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Lowering and ride quality. #265061 Sep 1, 8:25pm Sep 1, 8:25pm
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Lowering and ride quality.
I was thinking about lowering my 1990 Celica GTS

But the other day i was in my friends Z24 that he just had lowerd 2.5 inches, and the while he says it handles a lot better, when i was in it, the ride quality was shit. You could feel every little pot hole, and the large ones were aweful. After that ride i am thinking twice about lowering my car. Did he get crappy springs? or is that what you can expect from lowering your car?

Re: Lowering and ride quality. [Re: Hailstone] #265062 Sep 1, 8:40pm Sep 1, 8:40pm
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It's not the springs, it's the shocks. They need to be replaced, and a bump stop isn't a bad idea either.

With stock springs, the springs are taller, therefore, the spring takes the brunt of the impact, and the shocks help thereafter. When you get lowering springs, the springs get shorter, meaning more strain is put on the shocks themselves.


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Re: Lowering and ride quality. [Re: slidr] #265063 Sep 1, 8:57pm Sep 1, 8:57pm
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i am waiting for more comments on this question. i've had this question for the longest time also

Re: Lowering and ride quality. [Re: cRodz] #265064 Sep 1, 8:57pm Sep 1, 8:57pm
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Originally Posted by cRodz

i am waiting for more comments on this question. i've had this question for the longest time also
No one is gonna tell you that it made their ride any nicer. wink


The lower you go, the more problems you will encounter. If you go as low as 2 inches (like I did), I recommend that you replace the shocks with new ones (since the part is already off your car) because they won't last long.


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Re: Lowering and ride quality. [Re: slidr] #265065 Sep 1, 9:06pm Sep 1, 9:06pm
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Doesn't matter if you have springs, springs/stock struts, springs/shortened struts, or some of the full coilovers. The lower you go the worse it is.

Re: Lowering and ride quality. [Re: hephaestus] #265066 Sep 1, 9:13pm Sep 1, 9:13pm
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Re: Lowering and ride quality. [Re: blackcel] #265067 Sep 1, 9:42pm Sep 1, 9:42pm
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shocks stock shocks suck and yes it feels like a punch but because its stiffer with springs

Re: Lowering and ride quality. [Re: xvtxboi508x] #265068 Sep 2, 6:09am Sep 2, 6:09am
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what shocks do you recommend?

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1.4 inch drop ...thats your best bet..you wont need to replace shocks and the ride quality is really nice...i didnt notice ANY difference in ride when i lowered my car..i actually noticed a much larger difference when i got my rims. 2.5" is RIDICULOUS.

Re: Lowering and ride quality. [Re: ] #265071 Sep 3, 2:03pm Sep 3, 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by SKOOF
1.4 inch drop ...thats your best bet..you wont need to replace shocks and the ride quality is really nice...i didnt notice ANY difference in ride when i lowered my car..i actually noticed a much larger difference when i got my rims. 2.5" is RIDICULOUS.


2,5" isn't ridiculous. Not if you've got BIG wheels. I've got a 2,7" drop rear and 2.3" front. Looks just right, sitting on 19's.

And, as it already has been said: the lower you go, the more you'll feel every single bump in the road. And what tyres you're running also has a lot to say. The lower the profile, the more you'll feel everything.

Re: Lowering and ride quality. [Re: celicat23] #265072 Sep 3, 2:10pm Sep 3, 2:10pm
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the shocks are not the only reason for all the stiffeness. springs have something to do with it too...

Re: Lowering and ride quality. [Re: ragingpaseo] #265073 Sep 3, 2:19pm Sep 3, 2:19pm
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Springs have actually more to do with it than shocks.

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