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Hey ppl!! I'm finally getting close to upgrading my suspension! I want to know if Suspension Technqiues Springs fit well with Tokico lluminas? I don't plan to lower my car any further. I just want to know if that is a good suspension setup? :biggrin:
 

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The Beginning
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How much money are you looking to spend? I beleive the Springs will work. I am pretty pleased with my Tokico/Eibach setup, but will defintely be going to coilovers down the road. If you have enough money I would invest in a nice set of coilovers.
 

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Go coil overs. youll regret not doing it later. Trust me.
 

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Dr. Jeff Lange
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XFFE said:
guys guys, come on now, not everyone can afford to shell out $1500 for suspension! :D
Just save for a bit longer, it's not even that much more when you consider how much a normal shock/spring/pillowball setup would cost.

The Tein SS coilovers are very very reasonably priced, I think that'd be what I'd go with if I was strapped for cash.
 

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i bought the tokico HPs on ebay for 190 for a set of 4 i think, it was a while back so i dont remember. then went for ST springs at JCW.
 

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KINGPIN33 said:
Just wondering... has anyone ever order from ebay??? like tokico shocks or KYB??? it seems like a pretty good price for a set of 4 shocks
I got my set of Tokico Illumina II's from ebay. It has been 2 years countless highway trips still going strong.
 

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I'm looking to spend only 600 bucks! Thats it! I personally do not like coilovers becuz its too much money, and i'm not going to race or do anything with my car! I just want that plain street setup, not a race setup! I think ST springs and Tokico Illuminas II's will work for me! thank you for the feed back ppl!!
 

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damn.... who you kids think you're kidding.... coilovers are expesnsive, plus you need to set them up with a set of scales, so either you know someone or you gotta pay to do it., making them more expensive. plus, the ride quality isn't that good. I dunno about ST's (never owned them), but eibachs are a great street spring, you sacraifice very little in ride quality but gain a lot in handling. Plus, the price is right. If you're not spending countless hours autocrossing and plan to DD the car coilovers are not the way to go.
 

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my supra used to run KYB GR-2's and those worked great.

i've also heard the eibach springs and koni yellows are another good setup. the KYB's with a set of springs should run ya about 350-400 and the koni's with springs about 500-600.

personally if you're confident you're not gonna autoX your supra then go for the KYB setup. good ride and cost effective.

the koni's route is a great setup if you daily drive it and want it to see some track time. the adjustable shocks will come in very handy.
 

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Dr. Jeff Lange
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the ride quality isn't that good [...] If you plan to DD the car coilovers are not the way to go.
BS.

First of all, the reference settings are going to be just as good as a set of springs/shocks, though corner weighting does improve the setup it isn't required if you're not going to the track all the time.

As for ride quality, it's not harsh, in fact it feels much much better than a stock setup, it's stiffer, but it does not shake the crap out of you or feel bad driving over bumps. My brother's 300ZX with Tokico struts and Intrax springs feels much much worse than my Supra with coilovers.

I absolutely love driving the Supra around town with the coilovers, I only occasionally go to the track with it, and it is daily driven every day from the end of April until the end of September.

I know other people with the same setup (Tein Flex) and they drive it every day and share my exact sentiments. I love setting my car to the exact height I want it to be, I love that I can make it look like I want it to, and not have to just be happy with the way the car sits with some springs, etc, etc. Also, if I ever decide I want to go a bit more performance oriented down the road, I can simply change the settings on them, without needing to get new shocks and springs..

I love them and if I ever got another Supra or similar car, coilovers would be in the picture 100%.


Whatever though, I'm sure you'll be happy with springs/shocks, people just like to let you know what's out there. :)
 

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I have tokico blues, and h&r springs... I love the stance... extremely low, so watch out for speedbumps... other then that... i love them
 

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save up more money n u will have 1500 for coil overs. Alot better then dishing out the $ now for springs & strut setup. U'll love the coil overs 10x more :)
 

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dont forget sway bars!!!
 

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ST springs 140.00 all 4 free shipping JC Whitney.

They will give you the closest to stock(soft) ride from what others on this forum have said.

You might also want to consider the stock TEMS shocks since thay are about the same price.

ST sway bar set at Summit racing is about 240.00 shipped.
 
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