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silvergts
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Jan 7, 7:11pm - #78547 
coilovers/lowering springs

hey
im about to buy a pair of skunk 2 coilovers for my 00 celica gts...what have you guys heard bout these and how good are they??? but im also debating those with the eibach 1.8 f 2.4 r lowering springs, i was reading that they only drop ur car bout 2 inches all around is that tru because that would be perfect?? and wat have ya all heard bout these
which should i get in ur guys opinion????? (ps i drive my car in the winter and we get snow here)

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Jan 7, 7:14pm - #78548 
coilovers are better than springs

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Jan 7, 7:19pm - #78549 
I just picked up the coil overs. It does drop up to 2" and imo is perfect. I can raise it if I want which is good. I've got 17's on it and drop of about 1.75"


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Jan 7, 7:23pm - #78550 
springs give you a smoother ride than coilovers.
my friend has skunk2 and its pretty bumpy .
i'm getting the eibach sportlines this weekend.
i'm picking them up for 190 total along with some
other stuff.


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RoMkApOmKa
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Jan 7, 9:07pm - #78551 
Originally Posted by t3n

springs give you a smoother ride than coilovers.
my friend has skunk2 and its pretty bumpy .
i'm getting the eibach sportlines this weekend.
i'm picking them up for 190 total along with some
other stuff.

Yes i do not like coilovers eatheir.Too Bumpy.
Eibach sportline not bad at all and it will make your car looks good.
You can buy Springs for the low price here: www.Modacar.com
Or www.Pepboys.com (Just search for celica parts). wave
P.S.And how many times do you planning to raise your car after the installation...???Coilovers thumbsdown

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Jan 7, 9:13pm - #78552 
i have the hotchkis springs, they are 1 3/8ths in front, and 1 7/8ths in the back, honestly its not that low, you will have no problems with a hight like this


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Jan 7, 9:14pm - #78553 
damn.. i don't want to pay 190 for the springs. is there somewhere cheaper? its 199 on modacar.


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Jan 7, 9:26pm - #78554 
Originally Posted by t3n

damn.. i don't want to pay 190 for the springs. is there somewhere cheaper? its 199 on modacar.

My dear friend $190 it's low very low usualy you can get the Eibach springs for $260,$280,$300... $230 if you get lucky.
Cheaper yes... "No name" Racing Coilovers/Springs off Ebay... puke puke puke
P.S.I made mistake ones...

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Jan 7, 10:01pm - #78555 
Originally Posted by sinciticeli
I just picked up the coil overs. It does drop up to 2" and imo is perfect. I can raise it if I want which is good. I've got 17's on it and drop of about 1.75"

Raise if you you what it and get an alignment to go for $80-$180.
Just get some springs and some dampers to complete it. They are all pretty much the same unless U get adjustable dampers (still not a great match). U will be better off saving for some true coilovers in the long road. Like JIC, Tein, TRD, or Hotckins w/ Bilsteins.

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Jan 7, 10:24pm - #78556 
190 is off ebay but i called the seller and asked if i can pick it up and he said yea. i thought i would be able to find cheaper though.


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Jan 7, 11:31pm - #78557 
$190 it's very good price...
P.S.Before i got my Springs i was doing search on the Net for 2 weeks trying to find better deal. wave
P.P.S Eibach Pro $195 and Eibach Sportline $185 at www.Modacar.com

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Jan 7, 11:36pm - #78558 
i have tein springs if you're interested.
they're brand new in the box still.
pm me if you're interested.


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Jan 7, 11:58pm - #78559 
Most coilovers i have seen have not rode very good, especially the cheap ones. I have eibach sportlines and it is a 1.8" drop in the front and a 2.4" in the rear. In my opinion the sportlines are perfect thumbsup


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Jan 8, 12:27am - #78560 
so which one rides stiffer.. is it springs? i remember my friend had springs and when he went on bumps and shit, the car really felt stiff and it wasnt really good feeling. it felt like you fell off th road. is that the feeling you get out of springs?

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Jan 8, 12:37am - #78561 
Eibach Pro softer than Eibach Sportline.
Lower drop stiffer ride.
Coil overs in my experience are stiffer than springs.
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Jan 10, 2:35pm - #78562 
thanks a lot of all of ur output, kinda a mixed response but seems like im gonna pick up the eibach sportlines, one more question tho not including shocks wat would i need to change immidiatly, i heard somthin bout cambers but aint to sure wats goin on here?? and would jus throwin the springs on for the mean time really mess up my ride quality???
thanks again

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Jan 12, 1:10am - #78563 
Originally Posted by silvergts

thanks a lot of all of ur output, kinda a mixed response but seems like im gonna pick up the eibach sportlines, one more question tho not including shocks wat would i need to change immidiatly, i heard somthin bout cambers but aint to sure wats goin on here?? and would jus throwin the springs on for the mean time really mess up my ride quality???
thanks again

Yes you will need a Camber kit. You can buy Eibach (front) Camber kit for $26 off e-bay or just do the search...
And Eibach Sportline you can get for only $185!!! atwww.Modacar.com

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Jan 12, 1:11am - #78564 
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Originally Posted by silvergts
thanks a lot of all of ur output, kinda a mixed response but seems like im gonna pick up the eibach sportlines, one more question tho not including shocks wat would i need to change immidiatly, i heard somthin bout cambers but aint to sure wats goin on here?? and would jus throwin the springs on for the mean time really mess up my ride quality???
thanks again

Yes you will need a Camber kit. You can buy Eibach (front) Camber kit for $26 off e-bay or just do the search...
And Eibach Sportline you can get for only $185!!! off www.Modacar.com

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