Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 38
smidley
Member
smidley Jun 28, 9:18pm - #211046 
1990 Red Toyota Celica ST
Member
1990 Toyota Celica ST

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 38
Oregon, USA
Lowering my car with coilovers?

Hey guys, I'm a total n00b when it comes to susspension so I've got a few questions. I want to lower my car using coilovers, that way I can adjust them. Will I need to buy new struts also? What kind of setup should I look at buying... I don't really know what brands I have as an option. Also, where should I get this stuff from? So pretty much, I need to know which coilovers to buy (brand and model), and what struts to buy. Anything else I will need?
BTW, my car is a 1990 ST.
Thanx a ton for any advice guys!

[Linked Image]
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 5
Big_PimpN
New Member
Big_PimpN Jun 29, 2:16pm - #211047 
1992 White Toyota Celica ST
New Member
1992 Toyota Celica ST

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 5
Pittsburgh, PA
I have not lowered my car yet but am planning on doing it this summer. I was waiting for the TIENs to come out but i think they gave up on it. Anyway, when you get a full coilover kit that comes with springs and struts. You will need a new camber kit probably, and then have the car realigned. I dont really know brands though. You can get suspension parts for a gt coupe(st184) from your year. Let me know if you need any other information.

[Linked Image]
Joe /AIM: Maniacal13
8=====D~~ > me (I lost the bet)
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 56
Snafu
Member
Snafu Jun 29, 6:30pm - #211048 
1990 Red Toyota Celica ST
Member
1990 Toyota Celica ST

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 56
Minneapolis, MN
Actually, you can use anything from a 5th gen FWD celica, as well as some from other generations. They recommend to replace your struts while you have them accessable, which is a good idea. If I were you, I'd get ground control, and just get some KYB shocks, that'll get ya good. You won't need a camber kit, it's bs.

[Linked Image]
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 64
Tommy91GT
Member
Tommy91GT Jun 29, 9:48pm - #211049 
1991 Pearl Red Toyota Celica GT
Member
1991 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 64
Tennessee
Ground Control coilover is awesome!! thumbsup
You don't have to replace your struts, but it is recommended. KYBs are really good. Just keep in mind the when you drop it the ride gets a little bumpier.
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016