Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 7, 7:46pm - #393826 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs?

i want to get some goldline springs from the ecelica store, but some guy told my pops that i would need some new shocks for them, so do i? If i dont get any new shocks are there going to be any problems?
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,096
Eman
Black Sheep
Eman Feb 7, 7:49pm - #393827 

Black Sheep
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,096
818, CA
people try to steal money from you whenever the oppertunity arrises, i as fine when i got my springs, and i lowered mine 2 inches front and back, hope that answers your Q.,

Ima TuRD fa life
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 7, 7:55pm - #393828 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
^Good lookin out, i want to get them before the meet on Sunday thumbsup

[Linked Image]
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 7, 7:56pm - #393829 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
How much do they normally charge for install on springs?

[Linked Image]
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 159
celicagts05
Member
celicagts05 Feb 7, 8:00pm - #393830 

Member
2004 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 159
Connecticut
do you know what kind of springs you can use on your stock shocks
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 7, 8:03pm - #393831 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
^Not one clue, why? i think other people have also lowered it and have kept the stock shocks

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,372
Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
Speed4TheNeed Feb 7, 8:05pm - #393832 

Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,372
New Orleans, LA
if you lower your car more than an inch..you definately want to buy some new shocks. your stock shocks will only last about a year afterwards..give or take a few months (depending on road conditions and your driving style).

personally, i would get them both done at the same time to save a few bucks on the installation end.
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 7, 8:07pm - #393833 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
its a 1.7 inch drop & i really dont drive crazy so i might go w/ the springs alone and get the shocks later. thanks for the heads up though

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,372
Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
Speed4TheNeed Feb 7, 8:13pm - #393834 

Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,372
New Orleans, LA
ok, but you drive an '01..and with how many miles? (my '00 gts shocks are out and i don't even have springs spineyes)..but i do load my car down pretty often with newspapers--delivery haha)

good luck with it..hope it works out for you thumbsup
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 7, 8:15pm - #393835 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
i have like 62K already on it, I rarely carry people around probably just me & the passenger cause people in the back are a bitch

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,096
Eman
Black Sheep
Eman Feb 7, 8:50pm - #393836 

Black Sheep
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,096
818, CA
cant remember if this number is correct, your stock shocks should run you abou5 75k on stock springs, correct me if im wrong.

Ima TuRD fa life
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 7, 8:58pm - #393837 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
^in that case ill slap the springs on then get the shocks later thumbsup

[Linked Image]
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,304
SLVCELI
Specialist
SLVCELI Feb 7, 9:52pm - #393838 
2002 Liquid Silver Metall Toyota Celica GT
Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,304
West Chester, Ohio
With that low of a drop your gonna need new shocks fairly soon. Would def. be more cost efficient to put the shocks on at the same time.

[Linked Image]
BETWEEN WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU COULD BE
BETWEEN HOW IT IS AND HOW IT SHOULD BE
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 7, 10:45pm - #393839 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
What are some decent shocks and what type of a price would i be lookin at?

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,096
Eman
Black Sheep
Eman Feb 7, 11:58pm - #393840 

Black Sheep
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,096
818, CA
400-500 +

Ima TuRD fa life
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 8, 12:06am - #393841 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
eek bolt :koolaidman: rofl

[Linked Image]
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
bmw52786
Specialist
bmw52786 Feb 8, 6:33am - #393842 

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
Orlando/Gainesville, FL
i have an 01 and i bought my tein s-techs (1.4" drop) with about 35000 miles on my car...
i drove with them for about 5000 miles and i needed new shocks fast...

so i got my tokico Hp shocks/struts 2 weeks ago and it is definitely my best mod! i definitely suggest gettin new shocks, they just make driving so much better! thumbsup

IF YOU POST IT -- THEY WILL COME
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 8, 5:48pm - #393843 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
Alright, thanks i guess ill wait til i get some new shocks.

BMW- how much were your shocks?

[Linked Image]
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
slidr
Specialist
slidr Feb 8, 6:09pm - #393844 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
Saint Louis, MO
Originally Posted by Eman
400-500 +
Minus about 150.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force...number one in the hood, G
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
slidr
Specialist
slidr Feb 8, 6:10pm - #393845 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
Saint Louis, MO
Originally Posted by Eman
people try to steal money from you whenever the oppertunity arrises, i as fine when i got my springs, and i lowered mine 2 inches front and back, hope that answers your Q.,
English?

If your struts havn't blown yet, prepare for it because they surely will.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force...number one in the hood, G
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 8, 6:10pm - #393846 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
^So its not that bad then, depending on the brands i guess

[Linked Image]
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 300
Miketrd
Member
Miketrd Feb 8, 11:05pm - #393847 
2003 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 300
Puerto Rico
If i have only like 20k miles on the car and currently have the stock shocks and springs, and i bought the tein stech which is a 1.4 drop. Do i have to buy new shocks right away or can i wait maybe like 6 months more??
I haven't install yet the tein springs.

Thanks man!
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
bmw52786
Specialist
bmw52786 Feb 9, 7:44pm - #393848 

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
Orlando/Gainesville, FL
Originally Posted by mrluilou
Alright, thanks i guess ill wait til i get some new shocks.

BMW- how much were your shocks?


400 installed

IF YOU POST IT -- THEY WILL COME
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
bmw52786
Specialist
bmw52786 Feb 9, 7:46pm - #393849 

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
Orlando/Gainesville, FL
Originally Posted by Miketrd
If i have only like 20k miles on the car and currently have the stock shocks and springs, and i bought the tein stech which is a 1.4 drop. Do i have to buy new shocks right away or can i wait maybe like 6 months more??
I haven't install yet the tein springs.

Thanks man!


it would prolly be about $100 cheaper to get the springs and shocks installed at the same time so you dont have to pay two install charges... but yes you can wait to get shocks until you think you need them!

honestly though the shocks are my favorite mod by far! so much more fun to drive the car now thumbsup

IF YOU POST IT -- THEY WILL COME
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 161
XPunkJoeX
Member
XPunkJoeX Feb 9, 11:39pm - #393850 

Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 161
Baldwin Park, CA
Got my Tein S Tech springs for 100, Tokico shocks for 200, installed for 70 dollars, best mod yet!

If Life Starts To Pass You By...Downshift!!!
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 946
PnOyGtS
Senior Member
PnOyGtS Feb 9, 11:42pm - #393851 

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 946
Nassau,NY
how did you get your tokico shocks for 200 thats a good deal!
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 10, 12:10am - #393852 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
where did you get those shocks for that price? are they a good brand by any chance?

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,873
cycocelica
daman
cycocelica Feb 10, 12:17am - #393853 

daman
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,873
Washington
ebay...

and yes you should get new shocks/struts with your springs. your ride will be more comfortable and in the end you will not blow anything...plus you save money...
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
vcel523
Senior Member
vcel523 Feb 10, 1:16am - #393854 

Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 419
Los Angeles, California
no, you should be okay with stock shocks, but if you really want performance, not just the look, then shocks are a good idea
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
bmw52786
Specialist
bmw52786 Feb 10, 1:19am - #393855 

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
Orlando/Gainesville, FL
u will not regret gettin new shocks/struts and you will save money in the end!

so much more fun to drive with aftermarket shocks... thumbsup

IF YOU POST IT -- THEY WILL COME
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 10, 7:45pm - #393856 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
Cool thumbsup

[Linked Image]
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 487
GTS2003BLK
Senior Member
GTS2003BLK Feb 10, 9:43pm - #393857 

Senior Member
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 487
Portland, Oregon
This is from SportCompactCar's site about their 2K Project Celica:

http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/projectcars/0106scc_projcelica/

"We accomplished our goal of good looks with a set of Progress springs, but without stiffer shocks, we could do nothing about the lack of damping. Riding lowered on the stock shocks, the car felt slightly disconnected--like it was hovering a few inches above the ground. All too frequently, however, our hovercar would seem to scrape the ground as it crashed into the bumpstops. Despite rear springs that were proportionally stiffer than the fronts, the car seemed to lose its playful handling with the lower springs as well. This is, unfortunately, pretty normal for a car with lowering springs."

and this is from Koni's site:

http://www.koni.com/_cars/frame.html

"The use of lowering springs requires special damping characteristics: the mere application of stiffer springs together with ordinary shock absorbers often has a negative impact on road-holding and comfort, and may even lead to dangerous situations."
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Feb 10, 10:18pm - #393858 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
Good find thumbsup

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 157
dondeago
Member
dondeago Feb 14, 1:55am - #393859 

Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 157
Stuart Florida
When I lowered the Celica with the Eibach Sportline Kit, it took about 3 months for the stock shocks to be totally shot. Sorry if nobody cares about this post anymore grin spineyes
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016