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Jul 20, 2:17am - #227718 
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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Jul 20, 2:29am - #227719 
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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Jul 20, 2:32am - #227720 
TRD is a small drop... dont worry about it.

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Jul 20, 2:54am - #227721 
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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Jul 20, 3:40am - #227722 
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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Jul 20, 4:17am - #227723 
knowing how high maintenance v3nOm is...yeah they ARE the best!!! hey no offense j/p grin


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Jul 20, 7:24am - #227724 
TRD wouldn't design something that is going to damage your suspension. it should be fine...

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Jul 20, 7:31am - #227725 
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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Jul 20, 8:33am - #227726 
Get hotchkis springs...I dare you. BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

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Jul 20, 10:54am - #227727 
rofl

I don't have Tein, I have Tanabe.

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Jul 20, 2:43pm - #227728 
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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Jul 20, 3:36pm - #227729 
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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Jul 20, 3:44pm - #227730 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
rofl

I don't have Tein, I have Tanabe.


Oh, my bad, close second though.


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Jul 20, 4:15pm - #227731 
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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Jul 21, 3:03am - #227732 
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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Jul 21, 3:42am - #227733 
yeah even an inch will make a huge improvement, ask any chick.


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Jul 21, 6:05am - #227734 
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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Jul 21, 7:12am - #227735 
^^ 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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Jul 21, 7:50am - #227736 
Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
yeah even an inch will make a huge improvement, ask any chick.

rofl

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