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blown shocks? #333346 Nov 22, 8:59pm Nov 22, 8:59pm
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blown shocks?
I wanna lower my car with with either tein s techs or the sportlines, but my cousin keeps tellin me they r gonna blow my stock shocks, true? wtf

Re: blown shocks? [Re: ChiNeyBwoy] #333347 Nov 22, 9:00pm Nov 22, 9:00pm
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beats me confused

Re: blown shocks? [Re: RookieGTS] #333348 Nov 22, 9:29pm Nov 22, 9:29pm
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Uhh no slap

Re: blown shocks? [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #333349 Nov 22, 9:33pm Nov 22, 9:33pm
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It won't blow them, however it will make them wear out much faster than they normally would, because the stock shocks are designed for the stock height of the car, not for a lowered height.


My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
Re: blown shocks? [Re: CelicaGTizzle] #333350 Nov 22, 9:35pm Nov 22, 9:35pm
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so if i bought aftermarket shocks they will just adjust to the new height and ill be str8?

Re: blown shocks? [Re: ChiNeyBwoy] #333351 Nov 22, 9:39pm Nov 22, 9:39pm
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Depends on what kind of aftermarket shocks you get. The KYB GR-2 shocks are decent for your drop, or atleast that is waht my father (He owns 3 speed and performance shops) recommends for a samll drop. If you want an adjustable shock then I would say get the KYB SGX.


My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
Re: blown shocks? [Re: CelicaGTizzle] #333352 Nov 23, 10:18pm Nov 23, 10:18pm
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hes full of shit


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Re: blown shocks? [Re: eric_h] #333353 Nov 24, 9:34am Nov 24, 9:34am
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where did you all buy ur shocks?

Re: blown shocks? [Re: ChiNeyBwoy] #333354 Nov 24, 9:51am Nov 24, 9:51am
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it will reduce the life of your stock shocks...

mine are starting to go at 48 k miles... and i've had the sportlines on for about 10k.

Re: blown shocks? [Re: spaztikid] #333355 Nov 24, 2:07pm Nov 24, 2:07pm
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If youre just going for looks springs alone are fine, if youre concerned about handling as well then upgrade springs and struts.

Don't just take my word for it, check these links by people who know allot more about suspension systems than I do.

http://www.koni.com/_cars/frame.html

"The use of lowering springs requires special damping characteristics: the mere application of stiffer springs together with ordinary shock absorbers often has a negative impact on road-holding and comfort, and may even lead to dangerous situations."

And this from SportCompactCar's site about their 2K Project Celica: http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/projectcars/0106scc_projcelica/

"We accomplished our goal of good looks with a set of Progress springs, but without stiffer shocks, we could do nothing about the lack of damping. Riding lowered on the stock shocks, the car felt slightly disconnected--like it was hovering a few inches above the ground. All too frequently, however, our hovercar would seem to scrape the ground as it crashed into the bumpstops. Despite rear springs that were proportionally stiffer than the fronts, the car seemed to lose its playful handling with the lower springs as well. This is, unfortunately, pretty normal for a car with lowering springs.

and

Hey, they even used a pic of a Celica

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/tech/howlow.html

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/tech/bounce.html

Re: blown shocks? [Re: eric_h] #333356 Nov 24, 2:08pm Nov 24, 2:08pm
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^Thank you for posting that, because some people thought I was full of shit when I said it.

Originally Posted by eric_h

hes full of shit


Are you calling me out? Ask any mechanic if lowering springs will harm stock struts. I bet you'll get the same answer from all of them and that answer would be yes. The rid quality won't be as well as if you had aftermarket struts (or shocks if you prefer) and it shortens the life of the struts.

I wouldn't tell anyone to buy shocks if they didn't have too. It's his choice whether or not he wants to do things the right way or be cheap.

One last question for ya. If you didn't need aftermarket struts, then why would companies make them? Things are done for a reason.


My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
Re: blown shocks? [Re: CelicaGTizzle] #333357 Nov 24, 2:20pm Nov 24, 2:20pm
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Originally Posted by CelicaGTizzle
^Thank you for posting that, because some people thought I was full of shit when I said it.

Originally Posted by eric_h
hes full of shit


Are you calling me out? Ask any mechanic if lowering springs will harm stock struts. I bet you'll get the same answer from all of them and that answer would be yes. The rid quality won't be as well as if you had aftermarket struts (or shocks if you prefer) and it shortens the life of the struts.

I wouldn't tell anyone to buy shocks if they didn't have too. It's his choice whether or not he wants to do things the right way or be cheap.

One last question for ya. If you didn't need aftermarket struts, then why would companies make them? Things are done for a reason.

I think he was talking about the cousin of the dude, bro thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Re: blown shocks? [Re: Maka] #333358 Nov 24, 2:22pm Nov 24, 2:22pm
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yea thnks guys, i think i will get shocks with my springs it will be worth it

Re: blown shocks? [Re: CelicaGTizzle] #333359 Nov 24, 2:24pm Nov 24, 2:24pm
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just get shocks with your springs bro so you wouldnt have to worry about it down the road thumbsup


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Re: blown shocks? [Re: Maka] #333360 Nov 24, 2:30pm Nov 24, 2:30pm
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Originally Posted by Maka
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^Thank you for posting that, because some people thought I was full of shit when I said it.

Originally Posted by eric_h
hes full of shit


Are you calling me out? Ask any mechanic if lowering springs will harm stock struts. I bet you'll get the same answer from all of them and that answer would be yes. The rid quality won't be as well as if you had aftermarket struts (or shocks if you prefer) and it shortens the life of the struts.

I wouldn't tell anyone to buy shocks if they didn't have too. It's his choice whether or not he wants to do things the right way or be cheap.

One last question for ya. If you didn't need aftermarket struts, then why would companies make them? Things are done for a reason.

I think he was talking about the cousin of the dude, bro thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


If he is then, I'm sorry.


My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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