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Apr 22, 8:21pm - #162405 
what would you pick?springs or coilovers

OK,i am goin to lower my car, but i don't know what to get, springs or coilovers. If i am getting coilovers, i am just goin to get coilovers, nothin else, no new shock and struts. I will have to drive this in winter time, and i will take off the body kit and rims, so it is still goin to be low. What should i go with? give me ur opinons.


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Apr 22, 8:23pm - #162406 
u mean that if you get springs ur not gonna get struts? BTW, FYI, celica's dont have shock's


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Apr 22, 8:33pm - #162407 
nevermind...would you pick springs or coilovers? and whats the difference besides coilovers, you can adjust the height


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Apr 22, 8:35pm - #162408 
Yeah, the big difference is being able to adjust the coilovers. Since you live here in MI I would probably go for the coilovers so you could lower it in the summer and raise it in the winter.

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Apr 22, 8:36pm - #162409 
what performs better? springs or coilovers


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Apr 22, 8:37pm - #162410 
Performs better in what way? Auto-x? Drag strip?

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Apr 23, 12:10am - #162411 
i prefer coilovers.

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Apr 23, 12:41am - #162412 
coil overs thumbsup

sleeve type coil overs puke

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Apr 23, 12:41am - #162413 
Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
i prefer coilovers.


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Apr 23, 1:19am - #162414 
coilovers are way better than springs.

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Apr 23, 1:33am - #162415 
Well isn't the story that coilovers you can adjust so when it snows out you can raise your car back to the original height but where as springs are strictly lowering and that's it.


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Apr 23, 1:36am - #162416 
^ yeah, plus coil overs outhandle springs too.

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Apr 23, 1:37am - #162417 
^^^ and you dont need to buy struts for em.

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Apr 23, 4:23am - #162418 
ok coilovers it is. My friend have two for sale, one is arospeed and one is dropzone, what would you pick? And how good are those two company


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Apr 23, 4:32am - #162419 
if i get arospeed or dropzone coilovers, do i need to change it to aftermarket shocks and could i keep stock. Whats the difference if i change the shocks. And is the installation the same as coilovers to springs and how do i adjust the height


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Apr 23, 10:33am - #162420 
if your going to get coilovers i suggest not going with those companies. i suggest getting skunk or ground control

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Apr 23, 10:43am - #162421 
^^^Yeaaah.

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Apr 23, 3:40pm - #162422 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
coilovers are way better than springs.


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Apr 23, 3:48pm - #162423 
get them w. pillow mounts thumbsup


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Apr 23, 3:55pm - #162424 
he's going w/the sleeve type coil overs, they don't come with a pillow mount.

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Apr 23, 5:38pm - #162425 
coil-overs are way better than just lowering springs because you're never stuck with your car being too low or not low enough.

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Apr 23, 5:45pm - #162426 
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Apr 23, 7:00pm - #162427 
cool this helps...i have always perfered springs... thumbsup

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Apr 23, 7:01pm - #162428 
But how much is a decent set of coilovers?

I've seen some for like $50, but they are most likely shit.


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Apr 23, 7:05pm - #162429 
for a decent set of real coilcoers youa relooking at 800

for a okay set of coilover sleeves not sure i won't get em

and as for springs to coilovers Performance wise if they are jstu coilover sleeves then yoru springs 2will perform better cause most sleeve type coilovers use progresssive rate springs and when you lower them you change the springs setting. unless yoru getting real coilovers liek tein as a example i would jsut get springs.


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Apr 23, 7:06pm - #162430 
^^ no they "are" shit...not even a doubt in my mind tongue

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Apr 23, 7:25pm - #162431 
Originally Posted by Krayze
for a decent set of real coilcoers youa relooking at 800

for a okay set of coilover sleeves not sure i won't get em

and as for springs to coilovers Performance wise if they are jstu coilover sleeves then yoru springs 2will perform better cause most sleeve type coilovers use progresssive rate springs and when you lower them you change the springs setting. unless yoru getting real coilovers liek tein as a example i would jsut get springs.


got any links to good full coilover sets for the celi?


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Apr 23, 9:06pm - #162432 
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Apr 23, 9:51pm - #162433 
wow i cant believe its not lowered yet eek


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Apr 24, 8:06am - #162434 
arospeed, ground control, skunk2, dropzone...all sleeve type thumbsdown

hotchkis, TEIN, JIC, Tanabe...those are the coilover setups you should be looking for..but its going to cost you thumbsup

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Apr 24, 8:12am - #162435 
thx guys


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Apr 24, 8:12am - #162436 
and how much lower you will get when i put on my stock 15s on??


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Apr 24, 8:27am - #162437 
Originally Posted by fusi0n
arospeed, ground control, skunk2, dropzone...all sleeve type thumbsdown

hotchkis, TEIN, JIC, Tanabe...those are the coilover setups you should be looking for..but its going to cost you thumbsup



^^ I couldn't have said it better myself!


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Apr 24, 8:39am - #162438 
so how much lower it get when i put on my stock 15s on and yes, i wil have my body kit taken out by then. I have 18s righ tnow


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Apr 24, 9:06am - #162439 
it probobally wont change caust the tire height will compensate


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Apr 24, 4:33pm - #162440 
coilovers. hotchkis, TEIN, JIC, Tanabe are all good

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Apr 24, 6:10pm - #162441 
coilovers perform better, and in the long run ur not gonna have to get shocks. with springs, the stock shocks are eventually gonna run out and ur gonna need new shocks so might as well get coilovers in the first place. but i had springs so i just put them in, ill get shocks later

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Apr 24, 7:17pm - #162442 
r there GOOD ones under $1000 worth getting?


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Apr 24, 9:31pm - #162443 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
^ yeah, plus coil overs outhandle springs too.


Coilovers Outhandle Springs? Your all wrong my friend. Now if your talking about a 1500 dollar set of coilovers then yes. If your talking about those ones most people have with the sleeve thing then no. Springs made my reputable companies are much better then those cheap twist with a wrench coilovers. Springs made by good companies are specifically made for your car with ride quality in mind. With a coilover the hight of the spring is your choice and not specifically catered to your car. When you see companies like TRD or Eibach or other Leading manufacturers making 135 dollar coilovers come let me know.


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Apr 25, 9:36am - #162444 
Originally Posted by SilverGT
coilovers perform better, and in the long run ur not gonna have to get shocks. with springs, the stock shocks are eventually gonna run out and ur gonna need new shocks so might as well get coilovers in the first place. but i had springs so i just put them in, ill get shocks later



with coiloversw you get shocks with them with sleeves you ahve to sue the stock shocks and they will wear them out faster than springs will if you slam it.

seriously don;t get cheap parts stay away from sleeves adn get real coilovers or springs.


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