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need some help with suspension?!? #32169 Jul 31, 8:57am Jul 31, 8:57am
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need some help with suspension?!?
hey guys i'm gonna be lookin for drop springs and i've narrowed it down to 2
1. TRD drop springs
2.Hotchkis

i need input please i would like to know how they compare to eachother in performance and price and quaility
thanks and if any of you guys have either one of them could you be so kind to post pics here for me thumbsup


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Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: celica2kgts] #32170 Jul 31, 9:00am Jul 31, 9:00am
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TRD is sweet, but only goes down an inch, it therefore does not need the 239$ camber kit for the rear

the hotchkis goes down 2" i believe and it does need that link, it is not difficult to install, i did mine in an hour just now


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Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: ssgsky] #32171 Jul 31, 9:03am Jul 31, 9:03am
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Originally Posted by ssgsky
TRD is sweet, but only goes down an inch, it therefore does not need the 239$ camber kit for the rear

the hotchkis goes down 2" i believe and it does need that link, it is not difficult to install, i did mine in an hour just now


well the hotchkis is a 1 1/3" front and the rear is 1 7/8" in the rear and ya install is easy thats not a problem i was told you only need the camber kit if you drop is more than 2"

Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: celica2kgts] #32172 Jul 31, 9:11am Jul 31, 9:11am
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well, i was stupid, i did not look close enough there is a small adjustment for camber under there, but with the larger wheels, you can see the new hotchkis link, and it is way stouter than the stock piece it replaces, and it does not take long at all to replace, and you have to align it after any suspension mod anyway, other than sway bars, and non-adjustable strut braces. eventually i hope to put in a set of front and rear sway bars, but for now it worked pretty well with the stock tires, did a 4 wheel drift yesterday around a corner rice just put the new wheels back on, and semi corrected the camber problem


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Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: ssgsky] #32173 Jul 31, 9:21am Jul 31, 9:21am
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i don't think you need to get the cambers if you get the hotchkis drop i'd go with hotchkis thumbsup


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Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: My Sixth Gear] #32174 Jul 31, 9:25am Jul 31, 9:25am
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well i have been leanin towards the hotchkis the whole time just want to make sure they were pimptastic! also what should i replace when puttin new springs in?

Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: celica2kgts] #32175 Jul 31, 10:24am Jul 31, 10:24am
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Originally Posted by celica2kgts
well i have been leanin towards the hotchkis the whole time just want to make sure they were pimptastic! also what should i replace when puttin new springs in?


with hotckis you should replace the shocks...everyone raves about hotchkis and how well you corner with the suspension set...for me i'm going TRD because i don't want that aggressive of a drop...plus it'll have a lower center of gravity compared to stock... thumbsup rice


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Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: celica2kgts] #32176 Jul 31, 11:39am Jul 31, 11:39am
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Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: celica2kgts] #32177 Jul 31, 1:04pm Jul 31, 1:04pm
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what about the eibach sportline 2" drop kit..I have always heard that eibach is the shiznit...Would you need camber kit for that?


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Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: celica2kgts] #32178 Jul 31, 1:15pm Jul 31, 1:15pm
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hey, TRD springs r excellent, they have an awesome ride...but they only drop an inch, i took mine off and put on coilovers...so if your interested i can sell you my set of TRD springs. Let me know if your interested.

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how much for your TRD's??? lil interested i can get the hotchkis for 175 shipped brand new in box and think that that drop might be better but if the price is right i may take the TRD instead also how long were they used for?

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anyyyyyy kit more than 2" will need the kit, plus hotchkis is not the only one that allows a higher adjustment, i saw an eibach camber kit, it is just an offset eccentric for muchhhh cheaper, but the hotchkis gives you the polished aluminum look, and better bushings


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is there a way to just lower the back to level the car? i dont really want my front any lower than it already is coz i dont wanna be scraping my kit...but i do wanna have my rear a little lower.

but then again im contemplating airbags. sighh..dunnoe wat im doing these dayss confused confused

Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: celica2kgts] #32182 Jul 31, 10:32pm Jul 31, 10:32pm
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chris, i dont know how old they r, i bought the car used and it was a toyota show room car thats why it had all these TRD products on it. The TRD springs r such a good ride, but i had to get rid of them just becuz it wasn't low enuff for me thats why i went with coilovers which r shitty ride quality by the way. I'm not sure how much TRD springs go for,i'm trying to get like 200 canadian for them because i live in canada so you can work that out into US dollars...but take in mind...u cant go wrong with TRD springs, the ride quality is excellent. But its up to you if you want a one inch drop. Just let me know if your interested.

Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: PCUE] #32183 Aug 1, 12:21am Aug 1, 12:21am
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P thanks will let you know if i will go TRD chances are gonna get hbotchkis but who knows

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go hotchkis

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HOTCHKIS! grin


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Re: need some help with suspension?!? [Re: RicePowered] #32186 Aug 1, 4:16am Aug 1, 4:16am
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
Chris you already know what I'm going to say thumbsup

HOTCHKIS rice


Hotchkis is the right answer. thumbsup

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