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What suspensions do you have? #4547 Nov 19, 8:09am Nov 19, 8:09am
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What suspensions do you have?
which suspension people like the most- TRD, B&G, Hotchkiss, Tein, goldline, eibachi, HKS, or something else.

Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: Blue Dragon] #4548 Nov 19, 8:29am Nov 19, 8:29am
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What kind of suspension we have is a loosely used term. I assume you are referring to shocks/springs, or upgrades to stiffen your ride like tower brace?


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Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: MichaelH] #4549 Nov 19, 9:03am Nov 19, 9:03am
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I have TRD springs made by the German company Eibach. And I also have a Rod Millen tower bar
made in California. I like this setup and I probably wont replace the dampeners or switch to coilovers until my suspension has more miles on it. I bought my car with this stuff on it from a Toyota dealership. The previous owner of the car had good intentions I guess.

Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: BIGROLLER] #4550 Nov 19, 10:03am Nov 19, 10:03am
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i have TRD struts with eibach sportline springs (1.8 drop front, 2.4 rear) with tanabe front strut bar and TRD rear strut bar. love it

Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: blitz-gts] #4551 Nov 20, 12:12am Nov 20, 12:12am

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Re: What suspensions do you have? #4552 Nov 20, 12:21am Nov 20, 12:21am
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this is on topic so i hope ya dont mind Blue Dragon me adding a question...

If i wanted say a half inch drop... how would i got about doing that? my roomate keeps telling me my stock setup with a kit and 18"s is gonna leave the illusion of a huge fender gap...

and possibly can the solution be done in-house, toyota/TRD cause i don't wanna mess with warranties just 2 weeks into my cars life hehe


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Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: AM03GT] #4553 Nov 20, 12:37am Nov 20, 12:37am
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AM03GT: Get the TRD springs and have your Toyota Dealership install them. It's about 200-250 usd to get them put on, but it won't void your warranty and they have just over an inch drop overall. Here's an idea what it will look like with 18s and 215/35/18 tires... Front tire looks a little larger than it is in the 2nd picture due to the angle the picture is taken at.

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Edit: No need to get new shocks with TRD Lowering Springs, with any coilovers it wouldn't be a bad idea though.

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Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: KDawg] #4554 Nov 20, 12:38am Nov 20, 12:38am
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I don't mind as long as it's about suspensions. And when I mean suspensions I mean everything. Oh and it is going to leave a big gap, so you have to go with other shocks instead of TRDs, like the Eibachi sport line or Hotchkiss.

Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: Blue Dragon] #4555 Nov 19, 1:17pm Nov 19, 1:17pm
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yea if you drop your car without TRD stuff it will void your suspension warrenty, but who cares about suspension warrenty. I personally have Tein SS coilovers, hotchkis comp sways, front and rear cambers. The front camber also comes with a front strut bar, i am also ordering the hypermotive rear 3 point strut. hopefully i will have all of this installed in about a week or so, still waiting for my tein coilovers.

Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: Hungster] #4556 Nov 19, 1:36pm Nov 19, 1:36pm
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utkdawg...your ride is sweeeeet bro thumbsup


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Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: mkvirus] #4557 Nov 19, 3:43pm Nov 19, 3:43pm
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Quote:
Originally posted by utkdawg:
AM03GT: Get the TRD springs and have your Toyota Dealership install them. It's about 200-250 usd to get them put on, but it won't void your warranty and they have just over an inch drop overall. Here's an idea what it will look like with 18s and 215/35/18 tires... Front tire looks a little larger than it is in the 2nd picture due to the angle the picture is taken at.

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Edit: No need to get new shocks with TRD Lowering Springs, with any coilovers it wouldn't be a bad idea though.
wow~! thats only ~1 inch? pretty cool, i just wanna make sure don't have to fight epic battles with speed bumps and have to worry bout the craptified freeways in LA taking a chunk outta my kit...

Hungster: your getting Tiens? sweet, are you getting the EDFC kind with the onboard digital rate and settings adjuster... those are so nice~

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Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: AM03GT] #4558 Nov 19, 6:44pm Nov 19, 6:44pm
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that onboard thing is expensive and not neccessary, thats why im not getting it.

Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: Hungster] #4559 Nov 19, 6:57pm Nov 19, 6:57pm
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Thanks much, mkvirus, it's greatly appreciated.

AM03GT: TRD springs are just about a 1.25" drop. I haven't had any issues with scraping at all. Then again, I used to drive a Firebird and was used to avoiding bottoming out. In fact, I don't think I've bottomed my Celi out once in the 4 months I've had the springs on. Keep in mind lowering springs are a bit stiffer than coilovers.

Re: What suspensions do you have? [Re: KDawg] #4560 Nov 19, 7:34pm Nov 19, 7:34pm
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200-250 to have TRD springs put on???? damn, someone got ripped off. KDAWG, just had my TRD springs put on 3 weeks ago and my dealership charged my 113.00 to put them on. And by the way, they did one hell of a great job!

YOur car looks sweet bro!


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