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METDeath
05-22-2011, 11:15 PM
So I've started to look at other options for my springs, however, Eibach no longer makes the Pro-Kit for the 90-93, nor does TRD make a 90-93 spring set. So do the springs from a 94-99 fit on a 90-93?

I remember reading a thread about it somewhere, but couldn't find it again...

Galcobar
05-23-2011, 12:45 AM
Just looked at Eibach's application widget and they put the xT18 and xT20 in the same category when it comes to fitting the Sportline springs -- did not see the Pro Kit listed.

Celica, GT/ST (http://eibach.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/002654.9.263409556031158192) (Incl. Turbo, Coupe, Cnvrtbl & Lftbk, Exc. All-Trac) ST18/ST20 10/1989 1999
That said, I know the 8207.14 Pro-Kit was applicable for both generations when I bought it

METDeath
05-23-2011, 04:15 AM
Sweet, guess I'll order some TRD 6th gen springs then...

KoreanJoey
05-23-2011, 06:43 AM
I love my H&Rs... Couldn't really ask for more from a street car.

METDeath
05-23-2011, 12:25 PM
What drop H&R? I'm only seeing ~1.4" and I've already got Eibach Sport line... plus with the retail price of H&R it's almost ground control price...

So I guess I am finally going GC

Nate84
05-23-2011, 01:28 PM
i have h&r's on my car and i love them.

KoreanJoey
05-23-2011, 08:49 PM
I don't have any scrape issues if that's what you're worried about.

METDeath
05-24-2011, 01:23 AM
No, worried about my 215/40/17 Star Specs getting cut up on my rear fenders in hard turns... and overall ride comfort... but it's looking more and more like I will either go Ground Control or Megan and sell my parts.

KoreanJoey
05-25-2011, 06:38 AM
Oh yeah... I forgot the difficulties of trying to fit stuff with a narrowbody... :)

Car_Barn_Bandit
05-25-2011, 06:43 AM
I'm waiting back from Eibach to finish the warranty replacement of my ProKit springs. Maybe this is what is taking them so long.

BonzaiCelica
06-08-2011, 10:33 PM
what did you end up purchasing??

jdm_celica_gts
06-08-2011, 10:55 PM
So will the 94-99 coilover kit fit on 90-93?

Murgatroy
06-08-2011, 11:19 PM
So will the 94-99 coilover kit fit on 90-93?

Why use the parts for a 6th Gen when there are so many kits out there for the 5th?

METDeath
06-09-2011, 05:25 PM
what did you end up purchasing??

Nothing yet.

jdm_celica_gts
06-09-2011, 09:30 PM
My friend has a set for 94-99 brand new and would sell them to me pretty cheap haha

Ghost
06-10-2011, 03:36 PM
So will the 94-99 coilover kit fit on 90-93?

they basically have the same setup, except for the back, slight modification needs to be done for them to fit and i believe there's a few people here with 6 gen parts.

BonzaiCelica
06-10-2011, 09:48 PM
the rears will fit just fine. I actually went to a junkyard and picked up a oem ST182 shocks for the rears and fitted them on my 94 celica. Only problem was the brake line. So I don't see how a coilover wouldn't fit??

METDeath
06-11-2011, 06:11 AM
In other news, I decided I to go with the 6th gen TRD springs since Eibach no longer appears to make the Pro-kit (1" drop) and the TRD are apparently pretty good.

The main reason being that I don't want to dick around with leveling the car as it's a daily driver and not a track car.

reeves
06-29-2011, 10:36 PM
How much did the TRD springs drop your car? any pics yet?

Waffles!
06-29-2011, 10:56 PM
The springs have not been installed yet. I believe they will drop the car 1" from factory ride height.

METDeath
06-29-2011, 11:47 PM
I won't be able to give a drop from factory as I currently have Eibach Sportline springs on the car, I will measure the difference and post the final ride height with the TRD springs most likely this weekend or Friday evening.

reeves
06-30-2011, 04:43 PM
I'm also interested in the '94-99 TRD springs.. will they somehow put more stress on the shocks, like many aftermarket springs? Or are the TRD springs more forgiving on a stock suspension? Mine's is all stock, and I don't intend to modify the suspension much, besides maybe the TRD springs.

METDeath
06-30-2011, 07:02 PM
How many miles is on your current suspension setup? Also, keep in mind that a full stock replacement will run you about $1,000 unless you have access to dealer part pricing. Because for a proper stock replacement you need new strut mounts all around (50-90 per), new spring seat isolators (maybe 50-60), new bump stops (again 50-60), and new struts (50-90 per), plus the springs (at least 200).

I bring all this up because you could very easily get a set of Megan or D2 coil-over assemblies for the same price range and have a decent suspension setup.

To answer your question though, they will put some stress on the stock suspension, but not as much as my current Sportline springs do, (1.5-2.0 inch drop). Which is part of the reason I switched to Koni struts, they can handle the abuse better.

reeves
07-01-2011, 06:55 PM
I have 127K miles on mines. I'm hoping not to have to replace all of those components you mentioned, at least not for a while.. Which is why I don't want any springs that'll blow out my shocks prematurely.. I want a slight drop just for now.. My shocks are still good, at least I think so (no unusual movements or bounciness). I actually like the "comfy" suspension of my stock alltrac, which is why I want to keep it as close to stock as possible.. I have my MR2 for a stiffer ride if I'm ever in the mood.. I won't mind the celica suspension being a tad more stiff, but I'm not looking for hard-edge performance or anything.. Just looking for a slight drop, without damaging the suspension.. if that's even possible.

Car_Barn_Bandit
07-01-2011, 07:34 PM
2 months later, Eibach has refused to get back to me about my warranty request. Classy operation they got going on there. I might have to drop by the office in person...

METDeath
07-01-2011, 08:42 PM
I have 127K miles on mines. I'm hoping not to have to replace all of those components you mentioned, at least not for a while.. Which is why I don't want any springs that'll blow out my shocks prematurely.. I want a slight drop just for now.. My shocks are still good, at least I think so (no unusual movements or bounciness). I actually like the "comfy" suspension of my stock alltrac, which is why I want to keep it as close to stock as possible.. I have my MR2 for a stiffer ride if I'm ever in the mood.. I won't mind the celica suspension being a tad more stiff, but I'm not looking for hard-edge performance or anything.. Just looking for a slight drop, without damaging the suspension.. if that's even possible.

Your struts are probably overdue for a change out, as for slight drop... looks like the only good choices currently on the market is either Ground Control coil-over sleeves or the 6th gen TRD springs.


2 months later, Eibach has refused to get back to me about my warranty request. Classy operation they got going on there. I might have to drop by the office in person...

I'm told they stopped making the Prokit... so good luck with that.

Car_Barn_Bandit
07-01-2011, 10:03 PM
BBB complaint time?