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Feb 23, 1:21pm - #407848 
Coil Overs vs. Springs

Can anyone vouch that the benefits of going coil overs is worth the extra money instead of getting lowering springs?

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Feb 23, 1:45pm - #407849 
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.

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Feb 23, 8:45pm - #407850 
^ yeah.. but if the drop is too low, like 2 inches.. the aftermarket struts will still wear. Just will take longer grin

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Feb 24, 12:34am - #407851 
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

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Feb 24, 12:39am - #407852 
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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Feb 24, 12:44am - #407853 
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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Feb 24, 1:17am - #407854 
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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Feb 24, 1:21am - #407855 
kool avitar^^ thumbsup


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Feb 24, 1:37am - #407856 
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Feb 25, 4:26pm - #407857 
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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