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slowdown May 20, 7:20pm - #182028 

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Pros/Cons of springs

This is my first post and all, but i just got a 01 gts and everything is stock right now. i thought i would lower it first by about 1.5, what are the pros or cons of this, and what springs are the best and will anything else need to be done for them.
i just want to make sure every aspect is covered so there are no problems down the "road"
thanks
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devilinacelica May 20, 7:22pm - #182029 
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cons = rough ride...well at least with mine it is

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KULOD May 20, 7:25pm - #182030 

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ive had eibach sportline springs for about 2yrs now, and no problems
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GraSSRooTs May 20, 7:27pm - #182031 

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You will feel bumps more. But the handling will be awesome, and cars with drops look awesome. My suggestion would be a TRD drop, because you keep the dealer warranty. If you want a lower drop, go with Hotchkis, or Eibach Sportlines.
Also, Tanabe springs are a steal at $125 at www.suprastore.com.

Edit: And of course, welcome to the boards! Congrats on your GTS, I love mine. thumbsup

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slowdown May 20, 7:42pm - #182032 

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thanks for the welcome and info guys
your all fast as hell to i was doing a search for something else and already saw replies
i think im going to go with the tanabe, this may sound really stupid but do they come in sets of 4?
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v3n0m May 20, 7:44pm - #182033 

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Pros: looks & handles better

Cons: bumpier ride 'cuz you feel more of the bumps & you gotta watch out for steep inclines if you decide to get a body kit down the road.

TRD, Tanabe, HKS, Tein, Hotchkis, Eibach...they'll all perform well 'cuz they're built to high standards. If your stock struts have low miles on them & you don't drive that much, then all you need for now are springs. After a couple of yrs you're gonna need to buy new struts 'cuz the stock struts will be dead by then, but you should have some $ saved up by then.
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v3n0m May 20, 7:45pm - #182034 

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all springs are sold as a set (4 springs included)
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AZZKIKR May 20, 7:47pm - #182035 

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yeah, welcome to the boards bro...and yes...springs come in sets...not sure about the tanabe springs...but you may not be able to ride on the stock struts with them (may have to upgrade to Koni)...or you can go with the Goldlines here on the Ecelica store! (really nice drop)...but again I'm not sure about riding with them on the stock setup
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GTQuentin May 20, 7:55pm - #182036 

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Im excieted my tiens should by here by the weekend. I'll be riding around on stock sturtts for a while. I plan on replacing them in Dec. My car has 68k so I prolly dont have much time. But i only put like 400 miles a month on my car. and once summer comes it will drop more.
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AZZKIKR May 20, 9:16pm - #182037 

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Damn bro!!! I put more than that on my car in a week!!!
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Gen7fan May 20, 9:27pm - #182038 
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Slowndown I can tell you about Tanabe by monday. My celica went in the shop today pick up tomorrow, GF210s on KYB GR2s. Drive around this weekend so by monday I can let you know how they feel.
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GTQuentin May 20, 10:12pm - #182039 

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I goto and from school and then to work. And occasliny going out on the weekend

School is 10miles or so round trip
Work is 10 miles or so round trip.
Going out is around 10 miles. So not many

And espically w/the high gas prices thumbsdown. Im glad i have short commutes. Since ive had my celica, havnt been on the interstate yet. had it since Oct.
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