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A really strong shock might give you some lift for the bigger tire sizes. I know some folks with MKIV VW's that use Bilstien HD shocks with VR6 springs in their 4cyl. Stiffer springs, and stiffer shock gave more ground clearance for the low riding TDI chassis.

 

I got my KYB GR-2's delivered from ebay this week. Will be doing that soon. Are any of the suspension bolts one time use? THey don't look in bad shape at all, even after 200K miles.

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Usually best to replace bolts and hardware - especially on a suspension related item. But I've seen many reuse old hardware just fine - just make sure to torque everything down correctly and check often, incase something starts loosening up on you.

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Depends on what springs you plan on pairing with the strut - Tokico HPs are considered to be a bit "stiff" than the KYB GR-2s - should be paired with a more aggressive spring.

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Depends on what springs you plan on pairing with the strut - Tokico HPs are considered to be a bit "stiff" than the KYB GR-2s - should be paired with a more aggressive spring.

Where does TRD springs stand on this scale? With Eibach no longer making a spring for it and others of uncertain quality...

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TRD springs are probably better suited to the KYB GR-2 than the Tokicos - but I have heard that both work very well with them.

 

I would personally pair up something like Tein H.Tech, Eibach Pro-Kit, or H&R OE or Sport springs to a KYB GR-2, as the springs are minor upgrades to the OEM springs - bit more control, very slight drop.

 

Springs like Tein S.Tech, Eibach Sportlines, or H&R Sport or Race springs to a Tokico HP strut, as this springs are a bit more aggressive and little more of a drop than the others.

 

But then again - these springs and struts are close, you probably could mix and match them and get decent results - just watch that the strut keeps up with the spring. An undersized/lower performance strut will get beat up pretty good by an aggressive spring setup - would have a relatively short lifespan.

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Never heard of a Dropzone strut - I've seen Dropzone springs and coilover kit, though. From what I've heard feedback wise - better to save your money for other springs. Their rates are much higher than similar springs (stiffer) and will totally kill most struts - most have mentioned that new struts blew out at 5K-10K miles after install.

 

Skunk2 makes similar ones - but they let you choose from an assortment of spring rates - but still, I would spend the money on regular springs or go with a real coilover system. D2 have coilcovers that start in the $400 and up range - most of the premium brands like JIC, TEIN, Eibach, etc. run from $800+ for coilovers.

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Never heard of a Dropzone strut - I've seen Dropzone springs and coilover kit, though. From what I've heard feedback wise - better to save your money for other springs. Their rates are much higher than similar springs (stiffer) and will totally kill most struts - most have mentioned that new struts blew out at 5K-10K miles after install.

 

Apparently there ARE Dropzone struts. :o

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DropZone-St...sspagenameZWDVW

 

I called the two garages I usually go to, they would both do a strut install for C$300 labor, and would not do tranny swaps - but that's for another thread. ;) Crappy Tire sells spring compressor for C$110 (also available on loan). Just to give you an idea of how much you can save by DIY.

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Wow - first time I've seen those. Doesn't look very impressive to me - but the pictures are probably not very representative.

 

Yeak - lots of shops will not do a tranny install because the of amount of labor involved. A "speed" shop or custom auto/body shop would probably do it for you - but most will charge a premium. Not sure how common they are around your area - but the good ones are few and far in between, lots are small startups - many of the Toyota engine swap specialists actually switched to other inports like Honda and Nissan - just more business available with those makes.

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Does anyone know of the oem spring rate for the 98 corolla? Does anybody know how to determine a bad strut mount? My friend sat in the back seat and noticed some metal to metal clanking as the suspension was active during a drive. He said that I might need new strut mounts because the rubber has gone bad and the metal plates inside are hitting each other

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Does anyone know of the oem spring rate for the 98 corolla? Does anybody know how to determine a bad strut mount? My friend sat in the back seat and noticed some metal to metal clanking as the suspension was active during a drive. He said that I might need new strut mounts because the rubber has gone bad and the metal plates inside are hitting each other

Is anybody going to reply to my post?

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This thread might have some useful information.

 

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where did you find spring insulators?

And why does the yaris have better suspension than corolla? thats blasphemy

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Depends on what springs you plan on pairing with the strut - Tokico HPs are considered to be a bit "stiff" than the KYB GR-2s - should be paired with a more aggressive spring.

Where does TRD springs stand on this scale? With Eibach no longer making a spring for it and others of uncertain quality...

 

After some looking I found: http://www.prostreetonline.com/pnsku/8257.140.asp

 

Someone still sell these! :D Should I grab one and mate it to a Tokico strut?

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