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ALAN
09-22-2010, 02:31 AM
I have a 98 ST204R SX-R and I'm looking for some coilovers for it , I have come across references to 'supper struts' and I have no idea what this means/is .

The struts on mine are 3 nut fastener upper and two nut and bolt fasteners lower, front and rear.

Can anyone fill me in on what I actualy have - 'super' or ???

Thanks in advance.

:waveyoz:

Lenny253
09-22-2010, 06:06 AM
not sure if this helps but here's something about super strut.
http://gtfour.supras.org.nz/superstrut.htm

ALAN
09-22-2010, 07:14 AM
not sure if this helps but here's something about super strut.
http://gtfour.supras.org.nz/superstrut.htm

Thanks for that, apparently I have the standard Mcpherson strut set up, thank goodness .
The 'super strut' by all accounts gives better performance at the track but also costs a mint to repair .
As this car is a streeter will never see the track as long as I own it I am very happy I have the former.
Here is a link to some coilovers I am considering.
What do you reckon ?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/COILOVERS-Toyota-Celica-ST162-ST184-ST202-3SGE-5SFE-/110583292634?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19bf4722da

ChrisD
09-22-2010, 05:45 PM
You can achieve pretty well the same level of handling with / without the superstruts...I'd wager most would never know the difference. (except when the SS parts die, THEN you notice!)

I have never heard of that brand, but I'd do some searching around here, see if you can find some opionins on the different makers of coilovers. I'd tend to go with a more reputable brand.

ALAN
09-23-2010, 03:46 AM
You can achieve pretty well the same level of handling with / without the superstruts...I'd wager most would never know the difference. (except when the SS parts die, THEN you notice!)

I have never heard of that brand, but I'd do some searching around here, see if you can find some opionins on the different makers of coilovers. I'd tend to go with a more reputable brand.

Thanks for that , I agree with the known brand advice but with Tiens at around $2300 and my budget around a grand somethings not going to fit.

In truth I'd go with a good set of lower springs as I don't want to go more than 20/25mm and the damper rates on the OE shocks are good but two problems arise .

Firstly all the lowering springs I've found so far are of the 'round about 35mm could be anything sorta anyway thier stiff and its' slammed wadaya want range' .

And secondly the shocks have 97000kms on them and while thier fine as they are disturbing them with lowering springs could see them not being fine for long , I'd chance it with a 20mm lower and the right spring rate though.

Any advice/thoughts regarding springs would be appreciated .

Lenny253
09-23-2010, 08:11 AM
well here's a good brand name suspension set up.

Megan Racing

https://www.upscaleautomotive.com/p-25541-megan-racing-street-series-coilovers-for-94-99-toyota-celica-gtst-fwd.aspx

ChrisD
09-23-2010, 04:33 PM
I definitely know what you mean! My ST205 is in dire need of new suspension, and I've got superstruts to deal with. I haven't yet figured out how to do it for less than $3k. I'm hoping to find some suitable shock inserts and modify the SS legs to work, but we'll see.

You might be able to do better quality if you do go with inserts and lowering springs. Just have to find the right spring for you. Lots of guys on here have springs, so finding something you like might not be too tough. I understand not wanting to go too low...even on my ST165 I went with 1" (or was it 1.5"?) drop and it sits perfectly for a sporty look. (not "slammed yo" :P )

I'll take a peek around and see what I can find out...



Thanks for that , I agree with the known brand advice but with Tiens at around $2300 and my budget around a grand somethings not going to fit.

In truth I'd go with a good set of lower springs as I don't want to go more than 20/25mm and the damper rates on the OE shocks are good but two problems arise .

Firstly all the lowering springs I've found so far are of the 'round about 35mm could be anything sorta anyway thier stiff and its' slammed wadaya want range' .

And secondly the shocks have 97000kms on them and while thier fine as they are disturbing them with lowering springs could see them not being fine for long , I'd chance it with a 20mm lower and the right spring rate though.

Any advice/thoughts regarding springs would be appreciated .

ALAN
09-24-2010, 07:27 AM
I definitely know what you mean! My ST205 is in dire need of new suspension, and I've got superstruts to deal with. I haven't yet figured out how to do it for less than $3k. I'm hoping to find some suitable shock inserts and modify the SS legs to work, but we'll see.
You might be able to do better quality if you do go with inserts and lowering springs. Just have to find the right spring for you. Lots of guys on here have springs, so finding something you like might not be too tough. I understand not wanting to go too low...even on my ST165 I went with 1" (or was it 1.5"?) drop and it sits perfectly for a sporty look. (not "slammed yo" :P )I'll take a peek around and see what I can find out...

Thanks for that , here is a link to just what I think you may be looking for:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/D2-Adjustable-Suspension-TOYOTA-CELICA-ST205-94-99-/200522097650?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2eb00c63f2

And heres another one :

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/G4-Adjustable-Suspension-TOYOTA-CELICA-ST205-94-99-/110589299402?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19bfa2caca

Came across these whilst looking for some for my ST204R Theyre no good for mine but may suit yours to a T.

:beerchug:

ChrisD
09-24-2010, 04:48 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure I want coilovers though. So it's still up in the air. Also, it's not just the shocks that need replacing. I have the figure 8's, banana bars, etc. all that I'd like to change. Except, I'm cheap, and I struggle with having to replace a whole arm just to swap out a bushing.

Here's a thread with some of my ponderings: http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47225