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xJJx
12-09-2009, 08:59 AM
Hello I just have a quick question. I have a 2000 toyota celica GT and I want to lower it. Do I need anything besides the lowering springs to lower it? Do I need a aftermarket shock absorber or anything else? Thanks in advance for your help. Also, any recommendations on brand of springs or website to order from?

andy
12-09-2009, 03:34 PM
http://www.nakka-rocketry.net/ablative/ul100.jpg

extremeskillz
12-09-2009, 03:39 PM
Lmao

METDeath
12-09-2009, 09:50 PM
Heh, silly Andy that only works for heavy cars. :lolhittin

Seriously though, if the rest of your suspension is solid, then yes, just the springs... however aftermarket struts and replacement isolators and bump stops and other bits would just be a generally good idea while you have the suspension out.

chaos_gts
12-10-2009, 12:25 AM
The springs is all you really need to lower the car but upgrading the struts wouldnt be a bad idea if your looking to further improve your cars handling. If your going for looks than the stock struts should be fine if their still in good condition. Keep in mind that the stock struts may not be able to control the spring rates depending on which ones you get so keep that in mind. Also keep in mind how much of a drop you want.

Here are two websites you can use but feel free to look around you may be able to find them cheaper

http://www.summitracing.com/search/year/2000/make/TOYOTA/model/CELICA/Department/Chassis-Suspension/Part-Type/Lowering-Springs/?Ns=Rank%7cAsc

http://www.nopi.com/dsp_parts.php?vsubpcdesc=Springs%20-%20Performance/Lowering

xJJx
12-10-2009, 06:22 PM
I was only thinking about 1 1/2 inches. Thank you guys for your help much appreciated.

METDeath
12-10-2009, 07:12 PM
I went 1.5" drop on my 91 with new stock struts, didn't care for the ride much. I have Koni's and while the ride hasn't exactly improved from a comfort stand point, the car is no longer overly bouncy (I don't bounce two or three times after going over bumps/dips/etc.

Mr.Shaun91
12-10-2009, 09:50 PM
my 91 has a 2.5 inch drop on it. i did it like 4 years ago and i cant remember the manufacturer. but ya the softness went away immediately. but i like the stiff ride to begin with. fly around corners at 50 with no body roll. thats way a car should handle!!!!

METDeath
12-10-2009, 09:53 PM
my 91 has a 2.5 inch drop on it. i did it like 4 years ago and i cant remember the manufacturer. but ya the softness went away immediately. but i like the stiff ride to begin with. fly around corners at 50 with no body roll. thats way a car should handle!!!!

2.5 inches is a HUGE drop... how bad did your camber go off when you did that?

chasingsafety
12-12-2009, 12:51 AM
^^X2, and what springs did you go with to get that kinda drop?

85gtsblackman
12-12-2009, 03:17 AM
andy you forgot.....

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/images/prod/6/Porter-Cable-PTX3-rw-77052-21192.jpg

Shadowlife25
12-12-2009, 04:44 AM
A 1.5" drop is still alot.

1-1.25" would be just fine, but if you are going lower, just pony up the cash and buy a complete suspension package.