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Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit #352901 Dec 16, 9:35am Dec 16, 9:35am
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Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit
I just recieved my tanabe pro ss type 2 complete kit ( yeah me! grin ). We took of the wheel but when we started looking for the two bolts to loosen they weren't there. It seems my shock absorber and support arm are in one piece!! ie not held together with bolts. The tanabe numberfor the kit is TSS036X. The vin of the car is ZZT231-0003729. The tanabe kit seems to be the same as the tein kit? Why is my car different?

Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Marlyman] #352902 Dec 16, 10:53am Dec 16, 10:53am
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Where did you find the tanabe number? I have the same suspension but i don't have the box or paper work. maybe you got the wrong part by mistake.


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Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Kim] #352903 Dec 16, 10:57am Dec 16, 10:57am
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This number was on the box when i got it. Talked to tanabe usa. No result yet though frown

Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Marlyman] #352904 Dec 16, 11:12am Dec 16, 11:12am
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oh sorry i couldn't help


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Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Kim] #352905 Dec 16, 11:15am Dec 16, 11:15am
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holy crap i just realized something. Do you have the super strut suspension II (SSII) celica GTS? I think i read somewhere that those celicas have a slightly different, but better suspension set-up so theres less understeer at turn in. that might be the case.


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Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Kim] #352906 Dec 16, 11:22am Dec 16, 11:22am
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Originally Posted by Kim
holy crap i just realized something. Do you have the super strut suspension II (SSII) celica GTS? I think i read somewhere that those celicas have a slightly different, but better suspension set-up so theres less understeer at turn in. that might be the case.


I have a GTS and I have the Tanabe Pro SS coilovers. I DEFINATELY have bolts there. Is this front or rear you are talking about?

Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Rocketman] #352907 Dec 16, 11:54am Dec 16, 11:54am
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no the SSII was only realeased in europe and japan. not america.


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Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Kim] #352908 Dec 16, 12:32pm Dec 16, 12:32pm
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Originally Posted by Kim
no the SSII was only realeased in europe and japan. not america.


Oh, he is Ireland. Hmmm. My bad. That seems very odd though. I guarantee that the SSII suspension isn't as good as the Tanabe suspension. I guess you could always cut and weld. I am sorry, but that just seems so wierd that they wouldn't use bolts. confused

Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Rocketman] #352909 Dec 16, 11:03pm Dec 16, 11:03pm
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Take some pics, maybe I can help.

I have the same coilovers.

Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: silver] #352910 Dec 17, 1:29am Dec 17, 1:29am
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I was Talking to James Nagashi in tanabe usa - he identified the car as a celica "elite" model, only released in japan, one of the first off the line, kinda lika a flagship model. I dont think theres many out there. Now heres the dilema, leave it stock or cut and weld. I bought the complete kit front and rear. I wonder will the rear ones fit? Heres some pics.

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Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Marlyman] #352911 Dec 17, 1:42am Dec 17, 1:42am
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Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Marlyman] #352912 Dec 17, 8:21am Dec 17, 8:21am
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Problem solved. After doing a lot of research i have discovered i have a really rare celica. It has SSS Type III front suspension/axle setup. Super Strut Suspension and limited slip differential was special order only in Japan. There was a decal on the back window saying "Super strut suspension" but i never took ant notice because id never heard of it on the new celi's . On the upside i ordered a rake of parts today - tekniq auto snap off system, momo silverjet wheel, twm shortshifter and rear carbon liscense backing plate.

Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Marlyman] #352913 Dec 17, 11:03am Dec 17, 11:03am
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wow thats gotta be cool!! well i was half right. I gotta tell you though since you have such a rare suspension setup and LSD you should really leave your car stock suspension wise and just appreciate the car for what it really is.


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Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Kim] #352914 Dec 17, 11:06am Dec 17, 11:06am
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i should tell you, the reason i say that is there is another member here named taemachine who can out-drive me in autoX by at least 10 sec. on stock suspension, you can check out mine in my profile, all he has is tires and thats it and no power mods. so it just goes to show that the driver is the best part you can put in a car.


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Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Kim] #352915 Dec 17, 2:59pm Dec 17, 2:59pm
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Originally Posted by Kim
i should tell you, the reason i say that is there is another member here named taemachine who can out-drive me in autoX by at least 10 sec. on stock suspension, you can check out mine in my profile, all he has is tires and thats it and no power mods. so it just goes to show that the driver is the best part you can put in a car.


If he is on race tires and you are on crappy street tires...trust me, that is more than enough. Now, don't get me wrong, I am SURE there is some skill involved. However, just to give an example... There is a guy that autocrosses here in Idaho and he is an INSANE driver. He took 2nd at US Nationals about 3-4 years ago in his SM2 RX-7 (Fastest damn thing I ever saw. I was working cones, and it was right next to me...and then it is gone!!!) Anyways, He now drives a bone stock 1.8t Golf. The only thing he has is race tires. Anyways, on the same day he decided to drive another guys heavily modded (Suspension, cams, etc...) Golf 1.8t. The only difference was that the Heavily modded golf didn't have race tires and the stock one did. Anyways, same driver and the Stock golf beat the modded golf on the same course by 6.5 seconds!!!! So, if that gives you an idea.

On a side note, I was STS this last year and I was running on Falken 451's which everyone knows are not great for autoX. It was all I could afford at the time... Anyways, I beat a few Corvettes consistantly that were running RACE tires. It just shows, that the Celica is an awesome handler and with some driving skill you can beat much higher classed cars.

Sorry for my novel.

Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Rocketman] #352916 Dec 17, 10:19pm Dec 17, 10:19pm
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actually he and I have the same tires. Azenis, trust me i know he has pure skill.


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Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Kim] #352917 Dec 20, 8:02am Dec 20, 8:02am
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Originally Posted by Kim
actually he and I have the same tires. Azenis, trust me i know he has pure skill.


OMG. Dude, you need to learn how to drive. eek

Re: Tanabe Sustec Pro SS type 2 wont fit [Re: Rocketman] #352918 Dec 20, 11:53pm Dec 20, 11:53pm
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well he's been doing autoX for a lil over 2 yrs and i've just started, having only been to 5 events so far.


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