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Summer Time = Suspension #441702 Apr 13, 12:09pm Apr 13, 12:09pm
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Summer Time = Suspension
OK.
I need suspension.
Been doing my research for like 5 months.
Found that TRD suspension is ok, but there are better things out there.
And Hotchiks and Tokicos are the more popular and everyone seems to be pleased with them.

My driving style is some-what agressive.
Actually driving can be really agressive at times, but it's not like i running from the cops all the time. You know, just have your fun sometimes when you find a small courses.
I plan on seeing the track a couple of times this year and need something that will be able to keep me on the ground, but doesnt have to be the best. I don't plan on being at the track all the time, but need something that gets the job done along with daily driving.

Probabaly will be getting a body kit later in the year and try to avoid being lower than 1.5 inches.

So do i really need to get coilovers? or just go plan and basic with a regular setup, but quality products.

Re: Summer Time = Suspension [Re: TulsaGTS] #441703 Apr 13, 7:10pm Apr 13, 7:10pm
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coilovers..unless its the whole kit from TRD. other than that i wont vouch for anyother ones. on my '00 GTS i have Eibach prokit with Eibach struts. and they handle real well. Tokico's are good for the money as well as TEIN. Hotchkis awsome if you have the money.

Re: Summer Time = Suspension [Re: Grifter] #441704 Apr 13, 7:34pm Apr 13, 7:34pm
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ive got the hotchkis kit on my car and it handles like a wet dream


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Re: Summer Time = Suspension [Re: purchaseworthit] #441705 Apr 13, 9:06pm Apr 13, 9:06pm
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Originally Posted by purchaseworthit
ive got the hotchkis kit on my car and it handles like a wet dream


^^^^ rofl haha that's a funny way to describe it


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Re: Summer Time = Suspension [Re: Noel] #441706 Apr 13, 9:12pm Apr 13, 9:12pm
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look,before anything if your going to AutoX you need to first get some good tires go to www.tirerack.com they have ratings on tires thumbsup... then work on suspension ... sways will give you the biggest improvment...

i have the tokico suspension kit and it's 10 times better than stock thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Re: Summer Time = Suspension [Re: Noel] #441707 Apr 13, 9:16pm Apr 13, 9:16pm
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I like my set-up, hotchkis street sways, RM front strut bar, hypermotive rear 3pt bar, tein s-techs (1.5" drop), and soon to have kyb agx. Handles very nice, if you are going to go to the track, you could swap out the streets for the comps, this would give your car a little more oversteer, mine has a very neutral feel to it with the current set-up. anything is better then the amount of understeer the car produces stock.

Re: Summer Time = Suspension [Re: LiquidG] #441708 Apr 13, 10:49pm Apr 13, 10:49pm
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springs: tein s-tech (1.4" drop all around)
shocks: tokico hp (u could also just get the whole tokico suspension set up and that should be an excellent set-up)
sways: hotchkis
strut bar: to many to pick from, tanabe is what i have, apr is good from what i hear...


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Re: Summer Time = Suspension [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #441709 Apr 14, 5:58am Apr 14, 5:58am
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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
look,before anything if your going to AutoX you need to first get some good tires go to www.tirerack.com they have ratings on tires thumbsup... then work on suspension ... sways will give you the biggest improvment...


ya i've got that issue out of the way.
I've got the BFGoodrich Traction T/A's
LOVE THOSE TIRES! I'd recommeded it to anyone looking for a new set of tires.

I've been doing more research and i think i'm pretty much sold on the Tokico suspension set. ANyone know where i could get it cheap at? along with front and rear sway bars

Re: Summer Time = Suspension [Re: TulsaGTS] #441710 Apr 14, 6:23am Apr 14, 6:23am
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can anyone get hold of anything suspension wise for the Super Strut Suspension model celi's. isaac ?

Re: Summer Time = Suspension [Re: Marlyman] #441711 Apr 15, 12:46am Apr 15, 12:46am
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You do realize that if you get into coilovers that you are in a different class when it comes to track days?? ...Didnt matter to me smile

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