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What to do... #425405 Mar 25, 11:57am Mar 25, 11:57am
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What to do...
I need some big time suspension advice folks. My 05 GTS only has 900 mls on it,
I have a set of Tein Stech springs, 225/35/18 wheels and tires...I take it to my neighborhood Goodyear place, They tell me "no installation with OEM shocks and struts." "The springs will dislodge themselves from the spring plates
when you hit a pothole with the OEM's." Does anyone know if this is correct? BTW, 446 bones for install! confused wave


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Re: What to do... [Re: zugzug12] #425406 Mar 25, 12:05pm Mar 25, 12:05pm
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confused maybe if you reiterate, i dont quite undestand what the situation is.


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Re: What to do... [Re: Eman] #425407 Mar 25, 12:10pm Mar 25, 12:10pm
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They are telling me that if they install Teins on my OEM shocks and struts, that I could hit a pothole and the springs would dislocate themseleves from the mounting plates...AND...I would have to replace the shocks and struts anyway. Wanted to know if anyone has had that experience. They say I need shorter SS's... confused


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Re: What to do... [Re: zugzug12] #425408 Mar 25, 12:30pm Mar 25, 12:30pm
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well no shit something will happen if you were to hit a pothole but nothing that major, my rim bent and tire deflated and nothing happend and im on stock shocks and struts and my car is 80k old...make sure you get a second opinion before you go head, but you should be fine, but if you want to play it safe you can get the shocks and sturts if you have the dough.


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Re: What to do... [Re: Eman] #425409 Mar 25, 12:42pm Mar 25, 12:42pm
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Yeah, after thinking about it some more, I've figured out that I'm dealing with Okie "necks" that don't know what they are talking about...THEY think that "lowering springs" means a shorter spring than OEM, and thats not the case.
Just a different spring rate! I'm going back down there and tellem' "You're Goofy!" "And I was goofy for listenin' to ya!" spineyes thumbsup


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Re: What to do... [Re: zugzug12] #425410 Mar 25, 2:08pm Mar 25, 2:08pm
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they will wear down faster, since they werent meant for that hight, but its ok you can always replace it later.


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Re: What to do... [Re: Eman] #425411 Mar 25, 2:26pm Mar 25, 2:26pm
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just do it yourself spineyes

Re: What to do... [Re: spaztikid] #425412 Mar 25, 3:23pm Mar 25, 3:23pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
just do it yourself spineyes


I'm too goofy...would'nt come out right. Anyway I'm ordering some Tokico HP's to go with the Tein's. Their gonna install all for $446. thumbsup


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Re: What to do... [Re: zugzug12] #425413 Mar 25, 6:24pm Mar 25, 6:24pm
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i say you do it urself its pretty easy , you will regret spending 4 bills

Re: What to do... [Re: TRDxvvtl] #425414 Mar 25, 6:27pm Mar 25, 6:27pm
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BS they want you to spend more money


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Re: What to do... [Re: CaLiGTS] #425415 Mar 25, 9:11pm Mar 25, 9:11pm
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they dont know what they are talking about...and do it yourself, i did mine myself...just make a saturday of it...the time is worth saving the money and its not too hard...this link http://www.deepstaged.net/celicahr.htm that has awesome step by step directions

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869941140_0_collapsed_2__1.html

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869941167_0_collapsed_2__1.html


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Re: What to do... [Re: VBSURFER] #425416 Mar 25, 9:16pm Mar 25, 9:16pm
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also dont forget to get an alignment...you will need a camber alignment kit...i recomend getting it online before you go to the alignment shop... http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=242038&prmenbr=361 (the 15 mm ones: 81270) at a shop they will charge anywhere from 50-90 dollars for them


good luck


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Re: What to do... [Re: VBSURFER] #425417 Mar 26, 7:15am Mar 26, 7:15am
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Originally Posted by VBSURFER
also dont forget to get an alignment...you will need a camber alignment kit...i recomend getting it online before you go to the alignment shop... http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=242038&prmenbr=361 (the 15 mm ones: 81270) at a shop they will charge anywhere from 50-90 dollars for them


good luck


You make it sound easy, truth is I broke my back in 74' and that kind of labor,(under the car) does'nt work to well for me. But, I do have friends...maybe! thumbsup


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Re: What to do... [Re: zugzug12] #425418 Mar 26, 7:53am Mar 26, 7:53am
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zug zug...i understand if cant do the labor then pay the money...we were just trying to help thumbsup
and what you quoted me on was about the camber kit...just to let you know that has nothing to do with your own labor its just a part you will need before you take it to get aligned (that can only be done at a shop)


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