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boydevious
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boydevious Jul 20, 9:17am - #227718 

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quick suspension question!

I don't know much about suspension stuff.. i got a celica with gts rims.. and wanted to drop it with TRD lowering springs.. Would i need to buy shocks for it? or all i need is the TRD lowering springs? just wondering.. I know its a newb question.. i just wanna know ..thanx ..folks

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v3n0m Jul 20, 9:29am - #227719 

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eventually you'll need to replace them, but if your stock struts are fairly new, then no, you dont need new struts
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spaztikid Jul 20, 9:32am - #227720 
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TRD is a small drop... dont worry about it.
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QTRMLR_1 Jul 20, 9:54am - #227721 

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how much are TRD lowering springs anyone? Are they the same as eibach? If so, get the cheaper one. If you can afford it like some crazy people here get the Tein SS coilovers 'cause they're the best on the planet for our celica.

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ev3 Jul 20, 10:40am - #227722 

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QTRMLR_1 are the Tein SS coilovers really the best for our celicas or is that just the popular opinion? I ask because i am deciding whether i want teins in the future
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QTRMLR_1 Jul 20, 11:17am - #227723 

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knowing how high maintenance v3nOm is...yeah they ARE the best!!! hey no offense j/p grin

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ragingpaseo Jul 20, 2:24pm - #227724 
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TRD wouldn't design something that is going to damage your suspension. it should be fine...
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SmutasticGT Jul 20, 2:31pm - #227725 

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your fine for awhile with stock shocks n struts its only an inch but anything more you would prolly need to replace your shocks n struts
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Rocketman Jul 20, 3:33pm - #227726 

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Get hotchkis springs...I dare you. BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!
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v3n0m Jul 20, 5:54pm - #227727 

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rofl

I don't have Tein, I have Tanabe.
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silver Jul 20, 9:43pm - #227728 
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Originally Posted by ev3
QTRMLR_1 are the Tein SS coilovers really the best for our celicas or is that just the popular opinion? I ask because i am deciding whether i want teins in the future


They are not the "best".

The Hotchkis coilovers are better, and the C-One package is probably the best.
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Larry_GTS Jul 20, 10:36pm - #227729 
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I just went ahead and got new Struts/Shocks so I cna put them on when my springs get in , which should be tomorrow hopefully.
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QTRMLR_1 Jul 20, 10:44pm - #227730 

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Originally Posted by v3n0m
rofl

I don't have Tein, I have Tanabe.


Oh, my bad, close second though.

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QTRMLR_1 Jul 20, 11:15pm - #227731 

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Hotchkis is perhaps the best TVS, but if you want the best coilovers get the Tein SS with 16 levels of dampening adjustment; plus if you want to get real trick you can add on the EDFC to choose from 32 adjustments (half increments possible) inside of your car. You can have a luxury ride to the track and when you get there just hit a button and boom you have the tightest suspension for near-zero weight transfer to the rear. When you're done, hit a button and you have limo mode again. BTW, the Hotchkis coilovers are NON-adjustable when it comes to dampening. Big difference I'd say... It doesn't get any better than the Tein.

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boydevious Jul 21, 10:03am - #227732 

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thanx guys.. I acutally got hooked up with some TRD springs for 160 brand new.. Will the TRD springs make a difference in appearance? it's only an inch or something like that.. i wouldn't mind slam'n the ride lower but i want comfort in the ride you know? i don't wanna make it feel like im riding a log down the street hahaha..

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QTRMLR_1 Jul 21, 10:42am - #227733 

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yeah even an inch will make a huge improvement, ask any chick.

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Sara Jul 21, 1:05pm - #227734 

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I bought this: www.toyotaparts4u.com/e_catalog

on left side:
click "celica" and the year of your car

Go to TRD suspension.

I bought the one listed for $537 comes with 4 springs and 4 shocks/struts thumbsup

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QTRMLR_1 Jul 21, 2:12pm - #227735 

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^^ that's a good deal for TRD stuff, but in case anyone is interested you can get an Eibach Sportline and KYB AGX (adjustable) combo for about $600.

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ragingpaseo Jul 21, 2:50pm - #227736 
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Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
yeah even an inch will make a huge improvement, ask any chick.

rofl
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