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Anyone here have H&R springs?

Discussion in '8th Gen' started by 01loadedLE, Dec 4, 2013.

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    01loadedLE Git out of my wayee!

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    Here's my car with Tein H springs installed. I have 37mm offset 16x7" wheels with 205/45-16 tires.

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    I'm rubbing and bottoming out on the front and rubbing on the rear that rests lower than the front which I'm not happy about. I'm thinking of getting H&R 54691 E11 springs on mine. Will H&R springs make the wheel gaps equal on both ends as pictured on the corolla below or would I need to keep stock springs on the back to make the gaps equal to the front like I'd have to do with the Teins?

    If I have to use stock springs on the rear then will H&R springs on the front give me problems like the Teins do or will the ride be ok on them with no rubbing or bottoming out?

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    I've found out today that I have a bad strut in the rear and creaking in the front when the car is pressed on but I didn't hear that before the Teins were installed so I don't suspect that the front struts are the cause of the creaking and bottoming out where it's most likely caused from the Tein install but the issue will be inspected soon.
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    01loadedLE Git out of my wayee!

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    Thanks again for your help.
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    Welcome to the forums.

    So for your rubbing in the rear your wheels are +37 i think max offset (without rolling fenders is +42) you are 5mm over spec you can roll your fenders and that problem will be solved.

    and your bottoming out i say get some good struts and you should be fine.

    just speaking from experience,I've ran KYB GR-2's with trd springs 1.25 inch drop then went to d2 coilovers. on 16x7 +42
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    Yeah the rubbing is your rims. Do a little roll of the lip and that will be totally fine.
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    james on the forums has H&R springs, ask him if he rubbed on those...they are lower than TRD springs

    I have TRD springs and they never rubbed and dont lower much....they are kinda like H tech
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    Wheel offset is a bigger factor here than lowering. I rubbed at stock height when I had my rotas. Those were +30
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    He's got over-sized tires as well
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    Gotta be a smooth ride though lol
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    01loadedLE Git out of my wayee!

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    Yah Mack as long as I don't hit any bumps. hehe

    Just got the old worn pinstripes off and it looks better I think. Thanks for the help guys.

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    Btw I don't know James since I'm new here. What is his username? I'll ask him once I know how.
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    His username is James lmao
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    H&R wheelgap is close to even, but there's a bit more gap in the front. Not as bad as the HTechs though, in my opinion. Here's the best pic I could find showing the H&R gap. It is pretty even:
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    Rubbing is definitely due to wrong offset. I was running 205/45/16 on 16x7 at +45mm and I rubbed in the rear. My phat Paradas at 205 were closer to a 215 width though. For reference, the only wheels that Toyota endorsed for this chassis were the 8th gen Corolla TRD wheels in 16x7.
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    The offset on these wheels are +47mm, which is a guarantee that you will not rub on 16x7 with a 205 mm wide tire.
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    I found the profile of James after my last reply but it didn't show that he had H&R springs but others so I figured it was another user.
    Thanks for the info James.
    Guys can koni struts be fitted into tokico struts or will they only fit into the oem kyb? I can’t get tokicos since they’re out of supply everywhere so koni is what I’d like to get.
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    01loadedLE Git out of my wayee!

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    Thanks for the thread. I'll check it out.

    I've found 3 Tokicos but am not having success finding the needed hp2170. I've looked everywhere online that could be found on google and yahoo including ebay and amazon.
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    Another member here is trying the same thing. Buying them one at a time is a pain.
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    LOL took me over a year to get my 4 tokico together....bought the front 2 for $110 new on craigslist thanks to irvin, 1 rear for $20 and then another rear for $40 on ebay.
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    I still wanna get a set of those, tired of these oem ones.
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    They blow pretty quickly.
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    but lifetime warranty like a boss:fyeah:

    No problem, Glad to help out
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    Paid for them today and getting them shipped tomorrow 1. Used a $50 rebate card to pay for part of it so the out of pocket expense was $293. Not bad at all considering most prices online for them are $100+ per strut.
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    Nice work. You will really enjoy the ride on those things.
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    01loadedLE Git out of my wayee!

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    Got the oem springs back on the rear again where the wheel well gap looks even on both ends now. Also got an alignment now that the front Tein H springs have settled in and it drives better than it ever has. Very much more planted straight on the road where the steering wheel is more firm to turn when before with these wheels on it and the 14s beforehand as well I was getting blown all over the roads in side winds and the steering wheel was light to turn. I'm kicking myself for not doing this years ago. Such a better driving car.

    The shop owner who test drove the car after aligning it said he was very impressed with my 13yr old car saying it looked real nice inside and out where the inside even still smells like a new car. A salesman at that shop was standing by the car talking to another salesman about it and he also said that he wanted those wheels for his car since he really liked them and asked where I got them. Nice people there.


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    Yeah they look very OEM'Ish

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