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Mar 7, 9:48am - #413053 
Do i need struts or shocks?

I have 80k miles on my 00 gt and im gonna lower it with tein s-techs. So do i need struts or shocks? what's some good ones to buy?

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Mar 7, 10:07am - #413054 
with 80K your stockies will blow in under a month on lowered springs (trust me i know from experience). better invest on some tokiko hps or gr-2s...or if you want more performance go with kyb-agxs, tokiko illuminas, or koni reds...

if you want to up it go with koni yellows...


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Mar 7, 11:56am - #413055 
Just to clarify because I cant tell if you know or not, but shocks and struts are the same thing.


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Mar 7, 12:18pm - #413056 
no they are not. the assembly of a strut is different than a shock.


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Mar 7, 12:23pm - #413057 
So what would be recommended some struts or shocks when you lower a car?


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Mar 7, 12:30pm - #413058 
i believe it's shocks for the rear and struts for the fronts

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Mar 7, 12:33pm - #413059 
*shocks in front and strut in rear*


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Mar 7, 12:42pm - #413060 
yah with 80k you will need to shox with those teins, im only breakin 45k in mine and i got teins too so ill be good for alil while lol

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Mar 7, 12:48pm - #413061 
ok just talked to someone, and they said all four are struts is that correct? confused wtf


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Mar 7, 12:56pm - #413062 
i always see ppl calling it shocks/struts idunno

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Mar 7, 4:09pm - #413063 
they are totally different cause i seen them before at a sears


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Mar 8, 4:44am - #413064 
Q: What is the difference between shock absorbers and struts?
A. Struts and shocks are very similar in function, but very different in design. The job of both is to control excessive spring motion; however, struts are also a structural component of the suspension. Struts can take the place of two or three conventional suspension components and are often used as a pivot point for steering and to adjust the position of the wheels for alignment purposes

so I guess shocks the only purpose is to absorbe the spring bounce while struts can surve more purposes like attaching parts. I think we do have all four struts. shocks are probably more like you'd see on trucks with springs in one location and control arms and shocks in another section, while our struts hold the springs pivot to turn the wheels and hold the it in place.

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Mar 8, 12:38pm - #413065 
Originally Posted by Celica2k
I have 80k miles on my 00 gt and im gonna lower it with tein s-techs. So do i need struts or shocks? what's some good ones to buy?


SO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL QUESTION...

YES, i suggest you get shocks/struts installed the same time you get ur springs installed cause it will save you some money...

i have tein s-tech and Tokico HP shocks/struts (they are awesome)... thumbsup


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