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Old 03-29-2011, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3rd Generation should i use "D2 lowering springs" on my 94 camry oem struts?

As u can see the sig of my car at the bottom that the fender is about 2 inches above the wheel. So I wanted to know if it would be good and cheap to buy D2 Lowering springs to lower the car.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/D2-LOWERING-SPRINGS-Camry-94-95-96-97-98-99-01-02-03-04-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2c57185cfdQQitemZ19043 9775485QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

I heard that the oem struts will eventually wear off from having an aftermarket spring, but the monroe struts that I have are practically brand new, infact they are about 6 months old. So what do you guys think I should do. Its all up to those who know and have experience with this.

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okay so I get the struts the springs and wat else?

I guess its tokico struts

but I want atleast about 1.8 to 2 inch drop? so which springs?

and what other parts besides the struts and springs do I get?
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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6 months old? You may wear them out faster than other springs. I'd stay away from D2's and get either eibachs or H&R's simply because they're progressive rate springs.
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Ken, did you accidentally hit lock instead of reply?
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Yep. -_-
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As u can see the sig of my car at the bottom that the fender is about 2 inches above the wheel. So I wanted to know if it would be good and cheap to buy D2 Lowering springs to lower the car.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/D2-LOWERING-SPRINGS-Camry-94-95-96-97-98-99-01-02-03-04-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2c57185cfdQQitemZ19043 9775485QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

I heard that the oem struts will eventually wear off from having an aftermarket spring, but the monroe struts that I have are practically brand new, infact they are about 6 months old. So what do you guys think I should do. Its all up to those who know and have experience with this.

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well at least you recognize they are cheap. id stay away from them. ED( i think) is having a sale on sprint springs in the forsale section, they are better then D2s but still not great. they do offer a higher drop then the good springs though; 1.8". but i would not lower it at all on stock shoks. i did that a long time ago and was pissed i didnt wait. doing all that work a couple times without a shop plus the damage to my undergarage from stock shocks wasnt worth it.
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So what do you guys suggest I do? get better quality springs? If so which ones?
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I think the suggestion is to get better struts. Stock struts just wont hold up to lowering springs on a car. Even kybs would last longer than the monroes, but personally Id go tokico struts all the way around. Save your money and do it right the first time. You'll be glad you did.
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^ +1 on the tokicos.
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I think the suggestion is to get better struts. Stock struts just wont hold up to lowering springs on a car. Even kybs would last longer than the monroes, but personally Id go tokico struts all the way around. Save your money and do it right the first time. You'll be glad you did.
ok so then I get these struts: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOKIC...Q5fAccessories

and then what else? i dont think they are sealed struts.

Which springs do I get?
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Yeah those struts should do the trick. For springs I'd suggest either H&Rs or Eibachs like Ken said earlier.
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And get TOYOTA upper strut mounts. Nothing else.
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And get TOYOTA upper strut mounts. Nothing else.
That. You don't want to find out the hard way that aftermarket bearings are crap...
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okay so I get the struts the springs and wat else?

I guess its tokico struts

but I want atleast about 1.8 to 2 inch drop? so which springs?

and what other parts besides the struts and springs do I get?
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You need strut mounts (all 4) and bearings up front. <Toyota genuine bearings and mounts or FAIL! Seriously. You may want to get new strut boots, the accordion looking piece to keep dust and debris out. That should do it. Im not sure about the drop. I think H&Rs may be a slightly lower drop but Im not 100%

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