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Oct 20, 11:36pm - #305751 
Hotchkis Springs... Impressions

I am thinking about getting the Hotchkis Springs for my Celica GTS. I already have the TRD Sway Bars... what I am hopping someone with these springs will be able to tell me is if the car has a lot more oversteer or if the backend will snap out really quickly. Thanks for any help

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Oct 20, 11:49pm - #305752 
Hotchkis is by far one of the best springs for the Celica. Got to chill with the racer himself John Hotchkis couple years back. The drop is not harsh and they are the only items that have ever been track tested throughly. Got a chance to take some pictures of their secret facility on how well they design & make their products. Here's some motivation for you. A couple sneak peaks of what they do.

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Oct 21, 1:38am - #305753 
The Hotchkis springs won't alter the car's handling when it comes to understeer/oversteer. To do that, you'll need the Hotchkis Competition bars (the only bars that will alter handling in that way). I've got the equivalent setup (ST rear bar is the same stiffness as Hotchkis Comp), and my car is very, very neutral up until the limit, where it tends to oversteer a bit depending on throttle/brake input. I love the bars. grin They're most definitely the best suspension mod, and the best bang for the buck. thumbsup

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Oct 21, 1:50am - #305754 
Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
The Hotchkis springs won't alter the car's handling when it comes to understeer/oversteer. To do that, you'll need the Hotchkis Competition bars (the only bars that will alter handling in that way). I've got the equivalent setup (ST rear bar is the same stiffness as Hotchkis Comp), and my car is very, very neutral up until the limit, where it tends to oversteer a bit depending on throttle/brake input. I love the bars. grin They're most definitely the best suspension mod, and the best bang for the buck. thumbsup


Nicely said Blue you are a pro when it comes to suspension & handling thumbsup


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Oct 21, 2:02am - #305755 
"your my boy Blue!!"


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Oct 21, 6:01am - #305756 
Hotchkis Springs?

They are fantastic,I have them with Hotchkis sway bars and Koni yellows...the car is amazing,just too fast for the others... happywink

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Oct 21, 7:25am - #305757 
Originally Posted by Kim
"your my boy Blue!!"


i love that movie...

and yes i believe sway bars are the best mod dollar for dollar. thumbsup i have the hotchkis street and it's like driving a diffrent car when i put them on. eek


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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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