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Coil Overs vs. Springs #407848 Feb 23, 1:21pm Feb 23, 1:21pm
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Coil Overs vs. Springs
Can anyone vouch that the benefits of going coil overs is worth the extra money instead of getting lowering springs?

Re: Coil Overs vs. Springs [Re: zboyce11] #407849 Feb 23, 1:45pm Feb 23, 1:45pm
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Depends, are you talking full coilover suspension, or coilovers like ground controls or skunk2. If you're talking full coilover suspension, its 10 times better than just lowering springs. If you're just talking like ground controls, then the biggest benefit is just being able to adjust ride height. With lowering springs or coilovers you would still want to get some aftermarket struts if you are lowering anything more than 1"-1.25" as your stock struts will wear out very quickly.

Re: Coil Overs vs. Springs [Re: Johnsgt] #407850 Feb 23, 8:45pm Feb 23, 8:45pm
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^ yeah.. but if the drop is too low, like 2 inches.. the aftermarket struts will still wear. Just will take longer grin

Re: Coil Overs vs. Springs [Re: Johnsgt] #407851 Feb 24, 12:34am Feb 24, 12:34am
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Originally Posted by Johnsgt
Depends, are you talking full coilover suspension, or coilovers like ground controls or skunk2. If you're talking full coilover suspension, its 10 times better than just lowering springs. If you're just talking like ground controls, then the biggest benefit is just being able to adjust ride height. With lowering springs or coilovers you would still want to get some aftermarket struts if you are lowering anything more than 1"-1.25" as your stock struts will wear out very quickly.


damn I did not know this... Stock Struts?? confused may I ask where I could locate these on my car? or you have any pics if possible? Damn I cant believe I dont know this DOH! banghead

Re: Coil Overs vs. Springs [Re: RookieGTS] #407852 Feb 24, 12:39am Feb 24, 12:39am
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
Originally Posted by Johnsgt
Depends, are you talking full coilover suspension, or coilovers like ground controls or skunk2. If you're talking full coilover suspension, its 10 times better than just lowering springs. If you're just talking like ground controls, then the biggest benefit is just being able to adjust ride height. With lowering springs or coilovers you would still want to get some aftermarket struts if you are lowering anything more than 1"-1.25" as your stock struts will wear out very quickly.


damn I did not know this... Stock Struts?? confused may I ask where I could locate these on my car? or you have any pics if possible? Damn I cant believe I dont know this DOH! banghead



oh my god!! tell me this isnt true?? you dont know where or what the celica struts are or that we even had struts? they are located behind the wheel the top of the strut is where you would mount a strut bar!! LOL rofl rofl rofl

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Re: Coil Overs vs. Springs [Re: CaLiGTS] #407853 Feb 24, 12:44am Feb 24, 12:44am
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if you took the wheel off and the fender off it would look something along the lines of this... excuse my drawing spineyes

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Re: Coil Overs vs. Springs [Re: CaLiGTS] #407854 Feb 24, 1:17am Feb 24, 1:17am
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The struts are what the springs sit around. But with some cars its harder to pick out the struts, becuase you have leaf springs on some vehicles and the strut sits by itself. But with our car, the strut sits inside the spring, kinda,


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Re: Coil Overs vs. Springs [Re: qbanprepster21] #407855 Feb 24, 1:21am Feb 24, 1:21am
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Re: Coil Overs vs. Springs [Re: CaLiGTS] #407856 Feb 24, 1:37am Feb 24, 1:37am
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Re: Coil Overs vs. Springs [Re: qbanprepster21] #407857 Feb 25, 4:26pm Feb 25, 4:26pm
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I always wondered about this. Which is a harsher ride, say between 2" hotchkis drop springs vs ground control coilovers set at 2" drop? They both feel exactly the same?

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