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BlkCelicaGT07 Dec 6, 3:57am - #343872 

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lowering question...

xmas is coming and i want to lower my car, what suggestions do you guys have in terms of what brands, and wether i should get springs or coilovers.?.?.? confused
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VSGTS14 Dec 6, 3:59am - #343873 

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coilovers if you wanna have freedom of which height and a better ride all together.
getting springs depends on how much you want to drop it, not something anyone can just tell you to get.

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BlkCelicaGT07 Dec 6, 4:16am - #343874 

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does this look like a god deal to you guys?

does it look like a trust worthy site to deal with?

http://www.eracingzone.com/eracingzone/01uptoycelco.html
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CelicaGTizzle Dec 6, 4:18am - #343875 

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I dunno...

I've never seen those before and I don't like the fact that they are so cheap. I would say save up and do it right. If your going to drop the car then I would highly suggest that you get new shocks.

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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BlkCelicaGT07 Dec 6, 4:35am - #343876 

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how much do you think im looking at here? i probably have about $300 for the lowering.
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Virgilson Dec 6, 4:46am - #343877 

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umm if you have 300 for lowering your car...just get some lowering springs. coilovers are pricey costing you more than a grand. and that just the coil overs.

i say you get some sportlines. thumbsup
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BlkCelicaGT07 Dec 6, 5:11am - #343878 

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how low do sport lines drop it? and how much do they cost?
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rem Dec 6, 5:15am - #343879 
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1.8 front, 2.4 rear just like this
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BlkCelicaGT07 Dec 6, 5:31am - #343880 

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how about cost? . . .do you scrape a lot with that drop?
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rem Dec 6, 5:37am - #343881 
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nah... for some reason i dont scrape that much.. most speedbumps i can go over them going straight... strange
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BlkCelicaGT07 Dec 6, 6:00am - #343882 

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sounds nice, i may get these springs. thumbsup

but whats the cost? confused
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BadSeed Dec 6, 8:21am - #343883 
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mvpmotorsports has them for 224 right now. I am going to get them with my xmas money, great for the wingless look.
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BlkCelicaGT07 Dec 6, 8:35am - #343884 

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yeah, wingless and lowered looks good!! thumbsup
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rem Dec 6, 4:48pm - #343885 
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BlkCelicaGT07 Dec 6, 6:11pm - #343886 

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^^^hey man you live in cali???
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eric_h Dec 6, 6:32pm - #343887 

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i got ground control coil overs with eibach springs, not sure on the height but it rides nice and i do scrape more then i would like to, but i can alway raise it

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BlkCelicaGT07 Dec 6, 6:34pm - #343888 

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^^^how much?
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rem Dec 6, 6:43pm - #343889 
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Originally Posted by BlkCelicaGT07
^^^hey man you live in cali???

nah. not cali.. VA
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celicajonz Dec 6, 6:48pm - #343890 
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TEIN thumbsup

Originally posted by A_Bathing_Ape:
I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
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BlkCelicaGT07 Dec 6, 6:52pm - #343891 

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^^^ how much of a drop is tein? and how much does it run for?
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celicajonz Dec 6, 6:56pm - #343892 
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i did 2.5 in da frnt and 2.0 in da back...i got the basics damper 800.0(run pret-ee pric-ee, but worth it imo)...yeah but you wont regret if you get tein.. thumbsup

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I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
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round2gts Dec 7, 1:05am - #343893 

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i want to get the basic damper tein is the bomb

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mkvirus Dec 7, 1:11am - #343894 
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Originally Posted by rem
nah... for some reason i dont scrape that much.. most speedbumps i can go over them going straight... strange


ic that you have the stock rims painted in black!!! would you recomend this spring for a celica with stock gt rims like you got except the car with action package? or its gonna scrape the body kit?

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bmw52786 Dec 7, 4:08am - #343895 

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tein s-tech 1.4" drop all around thumbsup

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rem Dec 7, 6:45am - #343896 
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Originally Posted by mkvirus
Originally Posted by rem
nah... for some reason i dont scrape that much.. most speedbumps i can go over them going straight... strange


ic that you have the stock rims painted in black!!! would you recomend this spring for a celica with stock gt rims like you got except the car with action package? or its gonna scrape the body kit?


nah it should be ok. im trying to get a Wings west kit still
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combatc87 Dec 7, 11:18pm - #343897 

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^^when you say trying, you mean looking for a good price? if so, check out this http://hopupracing.com/aeex29.html . cheapest i've found. back on topic: i'm looking into getting a drop, but i don't want the rear higher than the front. is there a kit that evens out the car?

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spectraGTS Dec 7, 11:41pm - #343898 

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The Tein S-Tech springs lower the car 1.4 inches all around. I had them on my old GT. I liked them. I got them off of ebay for $110 brand new. Just make sure to cut the bump stop so you don't bottom out. It looked good to me.
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spectraGTS Dec 7, 11:45pm - #343899 

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^^ I'm gonna put them on my GTS over the Christmas break. I'm probably going to upgrade the shocks too pretty soon. I hear they wear out after like a year with lowering springs if you don't have high performance shocks/sturts. Does anybody know?
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celicatuner Dec 8, 2:32am - #343900 
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was wondering about the safty and performance of springs and coilovers. Saw a civic just run off the road and hit a tellephone poll going 30 for no reason at all. was wondering if shitty suspention parts could do that. I heard ride quality can be bumpier with coilovers, but I don't mind as long as my ride stays on the road.
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CelicaGTizzle Dec 8, 2:41am - #343901 

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^If you lower your car the proper way you shouldn't have that problem.

Cutting you springs which is probably what the Civic did is a big no-no!

Putting lowering springs on your stock struts is also not the best idea since the damper of the stock struts is not meant for lowering springs.

I hihgly suggest that for the best quality drop that you either get a full coil over kit or springs/shocks combo.

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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BlkCelicaGT07 Dec 8, 9:23am - #343902 

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for living in california would you guys suggest i get the eibach pro kit? or sport lines? i want the bigger drop but im worried about a lot of scrapping. . . confused
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rem Dec 8, 3:15pm - #343903 
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Originally Posted by combatc87
^^when you say trying, you mean looking for a good price? if so, check out this http://hopupracing.com/aeex29.html . cheapest i've found. back on topic: i'm looking into getting a drop, but i don't want the rear higher than the front. is there a kit that evens out the car?


sportlines evens out the car .. drops the front 1.8 and the back 2.4
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unsceenTRD Dec 8, 4:05pm - #343904 
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go with Tanabe I have the GF210. They are the stiffest of the three with a 1.5 dropmakes the car feel very planted to the ground thumbsup


Also have hypermotive adjustable swaybar endlinks
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elephantGTS Feb 25, 9:09pm - #449190 
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Hello, I order lowering spring 1.4" drop Front/Rear How many inches do I have to cut out the bump stop? Thank you very much.
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