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aklaim
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aklaim Oct 27, 9:56pm - #311278 
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What shocks and springs are best for the buck?

So the girlfriends 01 GTS needs new shocks. She wants to lower it about an inch as well, so we figured we would do both at the same time. So what are the best shocks and springs for the money? This is her daily driver/commute car and doesnt want to heavily mod her car, but likes taking corners fast. We were looking into the TRD springs, but I cant find much info on them. Also, are bilstein shocks any good on a celica?
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HJC_Celica Oct 27, 10:38pm - #311279 
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Check out Toyogobo on ebay... he had a TRD Spring and Shock set for the celica for something like 500ish. Its a pretty good deal I thought.
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CelicaRacer05 Oct 28, 3:54am - #311280 

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just get a coil over set up... springs and shocks, its worth the grand or less
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AZZKIKR Oct 28, 1:12pm - #311281 

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KYB GR2's and Eibachs...the whole setup should run you about $250 and its a very reliable setup
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supra_celica Oct 28, 1:31pm - #311282 

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I got Hotchkis. I love it. It's pricey, but it out performs nearly everything on the market. If she wants a bargain, see above post.

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importcarbabe Oct 28, 2:11pm - #311283 

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well if all you want is a inch go with the TRD setup shocks/springs. but if you want something a step up and not so expensive get Ebiach Prokit springs and some tokico shocks or KYB's. thumbsup

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AZZKIKR Oct 28, 2:13pm - #311284 

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What's funny is that the TRD springs ARE the Eibach springs!!! Just like the TRD exhaust is made by Borla
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Chaz Oct 28, 4:44pm - #311285 
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If you want to go just a little lower you could get tein s-techs. 1.4" drop for $140. Cheaper than Eibachs. thumbsup

As for shocks it depends on how much you want to spend. I'm going to get KYB AGX shocks but those cost about $450 for 4.

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GOLDCELICA Oct 28, 6:24pm - #311286 

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Hotchkis coil springs retail $190.00 does good with stock shocks.
Front 1 3/8" & Rear 1 7/8".

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TRD retail $180.00 does good with stock shocks. Eibach is the maker of TRD springs.

Someone should post up a thread with all the different drops, springs available, spring rates, prices, etc. Excluding coil over setups. I can name a few but need specs on a couple. Either setup is the best bang for the buck. thumbsup Hotchkis is track tested. Bilstein have great rep. with their shocks but have not seen many people that have used them. Remember the lower you go the harsher it gets thumbsup thumbsup

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ToiletPaper Oct 28, 6:31pm - #311287 
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since you said she wanted to lower it an ince, get the TRD springs and some shocks.
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PnOy2nv Oct 28, 6:38pm - #311288 

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Eibach or TRD thumbsup
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vejita_13 Oct 29, 8:50pm - #311289 

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Originally Posted by Chaz

If you want to go just a little lower you could get tein s-techs. 1.4" drop for $140. Cheaper than Eibachs. thumbsup

As for shocks it depends on how much you want to spend. I'm going to get KYB AGX shocks but those cost about $450 for 4.


kyb agx's (complete set) for $390 shipped (i believe) @ www.titanmotorsports.com

these are adjustable, unlike the GR2's
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CRBN BLU Oct 29, 9:31pm - #311290 

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Originally Posted by GOLDCELICA
Hotchkis coil springs retail $190.00 does good with stock shocks.
Front 1 3/8" & Rear 1 7/8".

or
TRD retail $180.00 does good with stock shocks. Eibach is the maker of TRD springs.

Someone should post up a thread with all the different drops, springs available, spring rates, prices, etc. Excluding coil over setups. I can name a few but need specs on a couple. Either setup is the best bang for the buck. thumbsup Hotchkis is track tested. Bilstein have great rep. with their shocks but have not seen many people that have used them. Remember the lower you go the harsher it gets thumbsup thumbsup


I agree with you. It would be nice to get a database of profile shots of setups. It'd be the be all, end all of spring, shock, etc. questions.

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ragingpaseo Oct 29, 9:36pm - #311291 
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i heard tanabe is pretty good...i'm going with TRD...
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Blue_Bomber Oct 29, 11:53pm - #311292 
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The cheapest setup that actually performs good is Tein S-Tech ($110) and KYB GR-2 ($250; aka TRD struts but without the $100 TRD stickers wink ).

Originally Posted by AZZKIKR
Just like the TRD exhaust is made by Borla

The TRD exhaust is made by HKS, which is why it's built as poorly as the HKS exhaust, and blows open in the same spot.

Originally Posted by Chaz
As for shocks it depends on how much you want to spend. I'm going to get KYB AGX shocks but those cost about $450 for 4.

They're being sold for $360 shipped at New[/b]Celica[b].org
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GTQuentin Oct 30, 4:18am - #311293 

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I have teins and the KYB GR2's. Everything works fine only thing is I think the struts are keeping my car from lowering all the way. I still have a 3 finger gap when i should only have 2.
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grcelica Oct 30, 5:04am - #311294 

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I have Tokico springs and struts, 1.25 drop, very happy with them
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Sancho Oct 30, 5:20am - #311295 

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I've heard great things about Tein. Alot of ppl swear by them. thumbsup

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Blue_Bomber Oct 30, 7:43am - #311296 
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Originally Posted by GTQuentin
I have teins and the KYB GR2's. Everything works fine only thing is I think the struts are keeping my car from lowering all the way. I still have a 3 finger gap when i should only have 2.

Lowering the struts' stiffness will allow them to compress faster, and should allow the car to reach its full drop. Either that, or you have skinny fingers. tongue
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GTQuentin Oct 30, 3:13pm - #311297 

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Had them on since mid August. And it still seems like they havnt droped all the way.
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EuRoBoYGT Oct 31, 1:44am - #311298 

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get the tokico hp shocks and strut and springs for 429 here is the website http://www.intensepower.com/tospandshset.html

they drop them 1.2 inches thumbsup

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