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After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed. #283483 Sep 24, 2:15am Sep 24, 2:15am
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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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Re: After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed. [Re: jl2fast4u] #283484 Sep 24, 4:11am Sep 24, 4:11am
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Re: After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed. [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #283485 Sep 24, 4:49am Sep 24, 4:49am
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nice... you have any pics?


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Re: After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed. [Re: khmer215] #283486 Sep 24, 6:08am Sep 24, 6:08am
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how does it ride???

Re: After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed. [Re: ragingpaseo] #283487 Sep 24, 10:18am Sep 24, 10:18am
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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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Re: After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed. [Re: jl2fast4u] #283488 Sep 24, 10:27am Sep 24, 10:27am
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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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Re: After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed. [Re: JBing] #283489 Sep 24, 10:36am Sep 24, 10:36am
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^^ rofl i wanna see some pics because i got tein s-techs but i dont have them installed yet

Re: After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed. [Re: Celica2k] #283490 Sep 24, 11:06am Sep 24, 11:06am
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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.

Re: After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed. [Re: GTQuentin] #283491 Sep 24, 11:10am Sep 24, 11:10am
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of course we are interested in seeing pics.

Re: After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed. [Re: Virgilson] #283492 Sep 24, 11:36am Sep 24, 11:36am
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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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Re: After 6 long hours and MANY frustrations, springs installed. [Re: Kim] #283493 Sep 24, 8:56pm Sep 24, 8:56pm
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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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