Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 993
Celica2k
Jace
Celica2k Mar 7, 4:48pm - #413053 

Jace
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 993
Springfield, MO
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?
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct Mar 7, 5:07pm - #413054 

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
Woodland Hills, CA
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...

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,304
SLVCELI
Specialist
SLVCELI Mar 7, 6:56pm - #413055 
2002 Liquid Silver Metall Toyota Celica GT
Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,304
West Chester, Ohio
Just to clarify because I cant tell if you know or not, but shocks and struts are the same thing.

[Linked Image]
BETWEEN WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU COULD BE
BETWEEN HOW IT IS AND HOW IT SHOULD BE
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct Mar 7, 7:18pm - #413056 

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
Woodland Hills, CA
no they are not. the assembly of a strut is different than a shock.

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Mar 7, 7:23pm - #413057 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
So what would be recommended some struts or shocks when you lower a car?

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 919
celiwhite
Senior Member
celiwhite Mar 7, 7:30pm - #413058 
2000 Super White Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 919
las vegas, nv
i believe it's shocks for the rear and struts for the fronts
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,096
Eman
Black Sheep
Eman Mar 7, 7:33pm - #413059 

Black Sheep
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,096
818, CA
*shocks in front and strut in rear*

Ima TuRD fa life
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,417
SmutasticGT
Specialist
SmutasticGT Mar 7, 7:42pm - #413060 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,417
Florida
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
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,096
Eman
Black Sheep
Eman Mar 7, 7:48pm - #413061 

Black Sheep
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,096
818, CA
ok just talked to someone, and they said all four are struts is that correct? confused wtf

Ima TuRD fa life
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 919
celiwhite
Senior Member
celiwhite Mar 7, 7:56pm - #413062 
2000 Super White Toyota Celica
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 919
las vegas, nv
i always see ppl calling it shocks/struts idunno
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
mrluilou
Senior Member
mrluilou Mar 7, 11:09pm - #413063 

Senior Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 638
Palmdale, California
they are totally different cause i seen them before at a sears

[Linked Image]
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 319
celicatuner
Member
celicatuner Mar 8, 11:44am - #413064 
2002 silver Toyota Celica
Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 319
amherst, ma
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.
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
bmw52786
Specialist
bmw52786 Mar 8, 7:38pm - #413065 

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,296
Orlando/Gainesville, FL
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

IF YOU POST IT -- THEY WILL COME
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016