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bajoconstruction
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bajoconstruction Mar 23, 7:20pm - #423924 

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Lower/new struts?

So my friend tells me that when he lowered his Golf GTI, he got new struts and that it's better for suspension and that the car won't bounce and look stupid. Do you recommend that on my Celica? If I'm going to lower it, I want to do it right...

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celicagts05
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celicagts05 Mar 23, 7:35pm - #423925 

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you should get shocks and struts when you buy lowering springs. Cause your stock shocks will give way after awhile if you drop your car. So just do it all at once.
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GTS2003BLK Mar 23, 7:35pm - #423926 

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This is from SportCompactCar's site about their 2K Project Celica:

http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/projectcars/0106scc_projcelica/

"We accomplished our goal of good looks with a set of Progress springs, but without stiffer shocks, we could do nothing about the lack of damping. Riding lowered on the stock shocks, the car felt slightly disconnected--like it was hovering a few inches above the ground. All too frequently, however, our hovercar would seem to scrape the ground as it crashed into the bumpstops. Despite rear springs that were proportionally stiffer than the fronts, the car seemed to lose its playful handling with the lower springs as well. This is, unfortunately, pretty normal for a car with lowering springs."

and this is from Koni's site:

http://www.koni.com/_cars/frame.html

"The use of lowering springs requires special damping characteristics: the mere application of stiffer springs together with ordinary shock absorbers often has a negative impact on road-holding and comfort, and may even lead to dangerous situations."
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bajoconstruction Mar 23, 9:15pm - #423927 

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Originally Posted by celicagts05
you should get shocks and struts when you buy lowering springs. Cause your stock shocks will give way after awhile if you drop your car. So just do it all at once.
Cool, so I'm looking at about $1000 just to drop it? With the lowering kit, new shocks (any suggestions?) and new struts (any suggestions?)?
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calidrifter Mar 23, 9:20pm - #423928 
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Koni, KYB or just go with TRD Suspension. I have Tein S.Tech Springs and KYB GR2's on my 240sx.

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