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this may be a dumb question but... #59677 Nov 11, 1:49pm Nov 11, 1:49pm
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this may be a dumb question but...
how can i make the ride in my celica as smooth as possible?

i dont know much about cars... just bought my 01 celica about 3 weeks ago and the ride is smooth but not as smooth as... a mercedes or some luxury cars i've been in (i realize its a sportscar)... what parts would i have to change to make the ride comparable to a luxury car?... shocks? struts?

im clueless...

Re: this may be a dumb question but... [Re: skullay] #59678 Nov 11, 1:58pm Nov 11, 1:58pm
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you have purchased a sports compact car...not a luxury car... wtf

Re: this may be a dumb question but... [Re: skullay] #59679 Nov 11, 2:07pm Nov 11, 2:07pm
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You might want to look into an air ride system of some kind. The factory set-up is pretty smooth ride but most people get suspension upgrades to improve handling and response but at a cost of a stiffer ride. Most of the companies I can think of aren't in the market to make your car ride like a Mercedes but there's probably something out there

Re: this may be a dumb question but... [Re: BakerGT] #59680 Nov 11, 2:21pm Nov 11, 2:21pm
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Originally Posted by BakerGT
you have purchased a sports compact car...not a luxury car... wtf


Originally Posted by skullay
just bought my 01 celica about 3 weeks ago and the ride is smooth but not as smooth as... a mercedes or some luxury cars i've been in (i realize its a sportscar)...


thanks for listening.

but anyway... my friend has air bags on his 01 accord and the ride is... eh... but anyway... the ride is dependant on the suspension right? shocks?

Re: this may be a dumb question but... [Re: skullay] #59681 Nov 11, 2:29pm Nov 11, 2:29pm
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There isn't much you can do with springs. Aftermarket springs are usually stiffer than stock. You may want to experiment with aftermarket shocks. Also, make sure your wheels are properly balanced and tires properly inflated.


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Re: this may be a dumb question but... [Re: skullay] #59682 Nov 11, 2:32pm Nov 11, 2:32pm
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ok... so its the springs that control it. and the stiffer they are... the more bumpy the ride. i guess that makes sense.

so when looking for shocks... i should try to find ones that move up and down very easily.

stiffer shocks are better for racing???

Re: this may be a dumb question but... [Re: skullay] #59683 Nov 11, 9:08pm Nov 11, 9:08pm
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tokico shocks provide excellent ride comfort.

Re: this may be a dumb question but... [Re: skullay] #59684 Nov 11, 9:11pm Nov 11, 9:11pm
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Stiffer the suspension, more bumps you feel, rougher the ride, but handling is better. If you wanna make your car ride smooth, I reccomend buying any other car than a celica. grin


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Re: this may be a dumb question but... [Re: slidr] #59685 Nov 11, 10:38pm Nov 11, 10:38pm
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Our celi's compared to some of the other sportscars ride like a dream!!!!! I love mine. Try deflating your tires a little. Maybe some different struts...or trade it on a honda. LOL!! Swear just joking guys...trade it in on a lincoln. lol. rofl thumbsup


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Re: this may be a dumb question but... [Re: skullay] #59686 Nov 11, 11:26pm Nov 11, 11:26pm
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get some aftermarket shocks for sure. If you lowered it and you didnt get shocks then your facotry ones are probably beat and bottoming out.


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Re: this may be a dumb question but... [Re: skullay] #59687 Nov 12, 6:32am Nov 12, 6:32am
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thanks everyone.

Steven... i`ll look into those tokico shocks.

my friend was telling me that his airbags use cylinders and that`s why his ride is so bumpy... and that if i get true bags under the car the ride will be extremely smooth, but that it will probably cost me about 3G's to get it done right.

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