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tein drop vs TRD drop #357189 Dec 23, 1:52am Dec 23, 1:52am
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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

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: SilverGT] #357190 Dec 23, 2:00am Dec 23, 2:00am
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get coil overs if you got the money.
if not tein springs are pretty good,

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: vietnamese2004] #357191 Dec 23, 11:23am Dec 23, 11:23am
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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

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: SmutasticGT] #357192 Dec 23, 12:14pm Dec 23, 12:14pm
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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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Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: Polykarb] #357193 Dec 23, 10:54pm Dec 23, 10:54pm
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i still got the stock wheels, maybe thats something i shud look into

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: Beau] #357194 Dec 23, 11:58pm Dec 23, 11:58pm
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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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Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: Zero] #357195 Dec 24, 1:33am Dec 24, 1:33am
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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

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: SilverGT] #357196 Dec 24, 10:40am Dec 24, 10:40am
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i got 18"s on my car and i bought tein s-techs

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: Celica2k] #357197 Dec 24, 2:27pm Dec 24, 2:27pm
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do you need aftermarket struts with the tein s-tech's or can i use them with stock stuts?

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: BATmobile] #357198 Dec 24, 5:52pm Dec 24, 5:52pm
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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

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: SilverGT] #357199 Dec 24, 6:15pm Dec 24, 6:15pm
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18's=too much bling for me


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Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: Polykarb] #357200 Dec 24, 10:25pm Dec 24, 10:25pm
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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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Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: JAY-C] #357201 Dec 25, 1:00am Dec 25, 1:00am

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i dont think our cars were ment to have 18" rims. It really slows our cars down by alot.

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop #357202 Dec 25, 11:52am Dec 25, 11:52am
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will you run into any problems just get lowering springs and not shocks?


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Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: JAY-C] #357203 Dec 25, 12:05pm Dec 25, 12:05pm
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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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Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #357204 Dec 25, 12:06pm Dec 25, 12:06pm
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looks good asiatik pride

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #357205 Dec 25, 12:07pm Dec 25, 12:07pm
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same with isaacs thumbsup
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Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #357206 Dec 25, 12:46pm Dec 25, 12:46pm
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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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Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: JAY-C] #357207 Dec 25, 12:52pm Dec 25, 12:52pm
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TRD drop is nice

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: ToiletPaper] #357208 Dec 25, 1:20pm Dec 25, 1:20pm
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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?

Merry Christmas

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: JAY-C] #357209 Dec 25, 2:24pm Dec 25, 2:24pm
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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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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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Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: VSGTS14] #357211 Dec 25, 4:47pm Dec 25, 4:47pm
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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

Re: tein drop vs TRD drop [Re: VSGTS14] #357212 Dec 26, 12:51pm Dec 26, 12:51pm
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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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