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itchyvi3t
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itchyvi3t Dec 26, 8:20am - #913 
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lowering springs

how would i go about installing a set of lowering springs (Progress) by myself and without a spring compressor.. my friend lowered his lude in auto shop and he said i could do it by myself.. i was just wondering how safe it would be and if it is worth doing... thanx for your input thumbsup

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Satoshi
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Satoshi Dec 26, 9:00am - #914 
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You need spring compressor, jack stand, and powerful tools (such as braker, impact,,) to unfasten the rear bolt. In addition, the rear seats and many interior parts must be removed. I did it by my self, but felt not so easy...
It need some experimence, but will be much fun for DIY enthusiasit... Good luck for your DIYs.

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sleepy celica
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sleepy celica Dec 26, 10:26am - #915 
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hey you guys, im sticking some 18 inch rims on my car. How many inches i should lower the car? I dont want it too low, just low enough for a perfect and nice looking fit.

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Eugic92 Dec 27, 5:37am - #916 
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changing springs w/o a spring compressor is very dangerous. the spring is capable of shooting out and breaking through 2 feet of concrete.

unless you already know how to properly shoot out a spring, don't try it. have a shop do it for you for about 60-100 bux.

if you want to lower the car, and make it look aggressive but not too low, go w/ the hotchkis springs. it'll lower the car to the point there the fenders are just above the wheels.
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itchyvi3t
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itchyvi3t Dec 27, 7:33am - #917 
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hey thanx for your input eugic.. i juss wanna kno if there are any good shops that you kno of that can do it for me ... i live in the irvine area also (laguna hills)

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