is it?


I can't get a good answer on decent struts either. I am going for a 2" drop and the only suggestions I've gotten are for some shocks that are like $500.

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140472 Mar 31, 8:59am Mar 31, 8:59am
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well, i installed progress springs which are a 1.8 inch drop. my car is fairly new having been bought last october of 2003. right now, i'm at about 6000 miles. i installed my springs with my stock shocks on. the ride is a little bumpier. but the shocks should be ok for awhile. i don't know how long they'll last. but that was just my set up.


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Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140473 Mar 31, 9:48am Mar 31, 9:48am
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Tokico Shock and Spring set can run as low as $450 ish USD and it provides a 1.25" drop.

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140474 Mar 31, 9:54am Mar 31, 9:54am
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429 at suprastore Are they any good?

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: oas] #140475 Mar 31, 10:19am Mar 31, 10:19am
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any alternatives? i know several people even around here that have their cars lowered 1.5" on stock shocks/struts and the ride quality is even still good.

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140476 Mar 31, 10:22am Mar 31, 10:22am
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Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
any alternatives? i know several people even around here that have their cars lowered 1.5" on stock shocks/struts and the ride quality is even still good.


it really depends on how old your stock struts are.. if they have a lot of miles, you really should replace them along with the springs.


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Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: Evan] #140477 Mar 31, 10:35am Mar 31, 10:35am
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Originally Posted by Evan

it really depends on how old your stock struts are.. if they have a lot of miles, you really should replace them along with the springs.
56k

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140478 Mar 31, 10:42am Mar 31, 10:42am
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i have stock struts on with my goldlines. so far they have been fine but i am gonna replace them within two months. my car is at 32K mi


a kid told me that celicas handle like crap... i laughed
Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: fastceli2001] #140479 Mar 31, 12:58pm Mar 31, 12:58pm
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so i'm guessing the lower you go with the drop, the more neccessary it is for struts/shocks?

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140480 Mar 31, 1:10pm Mar 31, 1:10pm
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mine is 60 000 km must i change them for having
35mm (1 3/8") front
and
48mm (1 7/8") Back

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: oas] #140481 Mar 31, 4:35pm Mar 31, 4:35pm
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it can get very expensive whe you start replacing other suspension parts. springs are expensive enough. frown

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Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
Originally Posted by Evan

it really depends on how old your stock struts are.. if they have a lot of miles, you really should replace them along with the springs.
56k


that's a lot of miles to switch to aftermarket springs.. you should really save up for springs AND struts.


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Originally Posted by Evan

that's a lot of miles to switch to aftermarket springs.. you should really save up for springs AND struts.
what about shocks

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140484 Mar 31, 4:39pm Mar 31, 4:39pm
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Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
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that's a lot of miles to switch to aftermarket springs.. you should really save up for springs AND struts.
what about shocks


celica has struts, not shocks. People often confuse the two because they are used interchangeably in the common vernacular, but they are, in fact, two separate things.


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Originally Posted by Evan
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it really depends on how old your stock struts are.. if they have a lot of miles, you really should replace them along with the springs.
56k


that's a lot of miles to switch to aftermarket springs.. you should really save up for springs AND struts.


get a spring/strut combo - TRD or Eibach are both good options

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: Evan] #140486 Mar 31, 4:43pm Mar 31, 4:43pm
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Originally Posted by Evan

celica has struts, not shocks. People often confuse the two because they are used interchangeably in the common vernacular, but they are, in fact, two separate things.


so i only need struts and springs. any reccomendations? i really appreciate you tryin to help me out. i'm still a rookie when it comes to celicas. frown

basically i'd like to get a 1.5" drop with struts for around $350 or so. is this possible?

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Originally Posted by Sultan
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it really depends on how old your stock struts are.. if they have a lot of miles, you really should replace them along with the springs.
56k


that's a lot of miles to switch to aftermarket springs.. you should really save up for springs AND struts.


get a spring/strut combo - TRD or Eibach are both good options


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Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
Originally Posted by Evan

celica has struts, not shocks. People often confuse the two because they are used interchangeably in the common vernacular, but they are, in fact, two separate things.


so i only need struts and springs. any reccomendations? i really appreciate you tryin to help me out. i'm still a rookie when it comes to celicas. frown

basically i'd like to get a 1.5" drop with struts for around $350 or so. is this possible?


For that price, you won't be able to afford struts AND springs.. time to start savin' frown


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Originally Posted by Sultan

get a spring/strut combo - TRD or Eibach are both good options


can you get something like that on ebay?

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140490 Mar 31, 5:04pm Mar 31, 5:04pm
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Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
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get a spring/strut combo - TRD or Eibach are both good options


can you get something like that on ebay?


wouldn't recommend it, but if you really want to then check out both the seller and product equally well...

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140491 Mar 31, 5:09pm Mar 31, 5:09pm
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well i bought the eibach sportlines and had my car lowered for nearly six months, ride quality was finr for me until i saved up some money and bought some kyb adjustable shocks

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Originally Posted by darksidecelica
kyb adjustable shocks
price?

Re: i really want to lower my car, but... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #140493 Mar 31, 6:00pm Mar 31, 6:00pm
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i want that


Thats the drop I want (2 inches), but I can get Tanabe springs for $125. But what shocks can I get to handle that drop? Does anyone know?

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ok people, lets get this straight... were all talking about lowering our cars here but then again why are we upgrading the suspension? to get better handling... if your going for only looks, then dont change the struts, if they blow then who cares... its the look. if your going for handling then swap out everything, I have a 3'' drop in the front and a 2.75'' in the rear, with sunk2 adj springs, and kybagx adj struts, with a hotchkis camber kit, an ingalls front camber kit and an apr Performance strut bar... now thats imporoved handling, vertually no body roll all costed me about 1200$ plus installation.

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Kyb Adjustables $420 at Coximport
that is there link


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Originally posted by peppers200:

ok people, lets get this straight... were all talking about lowering our cars here but then again why are we upgrading the suspension? to get better handling... if your going for only looks, then dont change the struts, if they blow then who cares... its the look. if your going for handling then swap out everything, I have a 3'' drop in the front and a 2.75'' in the rear, with sunk2 adj springs, and kybagx adj struts, with a hotchkis camber kit, an ingalls front camber kit and an apr Performance strut bar... now thats imporoved handling, vertually no body roll all costed me about 1200$ plus installation.


ohboy

you change the struts so that the ride will be smooth & not bumpy. You don't necessarily change the struts for Performance reason, you change them for a comfortable ride. Safety over looks smile

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this seems like a really good deal

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$415 w/ free shipping smile

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