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SilverGT Jun 14, 10:33am - #21171 
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TRD vs Eibach vs Hotchkis

which springs do you guys think are the best? im about to purchase the TRD ones. give me some feedback guys, ill really appreciate it.
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jonnyb Jun 14, 11:54am - #21172 
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As far as I know eibach makes the TRD springs, so no real difference there. The hotchkis offer a little more of a drop so if your asking what I would pick, definitely the hotchkis. Quality wise..there all great springs so whatever you choose you'll be happy with, just depends on how low you wanna go.
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RAWGTS Jun 14, 2:14pm - #21173 

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I just had Intrax installed on my '03 GTS w/ Action Pac. I like it a lot - 1.5" in the front and 1.7" in the back (after it settled). i paid $180.00 for the springs. The ride is good - not too harsh but much improved cornering.
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portopotti Jun 15, 12:49am - #21174 
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the eibach pro isn't any different than the TRD. basically the same exact thing as mentioned before. the eibach sportlines on the other hand, tremendous difference. lowest drop of the three.
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darkduwende Jun 15, 7:31pm - #21175 

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TRD's are great but if if I could start over I'd get Hotchkis thumbsup

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n8mulder Jun 16, 4:14am - #21176 

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"Sprint Suspension"

I had Eibach, Too soft. frown My buddy had TRD still had body roll. frown
I got hook up with Sprint Springs from a guy that I met at Hot Import Nights and I got my buddy some too, just to try out, these springs are the shit, but not many people know about them. They are stiffer, still provide a comfortable ride, turns like on rails and best at freeway speeds, along with the same WARRANTY thumbsup. He said Sprint is Eibach's competition. There is a ad in the magazine "Import Tuner" and the Website is sprintspring.com
Just thought I would give some INFO. cheers

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celicapimp02 Jun 16, 6:43am - #21177 

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Steven Jun 16, 7:57am - #21178 
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I thought shocks are supposed to control how soft/hard your ride is with little contribution from the spring setup.

Company "A" that makes lowering springs is a competitor of company "B" if they make lowering springs also. It's not one verus another. Hotchkis competes with Eibach and all the rest.

My Eibach Sportlines are PERFECT. I actually like them better than Hotchkis because they're slightly lower in the front. Handling is utmost impressive.

Also, lowering springs are NOT SUPPOSED to stop body roll all together. tongue You need a combination of things like sway bars, shocks/struts, springs, and strut bars to reduce body roll to a minimum. smile


Originally Posted by n8mulder

"Sprint Suspension"

I had Eibach, Too soft. frown My buddy had TRD still had body roll. frown
I got hook up with Sprint Springs from a guy that I met at Hot Import Nights and I got my buddy some too, just to try out, these springs are the shit, but not many people know about them. They are stiffer, still provide a comfortable ride, turns like on rails and best at freeway speeds, along with the same WARRANTY thumbsup. He said Sprint is Eibach's competition. There is a ad in the magazine "Import Tuner" and the Website is sprintspring.com
Just thought I would give some INFO. cheers
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GOLDCELICA Jun 16, 9:27am - #21179 

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Hotchkis are awesome! I recommend them.

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n8mulder Jun 17, 1:45am - #21180 

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I know springs don't solve body roll. I was just stating that Sprint has less body roll then Eibach and TRD. Also, Yes I agree that Sway bars is the key to body roll, but some springs eliminate more then others

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LiQuiDKiT2005 Jun 17, 11:42pm - #21181 

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ok.. so if i get hotchkis... does that mean that i should buy aftermarket shocks?? when is it that you need to replace the stock shocks.. when purchasing lowering springs?? any comments on this.. feel free to p message me. thanks angry angry angry
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Celicatastrophe Jun 17, 11:51pm - #21182 
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you will know when you need new shocks!!!!!!! When it feels like your riding on a rocky road going down a smooth road.

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Street Prototype Jun 18, 12:21am - #21183 

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Originally Posted by Celicatastrophe
you will know when you need new shocks!!!!!!! When it feels like your riding on a rocky road going down a smooth road.


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RicePowered Jun 18, 12:36am - #21184 
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HOTCHKIS thumbsup thumbsup
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Chris McLean Jun 18, 1:08am - #21185 

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what is the difference of the drop between the TRD and the Hotchkis? i know the hotchkis is more but by how much? thanks!
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