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Jan 17, 8:30am - #376365 
finally dropped my car...

HOORAY...I did it in 5 hours over the weekend without ever having done spring work before on a celica before... it was SOOOOO easy... I dropped the celica on Hotchkis springs and now there is very very little fender gap...it rides smoother than stock, and the handling is improved beyond comparison... no body roll at all... I didn't even use an impact wrench or air tools, and everything came out perfect without any hiccups or squeeks or creaks from the suspension reassembly... I'll post pics later as I'm at work and my camera went out before I could finish things up... I'm also gonna write up an install guide over the next week so that people don't have to keep asking questions about this kind of thing thumbsup

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Jan 17, 8:52am - #376366 
Nice dude, get them pics up! thumbsup

I <3 the Hotchkis springs, can't wait to see the install!

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Jan 17, 8:54am - #376367 
I'll get the pics up later tonight...it is a HUGE difference...

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Jan 17, 8:57am - #376368 
Originally Posted by AZZKIKR
HOORAY...I did it in 5 hours over the weekend without ever having done spring work before on a celica before... it was SOOOOO easy... I dropped the celica on Hotchkis springs and now there is very very little fender gap...it rides smoother than stock, and the handling is improved beyond comparison... no body roll at all... I didn't even use an impact wrench or air tools, and everything came out perfect without any hiccups or squeeks or creaks from the suspension reassembly... I'll post pics later as I'm at work and my camera went out before I could finish things up... I'm also gonna write up an install guide over the next week so that people don't have to keep asking questions about this kind of thing thumbsup

thumbsup thumbsup thumbsupSo if you post an install guide for those, it would pretty much be the same for kyb shock and tein s tech's right? thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Jan 17, 9:21am - #376369 
awesome, can't wait! thumbsup

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Jan 17, 9:23am - #376370 
How did the camber turn out? Were you able to get it back to near stock settings? I plan on Hotchkis springs in the spring. Can't wait to see the pics thumbsup

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Jan 17, 9:24am - #376371 
thread = worthless without pics

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Jan 17, 9:34am - #376372 
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Jan 17, 9:39am - #376373 
^^^^^ yeah yeah... I'll get them soon

goose...camber is fine...doesn't feel off at all... I'm gonna get it aligned later this week anyway just to make sure...

maka:... yes, when I write it up I'll make sure I throw that part in there... it is very easy

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Jan 17, 9:53am - #376374 
Originally Posted by AZZKIKR
^^^^^ yeah yeah... I'll get them soon

goose...camber is fine...doesn't feel off at all... I'm gonna get it aligned later this week anyway just to make sure...

maka:... yes, when I write it up I'll make sure I throw that part in there... it is very easy

Thanks bro. cant wait. Ishould be getting my shocks and springs in a week or two. thumbsup


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Jan 17, 10:04am - #376375 
What kind of shocks did you get? And I don't think this thread is worthless without pics. We know what your car looks like and we have seen lowered Celicas before.

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Jan 17, 10:31am - #376376 
finally! thumbsup thumbsup


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Jan 17, 10:35am - #376377 
^^^ yeah for real... and eric...I kept the stock shocks for now because you don't need new ones with the hotchkis springs...

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