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jl2fast4u
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jl2fast4u Sep 24, 10:15am - #283483 
2001 Black Toyota Celica GT
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After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed.

Finally got my Tein S.Tech's installed. Me and a couple friends worked on it pretty much all day. I thought it would be much easier. We ran into a lot of problems though (stripping of bolts, need different tools, etc.).

Well, I am so happy with this drop. Rides great and the look is perfect; not too low and dropped it around 1.5" all the way around. I love how it looks.

I will post pics later if anyone is interested. thumbsup

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DJ_Curtiz Sep 24, 12:11pm - #283484 
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khmer215 Sep 24, 12:49pm - #283485 

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nice... you have any pics?

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ragingpaseo Sep 24, 2:08pm - #283486 
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how does it ride???
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jl2fast4u
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jl2fast4u Sep 24, 6:18pm - #283487 
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
how does it ride???



MUCH better than stock. I took it through a few turns and twisties and it felt great! Handling was excellent. thumbsup


It also feels like I'm in a go-cart now because from the inside it looks really low in the front. grin

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JBing Sep 24, 6:27pm - #283488 

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Wow 6 hours, you were drinking wernt you... We used to drink when doing mods till we realized it was taking a lot longer and we kept running outa beer

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Celica2k Sep 24, 6:36pm - #283489 

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^^ rofl i wanna see some pics because i got tein s-techs but i dont have them installed yet
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GTQuentin Sep 24, 7:06pm - #283490 

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took my teins to a shop. took them almost 5hrs. they ran in to like 3 problems. he said it was the hardest set he ever put in. and hes done them before. he had the front isntalled w/in an hr. the back took like 4hrs.
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Virgilson Sep 24, 7:10pm - #283491 

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of course we are interested in seeing pics.
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Kim Sep 24, 7:36pm - #283492 
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yeah the first time i installed springs it took 4 hrs. the secong time 2.5 hrs the third time was coilovers so it only took 2 hrs.

the thing about the rear is that you should disconnect the hub from the chasis. theres a long bolt that goes throught the control arms and hold it up. just diconnect there and have some one step on it and push it down. then you can easily pull the sturt down and out.
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Blue_Bomber Sep 25, 4:56am - #283493 
2000 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica
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There's a cluster of 3 bolts on the front half of the rear suspension arm. Unbolting those will lower the rear suspension. Then unbolt the strut, and it should literally pop out of the car. It's happened 3 of the 4 times I've done a spring/strut/coilover install.

BTW, I also have Tein S-Techs, and I love the way they make the car look. smile Perfect wheel gap, good ride quality (not too stiff or bouncy), and a decent handling/lauching/braking gain. Sways are my favorite suspension mod by far, though. grin
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