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18's with what drop #311106 Oct 27, 9:21am Oct 27, 9:21am
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18's with what drop
Can you guys post pictures of different celicas (w/kits) with different drops with 18's. Does that make sense? I am getting a kam front, RMM sides and planning to get 18's but i don't know what drop to get. I've been looking at the TRD but that looks like it has too much of a gap. Not only do i want a good drop but a good ride quality as well. I have eibach sportlines right now. Would that be a good drop? Is there a better ride quality than sportlines? Hopefully you guys can help me make up my mind.


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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: JAY-C] #311107 Oct 27, 9:30am Oct 27, 9:30am
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Here is my car. TRD kit, 18" wheels 215/35/18 tires and hotchkis drop.

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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: vaio23] #311108 Oct 27, 9:33am Oct 27, 9:33am
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^^How much is your DROP? I think that's what he wants to know. Like for me, my drop is 2", but that's with the stock 16"ers.


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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: Nemesis] #311109 Oct 27, 10:05am Oct 27, 10:05am
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oh that hotchkis drop looks good! I will most likely be using 40 instead of 35 for my tire so that should close the gap a little more huh? How is the ride on the hotchkis though? what's the drop on that too?


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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: JAY-C] #311110 Oct 27, 10:46am Oct 27, 10:46am
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Hotchkis drop is

Front 1 3/8" Drop
Rear 1 7/8" Drop

The drop is inbetween TRD/Pro kit and Sportsline. The ride is very nice (still have stock shocks), it is a little bumpy but that is probably due to my 35 series tires.

Re: 18's with what drop [Re: vaio23] #311111 Oct 27, 11:49am Oct 27, 11:49am
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try the tiens with the 1.5" drop. I find it very smooth and not bumpy at all.


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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: AzNRaCeR] #311112 Oct 27, 12:41pm Oct 27, 12:41pm
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hey AZNRACER do you have aftermarket rims/tires. If so what series? SO the teins are a good smooth ride? I have sportlines right now and i'm looking for something that isn't so stiff. So you would recommend teins.


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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: JAY-C] #311113 Oct 27, 3:51pm Oct 27, 3:51pm
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Give me until tomorrow afternoon to tell you how good they are. I went from 16" GTS OEM alloys w/ 205/55 tires and one heck of a bumpy ride to 18" ADR Kasai w/ 215/35 Falken and a little better ride. Now i'm getting the Tein S Techs put in with the original shocks and I'll let you know the results.

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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: mikey33] #311114 Oct 27, 4:58pm Oct 27, 4:58pm
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anyone have anything bad to say about TANABE springs?
thinking about getting some of those or the teins

Re: 18's with what drop [Re: Toyotapartsdude] #311115 Oct 27, 5:34pm Oct 27, 5:34pm
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How about getting some coilovers? They cost a bit more, but being able to adjust the height is pretty nice.

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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: ToiletPaper] #311116 Oct 27, 6:08pm Oct 27, 6:08pm
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mikey33 I will be waiting for you review on the Teins. thanks for your help. Did you have sportlines?


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No all I had were the stock springs/shocks that came with the GTS.

Re: 18's with what drop [Re: mikey33] #311118 Oct 28, 8:56am Oct 28, 8:56am
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Fantastic!!! Thats all I can say about the Tein S Tech's...

The ride feels better than before. Here is the before and after:

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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: mikey33] #311119 Oct 28, 8:58am Oct 28, 8:58am
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After:

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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: mikey33] #311120 Oct 28, 9:00am Oct 28, 9:00am
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And another:

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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: mikey33] #311121 Oct 28, 8:59pm Oct 28, 8:59pm
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Hey Mikey33 that drop looks perfect. So the ride good huh? I'm leaning towards the tein now.


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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: SquadOne] #311123 Oct 28, 9:46pm Oct 28, 9:46pm
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Hey Squadone do you have a pic of the side of your car without the angle. It looks just about the same as the tein drop.


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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: JAY-C] #311124 Oct 28, 9:50pm Oct 28, 9:50pm
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18s with TRD drop...
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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: SquadOne] #311126 Oct 28, 9:52pm Oct 28, 9:52pm
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There we go I was waiting for righteous_one to post up. That's a perfect example of 18s with TRD drop..


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another angle...

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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: righteous_one] #311128 Oct 28, 10:01pm Oct 28, 10:01pm
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the tein drop is a little lower than TRD is that correct? Which springs have the better ride quality tein or TRD?


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don't know but i got tein s-techs just waiting to be installed. I wouldnt think TRD would be enough of a drop for me.

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I know you already have Sportlines but here's mine on Eibach Sportlines and 18's thumbsup

edit: check link below my sig for extra pics if you want.

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Re: 18's with what drop [Re: ToiletPaper] #311131 Oct 31, 8:32pm Oct 31, 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
How about getting some coilovers? They cost a bit more, but being able to adjust the height is pretty nice.


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