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Mar 31, 8:24am - #140468 
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.

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Mar 31, 8:31am - #140469 
can i jsut buy spring and use them on stock shocks or ?
i fhinking on bying Hotchkis springs
they cost around 190 us dollar

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Mar 31, 8:33am - #140470 
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?

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Mar 31, 8:53am - #140471 
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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.

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Mar 31, 9:59am - #140472 
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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Mar 31, 10:48am - #140473 
Tokico Shock and Spring set can run as low as $450 ish USD and it provides a 1.25" drop.

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Mar 31, 10:54am - #140474 
429 at suprastore Are they any good?

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Mar 31, 11:19am - #140475 
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.

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Mar 31, 11:22am - #140476 
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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Mar 31, 11:35am - #140477 
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

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Mar 31, 11:42am - #140478 
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


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Mar 31, 1:58pm - #140479 
so i'm guessing the lower you go with the drop, the more neccessary it is for struts/shocks?

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Mar 31, 2:10pm - #140480 
mine is 60 000 km must i change them for having
35mm (1 3/8") front
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48mm (1 7/8") Back

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Mar 31, 5:35pm - #140481 
it can get very expensive whe you start replacing other suspension parts. springs are expensive enough. frown

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Mar 31, 5:37pm - #140482 
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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Mar 31, 5:38pm - #140483 
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

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Mar 31, 5:39pm - #140484 
Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
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


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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Mar 31, 5:42pm - #140485 
Originally Posted by Evan
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.


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

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Mar 31, 5:43pm - #140486 
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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Mar 31, 5:43pm - #140487 
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by Evan
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.


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


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Mar 31, 5:44pm - #140488 
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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Mar 31, 5:47pm - #140489 
Originally Posted by Sultan

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


can you get something like that on ebay?

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Mar 31, 6:04pm - #140490 
Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
Originally Posted by Sultan

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...

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Mar 31, 6:09pm - #140491 
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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Mar 31, 6:18pm - #140492 
Originally Posted by darksidecelica
kyb adjustable shocks
price?

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Mar 31, 7:43pm - #140494 
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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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Mar 31, 8:48pm - #140495 
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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Mar 31, 8:53pm - #140496 
Kyb Adjustables $420 at Coximport
that is there link


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Apr 1, 9:30am - #140497 
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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.


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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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Apr 1, 10:45am - #140498 
this seems like a really good deal

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$415 w/ free shipping smile

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