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BigTony
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BigTony Nov 15, 7:11am - #326510 

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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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JesterDallas Nov 15, 4:46pm - #326511 
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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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YurBuddyChrist Nov 15, 6:32pm - #326512 
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2inches=new shocks too 150 for springs plus about 400-500 for shocks plus install
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BlueGT01 Nov 21, 4:09am - #326513 

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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
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blitzceli Nov 21, 4:21am - #326514 

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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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spaztikid Nov 21, 9:12am - #326515 
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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.
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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 21, 10:50am - #326516 

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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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grcelica
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grcelica Nov 21, 12:36pm - #326517 

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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.
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jway83 Nov 21, 4:11pm - #326518 
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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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Miketrd Nov 21, 7:17pm - #326519 
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so if i don't want a big drop i should go with the TRD springs?
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fonz182 Nov 21, 7:48pm - #326520 

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yes or tein H techs
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GTaintsobad Nov 21, 11:29pm - #326521 

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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
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grcelica Nov 22, 12:12am - #326522 

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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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grcelica
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grcelica Nov 22, 12:14am - #326523 

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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?
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Miketrd Nov 25, 4:10am - #326524 
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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
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SmutasticGT Nov 25, 4:31am - #326525 

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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
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Miketrd Nov 25, 5:08am - #326526 
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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?
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narcolepsy123456 Nov 25, 8:09pm - #326527 

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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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