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Kim Jul 7, 5:04am - #25390 
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just installed tein springs

took about 4 hours but came out nicely! thumbsup
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another one
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damn, i know those aren't great pics, but thoughts anyone?

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it looks awesome in person. kim..be patient thumbsup
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Steven Jul 7, 6:40am - #25394 
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how do they handle?
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Kim Jul 7, 7:00am - #25395 
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Feels almost the same, but a little softer.

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very nice thumbsup i'm getting my hotchkis springs in like 3 days, and since i can't do it myself, could anyone tell me what a resonable price would be to get it done professionally for all 4? i don't wanna get ripped! (not tryin to take over your thread wink)

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nice!!
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twisted - no more than 100 dollars for installation would be a decent price.
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looks great! you have a pm!! post more pics please! thumbsup rice

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Kim Jul 7, 4:39pm - #25400 
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Twisted the thing that made the install easier was air tools, spring compressors, and a second person. not hard at all, just a pain in the ass to install.

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Kim Jul 7, 4:46pm - #25401 
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here you go CT
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Kim Jul 7, 4:47pm - #25402 
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dondiemand Jul 7, 5:01pm - #25403 

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i have the same springs Kim! looks great!
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wow looks great? is that a body kit? how does the ride feel? i'm thinking of trds but it looks like the tiens look better...hmmm rice

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looks great!!
how much do Tein lower?

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do you have a before and after shot?

just curious by the way. Looks good. I hate how my celica looks like a damn SUV now that I have her gutted. I can almost stick my head in the gap between the rear fender and tires!

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Kim Jul 8, 12:24am - #25407 
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Illusive sorry, but no before pics I forgot to take some pics

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ok kim.. so you just bought the Tein Springs?? or a suspension kit? Did you also buy aftermarket shocks ? or does any one have an thoughts/ideas.. of which springs to buy that you dont have to get shocks as well. someone once told me.. if you are going to drop the car close to 2" or more.. you will definately need to buy shocks immediately. but if you are only going 1-1.5" you wouldnt need them right away just maybe a year or 2 down the road . LOts of OPiNionS neeeeeeeeeeeded!!!!!!!!1 wave wave wave wave confused confused confused confused
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Originally Posted by LiQuiDKiT2005
ok kim.. so you just bought the Tein Springs?? or a suspension kit? Did you also buy aftermarket shocks ? or does any one have an thoughts/ideas.. of which springs to buy that you dont have to get shocks as well. someone once told me.. if you are going to drop the car close to 2" or more.. you will definately need to buy shocks immediately. but if you are only going 1-1.5" you wouldnt need them right away just maybe a year or 2 down the road . LOts of OPiNionS neeeeeeeeeeeded!!!!!!!!1 wave wave wave wave confused confused confused confused


interesting...i know TRDs don't need shock replacement...but the diffrence between tiens and trds are .2-.3 inches...hmmmmmm confused

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Thanks CT!! Anyone else??? eek puke
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CelicaPrincess Jul 8, 2:25am - #25411 
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nice thumbsup
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Originally Posted by LiQuiDKiT2005
ok kim.. so you just bought the Tein Springs?? or a suspension kit? Did you also buy aftermarket shocks ? or does any one have an thoughts/ideas.. of which springs to buy that you dont have to get shocks as well. someone once told me.. if you are going to drop the car close to 2" or more.. you will definately need to buy shocks immediately. but if you are only going 1-1.5" you wouldnt need them right away just maybe a year or 2 down the road . LOts of OPiNionS neeeeeeeeeeeded!!!!!!!!1 wave wave wave wave confused confused confused confused



well any aftermarket lowering springs are eventually going to wear out your shocks, no matter what height. The lower = the shorter they will last. I am going TRD springs.

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Originally Posted by Kim
took about 4 hours but came out nicely! thumbsup


the long hours at the liquor store paid off i see, haha
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hey kim...can you please post in inches from the top of the tire to the fender how much it is..thanks!


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Kim Jul 8, 6:39am - #25415 
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Liquid kit, yeah like VSGTS14 said all spring add more stress to the shocks you don't really need them now . I choose the Tein springs cause it does not drop it too much so I can still go over speedbumps and not too high so my car doesn't look like an SUV. And they feel really good.

Koss, I will take some better pics and even take one with a ruler


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hey kim did you use a spring compressor to install.. and if you did.. wat do you rate the difficulty of the whole project?

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yes i did use a spring compressor, i would think that the install would be impossible without them. i would rate the install to be an 8/10, kinda hard cause you need to remember a lot of stuff and have to deal with little room for work on putting the springs back in.

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Originally Posted by Kim
yes i did use a spring compressor, i would think that the install would be impossible without them. i would rate the install to be an 8/10, kinda hard cause you need to remember a lot of stuff and have to deal with little room for work on putting the springs back in.


especially when installing the rear springs
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Kim Jul 8, 6:46pm - #25419 
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ok i have more pics and the fender gap in the front is 1.5 inches and 2 inches in the back.
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wow..the drop is perfect...if TRDs are supposed to be 1.2 then i'm guessing it would be too high (especially the back wheel space). i'm definately leaning towards some tiens now thumbsup

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Thanks kim wave
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wait...won't the springs settle more in the following months and drop more? confused

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Originally Posted by ct
wait...won't the springs settle more in the following months and drop more? confused


yes they will...it doesn't look like 1.5 inches now but should after a little bit.

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Kim, do you have stock 15's or 16's?
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Originally Posted by dondiemand
Kim, do you have stock 15's or 16's?


those are 15s...same wheels i have...that is why i am seriously considering them..though the drop on the pic is what i want...no higher or lower...hmmm confused

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kim.. how long after you have installed the springs do you think that you will need new shocks? and figuring in if you drove the car daily to work.. ? just tryin to figure how much money this is all gonna cost me. and where did you buy your springs ?? and how much?? lol sorry lots of questions
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here's a pic with his stock springs
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i don't think that with such a minimal drop new shocks are needed, i would say it probably only knocks off about a year from your stock shocks. i'm not too worried.

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