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Stock vs. tuned suspension settings #329151 Nov 17, 4:02pm Nov 17, 4:02pm
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Stock vs. tuned suspension settings
So I finally got a set of TRD struts to go with my TRD springs, now I just need to get them installed.

When I asked the Toyota parts guy about getting them installed there at the dealership he said yeah I could do that but they would set the suspension to the stock factory settings, but if I really wanted to get the full performance potential out of my struts and springs I should take have them installed by his friend at a local alignment shop because they could tune my suspension for maximum performance, because his friends shop has experience setting up suspension systems for race and police cars.

Question is:

Should I just go with the factory suspension settings or have it tuned by this shop?

My Celica is my daily driver, but conditions permitting (i.e. nobody around) I do enjoy spirited driving and aggressive cornering.

Any voices of experience or informed opinions on this?

Re: Stock vs. tuned suspension settings [Re: GTS2003BLK] #329152 Nov 17, 4:08pm Nov 17, 4:08pm
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are you talking about alignment? confused


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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Stock vs. tuned suspension settings [Re: ct] #329153 Nov 17, 4:18pm Nov 17, 4:18pm
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Yes; particularly toe, camber, and caster settings. Which can apparently be tuned to meet specific needs:

http://www.ozebiz.com.au/racetech/theory/align.html

Re: Stock vs. tuned suspension settings [Re: GTS2003BLK] #329154 Nov 17, 4:22pm Nov 17, 4:22pm
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what tires are you running with?


Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Stock vs. tuned suspension settings [Re: ct] #329155 Nov 17, 4:26pm Nov 17, 4:26pm
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A little bit of negative camber is OK for better handling. The rest should be factory spec.


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Re: Stock vs. tuned suspension settings [Re: ct] #329156 Nov 17, 4:47pm Nov 17, 4:47pm
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Originally Posted by ct
what tires are you running with?


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Re: Stock vs. tuned suspension settings [Re: GTS2003BLK] #329157 Nov 17, 7:55pm Nov 17, 7:55pm
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Sounds like this guy is trying to scam you. To set up camber you will need a camber kit. although with a TRD setup you shouldnt need camber adjustment. other than that they can give you an alignment wich you probably wont need. I put on 2.25 front and 2.5 rear drop springs and I dont need an alignment. I could use a camber kit but Im not going to worry about that untill i get Rims/Tires.

You dont have coilovers so they cant adjust your ride hight, that will always be the same. If you bought adjustable Struts then they could set your stiffness to a more stock feal. That you can adjust yourself.

My opinion is the guy is trying to get his friend some buisness by scammin you


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