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Apr 28, 12:09pm - #167077 
Tanabe Springs?!

Looking at Tanabe GF210 springs, they get good reviews but I'm not sure. Its these or TRD springs.

Don't know which to go for.



(BTW, brought this question out of my Tokico post, moderators feel free to close that thread)

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Apr 28, 1:13pm - #167078 
Really you need to decide if you want a 2" or 1" drop then you make your decsion...
Tanabe is 2", and very noticable.
TRD is 1", but not as noticable.
With either set you will see and feel the diffrence. Any true Tuner can tell when a car is dropped just by looking at someones ride.


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Apr 28, 1:33pm - #167079 
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Really you need to decide if you want a 2" or 1" drop then you make your decsion...
Tanabe is 2", and very noticable.
TRD is 1", but not as noticable.
With either set you will see and feel the diffrence. Any true Tuner can tell when a car is dropped just by looking at someones ride.



I don't give a damn what someone, oh sorry "true tuner" thinks of the drop. I'm talking about Performance not looks, oh and BTW double check your model numbers, Tanabe GF210 1.5" drop, TRD 1.2" drop.

So if you get my point you will see that I don't want to slam the car. I want a nice firm ride but don't want sore kidneys when the ride is over. 1.5" is as low as I'm willing to go, that is why I've been looking at Tein S.Tech, Eibach ProKit, Tanabe GF210, and TRD for springs.

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Apr 28, 1:38pm - #167080 
tanabe is a good company i would get either eibach or TRD cause i don't want to drop it that low maybe tein


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Apr 28, 1:49pm - #167081 
Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
tanabe is a good company i would get either eibach or trd cause i don't want to drop it that low maybe tein


Tein S.Tech = 1.4 drop
Tanabe GF210 = 1.5 drop
Eibach ProKit = 1.2 drop
TRD springs = 1.2 drop

all very close, all get good reivews, all around the same price (well eibach is up there), hard to decide. What to do?

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Apr 28, 3:31pm - #167082 
I'm looking to get one of those spring sets also. You know a site where they are cheap at?


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Apr 28, 3:34pm - #167083 
Originally Posted by Gen7fan

Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs

Really you need to decide if you want a 2" or 1" drop then you make your decsion...
Tanabe is 2", and very noticable.
TRD is 1", but not as noticable.
With either set you will see and feel the diffrence. Any true Tuner can tell when a car is dropped just by looking at someones ride.



I don't give a damn what someone, oh sorry "true tuner" thinks of the drop. I'm talking about Performance not looks, oh and BTW double check your model numbers, Tanabe GF210 1.5" drop, TRD 1.2" drop.

So if you get my point you will see that I don't want to slam the car. I want a nice firm ride but don't want sore kidneys when the ride is over. 1.5" is as low as I'm willing to go, that is why I've been looking at Tein S.Tech, Eibach ProKit, Tanabe GF210, and TRD for springs.


Nope sorry dude your wrong. Tanabe is a 2" drop. Click Here
Another link
Check your stats before you go and flame people, like you always seem to do. And TRD starts at a 1" drop then settles to a 1.2" drop.

Edit: And for your information I plan on getting TRD because like spatz says below, the dealerships won't give you shit.


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Apr 28, 3:35pm - #167084 
rob... get TRD... that way if for some reason you need to bring it in they have nothing on you thumbsup

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Apr 28, 3:39pm - #167085 
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Really you need to decide if you want a 2" or 1" drop then you make your decsion...
Tanabe is 2", and very noticable.
TRD is 1", but not as noticable.
With either set you will see and feel the diffrence. Any true Tuner can tell when a car is dropped just by looking at someones ride.





I don't give a damn what someone, oh sorry "true tuner" thinks of the drop. I'm talking about Performance not looks, oh and BTW double check your model numbers, Tanabe GF210 1.5" drop, TRD 1.2" drop.

So if you get my point you will see that I don't want to slam the car. I want a nice firm ride but don't want sore kidneys when the ride is over. 1.5" is as low as I'm willing to go, that is why I've been looking at Tein S.Tech, Eibach ProKit, Tanabe GF210, and TRD for springs.


Nope sorry dude your wrong. Tanabe is a 2" drop. Click Here
Another link
Check your stats before you go and flame people, like you always seem to do. And TRD starts at a 1" drop then settles to a 1.2" drop.



Try again dink, those are DF210 not GF210, like I said check YOUR specs before you mouth off. thumbsup rofl

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Apr 28, 3:41pm - #167086 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
rob... get TRD... that way if for some reason you need to bring it in they have nothing on you thumbsup



I know what your saying Spaz but toyota never works on my car (don't trust them) and my warrenty is long gone. Craftsman Automotive is the shit!!!!

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Apr 28, 3:42pm - #167087 
Whoops sorry chief. And I wasn't mouthing off, just trying to help your ass out.


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Apr 28, 3:42pm - #167088 
Gen7fan...

Do you know any sites that have those springs for cheap, or are you just buying them from eBay?


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Apr 28, 3:46pm - #167089 
Click Here for the Tanabes <---- $156 is not bad at all for springs. Especially a reputable company like Tanabe.


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Apr 28, 3:47pm - #167090 
Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Click Here for the Tanabes <---- $156 is not bad at all for springs. Especially a reputable company like Tanabe.


yup, thats the best price I have found so far.

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Apr 29, 1:57am - #167091 
i got the DF210 for $125 @ suprastore.com NOT sure if they have your GF210's but i had to make a decision:
1)not so low drop or
2)slammed drop
these DF210's are sorta in between because it didn't make my stock body look all ghetto like those slammed *ahem* hondas. and with my KYB's, Performance is great too.


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Apr 29, 7:16am - #167092 
Thanks Lee, you using KYB AGXf or GR2?

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Apr 29, 8:27am - #167093 
Just got of the phone with Supra store, Tanabe GF210 and KYB GR2s are on the way. Big props to them for the hook up on the GF210s (not listed on there site). Thanks everyone for the advice and info. thumbsup

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Apr 29, 11:46am - #167094 
AGX, no problem man

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