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

Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: Celica2k] #413054 Mar 7, 10:07am Mar 7, 10:07am
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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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Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: ct] #413055 Mar 7, 11:56am Mar 7, 11:56am
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Just to clarify because I cant tell if you know or not, but shocks and struts are the same thing.


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Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: SLVCELI] #413056 Mar 7, 12:18pm Mar 7, 12:18pm
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no they are not. the assembly of a strut is different than a shock.


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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.
Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: ct] #413057 Mar 7, 12:23pm Mar 7, 12:23pm
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So what would be recommended some struts or shocks when you lower a car?


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Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: mrluilou] #413058 Mar 7, 12:30pm Mar 7, 12:30pm
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i believe it's shocks for the rear and struts for the fronts

Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: celiwhite] #413059 Mar 7, 12:33pm Mar 7, 12:33pm
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*shocks in front and strut in rear*


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Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: Eman] #413060 Mar 7, 12:42pm Mar 7, 12:42pm
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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

Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: SmutasticGT] #413061 Mar 7, 12:48pm Mar 7, 12:48pm
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ok just talked to someone, and they said all four are struts is that correct? confused wtf


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Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: Eman] #413062 Mar 7, 12:56pm Mar 7, 12:56pm
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i always see ppl calling it shocks/struts idunno

Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: celiwhite] #413063 Mar 7, 4:09pm Mar 7, 4:09pm
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they are totally different cause i seen them before at a sears


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Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: mrluilou] #413064 Mar 8, 4:44am Mar 8, 4:44am
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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.

Re: Do i need struts or shocks? [Re: Celica2k] #413065 Mar 8, 12:38pm Mar 8, 12:38pm
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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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