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SilverGT
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SilverGT Dec 23, 8:52am - #357189 
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tein drop vs TRD drop

hey guys, i recently got 18s on my car (originally had 17s) and although the new rims fill up the wheel gap nicely, it raised the car a good amount, the front looks really high to me. i have a TRD drop now, and i wanna go tein. but im wondering if the 1in to 1.5in drop would make a difference. what other options do i have? i have the full vizage kit also
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vietnamese2004 Dec 23, 9:00am - #357190 

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get coil overs if you got the money.
if not tein springs are pretty good,
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SmutasticGT Dec 23, 6:23pm - #357191 

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I would go with TEIN springs just because you already have 18's and a kit and TEINs will lower it just right I believe with your set up...anything lower you would probably run into some problems
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Polykarb
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Polykarb Dec 23, 7:14pm - #357192 

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Originally Posted by SmutasticGT
I would go with TEIN springs just because you already have 18's and a kit and TEINs will lower it just right I believe with your set up...anything lower you would probably run into some problems


true, my tein stech drop is nice, not ricey at all with stock 16's on it (thats how it's gonna stay). Great ride too, not really bouncy.

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Beau Dec 24, 5:54am - #357193 

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i still got the stock wheels, maybe thats something i shud look into
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Zero Dec 24, 6:58am - #357194 

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alex, your car is hott, chock one up for the silver celicas thumbsup

tein s-techs will do your celica good thumbsup

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SilverGT Dec 24, 8:33am - #357195 
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Originally Posted by Zero
alex, your car is hott, chock one up for the silver celicas thumbsup

tein s-techs will do your celica good thumbsup


thanks! thumbsup
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Celica2k Dec 24, 5:40pm - #357196 

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i got 18"s on my car and i bought tein s-techs
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BATmobile Dec 24, 9:27pm - #357197 

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do you need aftermarket struts with the tein s-tech's or can i use them with stock stuts?
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SilverGT Dec 25, 12:52am - #357198 
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im sure you can use stock struts, but with aftermarket ones the ride quality is gonna be better. i may eventually buy struts but for now imma stick with stock
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Polykarb Dec 25, 1:15am - #357199 

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18's=too much bling for me

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JAY-C Dec 25, 5:25am - #357200 
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Get tein because TRD is barely anything. I went for teins because its a perfect drop. I am going for the BMW look now i'm just waiting to save up enough money to buy my 18's.

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i dont think our cars were ment to have 18" rims. It really slows our cars down by alot.
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04celigt Dec 25, 6:52pm - #357202 

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will you run into any problems just get lowering springs and not shocks?

high hooo silver
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Dec 25, 7:05pm - #357203 

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Originally Posted by JAY-C
Get tein because trd is barely anything.

mine looks perfect 18 and TRD wave
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rem Dec 25, 7:06pm - #357204 
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looks good asiatik pride
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Dec 25, 7:07pm - #357205 

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same with isaacs thumbsup
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JAY-C Dec 25, 7:46pm - #357206 
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Hey tru_Asiatik_Pride what are the tire spec's you have on your car? I've seen others with TRD and 18's and it looks like there is a big gap. For some reason yours looks perfect. I don't know if its the tires or maybe the color of your car.

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ToiletPaper Dec 25, 7:52pm - #357207 
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TRD drop is nice
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mark12 Dec 25, 8:20pm - #357208 
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I just got Tanabe Springs Any sugestions on what size height/width of wheel and Tire I should get.

Would 19" work Or will I regret it any rubin you think?

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Dec 25, 9:24pm - #357209 

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Originally Posted by JAY-C
Hey tru_Asiatik_Pride what are the tire spec's you have on your car? I've seen others with trd and 18's and it looks like there is a big gap. For some reason yours looks perfect. I don't know if its the tires or maybe the color of your car.

235/40 i think confused , iam not at home rite now ill check it when i do
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VSGTS14 Dec 25, 10:07pm - #357210 

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those aren't 40's
they are 45's
i have 40's and my gap is a little bigger than that.

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stefanoc Dec 25, 11:47pm - #357211 

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how many miles you have ur springs on the car?
i would say leave it and get a kit if you dont have one, springs will eventually settle more as time goes on and makes ur car look lower
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Dec 26, 7:51pm - #357212 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
those aren't 40's
they are 45's
i have 40's and my gap is a little bigger than that.


there 235/40/18 its the kumho size that wheelmax package have that i bought thumbsup
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