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SwiftCelGTS Mar 31, 3:24pm - #140468 

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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.
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oas Mar 31, 3:31pm - #140469 
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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
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SwiftCelGTS Mar 31, 3:33pm - #140470 

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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?
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expinch Mar 31, 3:53pm - #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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iseaniebabyi Mar 31, 4:59pm - #140472 
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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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shox Mar 31, 5:48pm - #140473 

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Tokico Shock and Spring set can run as low as $450 ish USD and it provides a 1.25" drop.
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oas Mar 31, 5:54pm - #140474 
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429 at suprastore Are they any good?
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SwiftCelGTS Mar 31, 6:19pm - #140475 

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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.
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Evan Mar 31, 6:22pm - #140476 

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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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SwiftCelGTS Mar 31, 6:35pm - #140477 

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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
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fastceli2001 Mar 31, 6:42pm - #140478 

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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
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SwiftCelGTS Mar 31, 8:58pm - #140479 

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so i'm guessing the lower you go with the drop, the more neccessary it is for struts/shocks?
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oas Mar 31, 9:10pm - #140480 
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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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SwiftCelGTS Apr 1, 12:35am - #140481 

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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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Evan Apr 1, 12:37am - #140482 

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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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SwiftCelGTS Apr 1, 12:38am - #140483 

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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
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Evan Apr 1, 12:39am - #140484 

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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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Sultan Apr 1, 12:42am - #140485 

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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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SwiftCelGTS Apr 1, 12:43am - #140486 

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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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Evan Apr 1, 12:43am - #140487 

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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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Evan Apr 1, 12:44am - #140488 

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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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SwiftCelGTS Apr 1, 12:47am - #140489 

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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?
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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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darksidecelica Apr 1, 1:09am - #140491 

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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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SwiftCelGTS Apr 1, 1:18am - #140492 

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Originally Posted by darksidecelica
kyb adjustable shocks
price?
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SwiftCelGTS Apr 1, 2:00am - #140493 

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expinch Apr 1, 2:43am - #140494 
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i want that


Thats the drop I want (2 inches), but I can get Tanabe springs for $125. But what shocks can I get to handle that drop? Does anyone know?
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peppers200 Apr 1, 3:48am - #140495 
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ok people, lets get this straight... were all talking about lowering our cars here but then again why are we upgrading the suspension? to get better handling... if your going for only looks, then dont change the struts, if they blow then who cares... its the look. if your going for handling then swap out everything, I have a 3'' drop in the front and a 2.75'' in the rear, with sunk2 adj springs, and kybagx adj struts, with a hotchkis camber kit, an ingalls front camber kit and an apr Performance strut bar... now thats imporoved handling, vertually no body roll all costed me about 1200$ plus installation.
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SatinSilverGTS Apr 1, 3:53am - #140496 

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Kyb Adjustables $420 at Coximport
that is there link

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v3n0m Apr 1, 4:30pm - #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.


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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SwiftCelGTS Apr 1, 5:45pm - #140498 

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this seems like a really good deal

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2469879634

$415 w/ free shipping smile
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