View Full Version : st185 coilovers on ebay, any good?

06-15-2013, 07:39 AM
link (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tein-HA-Coilovers-All-Trac-Celica-90-93-ST185-/300918578827?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4610251e8b&vxp=mtr)

As far as I can tell these are on the old side, probably 5 to 10 years old, and they definitely have some rust. ~$100 to ship them, ~$600 to buy them.

I'm not desperate to buy struts, but the price is really good, maybe too good. thoughts?

06-15-2013, 10:56 AM
I think that guy also has them for sale on alltrac.net might be worth contacting him over there.

06-15-2013, 06:22 PM
Yeah they're on AT.net as well.

06-15-2013, 09:54 PM
I'd say too good. With them being as old as they look, they probably will need a rebuild soon. So by the time you factor that in, you would probably be better off buying a new set.

06-15-2013, 11:47 PM
I actually saw them at AT.net first, and the difference in price ($800 at at.net and $575 on ebay) makes me a little wary. at AT he says he ran them 10K, but wont say whether he bought them new or used, and the wear on them makes me think they have a lot more than 10K on them.

Since I don't plan to drive the car other than to get it smogged for a year or two, I'm just gonna hold off. I've dropped a lot of money on Alexandra in the last couple of weeks anyway.

06-16-2013, 01:52 AM
Better to wait, and do it right the first time... granted, I can change springs in a GT coupe in about two hours... I can remove them even faster in a junk yard.