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Oct 13, 1:23am - #299082 
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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Oct 13, 2:24am - #299083 
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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Oct 13, 11:41am - #299084 
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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Oct 13, 11:49am - #299085 
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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Oct 13, 12:01pm - #299086 
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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Oct 13, 12:05pm - #299087 
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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Oct 13, 12:08pm - #299088 
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Oct 13, 12:19pm - #299089 
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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Oct 13, 12:23pm - #299090 
the springs are great imo...i had them..the ride/handling was just awesome, couldn't ask for more.


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Oct 13, 2:19pm - #299091 
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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Oct 13, 7:03pm - #299092 
speaking of TRD springs where is the cheapest place to buy them?


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Oct 13, 7:15pm - #299093 
if you switch to TRD springs, do you have to change the shocks or will they last with TRD springs?

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Oct 13, 7:19pm - #299094 
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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Oct 13, 7:31pm - #299095 
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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Oct 13, 8:24pm - #299096 
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Oct 13, 9:45pm - #299097 
Anyone gone from sportlines to TRD? How much is the difference?


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Oct 14, 1:58am - #299098 
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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