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Feb 7, 12:46pm - #393826 
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?

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Feb 7, 12:49pm - #393827 
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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Feb 7, 12:55pm - #393828 
^Good lookin out, i want to get them before the meet on Sunday thumbsup


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Feb 7, 12:56pm - #393829 
How much do they normally charge for install on springs?


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Feb 7, 1:00pm - #393830 
do you know what kind of springs you can use on your stock shocks

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Feb 7, 1:03pm - #393831 
^Not one clue, why? i think other people have also lowered it and have kept the stock shocks


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Feb 7, 1:05pm - #393832 
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.

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Feb 7, 1:07pm - #393833 
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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Feb 7, 1:13pm - #393834 
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

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Feb 7, 1:15pm - #393835 
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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Feb 7, 1:50pm - #393836 
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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Feb 7, 1:58pm - #393837 
^in that case ill slap the springs on then get the shocks later thumbsup


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Feb 7, 2:52pm - #393838 
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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Feb 7, 3:45pm - #393839 
What are some decent shocks and what type of a price would i be lookin at?


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Feb 7, 4:58pm - #393840 
400-500 +


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Feb 7, 5:06pm - #393841 
eek bolt :koolaidman: rofl


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Feb 7, 11:33pm - #393842 
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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Feb 8, 10:48am - #393843 
Alright, thanks i guess ill wait til i get some new shocks.

BMW- how much were your shocks?


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Feb 8, 11:09am - #393844 
Originally Posted by Eman
400-500 +
Minus about 150.


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Feb 8, 11:10am - #393845 
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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Feb 8, 11:10am - #393846 
^So its not that bad then, depending on the brands i guess


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Feb 8, 4:05pm - #393847 
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!

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Feb 9, 12:44pm - #393848 
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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Feb 9, 12:46pm - #393849 
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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Feb 9, 4:39pm - #393850 
Got my Tein S Tech springs for 100, Tokico shocks for 200, installed for 70 dollars, best mod yet!


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Feb 9, 4:42pm - #393851 
how did you get your tokico shocks for 200 thats a good deal!

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Feb 9, 5:10pm - #393852 
where did you get those shocks for that price? are they a good brand by any chance?


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Feb 9, 5:17pm - #393853 
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...

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Feb 9, 6:16pm - #393854 
no, you should be okay with stock shocks, but if you really want performance, not just the look, then shocks are a good idea

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Feb 9, 6:19pm - #393855 
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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Feb 10, 12:45pm - #393856 
Cool thumbsup


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Feb 10, 2:43pm - #393857 
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."

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Feb 10, 3:18pm - #393858 
Good find thumbsup


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Feb 13, 6:55pm - #393859 
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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