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ULTIMATE suspension upgrade guide for 7th and 8th gen corollas!

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    ULTIMATE suspension upgrade guide for 7th and 8th gen corollas!

    Disclaimer: As many of you know I'm quite the suspension whore:p Personally I'm more interested in hitting 1 lateral G on street tires than running a 10sec quarter mile and throughout the years I've research and done all upgrade accordingly. To give myself a bit more credibility (but not to brag), I will just state that I am currently a mechanical engineering student with aspirations of working in the aftermarket suspension engineering or race car engineering field in the future. With that, here are the information I have gathered over the years.. much of what I say could be considered my opinion especially parts labeled "My Impressions" so feel free to disagree with me and convince me why i am wrong. I intended this writeup to serve as quick reference as well as an in depth discussion on everything suspension related on our cars and tried my best to make it user friendly. I apologise for any spelling or grammar errors on my part, English is not my first language.

    The product here is listed in no particular order and I only will list reputable brands! No cheap noname ebay crap here. Please help me add to the list if you see anything not listed.

    MSRP is obtained from the manufacturer's website unless otherwise specified.. Most online stores will sell products at up to 20% off MSRP. so SHOP AROUND!

    Just in case you're wondering, yes I am bored:rolleyes:.

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    Preface
    As many of you should know by now the 6th 7th and 8th gen (88-02) Corollas share pretty much the exact same components in the 4 wheel McPherson suspension design. The McPherson suspension design primarily consists of a spring coiled around a strut and mounted to the chassis via an upper top hat mount and lower control arm(s). While this suspension design provides great advantages such as a compact design which maximize engine bay and trunk space, and a longer suspension stroke (great for rallying [The GC/GD WRX shares a very similar design]) it becomes a liability for performance on the tarmac. Since the McPherson strut suspension eliminates the upper control arm, positive camber changes during cornering (which is bad) is common and the shorter suspension stroke preferred by road racers is not present. (Which is why Civics/Integras have an advantage over us on the track.)

    Introduction
    I will start off by discussing spring and shock rates. Spring rates are measured in kg/mm or lbs/in - the mass/weight required to compress the spring by 1mm or 1inch (ie. A 10kg/mm spring = it will take 10kg of mass to compress this particular spring by 1mm) (multiply or divide by 56 to convert from one unit to another). Obviously the higher the spring rate, the stiffer the spring. Shock rate or shock valving is a much more difficult equation but the gist of it is; you should have a shock valving that best match up to the spring rate… which brings us into dampening.

    This is just a rudimentary discussion on the topic of suspension dampening; there are 3 cases, under damped, over damped, and critically damped. Under damped occurs when a spring is too stiff for the strut, this normally occurs when one upgrade springs while not upgrading the stock strut or if one choose a spring with a rate too high for the strut. This scenario will result in a bouncy ride and a high chance of bottoming out your suspension. The spring essentially pushes and pulls the strut piston at a rate that the strut is not set/valved for and this is in fact why your struts would wear prematurely or blow if you upgrade springs without upgrading struts (not as much because you are lowered). Over damped is the exact opposite, when your struts are valved too stiff for your springs. This scenario would result in a harsh ride because the chassis is absorbing much of the energy (instead of the strut) when you hit a bump. Critically damped is the best case scenario, it is when a shock is perfectly matched for the spring rate. This will be the case when you buy a full coilover/dampener kit (the springs and struts are engineered by the same company to work together), or if you are able to put together the perfect spring/strut combo. Once again this is a extremely rudimentary discussion, dampening or dissipation of energy relies on many variables such as speed and frequency.. If you want to learn more, be a mechanical engineer! It is discussed in differential equations, physics mechanics, and engineering dynamics..

    Struts:

    Koni Sport Inserts
    Part Numbers: F: 8610 1365Sport R: 86 2524Sport
    Features: Adjustable Rebound Dampening
    MSRP: ~$350 a pair
    http://www.koni-na.com
    Notes: These inserts requires more effort for installation. Dampener rebuild/revalve is available in the US.
    My Impressions: I have never seen them on a corolla before but Koni has a long track record on and off roads and is a very reputable company. Probably the best strut you can buy for the rolla. Inserts installation DIY:
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1219607

    Tokico HP
    Part Numbers: FL: HB3124 RL: HB2169 FR: HB3125 RR: HB2170
    Features: Blue housing, designed for lowering springs.
    MSRP: ~$390 (from shox.com)
    www.tokicogasshocks.com
    Notes: One of the few struts actually designed for lowering springs.
    My Impressions: Some say they blow prematurely but of all the time I spent here only 2 people had problems with them and they both were covered under Tokico's lifetime warranty.

    KYB GR-2
    Part Numbers:
    Features: OEM Performance strut
    MSRP: ~$320 (from shox.com)
    http://www.kybshocks.com
    Notes: These are designed to be OEM replacement shocks and are used as such by many suspension shops. However people here have had sucess using them with lowering springs.
    My Impressions:

    Bilstein Touring Class
    Part Numbers:
    Features: high end OEM replacement strut
    MSRP: ~170/ea
    http://www.bilstein.com
    Notes: http://trdforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32306
    My Impressions: The blisten rep said himself that these shouldn't be used with lowering springs.. i'm not too sure about them.

    DropZone Racing
    Part Numbers:
    Features: 30mm gas shock
    MSRP: ~$249 (from MAD Racing Concepts on ebay)
    http://www.dynamicautodesign.com/
    Notes: designed for lowered cars
    My Impressions: Cheap noname company

    TRD Japan (non adjustable)
    Part Numbers: FL: 48520-AE100 RL: 48540-AE000 FR: 48510-AE100 RR: 48530-AE000
    Features: non adjustable, designed for lowering springs.
    MSRP:
    http://www.trdparts.jp/english
    Notes: Special Order from TRD Japan
    My Impressions:

    TRD Japan (adjustable)
    Part Numbers: F: 48511-AE982 (2pcs), RL: 48540-AE081 RR: 48530-AE081
    Features: F 4way adjustable inserts, R 8way adjustable strut, designed for lowering springs.
    MSRP:
    http://www.trdparts.jp/english
    Notes: Special order from TRD Japan
    My Impressions: Weird how the fronts are inserts while rears are full struts

    GAB
    Part Numbers: discontinued
    Features: F: 4way adjustable inserts, R:8 way adjustable struts
    MSRP: F:325/pr, R:220 ea (from toysport.com)
    http://www.gab.jp
    http://www.toytport.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:


    TRD USA
    Part Numbers: Discontinued
    Features:
    MSRP:
    http://www.trdusa.com
    Notes: Rumored to be rebadged KYB GR-2
    My Impressions:



    Lowering Spring:
    Lowering springs are a mostly cosmetic upgrade. Most lowering springs offers a progressive spring rate meaning the spring starts out relatively soft but becomes increasingly stiffer the more it compresses.. which is a design for comfort. Some however offers a traditional linear spring rate which retains the exact same spring rate no matter how much or little it is compressed. A linear design is more performance orientated because it is more predictable seeing as the stiffness does not change.

    Tein S-Tech
    Part Numbers: SKL02-AUB00
    Features: Linear spring rates: F 3.2kg/mm R 2.5kg/mm, Lowers F -1.9" R -1.4"
    MSRP: $310
    http://www.tein.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    Tein H-Tech
    Part Numbers: SKL02-BUB00
    Features: Linear spring rates: F 2.7kg/mm R 2.3kg/mm, Lowers F -1.3" R -0.8"
    MSRP: $310
    http://www.tein.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    H&R Sport
    Part Numbers: 93-97:54688 98-0254691
    Features: Front and Rear Drop: 1.25" | 1.25" (93-97) 1.3" | 1.25" (98-02)
    MSRP: $299
    http://www.hrsprings.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates?

    B&G S2
    Part Numbers: 93-97: 92.1.023 98-02: 92.1.046
    Features: Front and Rear Drop: 1.6" | 1.6"
    MSRP: $269
    http://www.b-gsuspension.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates?

    Suspension Techniques
    Part Numbers: 60370
    Features: Front and Rear Drop: 1.4" | 1.4"
    MSRP: ~$200 (from shox.com)
    http://www.stracing.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates?

    Intrax
    Part Numbers: 93-97: 75.1.022 98-02: 75.1.025
    Features: Front and Rear Drop: 1.7" | 1.6" (93-97) 1.8" | 1.7" (98-02)
    MSRP: $289
    http://www.intraxsuspension.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates?

    Vogtland Sport Springs
    Part Numbers: 93-97: 959055
    Features: Front and Rear Drop: 1.4" | 1.4" (93-97)
    MSRP: $204.99
    http://www.vogtland-na.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates?

    Sprint Springs
    Part Numbers: 93-97: 8001 98-02: 8025
    Features: Front and Rear Drop: 2" | 2" (93-97) 1.8"|1.7" (98-02)
    MSRP: $229.50
    http://www.sprintspring.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates?

    Apex Springs
    Part Numbers: 93-97: 170-2000 98-02: 170-2020
    Features: Front and Rear Drop: 1.2" | 1.2" (93-97) 1.35"|1.35" (98-02)
    MSRP:
    http://www.apexsuspension.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates?

    Skunk 2
    Part Numbers: 519-08-2000
    Features: Drop:1.50 - 1.25"
    MSRP: $200
    http://www.skunk2.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates? I find it intresting that skunk2 doesn't use their own suspension products on their own race cars..

    DropZone Racing
    Part Numbers:
    Features: Drop: F 2.0" | R 2.0"
    MSRP: ~$79 (from MAD Racing Concepts on ebay)
    http://www.dynamicautodesign.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates? Cheap noname company

    TRD Japan
    Part Numbers: 48130-AE100
    Features: Linear spring rate 3.2kg/mm F | 3.0kg/mm R, Drop 0.8"
    MSRP:
    http://www.trdparts.jp/english
    Notes: special order from TRD Japan
    My Impressions: I used to have these w/ tokicos, stiff but not too stiff, doesn't lower too much.

    RS*R Suspension Coil
    Part Numbers: T026D
    Features: Drop 0.9" F | 0.9" R, Spring Rates 2.9kg/mm F | 2.9kg/mm R
    MSRP:
    http://www.rs-r.co.jp/
    www.rs-r.com
    Notes: Special order from japan
    My Impressions:

    RS*R Ti2000
    Part Numbers: T026TD
    Features: Drop 0.9" F | 0.9" R, Spring Rates 2.9kg/mm F | 2.9kg/mm R
    MSRP:
    http://www.rs-r.co.jp/
    Notes: Special order from japan
    My Impressions:

    Espelir Active Super Down
    Part Numbers: EST-589 (93-97) | EST-588 (96-02)
    Features: Drop 1.15" F | 0.95" R, Spring Rate 2.8F, 3.0R
    MSRP:
    http://www.espelir.co.jp
    http://www.mackinindustries.com
    Notes: special order from japan
    My Impressions:

    Whiteline Control
    Part Numbers: 70389 (front), 70416 (rear) (93-97) | 83107 (front) , 83108 (rear) (98-02)
    Features: ???
    MSRP: 162.71
    http://www.whiteline.com.au/
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Sold in pairs? WTF?

    Eibach ProKit
    Part Numbers: 93-97: 8208.140, 98-02: 8257.140
    Features: Drop: Ft 1" | Rr 1" (93-97), Ft 1.3" | Rr 1.3"
    MSRP: $215 (from racingsolutions.com)
    http://www.eibach.com
    Notes: May be discontinued
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates?

    Eibach Sportsline
    Part Numbers: 4.0882
    Features: Drop: 1.5"
    MSRP: $190 (from racingsolutions.com)
    http://www.eibach.com
    Notes: May be discontinued
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates?

    TRD USA
    Part Numbers: 00602-48130-COR (set of 4), 00602-48131-CF (front), 00602-48131-CR (rear)
    Features:
    MSRP:
    http://www.TRDusa.com
    Notes: discontinued
    My Impressions: Progressive spring rates? Thanks to Mayur for the info


    Coilover Sleeve:
    Coilover sleeves allows the option of raising and lowering the ride height or preload the spring itself via a threaded sleeve/spring perch.

    Ground Control
    Part Numbers: SKU #8040
    Features: Eibach ERS race spring allows the selection of multiple spring rates in increments of 25lbs/inch. Being a adjustable coilover you are able to lower your car from 0 to 2.5”
    MSRP: $399
    www.ground-control.com
    Notes: You should be able to specify your spring rates at no extra cost prior to purchase, otherwise they will ship them with the standard 300lbs/in spring rates.
    My Impressions: Take advantage of the fact that you can select your own spring rates!!! These coilovers are good for either street or race and that is dependant on the spring rate. It is recommended that you use koni inserts but if you choose a lower spring rate you can use Tokico, KYB, or others with great success.

    Skunk 2
    Part Numbers: 517-08-1850
    Features: Dual locking pearch, up to 3" drop
    MSRP: $259 (@kurumamotoring.com)
    http://www.skunk2.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Unknown spring rates, once again I find it intresting that skunk 2 doesn't use thei own suspension products on their racecars.

    OBX Gravitation
    Part Numbers: ???
    Features: Dual locking pearch, 0 to 2.5" drop
    MSRP: $125 (@tuningdepot)
    http://www.obxracingsports.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Unknown spring rates, dunno about OBX.. its usually hit or miss, mostly miss.

    DropZone Racing
    Part Numbers:
    Features: Drop: 0-4"
    MSRP: ~$89 (from MAD Racing Concepts on ebay)
    http://www.dynamicautodesign.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Unknown spring rates, Another cheap noname company


    Full Coilovers:
    Full coilovers are great because the manufacturer match the spring to the shock at the factory so there is no guess work involved. Most features a one way height/preload adjustment which is a spring perch threaded onto the shock body used to raise and lower the ride height. The higher-up grades of coilovers features a separate (2way) height and preload adjustment which allows one to adjust the height by moving the entire shock body up and down relative to the hub as opposed to moving the spring. This means the shock travel is not affected by height adjustment and you retain a full shock stroke no matter what height you are set at. Additionally the separate spring perch allow one to preload (pre-compressing or decompressing) the spring. Most features an adjustable shock dampener so one may dial in the shock valving from soft to firm to suit one needs. There are two types of shocks, twin tube and monotube. The twin tube design consist of a inner and a outer oil chamber, as the shock piston is compressed oil moves between the inner and outer tubes. The next design is the monotube which is exactly as it sounds. The twin tube is the most common and usually gives a more comfortable ride while the more expensive monotube is a much more advance and performance oriented design. The advantages of monotube is that it dissipate heat better since there exist no inner chamber. Additionally monotube can be mounted upside-down (inverted monotube) to decrease unsprung weight.

    BC Racing BR Type
    Part Numbers: C-03
    Features: 2way height and preload adjustment, Monotube design, 15 way adjustable dampening , Front camber plates /pillowball mount
    Spring rates F: 6kg/mm | R: 4kg/mm
    MSRP: $1250
    http://www.bcracing-na.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Company is based in taiwan but product have good reviews. Brake line and sway bar brackets are actually welded onto the lower bracket which is nice.

    Some of you might already know this but BC Racing currently have a application listed for 93-97 AE101 Corolla which is also compatable with 98-02.

    BC Racing RAM Type
    Part Numbers: C-03
    Features: 2way height and preload adjustment, Inverted Monotube design, 15 way adjustable dampening , Front camber plates /pillowball mount
    Spring rates F: 6kg/mm | R: 4kg/mm
    MSRP: $1450
    http://www.bcracing-na.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: See above

    Toda Fightex FS
    Part Numbers: 51500-AE1-000
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, 12 way adjustable inverted monotube shock, upper pillowball mounts w/ F&R camber plates, 8kg/mm F | 6kg/mm R + helper springs
    MSRP: $2820
    http://www.todaracing.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Possibly the most baller suspension system ever for our corollas!

    Tein HA
    Part Numbers: GST94-B1SS4
    Features: 1 way height/preload adjustment, 16way twin tube dampening adjustment, Spring rates F: 6kg/mm R: 4kg/mm
    MSRP:
    http://www.tein.co.jp
    Notes: Discontinued, replaced with Tein SS
    My Impressions:


    Tein Flex
    Part Numbers: DST40-61SS1
    Features: 2 way height&preload adjustment, 16way twin tube dampening adjustment, Spring rates F: 6kg/mm R: 4 kg/mm, Pillowball upper mount included, F camber plate
    MSRP: $2060
    http://www.tein.com
    Notes: Available on the Tein USA catalogue! EDFC compatible
    My Impressions: Great coilovers but lower spring rates than usual, rebuilds are done in the US by Tein!

    Tein SuperStreet
    Part Numbers: GST94-B1SS4
    Features: 1 way height/preload adjustment, 16way twin tube dampening adjustment, Spring rates F: 5kg/mm R: 3 kg/mm
    MSRP:
    http://www.tein.co.jp
    Notes: Special order from Tein Japan, EDFC compatible, not included in the US catalogue because application doesn't have a brake line retainer for rear drums
    My Impressions: Great coilovers but lower spring rates than usual, rebuilds are done in the US by Tein!

    Tein MonoFlex
    Part Numbers: GST40-F1SS1
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, 16way monotube dampening adjustment, Spring rates F: 6kg/mm R: 4 kg/mm
    MSRP:
    http://www.tein.co.jp
    Notes: Special order from Tein Japan, EDFC compatible, not included in the US catalogue because application doesn't have a brake line retainer for rear drums
    My Impressions: Great coilovers but lower spring rates than usual, rebuilds are done in the US by Tein!

    Cusco CompS
    Part Numbers: 122 600 A
    Features: 1 way height/preload adjustment, 7kg/mm F | 5kg/mm R
    MSRP:
    http://www.cuscoracing.com
    Notes: Special order from Japan through napsusa.com
    My Impressions:

    Cusco Zero1
    Part Numbers: 122 60E CP
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, 7kg/mm F | 5kg/mm R, upper pillow mounts, front camber plates
    MSRP:
    http://www.cuscoracing.com
    Notes: Special order from Japan through napsusa.com
    My Impressions:

    Cusco Zero2
    Part Numbers: 122 60L CP
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, 5 way dampening adjustment, 7kg/mm F | 5kg/mm R, upper pillow mounts, front camber plates
    MSRP:
    http://www.cuscoracing.com
    Notes: Special order from Japan through napsusa.com
    My Impressions: Extremely high quality coilover, I personally run them on my car and many say the ride quality is are the best they've experience before.

    KW Variant 1
    Part Numbers: 10256002
    Features: Lowers 1.4"-2.5" F / 0.9"-2.1" R Pre Set Damping (not adjustable), unknown spring rates
    MSRP: $1423.54 (from shox.com)
    http://www.kw-suspension.com
    Notes: Application not listed in the US website but exist in the UK website.. currently sold @ shox.com
    My Impressions: KW is a highly respected company and I have never heard anything bad about them. From the looks of it the spring rate are progressive.

    JIC FLT-TAR
    Part Numbers: AE101FLTA2, AE111FLTA2
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, 15way adjustable monotube shock, nitrogen gas filled dampener, upper pillowball mounts + front camber plates, 7kg/mm F | 5kg/mm R
    MSRP: $1980
    http://www.jic-magic.com
    Notes: Used to be known as FLT-A2
    My Impressions: I hear customer service from JIC Magic USA/Zeal sucks royally! But they do produce a good product.

    D2 RS Coilovers
    Part Numbers: D2-T010
    Features: F&R pillowball mounts included, 2 way height/preload adjustment, 36way dampening adjustment unknown spring rates
    MSRP: 1450
    http://www.d2racing.com
    Notes: It is possible to select spring rates while ordering. Retail prices are typically up to 40% less than MSRP.
    My Impressions: I dislike the fact that their logo is a knockoff of the D2 Technik (a reputable German company) logo. This company is essentially the same company in Taiwan with a different name.

    K-sport Kontrol Pro
    Part Numbers: CTY08-KP
    Features: F&R pillowball mounts included, 2 way height/preload adjustment, 36way dampening adjustment spring rates: 7kg/mm F | 4kg/mm R, monotube shock
    MSRP: $1400
    http://www.ksportusa.com
    Notes: Sway bar link is not welded on, zip tie brake line retaines. Typically sells for 50-50% less than MSRP
    My Impressions: There are people who'll recommend them but there are just as many people who say they're crap. Initially many have had problems with the shocks blowing prematurely (just after the 1yr warranty) but people who brought them recently says they have been redesigned. Just remember you get what you pay for.

    K-sport GT Pro
    Part Numbers: CTY08-GT, CTY09-GT
    Features: F&R pillowball mounts included, 2 way height/preload adjustment, 36way dampening adjustment spring rates: 7kg/mm F | 6kg/mm R, inverted monotube shock
    MSRP: $2000
    http://www.ksportusa.com
    Notes: Read above
    My Impressions: I don't know anyone with them but the inverted monotube design intrigues me

    NEX SS Type
    Part Numbers: VT-TY06
    Features: 2way height and preload adjustment, Twin Tube design, non adjustable dampening
    SS1—for normal street use in lower comfortable damping
    SS2—for high speed or mountain road driving with higher damping
    SS3—for kart or racetrack use with hard damping
    Spring rates F: 8kg/mm | R: 6kg/mm
    MSRP:
    http://www.nexsuspension.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    NEX GT Type
    Part Numbers: VT-TY06
    Features: 2way height and preload adjustment, Twin Tube design, 4way adjustable dampening, Spring rates F: 8kg/mm | R: 6kg/mm
    MSRP:
    http://www.nexsuspension.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    TRD Japan Circuit SUS Kit
    Part Numbers: 48000-AE180
    Features: 1 way height/preload adjustment, 4 way dampening adjustment, 8kg/mm F | 6kg/mm R
    MSRP:
    http://www.trdparts.jp/english
    Notes: Special Order from TRD Japan
    My Impressions:

    SilkRoad Section RM/A8
    Part Numbers: AE101
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, 8way dampening adjustment, inverted monotube, 8kg/mm F | 5kg/mm R, upper ridgid aluminum mounts, front camber plates
    MSRP:
    http://www.silkroad-usa.com/
    http://www.intecracing.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    Buddy Club Racing Spec
    Part Numbers: AE101/ AE111
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, 15way adjustable inverted monotube shock, upper pillowball mounts + front camber plates, 8kg/mm F | 5kg/mm R
    MSRP:
    www.buddyclub.jp
    www.buddyclub.us
    Notes: Special Order from japan through buddyclub USA
    My Impressions:

    Buddy Club Junior Spec
    Part Numbers: AE101/ AE111
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, 15way adjustable inverted monotube shock, upper pillowball mounts + front camber plates, 8kg/mm F | 5kg/mm R
    MSRP: $1550 est. Shipped Xpress air mail; $1,475 Shipped surface to U.S. (from RHDjapan.com)
    www.buddyclub.jp
    www.buddyclub.us
    Notes: Special Order from japan through buddyclub USA Also avliable here http://www.rhdjapan.com/jdm-low/Budd...-Toyota-51672#
    My Impressions: These have the same features as racing spec but cost less??

    Racing Gear JTC'N1
    Part Numbers: N1T004P (93-97), N1T005P (98-02)
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, twin tube construction, 6kg/mm F / 5kg/mm R
    MSRP:
    http://www.racinggear.co.jp
    http://www.jetworld.com
    Notes: Special order from Japan through Jetworld USA
    My Impressions:

    Racing Gear VII-Stage
    Part Numbers: ZT004P (93-97), ZT005P (98-02)
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, 7 way adjustable twin tube construction, 6kg/mm F / 5kg/mm R
    MSRP:
    http://www.racinggear.co.jp
    http://www.jetworld.com
    Notes: Special order from Jetworld USA
    My Impressions:

    Zep Racing (Sport)
    Part Numbers:
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, 8way adjustable twin tube construction, front pillowball upper mount, 7kg/mm F / 6kg/mm R
    MSRP: 2097.99shipped (from RHDjapan.com)
    http://www.zep-rm.com/
    Notes: Optional Springrates 5k ~ 12k available. Alailable here: http://www.rhdjapan.com/jdm-low/Zep-Racing-Sports-Coilover-Suspension-AE101-AE111-2dr-4dr-50947
    My Impressions:

    Zep Racing (Racing)
    Part Numbers:
    Features: Bilstein based dampeners, F&R pillowball upper mounts, fully made to order!
    MSRP: 4081.36 shipped (from RHDjapan.com)
    http://www.zep-rm.com/
    Notes: Optional Springrates 5k ~ 12k available. Alailable here: http://www.rhdjapan.com/jdm-low/Zep-Racing-Racing-Coilover-Suspension-AE101-AE111-50968
    My Impressions: Most expensive coilovers ever for our cars!

    kg/mm DNA
    Part Numbers: AE101/111
    Features: 2 way height & preload adjustment, 15way adjustable inverted monotube shock, upper pillowball mounts + front camber plates, 8kg/mm F | 5kg/mm R
    MSRP:
    http://www.kgm.co.jp
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    Sway Bars:
    A swaybar (also know as antiroll bar) links the lower left and right sides of the suspension component. On our Corollas, the front sway bar (22mm) is connected between the front left and right lower control arms. The rear sway bar (14mm) is connected between the left and right lower strut bodies. Essentially the sway bar is a torsion spring with the center held against the bottom of the chassis via bushings to serves as a pivot point. As one side (left or right) of the strut is loaded and compressed the bar would attempt to compress the other side. How much the unloaded side compresses is dependant on the diameter and the length of the 'arms' on either side of the sway bar. As the diameter increases the more moment of force is transferred from one side to the other. The same is true when one shortens the left and right 'arms' by mounting the endlinks closer to the center of the bar by way of a blade-adjustable sway bar. An adjustable swaybar feature 2 or 3 different holes on each side/arm used to adjust the “stiffness.” Generally speaking on a FWD car; increasing the stiffness of the front sway bar would increase the tendency of understeer while increasing the diameter of the rear sway bar would increase the tendency to oversteer. A large diameter rear sway bar set at full stiff would likely put you in “tripod mode” during hard cornering.

    Hotchkis Sport (front + rear)
    Part Numbers: SKU : 22421
    Features: 1 1/8" (29mm)Hollow Front, 3/4"" (19mm) Hollow Rear 3 Position Adjustable
    Rate Increases
    Front 100% stiffer than Corolla S
    Rear 219%, 268%, 330% Stiffer than Corolla S Stock.
    MSRP: $359.95
    http://www.hotchkis.net/
    Notes: Hollow bar construction
    My Impressions: front may not fit 93-97.. but a guy on Toyotanation have had sucess.

    Whiteline (front & rear)
    Part Numbers: Front: BTF82 (22mm) | Rear: BTR71 (18mm), BTR71Z(18mm adjustable), BTR71XZ (20mm adjustable)
    Features: solid construction, included polyurethane bushings
    MSRP: $155- $220
    http://www.whiteline.com.au/
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes: Front sway bar may not fit 98-02
    My Impressions: Solid construction are heavier but is worth the extra weight

    Intrax (rear)
    Part Numbers: 75.7.022
    Features: 19mm bar
    MSRP: $229
    http://www.intraxsuspension.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: another 19mm swaybar

    Addco (rear)
    Part Numbers: 02157
    Features: 3/4" diameter (19mm)
    MSRP:
    http://www.addco.net
    Notes:
    My Impressions: another 19mm swaybar

    Ultra Racing (rear)
    Part Numbers: UR-AR19-009
    Features: steel construction, 19mm
    MSRP:
    http://www.ultraracing.com.my
    Notes: Go to site for pics
    My Impressions: another 19mm swaybar

    TRD Japan (front & rear)
    Part Numbers: F: 48810-AE051 (may not work for 98-02) | R: 48830-AE051
    Features: F: Solid 28mm 57% stiffer, R: Hollow 19.1mm 27% stiffer, bushings included
    MSRP:
    http://www.trdparts.jp/english
    Notes: Special order from TRD Japan
    My Impressions:


    Suspension Bushings:
    The OEM bushings on our Corollas (and most factory cars) are made of a relatively soft rubber designed for comfort and minimizing road noise. As the car ages the rubber gets softer and handing becomes increasingly unpredictable. The solution is to upgrade to aftermarket polyurethane or metal spherical ball bushings. The advantage of using polyurethane bushing is they are stiffer and wears slower. Because of that fact the suspension geometry would stay constant and not change during cornering which gives the driver better steering response and a increase overall driving experience while only marginally sacrificing ride quality. However, metal spherical ball bushings dramatically increases ride harshness and road noise, they should only be equipped on race cars.

    NOTE: Installation of aftermarket bushings requires removal of OEM rubber bushings. Removal of OEM bushings are a difficult task and sometime requires specialized tools such as a hydralic press. Installation of new bushing may also require an hydralic press. When in doubt, take it to the professionals.

    Front Suspension:

    SuperPro control arm front (polyurethane bushing)
    Part Numbers: SPF0996K
    Features:
    MSRP:
    http://www.fulcrumsuspensions.com.au
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes: For front control arms.
    My Impressions:

    TRD Japan control arm front (urethane bushing)
    Part Numbers: 48655-AE051
    Features: desc: Lower Arm bushing no. 1
    MSRP:
    http://www.trdparts.jp/english/parts_bush-ae101.html
    Notes: For front control arms. Sold in sets of 2, refer to pics
    My Impressions:

    Cusco Hyper Rubber control arm front (rubber bushings)
    Part Numbers: 120 915 A
    Features:
    MSRP:
    http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/index.html
    http://www.napsusa.com
    Notes: For front control arms. sold as 1 set
    My Impressions:

    Cusco Pillow Ball control arm front (spherical ball bushings)
    Part Numbers: 120 464 BV
    Features: Spherical Ball, includes rubber boots
    MSRP:
    http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/index.html
    http://www.napsusa.com
    Notes: For front control arms. sold as 1 set, These pillow ball bushing need welding after press in.
    My Impressions: Race car use

    Cusco Hyper Rubber control arm rear (rubber bushings)
    Part Numbers: 122 916 A
    Features:
    MSRP:
    http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/index.html
    http://www.napsusa.com
    Notes: For front control arms. sold as 1 set
    My Impressions: for 93-95 only

    Cusco Pillow Ball control arm rear (spherical ball bushings)
    Part Numbers: 122 464 CV
    Features: Spherical Ball, includes rubber boots
    MSRP:
    http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/index.html
    http://www.napsusa.com
    Notes: For front control arms. for 93-95 only, sold as 1 set, These pillow ball bushing need welding after press in.
    My Impressions: Racecar use

    SuperPro control arm rear (polyurethane bushings)
    Part Numbers: SPF1900K (no caster increase), SPF1901K (passenger side caster increase), SPF1902K (both side caster increase)
    Features: Install in rear part of front control arm
    MSRP:
    http://www.fulcrumsuspensions.com.au
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes: For front control arms. For 96-97, may fit 98-02
    My Impressions:

    Whiteline control arm rear (polyurethane bushings)
    Part Numbers: KCA340
    Features: Install in rear part of front control arm, increase caster by +0.75 deg
    MSRP: $72.67
    http://www.whiteline.com.au/
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes: For front control arms. ONLY for 93-95 model years!
    My Impressions:

    SuperPro control arm rear (polyurethane bushings)
    Part Numbers: SPF2298K
    Features:
    MSRP:
    http://www.fulcrumsuspensions.com.au
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes: For front control arms. For 93-95, same as the whiteline bushing above but with no caster increase.
    My Impressions:

    SuperPro swaybar (polyurethane bushings)
    Part Numbers: SPF0832-20K (20mm), SPF0832-22K (OEM 22mm), SPF0832-25K (25mm)
    Features: Replaces OEM rubber swaybar bushing
    MSRP:
    http://www.fulcrumsuspensions.com.au
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    TRD Japan strut tophat (urethane bushing)
    Part Numbers: 48609-AE951
    Features:
    MSRP:
    http://www.trdparts.jp/english/parts_bush-ae101.html
    Notes: Sold in sets of 2, refer to pics
    My Impressions:

    Rear Suspension:

    Cusco Hyper Rubber control arm (rubber bushings)
    Part Numbers: 135 921 A
    Features:
    MSRP:
    http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/index.html
    http://www.napsusa.com
    Notes: For rear control arms. sold as 1 set
    My Impressions: 1 set = 2? car needs 8 total. Not sure exactly what years these will fit, possibly 93-95? (28mm?)

    SuperPro control arm (polyurethane bushings)
    Part Numbers: SPF1947K (28mm bushing housings) OR SPF2938K (31mm bushing housings)
    Features: Replaces OEM rubber control arm bushings
    MSRP:
    http://www.fulcrumsuspensions.com.au
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes: Make sure you measure your control arm bushing housings before you order!
    My Impressions:

    Cusco Pillow Ball Strut Rod (spherical ball bushings)
    Part Numbers: 137 464 EV
    Features: Spherical Ball, includes rubber boots
    MSRP:
    http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/index.html
    http://www.napsusa.com
    Notes: for 93-95 only, sold as 2 set, These pillow ball bushing need welding after press in.
    My Impressions: Not sure if these are for trailing arms or control arms. Racecar use

    SuperPro trailing arm (polyurethane bushings)
    Part Numbers: SPF0823K
    Features: Replaces OEM rubber trailing arm bushings
    MSRP:
    http://www.fulcrumsuspensions.com.au
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    TRD Japan trailing arm (rubber bushings)
    Part Numbers: 48715-SW251
    Features: desc: Strut rod bush
    MSRP:
    http://www.trdparts.jp/english/parts_bush-ae101.html
    Notes: Sold in sets of 2 (one for each side, need 2 sets each car), refer to pics
    My Impressions:

    SuperPro swaybar (polyurethane bushings)
    Part Numbers: SPF0613-_ _K (replace _ _ with sway bar diameter)
    Features: Replaces OEM rubber swaybar bushing
    MSRP:
    http://www.fulcrumsuspensions.com.au
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    TRD Japan strut tophat (urethane bushing)
    Part Numbers: RR: 48071-AE100, RL: 48072-AE100
    Features:
    MSRP:
    http://www.trdparts.jp/english/parts_bush-ae101.html
    Notes: refer to pics
    My Impressions:


    Alignment Products:
    There are two ways to modify camber on our Corolla's McPherson strut suspension, 1) install camber plates top mounts, 2) install camber bolts at the bottom mounts. The camber plates replaces the OEM top hat and usually add a sperical pillow ball which help to eliminate unwanted camber changes during cornering. Camber bolts are a cheaper option, one would replace one or both of the strut to hub mounting bolts in order to pivot the wheel hub to modify camber.

    Camber Plates:

    Tein
    Part Numbers: Ft: PAT26-31PFR, Rr: PRT27-31S90
    Features: Camber Adjustable Front
    MSRP: $160, $150
    http://www.tein.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    Cusco
    Part Numbers: Ft: 120 410 A (adjustable), Rr: 120 420 A (adjustable), 120 421 B (non-adjustable)
    Features: Includes upper nut
    MSRP:
    http://www.cusco.co.jp/en
    http://www.napsusa.com
    Notes: adjustable = camber adjustable, for use with coilovers only, non adjustable are compatable with standard springs
    My Impressions:

    C-One
    Part Numbers: 299.80/pair (shipped from RHDjapan.com)
    Features: Front camber adjustable
    MSRP:
    http://www.c-one.co.jp
    http://www.kamispeed.com
    Notes: avaliable here: http://www.rhdjapan.com/jdm-low/C-ONE-Pillow-Ball-Upper-Mount-Set-52334
    My Impressions:

    Camber Bolts:

    SPC EZ Cam XR
    Part Numbers: Ft: 81270, Rr 81250
    Features: Adjustment range: Camber -1.75¡ to +1.75
    MSRP:
    http://www.spcperformance.com
    Notes: Ft: 15mm, Rr 12mm sold as pairs
    My Impressions:

    Eibach
    Part Numbers: Ft: 5.81270K Rr: 5.81250K
    Features: +/- 1.75 degrees of adjustment.
    MSRP:
    http://www.eibach.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Rebadged SPC

    Ingalls Fastcam 1°
    Part Numbers: Ft: 35430, Rr: 35410
    Features: ± 1° Camber
    MSRP:
    http://www.ingallseng.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    Ingalls Fastcam 2°
    Part Numbers: Ft: I-81270, Rr: I-81250
    Features: ± 2° Camber
    MSRP:
    http://www.ingallseng.com/
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Another set of camber bolts with the 81270/81250 parts numbers??

    Whiteline
    Part Numbers: KCA415 (front), KCA412(rear)
    Features: 15mm Front, 12mm Rear, adjust +/- 1.5deg camber
    MSRP: $68.55
    http://www.whiteline.com.au/
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Overpriced!

    Suspension Braces, Bars, and Cages:
    Like all modern cars, the Corolla is built with a unibody construction. The unibody automobile is constructed using thousands of robotic spot welds. While this provides the great advantage of making a car lighter, the chassis becomes much less ridged as a consequence. Many of today stock cars must receive additional seam/stitch welds and other bracing in order to be converted into a competitive race or rally car. Many of us would not go to the extent of stitch welding our street cars but adding chassis bracing such as a strut bar is something many of us can do. Bars and bracing helps add rigidity to the unibody chassis, especially at crucial suspension connection points thereby improving cornering stability by minimizing unwanted dynamic changes in suspension geometry. In short suspension and chassis braces helps improve rigidity and thus improves handling.

    Strut Bars:

    TRD USA
    Part Numbers: 00602-53607-005 OR PTR04-02980-05
    Features: Steel construction, non adjustable
    MSRP: $193.86
    http://www.trdusa.com
    http://trdsparks.com
    Notes: discontinued
    My Impressions: Thanks to Mayur for the info

    Tom's
    Part Numbers: 53680-TAE10
    Features: 2point dual bar design, 1pc construction
    MSRP:
    www.tomsracing.co.jp
    Notes: discontinued
    My Impressions:


    TRD Japan
    Part Numbers: 53607-AE101
    Features: 3point steel construction attaches to the firewall, not adjustable
    MSRP:
    http://www.trdparts.jp/english
    Notes: Special order from TRD Japan, requires drilling firewall, 7th gen owners need to grind down the throttle cable bracket a little for clearance
    My Impressions: I have one, its really nice! paint chips too easily though.

    Cusco
    Part Numbers: (ALC OS) 122 535A, (OS) 122 540A, (OS-T) 129 540AT, (AS) 122 510A
    Features: (ALCOS) OVAL SECTION ALUMINUMU & CARBON FIBER SHAFT, (OS) ALUMINUMU OVAL SHFT, (OS-T) REAR TRIANGLE TYPE SUPPLEMENTARY BRACE, (AS) ALUMINUMU SHAFT - all non-adjustable hinged
    MSRP:
    Notes: OS-T = 3 point ADDON bar, requires purchase of OS bar, drilling of firewall will be required
    My Impressions:

    JIC Magic
    Part Numbers: DAS-AE101-F, OR DCS-AE101-F
    Features: D shaped aluminum shaft, OR D shaped cabon fiber shaft, non adjustable, hinged
    MSRP: $168 (aluminum), $298 (CF)
    http://www.jic-magic.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    Beatrush
    Part Numbers: S8123-FTA
    Features: 2point, 38mm diameter, aluminum non-adjustable hinged construction
    MSRP:
    http://www.laile.co.jp/
    http://www.kamispeed.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    C-One
    Part Numbers: FT5360-AE111
    Features: aluminum non-adjustable hinged construction
    MSRP:
    http://www.c-one.co.jp
    http://www.kamispeed.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    Carbing
    Part Numbers: 611 006 0 (type I), 622 006 0 (type II)
    Features: type 1 = 2point steel construction, type II = 3 point aluminum construction, non adjustable
    MSRP:
    http://www.carbing.co.jp/english/
    http://www.tein.com
    Notes: RHD only?
    My Impressions:

    Whiteline
    Part Numbers: KSB583
    Features: Aluminum Alloy, adjustable
    MSRP:
    http://www.whiteline.com.au/
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    Tanabe Sustec
    Part Numbers: NST-6
    Features: Aluminum construction, adjustable
    MSRP:
    http://www.rd-tanabe.com/
    http://www.tanabe-usa.com/
    Notes: Special order from Tanabe Japan
    My Impressions:

    GAB
    Part Numbers: STF116
    Features: Aluminum construction, adjustable
    MSRP: 200 (from toysport.com)
    http://www.gab.jp
    http://www.toysport.com
    Notes:
    My Impressions:

    Ultra Racing (front)
    Part Numbers: UR-TW3-255
    Features: steel construction, 3 point
    MSRP:
    http://www.ultraracing.com.my
    Notes: Go to site for pics
    My Impressions: KInda ugly looking

    Ultra Racing (rear)
    Part Numbers: UR-RE2-279 (2pt strut top mount), UR-RE2-102 (2pt in trunk mount), UR-RE4-427 (4pt trunk cage design)
    Features: steel construction
    MSRP:
    http://www.ultraracing.com.my
    Notes: have not been fully tested on US chassis yet, Go to site for pics
    My Impressions:

    Fender Bars:

    Nagisa Auto
    Part Numbers:
    Features: Plated Steel, 3 point
    MSRP:
    http://www.nagisa-auto.com
    Notes: requires drilling 8.5mm hole into frame, special order from Japan
    My Impressions:

    Ultra Racing
    Part Numbers: UR-FD3-027
    Features: steel construction, 3 point
    MSRP:
    http://www.ultraracing.com.my
    Notes: requires drilling, Go to site for pics
    My Impressions:

    Under Chassis Bracing:

    Cusco lower arm bar type I
    Part Numbers: 122 475A
    Features: aluminum
    MSRP:
    http://www.cusco.co.jp/en
    http://www.napsusa.com
    Notes: 2point, will not clear automatic transimission
    My Impressions:

    Cusco lower arm bar type II
    Part Numbers: 122 477A
    Features: 4point, aluminum
    MSRP:
    http://www.cusco.co.jp/en
    http://www.napsusa.com
    Notes: will not clear automatic transimission, may not fit 92-95 or 98-02
    My Impressions:

    Carbing lower arm bar
    Part Numbers: 680 006 0
    Features: 2 point steel construction
    MSRP:
    http://www.carbing.co.jp
    http://www.tein.com
    Notes: MT only
    My Impressions:

    GAB lower arm bar
    Part Numbers: SLA125
    Features: 2 point
    MSRP:
    http://www.toysport.com
    http://www.gab.jp
    Notes: Will not clear automatic transmission
    My Impressions:

    Tanabe Sustec under brace
    Part Numbers: UBT-11
    Features: 2 point
    MSRP:
    http://www.rd-tanabe.com/
    http://www.tanabe-usa.com/
    Notes: Special order from Tanabe Japan
    My Impressions:

    Tom's lower tie bar
    Part Numbers: 53682-TAE10
    Features: 2point 35mm diameter, 1pc construction
    MSRP:
    www.tomsracing.co.jp
    Notes: discontinued
    My Impressions:


    Ultra Racing front lower (arm) bar
    Part Numbers: UR-LA4-233
    Features: steel construction, 4 point
    MSRP:
    http://www.ultraracing.com.my
    Notes: may not fit 92-95, or 98-02, Go to site for pics
    My Impressions:

    Ultra Racing side bar
    Part Numbers: UR-SD4-543
    Features: steel construction
    MSRP:
    http://www.ultraracing.com.my
    Notes:
    My Impressions: Can't wait for pics

    Interior Bracing & Roll Cages:

    DoLuck Rear Cross Bar
    Part Numbers: AE101,AE111
    Features: connects front seatbelts lower mounting points.
    MSRP:
    http://www.do-luck.co.jp
    http://www.do-luck.com/
    Notes: AKA floor bar
    My Impressions:

    Ultra Racing room bar
    Part Numbers: UR-RO2-208A
    Features: adjustable steel construction, connects front seatbelts lower mounting points.
    MSRP:
    http://www.ultraracing.com.my
    Notes: AKA floor bar, Go to site for pics
    My Impressions:

    Safety 21 roll cage
    Part Numbers: too many to list, refer to application list
    Features: 40mm diametern steel tubing, 11 different configurations, 4,5,6,7,&8 points,through dash/avoid dash, 2passenger/4passenger
    MSRP:
    http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/
    http://www.napsusa.com
    Notes: Painted black, other paint colors avaliable, http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/pdf/Roll cage_toyota.pdf
    My Impressions:

    Cusco roll cage
    Part Numbers: too many to list, refer to application list
    Features: 40mm diameter chromoly steel tubing, 11 different configurations, 4,5,6,7,&8 points,through dash/avoid dash, 2passenger/4passenger
    MSRP:
    http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/
    http://www.napsusa.com
    Notes: Painted cusco blue, http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/pdf/Roll cage_toyota.pdf
    My Impressions:
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    Springs: TRD USA Springs

    Coilover Sleeves:
    Sunk2 Racing

    Full Coilover:
    D2 (possibly same as Ksport?)

    Also there is alot of crap for our cars from Ultra Racing.
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    oh and....the msrp on some of those is like +100 what you can get them for
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    gotcha, thanks!

    MSRP is the price set by the manufacture and I got them straight off the manufacturer sites. The manufacturer usually sell them to the dealers at 20% off and the dealer/store/shop set the prices from there. I've considered not listing the MSRP because it varies so dramatically.. It is best to shop around to get the best price.

    TRD USA is discontinued, so is Eibach.. I'm not sure if I should list them???

    Also I can't seem to find Skunk 2 coilover sleeves on the S2 website anymore, perhaps discontinued?

    I know about Ultra Racing and will be listing them in braces when I get the chance.
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    some of those are for 7th and 9th gen right?
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    what do you mean?
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    sry i meant to ask if your write up is for 7th and 9th gen? but i didnt read it close enough to see that you listed 7th gen info up there too.
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    Oh no, I'm not listing anything for 9th gen because 1) they have their own site and 2) their suspension setups are so dramatically different from 7th and 8th gen that it would be much better to have a entirely separate thread.
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    nice write up. keep it up.

    i might upgrade my bushings..
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    =] i figured that one out
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    stuck this one.. great thread.. :)
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    not for you ;)
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    Great writeup! Now I can look around for a good deal on coilover setups. Just reiterating here. Ultra Racing should be added since they make 3 point front strut bars, rear strut bars(required modification to fit though), braces, and fender braces for the 7th and 8th gen. Here my thread on it from a while back. http://trdforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31319
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    Thanks for the links, it has been updated.. Skunk2 probably makes both springs acd coilovers since there are different p/n's:)
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    OBX Gravitation coilover sleeves are also available for the 7th and 8th gen too. It's also utilized the singe perch design. I've read reviews saying their comparable to Ground Controls for a fraction of the price.
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    Mayur Biggest trd whore in the whole wide world

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    I can possibly get you the part numbers on teh TRD USA springs. I have them in a box in my room, I can get them now but I have class early tomorrow so I need my sleep. And from what I understand the TRD USA Springs offer 1.5" drop all around.
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    You're right that lowering springs are for cosmetic purposes only. When I was lowered on H&R springs it actually made the handling and ride worse. I came to realized this when I went back to stock springs. It was the GR2s that reduced roll, squat and dive. Not the springs.
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    Here's some part numbers. I'm not sure if any of these parts are discontinued. :)

    Whiteline Automotive:
    Swaybar-h/duty Blade adjustable (18mm)
    P/N BTR71Z

    Brace-strut tower alloy adjustable
    P/N KSB583

    Ultraracing:
    Toyota AE101,AE111 Product : Rear Upper Bars
    P/N UR-RE2-279
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    MovieSTAR i hurd u liek?

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    brace-strut tower alloy adjustable is for what now?
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    Front upper one. It looks similar to megan one you're selling.
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    don't worry I got all that info.. making this list is just taking much longer than I expected.
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    nice write up. makes me want to upgrade my suspension.
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    OK! i'm done for tonight.. still need more work later
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    Looks great so far. Great job.
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    thanks! I know I said i'm done for the night earlier but I ended up adding a few more to the list.. ok now time for sleep.
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    oh man, thats some nice info, thanks a lot
    btw i saw tirerack sellin the eibach pro-kits
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    Great thread. you did a good job:thumb:

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