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Grand-Touring-Dan
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Grand-Touring-Dan Jan 13, 1:02am - #81131 
2001 Spec Blue Toyota Celica
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Review: Hotchkis Springs, Camber links, and Tokico Blues

I installed these parts about a week ago. No pics of install or finished product as of yet. I have been on vacation, so first sunny day will be a picture day. I will also have my blue underbodies installed plus another little special neon going in a special place...its a secret as of right now...I haven't seen one on a celi yet.

Now for the review.

Install: I would rate it about an 8. Not because it is difficult, but because there are a few minor details you have to pay attention to in order to install correctly. You must have patience also. It took me about 5 hours to install all these parts, but you can take off a meal break and the time it took to go to the auto store to get the spring compressor. Plus I also made a little mistake and had to backtrack. So I could have been done in about 3-4 hours or so.

Review: Ride is awesome. I never thought it would be this smooth/soft. At high speeds, the ride is still very smooth and quiet. I thought it would be more rough, but its not. Only over hard bumps is when it feels a little rough, but the ride is great. Performance wise is fantastic. Car feels much more solid, and I have taked some hard turns much faster to test it out...I have no compaints at all. The drop is perfect also. Not too low, but definitely noticeable. I love the way it levels out the car. (Pics will come soon...sorry).

I say this investment is definitely a 10. No doubt about it. Great price and great satisfaction. I love it!

Dan
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hephaestus
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hephaestus Jan 13, 1:33am - #81132 
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Congratulations! and good choice on parts. I know this has been covered before, but what is the drop with those springs?
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spaztikid
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spaztikid Jan 13, 1:38am - #81133 
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awsome Dan...i'm looking into getting hotchkis springs...maybe i'll just coppy your setup tongue
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LinkTallica
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LinkTallica Jan 13, 1:44am - #81134 

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sounds kool congrats
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Grand-Touring-Dan
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Grand-Touring-Dan Jan 13, 4:08am - #81135 
2001 Spec Blue Toyota Celica
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The drop is 1 3/8 in the front and 1 7/8 in the rear. I do not know the drop in mm's...sorry.
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hephaestus
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hephaestus Jan 13, 4:37am - #81136 
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Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
The drop is 1 3/8 in the front and 1 7/8 in the rear. I do not know the drop in mm's...sorry.

That's good enough. Thank you and have fun with your new settup. It's like having a new car almost.
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trdhondakiller Jan 13, 6:39am - #81137 
01 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica
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I wonder if I would have the same ride w/ eibach ground control and those struts. i know my shit is bouncey. what do you guys think. i need to replace my factory struts anyway and put the hothkis camber kit on the back too.
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Speed4TheNeed
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 13, 2:34pm - #81138 

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thats awesome bro!! thanks for the info thumbsup

off topic: are you still going to school in lake charles once it starts back up?
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Bradcelica
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Bradcelica Jan 13, 3:46pm - #81139 
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awesome dan grin thumbsup, i really want struts badly, but i think i'm gonna go for the used kaminari kit and used apr strut tower brace first. i cant wait for pics, what price did you get on the struts? any word on the crower cams yet?

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Grand-Touring-Dan
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Grand-Touring-Dan Jan 14, 6:01am - #81140 
2001 Spec Blue Toyota Celica
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
thats awesome bro!! thanks for the info thumbsup

off topic: are you still going to school in lake charles once it starts back up?


Hey man. I do not go to school in Lake Charles. I visit someone there. Actually, I am here right now, but I am leaving tomorrow morning. I come here every now and then if I don't have a lot going on in my hometown.
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defyenz Jan 14, 6:04am - #81141 

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hey how much did you get the tokico blues for ??

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Grand-Touring-Dan
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Grand-Touring-Dan Jan 14, 6:43pm - #81142 
2001 Spec Blue Toyota Celica
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I bought the shocks/struts used from someone in my area. I think I paid 150 for them. But you can check out www.titanmotorsports.com They have them for a good price along with some other mods.

Dan
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