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Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? #393826 Feb 7, 12:46pm Feb 7, 12:46pm
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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?

Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393827 Feb 7, 12:49pm Feb 7, 12:49pm
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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.,


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: Eman] #393828 Feb 7, 12:55pm Feb 7, 12:55pm
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^Good lookin out, i want to get them before the meet on Sunday thumbsup


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393829 Feb 7, 12:56pm Feb 7, 12:56pm
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How much do they normally charge for install on springs?


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393830 Feb 7, 1:00pm Feb 7, 1:00pm
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do you know what kind of springs you can use on your stock shocks

Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: celicagts05] #393831 Feb 7, 1:03pm Feb 7, 1:03pm
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^Not one clue, why? i think other people have also lowered it and have kept the stock shocks


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393832 Feb 7, 1:05pm Feb 7, 1:05pm
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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.

Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #393833 Feb 7, 1:07pm Feb 7, 1:07pm
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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


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393834 Feb 7, 1:13pm Feb 7, 1:13pm
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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

Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #393835 Feb 7, 1:15pm Feb 7, 1:15pm
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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


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393836 Feb 7, 1:50pm Feb 7, 1:50pm
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cant remember if this number is correct, your stock shocks should run you abou5 75k on stock springs, correct me if im wrong.


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: Eman] #393837 Feb 7, 1:58pm Feb 7, 1:58pm
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^in that case ill slap the springs on then get the shocks later thumbsup


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393838 Feb 7, 2:52pm Feb 7, 2:52pm
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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.


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: SLVCELI] #393839 Feb 7, 3:45pm Feb 7, 3:45pm
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What are some decent shocks and what type of a price would i be lookin at?


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393840 Feb 7, 4:58pm Feb 7, 4:58pm
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400-500 +


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: Eman] #393841 Feb 7, 5:06pm Feb 7, 5:06pm
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eek bolt :koolaidman: rofl


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393842 Feb 7, 11:33pm Feb 7, 11:33pm
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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


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: bmw52786] #393843 Feb 8, 10:48am Feb 8, 10:48am
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Alright, thanks i guess ill wait til i get some new shocks.

BMW- how much were your shocks?


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: Eman] #393844 Feb 8, 11:09am Feb 8, 11:09am
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Originally Posted by Eman
400-500 +
Minus about 150.


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: Eman] #393845 Feb 8, 11:10am Feb 8, 11:10am
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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.


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: slidr] #393846 Feb 8, 11:10am Feb 8, 11:10am
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^So its not that bad then, depending on the brands i guess


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393847 Feb 8, 4:05pm Feb 8, 4:05pm
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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!

Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393848 Feb 9, 12:44pm Feb 9, 12:44pm
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Originally Posted by mrluilou
Alright, thanks i guess ill wait til i get some new shocks.

BMW- how much were your shocks?


400 installed


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: Miketrd] #393849 Feb 9, 12:46pm Feb 9, 12:46pm
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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


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: bmw52786] #393850 Feb 9, 4:39pm Feb 9, 4:39pm
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Got my Tein S Tech springs for 100, Tokico shocks for 200, installed for 70 dollars, best mod yet!


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: XPunkJoeX] #393851 Feb 9, 4:42pm Feb 9, 4:42pm
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how did you get your tokico shocks for 200 thats a good deal!

Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: PnOyGtS] #393852 Feb 9, 5:10pm Feb 9, 5:10pm
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where did you get those shocks for that price? are they a good brand by any chance?


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393853 Feb 9, 5:17pm Feb 9, 5:17pm
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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...

Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393854 Feb 9, 6:16pm Feb 9, 6:16pm
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no, you should be okay with stock shocks, but if you really want performance, not just the look, then shocks are a good idea

Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: vcel523] #393855 Feb 9, 6:19pm Feb 9, 6:19pm
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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


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: bmw52786] #393856 Feb 10, 12:45pm Feb 10, 12:45pm
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Cool thumbsup


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393857 Feb 10, 2:43pm Feb 10, 2:43pm
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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."

Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #393858 Feb 10, 3:18pm Feb 10, 3:18pm
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Good find thumbsup


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Re: Do i need new shocks if i get some lowering springs? [Re: mrluilou] #393859 Feb 13, 6:55pm Feb 13, 6:55pm
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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

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