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how much to lower the car? #326510 Nov 15, 12:11am Nov 15, 12:11am
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how much to lower the car?
i have 18's and was wondering if it would be nice to lower it 2 inches ? and if it 2 inches is a big difference when it comes to feel


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Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: BigTony] #326511 Nov 15, 9:46am Nov 15, 9:46am
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shouldn't be too much. Just the cost of new springs and shop work unless you DIY, in which case its just the cost of springs. I think those tend to be about 200$ - 300$


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Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: JesterDallas] #326512 Nov 15, 11:32am Nov 15, 11:32am
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2inches=new shocks too 150 for springs plus about 400-500 for shocks plus install

Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: YurBuddyChrist] #326513 Nov 20, 9:09pm Nov 20, 9:09pm
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probably be like around 200. sportlines will drop it like 2 for around 250 plus install and you will probably have to have it aligned

Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: BlueGT01] #326514 Nov 20, 9:21pm Nov 20, 9:21pm
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lets think about this. your gonna lower you car 2 in, and the biggest rims you can fit on the celica is 19. 18 plus a 2in drop = rubbing on the wheel wells. I wouldnt lower it that much.


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Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: blitzceli] #326515 Nov 21, 2:12am Nov 21, 2:12am
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get some tein s techs... 1.3 inch drop and better handleing... i think its a great drop for 18s and your shocks will last a lot longer.

Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: spaztikid] #326516 Nov 21, 3:50am Nov 21, 3:50am
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if you want a stiffer ride you want a higher percentage spring rate, if you want a more luxury ride you want a lower percentage spring rate. Springs are anywere from $150-300 depending on what you want. You wont need struts(shocks)unless you go lower than 2.5 inches.


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Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #326517 Nov 21, 5:36am Nov 21, 5:36am
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I dropped mine 1.25. It was $430 for struts/shocks/springs. $125 for install. $50 for alignment. If you go with a similar dop and only get the springs, it will cost you less but you will eventually need to get struts. I wanted to get the match set.oh, I have 17's. The drop was just right, not too agressive but a good stance. Handling is better even without other handling upgrades.

Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: grcelica] #326518 Nov 21, 9:11am Nov 21, 9:11am
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the stock struts will handle up to 1.5" of drop. anything over that will need new struts very soon


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Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: jway83] #326519 Nov 21, 12:17pm Nov 21, 12:17pm
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so if i don't want a big drop i should go with the TRD springs?

Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: Miketrd] #326520 Nov 21, 12:48pm Nov 21, 12:48pm
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yes or tein H techs

Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: fonz182] #326521 Nov 21, 4:29pm Nov 21, 4:29pm
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I've got H&R - its about 1.5 - 2 inches drop, and the ride is still good. My rear camber is still factory too

Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: Miketrd] #326522 Nov 21, 5:12pm Nov 21, 5:12pm
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Originally Posted by Miketrd
so if i don't want a big drop i should go with the trd springs?


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Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: GTaintsobad] #326523 Nov 21, 5:14pm Nov 21, 5:14pm
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Originally Posted by GTaintsobad
I've got H&R - its about 1.5 - 2 inches drop, and the ride is still good. My rear camber is still factory too


^^^How can that be?? The rear camber that is. You aren't toe'd in at the top?

Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: grcelica] #326524 Nov 24, 9:10pm Nov 24, 9:10pm
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Can someone post a picture of the drop of the TRD springs, i know they are not that low, but where i live the streets are a mess so i don't know yet what to get, i need to see pictures.

Thanks guys

Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: Miketrd] #326525 Nov 24, 9:31pm Nov 24, 9:31pm
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get some Tein S-Techs, they lower the car 1.4in and maybe 1.5 when they settle, not to high not too low, just right for what ur looking for thumbsup

Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: SmutasticGT] #326526 Nov 24, 10:08pm Nov 24, 10:08pm
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I am going to get 17" rims but i have no idea how the tire size works, so i need help there, and whenever i have the rims and wheels i will go for the drop...

Any one can explain me how the tire size works?? if i am going to get the 17" rims but i don't want a really low drop, maybe TRD or Tein S- Techs, is that okay??

any pictures?

Re: how much to lower the car? [Re: Miketrd] #326527 Nov 25, 1:09pm Nov 25, 1:09pm
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i've got 18 inch roja formula 5s with a 225/40/18 tire and i'm running the tanabe df 210s with a 2 inch drop on kyb agx struts, still no rubbing. thumbsup happywink

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