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What shocks and springs are best for the buck? #311278 Oct 27, 1:56pm Oct 27, 1:56pm
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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?

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: aklaim] #311279 Oct 27, 2:38pm Oct 27, 2:38pm
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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.

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: HJC_Celica] #311280 Oct 27, 7:54pm Oct 27, 7:54pm
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just get a coil over set up... springs and shocks, its worth the grand or less

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: CelicaRacer05] #311281 Oct 28, 5:12am Oct 28, 5:12am
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KYB GR2's and Eibachs...the whole setup should run you about $250 and its a very reliable setup

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: AZZKIKR] #311282 Oct 28, 5:31am Oct 28, 5:31am
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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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Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: supra_celica] #311283 Oct 28, 6:11am Oct 28, 6:11am
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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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Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: importcarbabe] #311284 Oct 28, 6:13am Oct 28, 6:13am
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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

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: AZZKIKR] #311285 Oct 28, 8:44am Oct 28, 8:44am
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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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Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: Chaz] #311286 Oct 28, 10:24am Oct 28, 10:24am
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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


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Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: GOLDCELICA] #311287 Oct 28, 10:31am Oct 28, 10:31am
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since you said she wanted to lower it an ince, get the TRD springs and some shocks.

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: ToiletPaper] #311288 Oct 28, 10:38am Oct 28, 10:38am
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Eibach or TRD thumbsup

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: Chaz] #311289 Oct 29, 12:50pm Oct 29, 12:50pm
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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

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: GOLDCELICA] #311290 Oct 29, 1:31pm Oct 29, 1:31pm
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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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Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: CRBN BLU] #311291 Oct 29, 1:36pm Oct 29, 1:36pm
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i heard tanabe is pretty good...i'm going with TRD...

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: Chaz] #311292 Oct 29, 3:53pm Oct 29, 3:53pm
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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

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #311293 Oct 29, 8:18pm Oct 29, 8:18pm
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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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I have Tokico springs and struts, 1.25 drop, very happy with them

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: grcelica] #311295 Oct 29, 9:20pm Oct 29, 9:20pm
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I've heard great things about Tein. Alot of ppl swear by them. thumbsup


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Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: GTQuentin] #311296 Oct 29, 11:43pm Oct 29, 11:43pm
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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

Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #311297 Oct 30, 7:13am Oct 30, 7:13am
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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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Re: What shocks and springs are best for the buck? [Re: GTQuentin] #311298 Oct 30, 5:44pm Oct 30, 5:44pm
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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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