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noob question but w.e. #391646 Feb 4, 3:48pm Feb 4, 3:48pm
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noob question but w.e.
ok , soo how do i go about droping my car. what do i neeed springs, or coilovers. whats the differnce btwn. And how much is this gonna cost. i dont want to drop it too much cuase im gonna put on a ww kit as soon as spring comes. thanks

Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: v4shj16] #391647 Feb 4, 3:51pm Feb 4, 3:51pm
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Cut your spring. rofl

Get a kit first so you know how much to drop it. thumbsup

Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: KickScrew] #391648 Feb 4, 3:53pm Feb 4, 3:53pm
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With WW, you can pretty much go as low as you want. It's just a lip kit. Keep a look out, and you'll find good deals. DON'T cut your springs. Buy the real shit. It's worth a couple hundred to do the job right.

Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: v4shj16] #391649 Feb 4, 3:54pm Feb 4, 3:54pm
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well...coilovers is springs and shocks put together and i think with these you can adjust the ride height im not sure...springs are separate and most people just use them with the factory shocks but IMO go ahead and upgrade to better shocks..i got tein s. tech springs they give 1.4 in front and 1.6 in back. its not a monsterous drop but its noticeable and looks much better. coilovers will run you up in the 1000s for good ones...springs costs vary..mine were 139 shipped but i could have gotten them for 119..shocks costs vary also..im getting tokico shocks with are around 300-400...so if you go the coilover route, you can adjust your height but price is gonna kill you...the other route will cost less but you cant adjust the height...

Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: v4shj16] #391650 Feb 4, 3:55pm Feb 4, 3:55pm
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Springs and coilovers are two different suspension setups...
To sum things up...
Springs and shocks lower a car a certain distance and improve ride quality...

Coilovers also improve ride quality and lowers the car, but you will have the adjustibility to raise and lower ur car when you desire.

I have a tokico suspension kit... springs with shocks/struts...$500, coilovers will cost more thumbsup

Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: GTSGhostRida] #391651 Feb 4, 3:55pm Feb 4, 3:55pm
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^^^cutting your springs will make your ride lower, but you'll be bouncing up and down like a mofo once you hit bump or hole...you'll have nooooooooo ride comfort...

Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: GTSGhostRida] #391652 Feb 4, 4:02pm Feb 4, 4:02pm
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so if i want to lower my car. i pretty much need new springs. i dont want to spend too much , cuase i also wanna get new rims, so im not gonna get coilovers. i hate my stock 15' rims. so all i need to do is buy springs ,(i saw some in the ecelica store that dont look too expensive), have them installed and im good to go??

Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: v4shj16] #391653 Feb 4, 4:06pm Feb 4, 4:06pm
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if you just get springs, dont lower it more than 1.5" ... this will wear out ur shocks fast... eventually you will have to change shocks, but that wont be for a while.

ur pretty much set... i have a wings west kit too... i dropped my car 1.25" and getting rims soon thumbsup

Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: KickScrew] #391654 Feb 4, 4:15pm Feb 4, 4:15pm
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Originally Posted by KickScrew
Cut your spring. rofl

Get a kit first so you know how much to drop it. thumbsup




rofl rofl rofl


btw if you want to learn how to shift look at kicks avatar lol j/k


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Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: Eman] #391655 Feb 4, 4:38pm Feb 4, 4:38pm
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ur also gonna need a camber kit...atleast i did for my mustang unless the celicas dont need them...anyone help on that???

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you can for the sake of your tires, i never did.


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Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: Eman] #391657 Feb 4, 8:50pm Feb 4, 8:50pm
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Yeah, like everyone else is saying, to get a good job, you'll need to get lowering springs installed, not "cut" springs. TRD has a good lowering kit, and Hotchkiss. This is all just word of mouth for me. I'm not lowering my Celi until I get another vehicle that can do the occasional offroading thing.


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Yeah TRD drops it about 1"-1.3" and will be better on your stock struts than most other springs. Just know that in a year or two you will have to buy new struts depending on how bad your roads are. O and coilovers are adjustible but they are also more performance oriented so you will have a bumpier ride but will perform better.


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Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: SLVCELI] #391659 Feb 5, 3:48am Feb 5, 3:48am
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I would go with TRD if you have or are going to get a kit. Not a huge drop. Don't know how much they cost though.

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all i want to do is drop it like 1.25" im doin it all for looks. And wats a camber kit. is that expensive??

Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: v4shj16] #391661 Feb 5, 8:02pm Feb 5, 8:02pm
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Camber is a measure of the angle of tilt in your tires, think of it like //=\\ or \\=// (those being front views of a car). they aren't that expensive. it really only becomes a problem if you drop it far. also, and correct me if i'm wrong, but strut and shock are not interchangeable words. struts are shocks and springs together, the complete package if you will.


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Re: noob question but w.e. [Re: combatc87] #391662 Feb 5, 10:27pm Feb 5, 10:27pm
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ok so let me get one thing strait, all i need are springs to drop my car to the height i a want it. which is liek 1.25

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