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May 3, 6:32pm - #171002 
Shocks?Sturts ?

Alright I was just about to order my teins why i found out that your sopose to replace your struts/shocks when you lower your car due to more pressure on them. Now fisrt one person said the celica dose not have shocks jsut in the back. My dad went and check the car and said yea there in the back and in the frount are some McPharens (sp) struts. So which one do I need to replace if Im lowering them. I have seen packages that inlcude 4 shocks but how can that be if they have no shocks up frount? Im confused please help. confused

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May 3, 6:47pm - #171003 
They say that you are supposed to get them if you do more than a 2 inch drop. It's bullshit though, because the factory cambers can be adjusted to align the wheels after the car is lowered. No need for aftermarket parts.

At least that's what I was told.


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May 3, 6:49pm - #171004 
you have struts stableizing all 4 wheels...the only shocks on the car are the ones holding up the trunk (those 2)


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May 3, 6:53pm - #171005 
So, I should replace them or not w/a drop of 1.4". My car has 68.9k.

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May 3, 6:54pm - #171006 
Originally Posted by GTQuentin
So, I should replace them or not w/a drop of 1.4". My car has 68.9k.
No.


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May 3, 6:55pm - #171007 
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by GTQuentin
So, I should replace them or not w/a drop of 1.4". My car has 68.9k.
No.

its something your eventually gonna want to do, but you dont have to do it right when you lower your car


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May 3, 7:06pm - #171008 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
you have struts stableizing all 4 wheels...the only shocks on the car are the ones holding up the trunk (those 2)

That's right. Lower your car on stock Toyota struts especially with almost 70,000 miles or was that kilometers and they will blow in no time. Lower your car on stock struts with 5,000 miles and drive like grandma and they will last for maybe 50,000 miles more. It will put more wear and tear to the struts even if you get the stock ones replaced with something better. You would be better off replacing the struts too with the springs or get some coilovers.

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May 3, 7:09pm - #171009 
Coilovers require no new stuts? Would i only have to get frount stuts? Aldo dont coilovers give you a worse ride then sprigns? Ive seen some sturts for like $75 a peice. IDK still confused confused

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May 3, 7:17pm - #171010 
true coil overs come with new struts, coil over kits are just springs that have an adjustable base. you shouldn't feel a bad ride due to having coilovers if they have quality struts, go with tanabe or hotchkis if you want full coil overs. otherwise just get the TRD or eibach springs with kyb agx struts. thumbsup

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May 3, 7:24pm - #171011 
Ill have to do some looking around to see if coilovers or springs/sturts is the best deal. Im trying to spend less than $400. I can get teins shiped for 168. Just gotta find some resonable priced shocks. If you know anything let me know. Like websites to get a good deal at.

Thanks for the help. Im gone for the night. I have school in the morning. frown

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May 3, 8:42pm - #171012 
Some whacky info. going on in this thread..

No matter what anyone says, if you are dropping your vehicle more than 1" then it is a very wise idea to get new shocks/struts because you're stock shocks may not last more than a year and getting everything done at once will save you labour time and money.

I'be looked at a lot of differant brands lately and I'd say Tokico is the best bang for the buck, it lowers about 1.3" and it seems to be pretty good quality and Performance from what people say.. not a harsh ride either.

TRD is pretty overpriced and their springs are just made by Eibach and their shocks well I don't remember who they are made by, possibly Bilstein?

Hotckis I don't know of they make shocks or struts but they make an overall wicked and the best suspension kits for our cars.

KYB shocks/struts have also been recommended for our cars.

But remember.. drop it more than a inch and you'll suffer in a year, give or take.


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May 3, 11:09pm - #171013 
you're not gonna get coilovers for less than $400. so stick with lowering springs & save up to buy new struts 'cuz your stock struts have a lot of miles on them.

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May 4, 3:50pm - #171014 
I found this deal is it good.

TOKICO SHOCK: CELICA 00-UP (FR)
Item#: T-HB3193 $109.00
Tokico Premium Performance Gas Strut (Front Right) for Toyota Celica 00-UP Non-Adjustable Shock/Strut (Priced Individually)

TOKICO SHOCK: CELICA 00-UP (FL)
Item#: T-HB3194 $109.00
Tokico Premium Performance Gas Strut (Front Left) for Toyota Celica 00-UP Non-Adjustable Shock/Strut (Priced Individually)

Thats 218 total w/out shipping so another 30 or so for shipping probally. Any other better deals?

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May 4, 3:54pm - #171015 
Just noticed thats only for front sturts. I need to replace all 4 right? So far Im looking 425 for a complet package. Man thats expensive.

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May 4, 4:23pm - #171016 
^^^
that's about what I can get the TRD struts for...

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May 4, 4:38pm - #171017 
so say this guy got the tien coilovers. What else does he need to get do avoid problems?

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