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Akita Oct 13, 8:23am - #299082 

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TRD Springs

Does anyone have them fitted? how do they compare to stock springs in terms of ride height, stiffness etc?
I really want to lower my car but just a little, and I love the way my car rides and handles with UK spec suspension and don't want to mess it up for the sake of looks!!
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Speed4TheNeed Oct 13, 9:24am - #299083 

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someone with the actual springs should be able to help you more..but the TRD springs give a 1" all-around drop. this means the spring rate is just a little stiffer. you'll be able to feel the bumps of the road a little more but it's won't be anything too far different from what you are already feeling.

and don't worry about messing up your car's handline...the TRD springs will only improve this thumbsup
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Akita Oct 13, 6:41pm - #299084 

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Thanks - a lot of the spring kits I have seen drop like 35mm which is quite a way, don't want to be grounding the car on speed bumps happywink
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slidr Oct 13, 6:49pm - #299085 

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Originally Posted by Akita
Thanks - a lot of the spring kits I have seen drop like 35mm which is quite a way, don't want to be grounding the car on speed bumps happywink
I have the Sportline kit that provides like a 2 inch drop all around.

Your struts should stop your car from bottoming out. I have never scrapped on anything as of yet.

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righteous_one Oct 13, 7:01pm - #299086 
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i got the TRD springs. to me the drop is perfect. handling is a lot better while maintaining good ride quality..just a little stiff than stock.
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slidr Oct 13, 7:05pm - #299087 

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Originally Posted by righteous_one
i got the trd springs. to me the drop is perfect. handling is a lot better while maintaining good ride quality..just a little stiff than stock.
What scoop is that on your car? Looks nice.

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righteous_one Oct 13, 7:08pm - #299088 
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Joey Oct 13, 7:19pm - #299089 

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Originally Posted by righteous_one
i got the trd springs. to me the drop is perfect. handling is a lot better while maintaining good ride quality..just a little stiff than stock.


i agree. i have the springs too
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VSGTS14 Oct 13, 7:23pm - #299090 

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the springs are great imo...i had them..the ride/handling was just awesome, couldn't ask for more.

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KARacing Oct 13, 9:19pm - #299091 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
the springs are great imo...i had them..the ride/handling was just awesome, couldn't ask for more.


Agree, I installed a set on my bro's Celica last week thumbsup

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JAY-C Oct 14, 2:03am - #299092 
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speaking of TRD springs where is the cheapest place to buy them?

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stefanoc Oct 14, 2:15am - #299093 

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if you switch to TRD springs, do you have to change the shocks or will they last with TRD springs?
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kglee79 Oct 14, 2:19am - #299094 
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I have the TRD springs, I changed the shocks/struts as well with TRD ones. The drop is noticeable and it looks nice...it's only about 1", but it's just about perfect for me. It rides nice and it's bumpier than stock, but I like cars that have a rough feel. The only complaint I have is that after I installed the new springs and shocks I have this thug, thug, thug sound coming from my passenger rear when I corner hard left. Sounds like something wants to give or something...anyone know what this kind of sound could be from?
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slidr Oct 14, 2:31am - #299095 

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Originally Posted by stefanoc
if you switch to trd springs, do you have to change the shocks or will they last with TRD springs?
They will last, the drop isn't that much.


My dumbass on the other hand just installed Sportlines a month ago and I still have the factory struts with 80,000+ miles on the car.

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Sultan Oct 14, 3:24am - #299096 

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JAY-C Oct 14, 4:45am - #299097 
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Anyone gone from sportlines to TRD? How much is the difference?

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Akita Oct 14, 8:58am - #299098 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by Akita
Thanks - a lot of the spring kits I have seen drop like 35mm which is quite a way, don't want to be grounding the car on speed bumps happywink
I have the Sportline kit that provides like a 2 inch drop all around.

Your struts should stop your car from bottoming out. I have never scrapped on anything as of yet.


I don't mean bottoming out as such, a lot of roads near me have speed humps supposedly to slow people down, I used to have a lowered BMW a couple of years back and the humps in the road almost took the exhaust off and dented the floorpan!! angry we ain't having that with the celica now are we thumbsup
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