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JAY-C Oct 27, 5:21pm - #311106 
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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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vaio23 Oct 27, 5:30pm - #311107 
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Here is my car. TRD kit, 18" wheels 215/35/18 tires and hotchkis drop.

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Nemesis Oct 27, 5:33pm - #311108 

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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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JAY-C Oct 27, 6:05pm - #311109 
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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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vaio23 Oct 27, 6:46pm - #311110 
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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.
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AzNRaCeR Oct 27, 7:49pm - #311111 
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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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JAY-C Oct 27, 8:41pm - #311112 
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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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mikey33 Oct 27, 11:51pm - #311113 
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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.

By the way, as soon as I hit the FL Lotto I am getting KYB AGX's installed.
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Toyotapartsdude Oct 28, 12:58am - #311114 
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anyone have anything bad to say about TANABE springs?
thinking about getting some of those or the teins
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ToiletPaper Oct 28, 1:34am - #311115 
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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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JAY-C Oct 28, 2:08am - #311116 
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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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mikey33 Oct 28, 3:24am - #311117 
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No all I had were the stock springs/shocks that came with the GTS.
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mikey33 Oct 28, 4:56pm - #311118 
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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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mikey33 Oct 28, 4:58pm - #311119 
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After:
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mikey33 Oct 28, 5:00pm - #311120 
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And another:
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JAY-C Oct 29, 4:59am - #311121 
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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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SquadOne Oct 29, 5:38am - #311122 
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JAY-C Oct 29, 5:46am - #311123 
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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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righteous_one Oct 29, 5:50am - #311124 
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18s with TRD drop...
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SquadOne Oct 29, 5:50am - #311125 
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SquadOne Oct 29, 5:52am - #311126 
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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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righteous_one Oct 29, 5:57am - #311127 
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another angle...
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JAY-C Oct 29, 6:01am - #311128 
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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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00GTShope Oct 31, 7:12pm - #311130 

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

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silver Nov 1, 4:32am - #311131 
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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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