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hyoctane
12-24-2008, 03:49 PM
So yeah, I want to get my GT-S up to par for this trip... I have 107k miles and I think I'm in the market for some new springs -- particulartly Tein S-Techs. Possibly new shock/struts, but I don't think it is in the budget.

Suggestions?

ciento44
12-24-2008, 03:54 PM
Budget?

85gtsblackman
12-24-2008, 04:34 PM
go to the 7th gen boards and buy used s techs

KoreanJoey
12-24-2008, 04:50 PM
The Tein S Tech is pretty soft in my opinion... definitely better than stock but still a bit too squishy.

hyoctane
12-24-2008, 05:08 PM
<$350

vip09
12-24-2008, 05:28 PM
ouch looks like you are just doing springs then.

My struts + springs were like over $600 when all was said and done.

hyoctane
12-24-2008, 06:01 PM
ouch looks like you are just doing springs then.

My struts + springs were like over $600 when all was said and done.

Yeah... I have to prepare for my move in February and getting all of the stuff that I kept during my separation w/ teh wife. Stock just isnt going to cut it IMO.

The Captain
12-24-2008, 10:26 PM
Do you have a different rear swaybar yet? Try that first. You'll be amazed.

Luni
12-24-2008, 10:37 PM
I know you want it to handle good, but I guarantee you in stock trim in a 7th gen youll outhandle 75 percent of the people who are going to show up to that. In addition, on that road, your car is much faster than it can handle the road, even with a killer suspension.

Dont stress it if you cant get it upgraded. Dont let it deter you from going.

Murgatroy
12-24-2008, 10:40 PM
I'll let you drive my 4th Gen with the stock suspension!

ciento44
12-24-2008, 10:41 PM
Tires and brakes are what you should be worrying about.

that $350 would be better spent on making sure your rotors are good, you have good pads, and possibly stainless brake lines. And higher temp brake fluid.

You'll shit yourself before your car does.

I ran out there my first time in a 1993 GT Coupe with over 200k miles, Kuhmo ASX all seasons, and bone stock all original suspension.

And i was fine until i boiled my fluid.

hyoctane
12-24-2008, 10:57 PM
^^ Thanks guys, I feel better now. I just have always wanted my car to sit a bit lower, and now is my chance and the Dragon is my excuse! I just want something to do to my car over my Christmas break...

Funny that you mention bakes, I just bought fresh brake pads from Toyota this morning! I'm also going to have my rotors turned since they shimmy a bit at 75+ MPH.

I think simply springs will get me where I want to be... I'm not looking to race by any means, just a nice daily driver that can take corners a bit more confidently than stock (which is pretty damn good IMO)

vip09
12-24-2008, 11:50 PM
The struts + springs made a HUGE difference over stock on my car. You could tell the difference in just normal turns. It was MUCH more responsive after the struts + springs were added.