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just making sure before ordering... #72331 Dec 22, 7:06pm Dec 22, 7:06pm
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just making sure before ordering...
ok i am ordering the Tenzo aV7 17s in white with 205/40/17 tires...now i want to lower it and i don't have a body kit so i can drop it pretty low so i was thinking eibach sportlines, tanabedf210, or hotchkis sport...i'll get shocks after too but which ones should i get? i dont want to spend too much on suspension but just enough to keep my car in good condition.. and is that all i need, no strut and all the other stuff..? thanks a bunch! wave


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Re: just making sure before ordering... [Re: browneyedchikk] #72332 Dec 22, 7:07pm Dec 22, 7:07pm
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Re: just making sure before ordering... [Re: VSGTS14] #72333 Dec 22, 8:05pm Dec 22, 8:05pm
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if you wanna go really low in the back try eibach sportline
they even out the front and rear rili nice!

Re: just making sure before ordering... [Re: browneyedchikk] #72334 Dec 22, 8:29pm Dec 22, 8:29pm
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ehh, with 17's and eibach sportline, you'll just get rid of the wheel well gap because the springs will counter the larger rim.

As for shocks, it depends on what you want? performance or ride comfort?

Re: just making sure before ordering... [Re: Steven] #72335 Dec 22, 10:40pm Dec 22, 10:40pm
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Originally Posted by Steven
ehh, with 17's and eibach sportline, you'll just get rid of the wheel well gap because the springs will counter the larger rim.

As for shocks, it depends on what you want? performance or ride comfort?


hmm...what would you recommend then? i do want to get rid of the gap because it will probably look like a 4x4 but i also want it look lowered you know? i probably want more ride comfort , but performance wouldn't hurt wave thanks for your help!


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Re: just making sure before ordering... [Re: browneyedchikk] #72336 Dec 22, 10:49pm Dec 22, 10:49pm
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i like the eibachs and the hotchkis.

i'm a little more partial to hotchkis because they have a "celica kit" that includes everything you need to lower your car (shocks, strucks, coilovers, etc.)

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I suggest a spring like the H&R, Progress or something of that sort. They aren't as low as hotchkis and eibachs but they'll make your struts live longer.

For an owner who doesn't dogg their car that much, I suggest some tokicos or TRD struts when the time comes. If you decide you want a performance strut, go with the KYB AGX adjustable struts. Quite a few people have them and they are pretty nice.

I'm going to get some KYB AGX struts soon. I've had my eibach sportlines on my car w/stock struts for about 2 years while autoxing and what not. It's time for me to go shoppin

Re: just making sure before ordering... [Re: browneyedchikk] #72338 Dec 22, 11:26pm Dec 22, 11:26pm
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ahhh i am so frustrated i can't decided!!! it's still going to be about another 2 weeks before i get my new rims so i'll wait before asking more questions hehehe...but is goldline or tein good? also would it look better if i evened it out or kept the rear higher?


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Goldline is about a 2" drop all around. Nice look but is hard on the struts. TEIN is a good choice!

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Go bigger w/ the rim, do an 18, the 17's will just wet your taste buds thumbsup


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ok one more question...i'm probably going to go with the goldline springs 1.75 all around and stick with 17s, but which tires would go with those? 205/40/17, 215/45/17, blabla..? thanks!


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i got the Tanabe DF210...im pretty ok with it, and match it with 17" wrapped in 205/17/45 kumho ecsta 712... thumbsup

Re: just making sure before ordering... [Re: browneyedchikk] #72343 Dec 23, 1:42pm Dec 23, 1:42pm
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get the 215's, 205s are weak sauce

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225 40 will look better, a 215 45 has the same height but the width on the 225 is a lot better + there might be a small lip on the 215.


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ok everyone who responded gave me a differnt tire size?!?! how am i suppose to choose now...more opinions people please!!!! i dont want the car to takeover the wheelwell area but then i dont want the rim to look too small either... thanks! wave


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Originally Posted by browneyedchikk
ok everyone who responded gave me a differnt tire size?!?! how am i suppose to choose now...more opinions people please!!!! i dont want the car to takeover the wheelwell area but then i dont want the rim to look too small either... thanks! wave

rofl lol poor guy, sucks gettin rims doesnt it, soooo many choices to buy from. but really, the 215 is too narrow, get the 225 and a 40 seires and it will look nice thumbsup


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just do NOT go w/205. either the 225 or 215 will be fine. they will fit on the same rim.

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