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AZZKIKR Jan 1, 3:13am - #362943 

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too low...

alright...most of you saw my other thread about how bad I needed a drop... I was talking to some of he nopi guys(being as it is right down the street from me), and they have skunk2 SPRINGS which drop the celica 2.25" in the front, and 2.5" in the rear...kinda seems to low to me...what do you guys think...I have 17" ADR visions, and I'm gonna drop it with KYB AGX's and goldlines...they are about the same price, and I trust skunk 2 a litle more
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eric_h Jan 1, 4:13am - #362944 

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just not as low as me if you cherish your side skirts and front bump

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10celica10 Jan 1, 4:17am - #362945 
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Too low IMO.
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Chelica815 Jan 1, 4:20am - #362946 
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Don't go that low man. It would take the pleasure out of driving your car because you do not want to jack up the front lip and etc.

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eclipseturbogsx Jan 1, 5:36am - #362947 

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i have a body kit and the tanabe superdown springs with stock rims...talk about low. But i love the low look. So i love driving low cars even though it's a pain in the ass. thumbsup
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v3n0m Jan 1, 5:50am - #362948 

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Way too low...stick w/Goldline
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VSGTS14 Jan 1, 7:43am - #362949 

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it'll be way too low with a bodykit.

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CblueGTS02 Jan 1, 3:09pm - #362950 
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I have Goldline springs 1.75" drop ...

I LOVE the look ... but believe me, it's a pain in the neck!!!!!!!!!!
Pretty much everywhere I go, I scratch my front, because it's too low (and I dont have a KIT). I have to go in sideways and really slow, and I can avoid it sometimes.
Even going into my driveway I scratch frown

Sure low cars look nice ... but do you really want to hear that "scratching" sound every time you go into a driveway/parking lot? (makes me want to cry everytime i hear it). If I could do it all over again ... I would NOT go that low. Try to stick to something like 1.4" perhaps.
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RookieGTS Jan 1, 4:44pm - #362951 

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so then whats the average decent drop???
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khmer215 Jan 1, 4:50pm - #362952 

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go with Teins S-Techs - 1.4 inch drop all around...

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RookieGTS Jan 1, 4:51pm - #362953 

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how much do those go for??
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bmw52786 Jan 1, 7:35pm - #362954 

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Originally Posted by khmer215
go with Teins S-Techs - 1.4 inch drop all around...


i got mine for around 200 i think

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ToiletPaper Jan 1, 8:00pm - #362955 
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teins springs...they cost around 140 shipped. ebay, or check the group buys.
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00celica00gt Jan 1, 8:02pm - #362956 

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so 2" without a kit scrapes?

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isaac Jan 1, 8:12pm - #362957 
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Originally Posted by Chelica815

Don't go that low man. It would take the pleasure out of driving your car because you do not want to jack up the front lip and etc.


this is absolutely true!!!

And for this very reason is why my car is never driven when I have the full R2 kit installed... cannot enter/exit ANY driveways... even at extreme angles

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00celica00gt Jan 1, 8:54pm - #362958 

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wow thats low with a kit. Cause i am thinking of getting the Tanabe superdowns without a kit and 18's. Do you think I would scrape without a kit?

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rem Jan 1, 9:40pm - #362959 
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weird im lowered 1.8 front, and 2.4 back.. i dont really scrape that much
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00celica00gt Jan 1, 9:46pm - #362960 

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Originally Posted by rem
weird im lowered 1.8 front, and 2.4 back.. i dont really scrape that much


wow you really helped me out! lol. your car doesn't look that low to be scraping. i am thinking about getting that kind of a drop on a stock body also. But i have a raised Hood scoop.
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rem Jan 1, 10:21pm - #362961 
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Originally Posted by 00celica00gt

Originally Posted by rem

weird im lowered 1.8 front, and 2.4 back.. i dont really scrape that much

your car doesn't look that low to be scraping.


yea.. i guess so spineyes
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00celica00gt Jan 1, 11:35pm - #362962 

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Rem, how are you with speed bumps?

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Larry_GTS Jan 1, 11:38pm - #362963 
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get you a set of prokit springs with tokico Blue Shocks smile it will give you a nice look
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rem Jan 2, 12:44am - #362964 
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Originally Posted by 00celica00gt
Rem, how are you with speed bumps?


i can sometimes go over them going straight but reallllly slow... but some of them i gotta angle
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00celica00gt Jan 2, 2:02am - #362965 

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thats not bad. thats kind of expected. And you can still drive hard? like around turns.

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rem Jan 2, 2:09am - #362966 
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Originally Posted by 00celica00gt
thats not bad. thats kind of expected. And you can still drive hard? like around turns.


o yes definetaly thumbsup
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00celica00gt Jan 2, 2:12am - #362967 

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sweet. I think im going to get the Tanabe Superdowns then. You think i should get 17 or 18" wheels on a stock body with that kind of drop?

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rem Jan 2, 3:14am - #362968 
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im on sportlines, 17s r good
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AZZKIKR Jan 2, 3:34am - #362969 

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wow...great thread...maybe I'll go with the teins this coming year when I get the kit put together too...
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AZZKIKR Jan 2, 3:48am - #362970 

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I just looked and I can get a set of the Hotchkis springs for a good price...1.4" in front and 2" in the rear...
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00celica00gt Jan 2, 3:58am - #362971 

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you guys like these on a stock body with the 2" drop?
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righteous_one Jan 2, 4:00am - #362972 
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^^^that's hot thumbsup
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celicaguy Jan 2, 3:43pm - #362973 
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I have the skunk2 springs and a full blitz kit.Everyone here thinkgs they are low come look at my car.I can barely get my shoe under my front bumper sittin on a smooth paved road.Now thats low and it looks freakin awesome but its annoying having to have your bumper painted so much.But the look and handling is awesome
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rem Jan 3, 5:10am - #362974 
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Originally Posted by celicaguy
I have the skunk2 springs and a full blitz kit.Everyone here thinkgs they are low come look at my car.I can barely get my shoe under my front bumper sittin on a smooth paved road.Now thats low and it looks freakin awesome but its annoying having to have your bumper painted so much.But the look and handling is awesome


that is just unpractical.
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TweakedCelica Jan 3, 7:26am - #362975 
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I have the same thing goin on here.. i have the skunk 2 adjustable coilovers and the blitz front bumper and invader sideskirts/ rear bumper.. i have about 3" of clearence in the front. I could raise it up more if i wanted.. look in my pro for pics.

Oh, the handeling is awesome! And i do have to watch how i enter and exit some parking lots etc.. but like i said i could raise it up more if i wanted.. about another inch... thumbsup
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JBing Jan 3, 7:57am - #362976 

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1", 15's and a VS kit and its a bitch to get around where I live

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FastCelicaGT22 Jan 3, 8:14am - #362977 

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i have that drop and dont have any problems with my stock body. If you have an aftermarket kit it will get a little close

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GTaintsobad Jan 4, 4:14am - #362978 

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I have H&R's - its just a bit lower then the TRD's, but I never scrape anything.. no body kit though.. the front looks perfect, the back could be just a bit lower...
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badceli Jan 4, 6:26am - #362979 
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What the hell Steve? You're the one who recomended coilovers to me a long time ago. That's the reason I bought the TRD coilovers. Why would you want springs?
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celicajay Jan 4, 7:22am - #362980 
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get tein s-tech or TRD.
any drop past 2.25" will harm your handling and be uncomfortable.
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EuRoBoYGT Jan 4, 7:35am - #362981 

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Originally Posted by Larry_GTS
get you a set of prokit springs with tokico Blue Shocks smile it will give you a nice look


or just get the whole suspension set from tokico the hp series shocks struts and springs and it drops it 1.25 all around

they also have another set i think its called the illumina set with adjustable struts and lowers it 1.75

i have the hp series suspension kit and i love it thumbsup

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celicadragon Jan 4, 4:37pm - #362982 

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imo 1 inch is enough

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AZZKIKR Jan 4, 5:48pm - #362983 

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Originally Posted by badceli
What the hell Steve? You're the one who recomended coilovers to me a long time ago. That's the reason I bought the TRD coilovers. Why would you want springs?


'cause I really want a drop and I'm a poor bastard, and I'm supposed to be saving up to get engaged!!!! cry cry
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badceli Jan 4, 7:39pm - #362984 
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LOL! That's funny. You have to save up to get ingaged. You don't need money to get engaged.
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JST2GTBY Jan 4, 8:25pm - #362985 

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I got the S techs but i have no idea of what shocks to get??? The drop is nice with the Ss but you will feel a difference in the ride... thats why i need to know with what shocks to go with??? kyb agxs, koni yellows, or tokico hps??? not tryin to jack ur thread bro, just need some help myself :-) hope its ok

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AZZKIKR Jan 4, 8:38pm - #362986 

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Originally Posted by badceli
LOL! That's funny. You have to save up to get ingaged. You don't need money to get engaged.
...I have to save $$$ to get the damn ring she wants
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badceli Jan 4, 8:49pm - #362987 
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I know some people who can help you with that.
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AZZKIKR Jan 4, 9:16pm - #362988 

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ehh...she's already picked it out, and its only like $2,000...I'm not worried about it right now...maybe coilovers will come later, and I'll just wait to mod my car all at once
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badceli Jan 5, 5:13am - #362989 
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That was a joke Steve. I don't really know people who could help you. I was saying it like I knew some shady people on the street. rofl
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 5, 5:34am - #362990 

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Originally Posted by AZZKIKR
ehh...she's already picked it out, and its only like $2,000...I'm not worried about it right now...maybe coilovers will come later, and I'll just wait to mod my car all at once


wooo...haha i hope that engagement ring is part of the wedding ring as well (you know how they do those dual or triple wedding rings that use the engagment ring as well)...$2,000 is exactly super expensive for a ring..but too expensive to disregard in a couple of years when your married, in my opinion

and oh..those springs are too low for my tastes. nothing lower than 2"
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Traviesa86 Jan 5, 5:40am - #362991 

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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
Originally Posted by AZZKIKR
ehh...she's already picked it out, and its only like $2,000...I'm not worried about it right now...maybe coilovers will come later, and I'll just wait to mod my car all at once


wooo...haha i hope that engagement ring is part of the wedding ring as well (you know how they do those dual or triple wedding rings that use the engagment ring as well)...$2,000 is exactly super expensive for a ring..but too expensive to disregard in a couple of years when your married, in my opinion

and oh..those springs are too low for my tastes. nothing lower than 2"


2k is actually a good price for an engagement rings. So are you saying that's too much, Caleb...and not worth it??

ANYWAY...if you want a girls opinion. Getting engaged is more important than dropping your car. If you want to marry this girl and have already thought about it and had her pick out a ring, then you should do it. NEVER put your car before your girl. thumbsdown

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QTRMLR_1 Jan 5, 9:10am - #362992 

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yeah the ring unfortunately has to cost more than the mods...downside to spending a lot on your car! rofl

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