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Lowering the celi #150610 Apr 10, 12:58pm Apr 10, 12:58pm
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Lowering the celi
Hey watsup,
First I wanna say my bad for posting so many Q's lately...

I want to lower my car, because I'm getting 17's and I dont want it to look weird.(SO I guess maybe 1.5, max 2...)
My car has 50K on it. I want to keep my ride smooth, not bumpy.
DOes that mean I need to change my springs, shocks, struts, and get an alignment kit?
(Please say no... WAY 2 much $$!)

THANKS!

Re: Lowering the celi [Re: cRodz] #150611 Apr 10, 1:03pm Apr 10, 1:03pm
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with 50k on it, I'd say you need new springs and struts - also, an alignment is a necessary evil whenever you drop a car

Re: Lowering the celi [Re: Sultan] #150612 Apr 10, 1:10pm Apr 10, 1:10pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
with 50k on it, I'd say you need new springs and struts - also, an alignment is a necessary evil whenever you drop a car


well put, just get coilovers and an alignment that will take car of it all, the rule of thumb around here is a camber kit is needed with a 2 inch drop or more


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Re: Lowering the celi [Re: cRodz] #150613 Apr 10, 1:13pm Apr 10, 1:13pm
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so i need springs... coilovers and alignment kit...?

Re: Lowering the celi [Re: cRodz] #150614 Apr 10, 1:22pm Apr 10, 1:22pm
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Originally Posted by cRodz
so i need springs... coilovers and alignment kit...?


yes, if you are going that route. you don't have to get coilovers though unless you really want the adjustability which they provide...

Re: Lowering the celi [Re: cRodz] #150615 Apr 10, 4:13pm Apr 10, 4:13pm
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since you seem like you don't want to spend that much money, go with the tokico spring/strut set. It'll drop the car about 1.5" and it comes with struts designed for that kind of drop. You can pick it up for about $450+.

Re: Lowering the celi [Re: cRodz] #150616 Apr 10, 4:30pm Apr 10, 4:30pm
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http://www.intensepower.com/suspension6.html

Check out the Tokico Shock/strut/spring package $299 that is the best price I've ever seen

Re: Lowering the celi [Re: grcelica] #150617 Apr 10, 4:51pm Apr 10, 4:51pm
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Originally Posted by grcelica
http://www.intensepower.com/suspension6.html

Check out the Tokico Shock/strut/spring package $299 that is the best price I've ever seen


the shock/strut/spring package is 429.00, the one you saw doesn't come with the springs frown

if you were right, i would have been totally pissed since i just bought the shock/spring package rofl


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Re: Lowering the celi [Re: cRodz] #150618 Apr 10, 5:30pm Apr 10, 5:30pm
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or spend a little more and get the TRD struts/springs - modest drop with those though...

Re: Lowering the celi [Re: Sultan] #150619 Apr 10, 7:43pm Apr 10, 7:43pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
or spend a little more and get the TRD struts/springs - modest drop with those though...


hold up! i thought that w/ the TRD springs you don't need new struts as they don't put that much stress on the struts. r you saying that he should get the TRD springs/struts combo just due to the fact that he has over 50K miles on it? Meaning i have 30K miles and if i were to get the TRD springs, i can still keep my stock strut? because i was under the impression that the TRD springs were highly compatible with stock struts! confused

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Re: Lowering the celi [Re: cRodz] #150620 Apr 10, 7:48pm Apr 10, 7:48pm
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^^^ya i have the same question cause i have 40000 miles on my car and i want tein s springs (1.4" drop)


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Re: Lowering the celi [Re: bmw52786] #150621 Apr 10, 10:37pm Apr 10, 10:37pm
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If you plan on keeping your car for a couple of solid years plan on at least a true coilover. Even if it's a cheaper entry level for aroung $1000 dollars. These can usually be overhauled for aound $75 a damper and save money in the long run. Springs don't usually sag that much. Beats buying new struts every 30,000 miles. Springs are already matched, spring rates can be changed before if asked, and quality can't be beat. No guessing which combination works best or gives a lower drop because with most coilovers the drop is at least 2" or more and springs matched. I have Tein HA, just for example, and just cranked the damping up to 13 in front and 12 in back. My God is it stiff and rock solid. No bounce what so ever. People even flick me the high beams when I hit a dip or bump because they think I am. Hit a bump settles instantly. Around a turn 40+ over speed limit no problem. Save up and invest in something better. You won't be disapointed.

Re: Lowering the celi [Re: cRodz] #150622 Apr 10, 10:38pm Apr 10, 10:38pm
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you don't need new struts w/the TRD springs, but why ride around w/the stock struts when you can upgrade & get better handling w/the TRD struts. if you wanna be cheap and not get the TRD struts, your stock struts will be fine. they'll wear out normaly.

Re: Lowering the celi [Re: v3n0m] #150623 Apr 11, 4:15pm Apr 11, 4:15pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
you don't need new struts w/the TRD springs, but why ride around w/the stock struts when you can upgrade & get better handling w/the TRD struts. if you wanna be cheap and not get the TRD struts, your stock struts will be fine. they'll wear out normaly.


yea i don't have money so i'll just get the TRD springs. thnx

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Re: Lowering the celi [Re: glitch] #150624 Apr 11, 5:50pm Apr 11, 5:50pm
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Originally Posted by glitch
Originally Posted by grcelica
http://www.intensepower.com/suspension6.html

Check out the Tokico Shock/strut/spring package $299 that is the best price I've ever seen


the shock/strut/spring package is 429.00, the one you saw doesn't come with the springs frown

if you were right, i would have been totally pissed since i just bought the shock/spring package rofl


My bad, guess I should have read it closer.

Re: Lowering the celi [Re: slik_gts] #150625 Apr 11, 9:47pm Apr 11, 9:47pm
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Originally Posted by slik_gts
Originally Posted by Sultan
or spend a little more and get the TRD struts/springs - modest drop with those though...


hold up! i thought that w/ the TRD springs you don't need new struts as they don't put that much stress on the struts. r you saying that he should get the TRD springs/struts combo just due to the fact that he has over 50K miles on it? Meaning i have 30K miles and if i were to get the TRD springs, i can still keep my stock strut? because i was under the impression that the TRD springs were highly compatible with stock struts! confused

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...TRD springs will work well with stock struts, but after 50-60K+ miles, one has to replace the struts and what better than TRD to match the drop...


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