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Sep 17, 8:27am - #277442 
TRD Springs

i'll be installing these later on today
do i need to buy different shocks as well or can i just use my stock ones?

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Sep 17, 8:32am - #277443 
you can use your stock ones since they dont have much of a drop, ask sultan for more info, he has these!!


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Sep 17, 8:34am - #277444 
different shocks are recommended. because it's going to be a higher spring rate (stiffer ride) your stock shocks are going to wear out...probably within a year.

it's usually worth it just to buy the aftermarket shocks (such as the kyb agx adjustables) and that way you save on the install costs doing it all at once.

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Sep 17, 8:38am - #277445 
Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
you can use your stock ones since they dont have much of a drop, ask sultan for more info, he has these!!


yeah, the TRD springs only give a 1" drop..so the spring rate won't be as stiff as say eibach sportlines but it will be noticeable.

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Sep 17, 8:41am - #277446 
i got the TRD cause i didn't want something really low and be scrapinge very speed bump at school/work
and i figured since i was getting toyota part, i should be able to use the stock ones?

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Sep 17, 9:15am - #277447 
Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
you can use your stock ones since they dont have much of a drop, ask sultan for more info, he has these!!


yeah - I have them and the difference from stock springs is noticeable in terms of stiffness and ride comfort, however the topic of struts can best be answered by the mileage of your celi... If you have less than 50K, keep the stock struts - if it's considerably more then go with aftermarket ones (TRD, etc) Of course, if you have the cash then by all means just get new struts and springs together. If you look hard enough, you'll find a few places that sell the TRD strut/spring package for a very reasonable price.

... personally, I only have 15K so I'll replace my stocks at my convenience - probably when I finally put on the 18's

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