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GTQuentin
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GTQuentin Aug 20, 3:09am - #254544 

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Droped my car w/tein and new kyb shocks

I got these installed last week on thur. I was seeing if they were going to settle. There still is a 3 finger gap and i was told it should go down to a 2 finger gap. Mabey w/the shocks it messes up the dropping height. IDK, but heres a pic. Got installation and alligment for $100 grin. Great deal.
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GTQuentin Aug 20, 3:13am - #254545 

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i dont know y that pic came out so crappy, looks good before i put on the site
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SmutasticGT Aug 20, 3:24am - #254546 

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lookin good, hows the ride with the Teins and those 17's compared to stock? I'm bout to order Teins too grin
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Polykarb Aug 20, 4:04am - #254547 

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Originally Posted by SmutasticGT

lookin good, hows the ride with the Teins and those 17's compared to stock? I'm bout to order Teins too grin


We'll get the same set and have them installed on the same day jeff!

Im about to order B&M short shifter! after that...tein s-techs

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GTQuentin Aug 20, 4:25am - #254548 

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The ride quality is fine. A cant notice a diffrent at all before i had them installed. When I orgianlly put my 17s on the quailty went down a lil but Im use to it now. I can take turns like its my job. And i havnt hit a speed bump yet.
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TRDLady Aug 20, 4:32am - #254549 

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Teins will settle in about 3-4 months. I put them on my Celi with a set of 17's & it dropped an 1" & 3/4. It just takes time. I love the way it rides & corners, very tight.
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GTQuentin Aug 20, 4:35am - #254550 

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^^will new shocks mess up the drop height
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righteous_one Aug 20, 5:15am - #254551 
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looks good thumbsup
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hkysk8r86 Aug 20, 5:41am - #254552 

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shocks won't mess up the ride height, well atleast they shouldn't unless you got some very unforgiving shocks
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SmutasticGT Aug 20, 3:05pm - #254553 

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Originally Posted by Polykarb
We'll get the same set and have them installed on the same day jeff!
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SmutasticGT Aug 20, 3:06pm - #254554 

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^^^lol sounds like a plan bryan thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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Tru_gts Aug 20, 10:07pm - #254555 
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bmw52786 Aug 20, 11:49pm - #254556 

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^^ what trdlady said! thumbsup

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BaTMaN_4 Aug 21, 12:44am - #254557 

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Soooo if you get springs, (i just got my Tein S-Tech) you need to replace the shocks???????? confused
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GTQuentin Aug 21, 2:00am - #254558 

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Depending on how many miles you have on ur car. I say if you have less than 40k miles, don't worry about them. If you have more I would invest. I have 69k so i went ahead and did it. The lowering springs put more pressure on ur stock shocks thus, decreasing there life. No point of paying for two instalation might as well do it all at once.
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Celica2k Aug 21, 6:33am - #254559 

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awesome...cant wait to get my tein s techs.
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BaTMaN_4 Aug 21, 9:01am - #254560 

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Originally Posted by GTQuentin
Depending on how many miles you have on ur car. I say if you have less than 40k miles, don't worry about them. If you have more I would invest. I have 69k so i went ahead and did it. The lowering springs put more pressure on ur stock shocks thus, decreasing there life. No point of paying for two instalation might as well do it all at once.


But isnt the Tein drop prety small thus not putting a lot of pressure on the stock shocks?????
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Veilside Aug 21, 1:14pm - #254561 
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looks good thumbsup

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grcelica Aug 21, 2:02pm - #254562 

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it looks nice and leveled out. Give it some time, it will settle in some more.
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GTQuentin Aug 21, 4:55pm - #254563 

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Thanks guys. 1.4" is enough to cause more pressure build up. How many miles do you have on ur car?
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Celica2k Aug 21, 5:20pm - #254564 

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i got 70,000 and im not getting shocks right away
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SkyhighRedline Aug 21, 9:38pm - #254565 
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looks pretty nice, how much the S-techs run you? i was thinking about getting sportlines, but i kinda like how that turned out, should look even better in 2 or 3 months
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Blue_Jaggon Aug 21, 9:54pm - #254566 

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it looks as if the tires you chose are causing your height problem what are they 35s?
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GTSbyTRD Aug 21, 10:05pm - #254567 

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I got the same size rims and wheels!

Nice, I might be getting eibach sportlines and just using the stock struts till they go out, and then get the Tokico illumina's.

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BaTMaN_4 Aug 21, 10:17pm - #254568 

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Originally Posted by GTQuentin
Thanks guys. 1.4" is enough to cause more pressure build up. How many miles do you have on ur car?


About to hit 38,000.
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GTQuentin Aug 22, 12:29am - #254569 

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Batman you should b fine.

Celica2K i would recomend getting the shocks, unless you can install them urself or you got the hookup.

Springs were 168 but i heard you can get them somewhere cheaper. Shocks were 275.
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simonw Aug 22, 3:21pm - #254570 
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I got tein s-tech and have about 60 k miles. My stock shock have a knocking noise on the front right. Should I change to tokico HP or the KYB AGX confused
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Celica2k Aug 22, 4:23pm - #254571 

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so if i were to get the tein s techs would it have less of a wheel gap since i have 215/35/18?
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ToiletPaper Aug 22, 8:55pm - #254572 
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looks good!
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OBi3 Aug 23, 12:08am - #254573 

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GTQuentin Aug 23, 2:52am - #254574 

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Originally Posted by Celica2k
so if i were to get the tein s techs would it have less of a wheel gap since i have 215/35/18?


im not sure on how that works. My tires are real thin. i foget but i think there 30.
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celicagirlie Aug 23, 4:56am - #254575 

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wow 30??? how many tires have you blown? lol for a daily driver they should be no smaller than 40 but thats pushin it id say 50 for a comfortable/safe ride...and they are still lower profile and it would fill in the gap you got goin on there.. just my opinion...but i think a 50 would look a lot better thumbsup happywink

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GTQuentin Aug 23, 5:07pm - #254576 

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n/m just checked there 40. that was just a guess.
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Autocelica23 Aug 24, 12:40am - #254577 

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nice drop! hows the handling now?

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xrage4200 Aug 24, 3:43am - #254578 

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now a lip kit and ur car will be set

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Meesh Aug 27, 3:16pm - #254579 

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Originally Posted by GTQuentin

Batman you should b fine.

Celica2K i would recomend getting the shocks, unless you can install them urself or you got the hookup.

Springs were 168 but i heard you can get them somewhere cheaper. Shocks were 275.


i got my s techs for 115. grin and i agree it is a much stiffer ride. wink
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Clos Aug 27, 3:20pm - #254580 
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looks good thumbsup
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