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Irish Lover
06-21-2010, 11:34 PM
Ive been thinking about coilovers for my 92 GT. If you have priced them they are verry expensive and impossible to find used. I have seen some Hi-Lowering coilover kits on E-bay for $60.00 bucks. Has anyone tried these things? Im usualy the kind of guy that goes with "you get what you pay for' but the cost diff. might be worth it. I believe they are made by Mirage. Well if anyone knows anything about these please let me know what you think. Thanks...

Eric Barrera
06-21-2010, 11:51 PM
Coilovers for 60.00 bucks, on ebay, umm, yea I think that bs.

Don't waste your time with cheap coilovers, either buy some good lowering springs, or just buy some hi performance coilovers.

Just my 2 cents!

Naemion
06-22-2010, 01:27 AM
I got a set of D2 coilovers for $839 shipped. I haven't had a chance to put them on yet, but here in the next week my car should be back up and running with it's new engine and I'll let you guys know how they handle.

joe's gt
06-22-2010, 03:35 AM
ummm...coilovers are not expensive as compared to a stock replacement. A "do it right" suspension overhaul for all four corners is gonna cost around a grand either way. Coilovers are actually cheaper than oem replacement + rubber.

Eric Barrera
06-22-2010, 05:34 AM
Well I got some Tein super street coilovers on my Celica, there great! 1300 bucks shipped!

celica91gts
06-22-2010, 07:01 AM
Well I got some Tein super street coilovers on my Celica, there great! 1300 bucks shipped!

money is an issue obviously if the op is looking at 60$ coilovers. A decent set of coilovers runs 800-1000 bucks. $1300 coilovers will probably not be an option to the op.

to the op, what are you looking for in getting coilovers? i would not trust 60$ coilovers. I'd be nervous as hell driving anywhere fearing the welds will break or something along those lines. never cheap out on brakes and suspension. if you are looking for just a drop, drop springs cost around 200-400 bucks.

Irish Lover
06-22-2010, 09:25 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1990-1994-TOYOTA-CELICA-ADJUSTABLE-LOWERING-COILOVER-KT-/370384771035?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item563ca717db
Ok... This is what I saw. The only reason Im currious about them is I just spent about 900 bucks on the suspension and Im running out of funds lol. Thought I might get these and keep the new parts and get same results instead of buying all new coilovers. It was just a thought.

cell172
06-22-2010, 06:16 PM
If you could get the same quality parts for a lower price, wouldnt everyone be doing it? Sorry dude, you have not stumbled across an automotive goldmine. You found the underworld of car parts, where anyone can sell any crappy part for a price they find fair.

DKazzed
06-22-2010, 07:00 PM
Do it right or don't do it yet! Save your money and do it properly.

Besides, when I think coilovers, I think of entire shock/strut, coils, and mounts assembly. If you wanted to go with this FleaBay P.O.C, go with Eibach or H&R lowering springs instead, they will work with your stock shocks/struts and lower your car a conservative 1 to 1.3" with a good increase in handling performance. You will need your own tools like spring compressor and impact wrench but then again you would need it for the Fleabay "coilovers" too.

Otherwise, just save your money. The cost of getting coilovers and doing it yourself is about the same as getting new shocks and struts installed at a shop, but you can adjust the ride height and stiffness.

Irish Lover
06-23-2010, 05:34 AM
Cell172 I didnt think I found a goldmine. If I thought that I would have just bought them and said hey look what I have for 60 bucks. I am asking for fead back from people who have tried these set ups or thoughts about what works best. I figured they wouldnt be as good as full coilover set ups but may have been good to use for a daily driver. I app. the feed back from everyone. Thanks...

Eric Barrera
06-24-2010, 08:46 PM
I agree with Dkazzed, just save up some money and then buy yourself some good quality suspension products.

UndaGrwnD
06-24-2010, 09:24 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ksport-Kontrol-Pro-Coilovers-90-93-Toyota-Celica-ST184-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem27b29d782bQQitemZ17050 0388907QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

cheaper then that? better save some more and buy something good! im thinking about gettin the K-Sport

METDeath
06-25-2010, 01:08 AM
Go with Megans instead of the K-sport, K-sport has had issues with damping on their coil-overs.

a_mounty
06-25-2010, 01:42 AM
did you ever get my email scott?

Irish Lover
06-25-2010, 05:58 AM
Nah, Bro... Im talking to you on the phone now lol

joe's gt
06-25-2010, 06:05 AM
Go with Megans instead of the K-sport, K-sport has had issues with damping on their coil-overs.

+1. Been around for awhile and have heard the same thing. Haven't heard anything bad about megans. There is a member on here named ccsouls who does autocross on them regularly and says he hasn't had any issues.

UndaGrwnD
07-05-2010, 11:20 PM
i heard good thing about ksport...i need a good coilover within 2 weeks..

Johnny
07-05-2010, 11:48 PM
yeah only bad stuff is what ive heard when it comes to ksport im looking at getting megans for 850 shipped

UndaGrwnD
07-06-2010, 10:58 AM
got a link to them ?

if they are good, they have to be shipped to NL

Johnny
07-06-2010, 06:02 PM
shipping to nl will probably be killer...

UndaGrwnD
07-06-2010, 06:24 PM
ya thats what i tought...i orderd the K-sport Kontrol Pro Damper System

some of my friends used them too, and they speak good about them.

UndaGrwnD
07-07-2010, 09:45 PM
EDIT:

I just orderd BC Racing BR series coilovers:

http://www.scoobyworld.co.uk/catalog/images/br-series-group.jpg

Johnny
07-07-2010, 10:01 PM
nice those look real good

UndaGrwnD
07-07-2010, 10:09 PM
ya they seem to be a very good set!

http://www.bc-racing.co.uk/br-series-coilovers.asp

Murgatroy
07-09-2010, 08:53 PM
I have about 5k on my Megans. I like them.

bloodxandxink
07-24-2010, 08:26 PM
ok i know im an idiot, but im trying to learn.... would it hurt my stock struts to just replace the springs? or are the struts just a dampening piece?

Grot
07-24-2010, 08:49 PM
If you put lowering springs, you will decrease the like of the shocks.

I havent ready this whole thread so i don tknow if this has been said, but Coilovers are the way to go.
Reason being that your gonna spend about 1000-1200 on either a Coilover setup or a quality Shock and spring suspension plus all the bushings and rubber that needs replaced.

KoreanJoey
07-26-2010, 03:33 AM
ok i know im an idiot, but im trying to learn.... would it hurt my stock struts to just replace the springs? or are the struts just a dampening piece?

The struts dampen the springs. Chances are, if you're on your original struts, they're blown, or at least not as stiff as they were. If you add in lowering springs that are 1: Stiffer and 2: well... lower. You're increasing the amount of work the struts have to do, causing them to wear/fail faster.

UndaGrwnD
07-26-2010, 10:47 AM
today im going to pick up my BC BR Racing Coilovers...ill post pics later on.

mike325ci
08-03-2010, 10:18 PM
that product sold through ebay is not a complete replacement coilover assembly-- it is only for the springs, which is adjustable (though it wouldn't surprise me if the threads seized and you can't adjust them after some time lol). which means you still need to supply your own strut tops and shock absorbers and housing. maybe it uses the stock assemblies. in which case, i say don't bother.

i'm in the minority and would rather get a quality spring/shock assembly than go for a mid-grade or cheap adjustable coilover assembly for street use. your ride quality will suffer for not much more performance gain (and besides it's for street use, right? then you don't need a full-on coilover setup). for example, i find koni shocks to be the best bang for your buck for street use with a very composed ride quality on the street and the ability to adjust for occasional track duty. no, i have no affiliation with koni, haha.

UndaGrwnD
08-08-2010, 07:29 PM
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/6454/img0008pb.jpg

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pics how it looks, it rides perfect!

4thgenceli
08-08-2010, 07:33 PM
ya they seem to be a very good set!

http://www.bc-racing.co.uk/br-series-coilovers.asp
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UndaGrwnD
08-08-2010, 07:36 PM
http://www.bc-racing.co.uk/coilovers-series-br/

LionTR
08-26-2010, 09:24 AM
pics how it looks, it rides perfect!

Are you able to maintain stock ride height with the megans? So can it be setup to give no lowering?

LionTR
09-05-2010, 08:56 AM
Are you able to maintain stock ride height with the megans? So can it be setup to give no lowering?

Uh, sorry, I mean with the BCs.