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#1201 Old 03-02-2011, 06:49 AM
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If your roads are really bad, I would stick with TRD, but Eibach is not too much more of a drop.


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Still cant decide between eibach and TRD. Maybe it will help me by considering the road situation here. Montreal has a "bad" potholes and bumps every year after, after winter.

Anyways, do i need to re align the 4 wheels after installing the springs? Because i saw the eibach pro alignment kit which i was wondering if that will help.
with eibachs, bumps aren't bad. to me they felt like how they did with oem springs. it was once i started stiffening up my chassis was when i started to feel ever single minute bump in the road.

as for potholes, i try to avoid them at all costs. drive around them if I can, drive through them slowly if I have no choice. it really doesn't matter if your car is lowered or not or modified or not, you really shouldn't be driving into potholes.

as for the alignment, you should at least get it checked.
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TRD springs for the 10th gen Corolla are nice. Great ride. I'd go lower, but thats me, I'm low. Like my lip is less than 2" off the ground, low. If I drive smart and approach at angles I don't scrape on anything accept lip on very steep driveways and frame on steep garage ramp transitions. Even then its just a kiss and not a horrifying drag.


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Great! ill most likely go with the TRD springs. I wish i knew how to put them on myself, but I dont have a torque wrench or impact gun.
They're easy. I did my first set with a simple ratchet and socket set and a rented Autozone compressor (I think they're $20 + a $20 deposit). At some point I forgot to return the compressor and bought an impact gun. It speeds things up a lot. 11yrs later I've done hundreds of swaps. If you were in StL I'd offer to help.


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Tools like compressor spring? Does it really need???
On the gen10 Corolla, the fronts do but the rears don't. We did FlawedLegacy's in a day but there was a lot of chatting, beer and general f'ing around involved.


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possible without it, but i couldn't imagine how much of a pain in the ass it would be.
You couldn't do it in most cases. No one is heavy enough to compress them. Brett and I have tried. lol. I was actually very surprised when we did your rears with out the compressor.

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On the gen10 Corolla, the fronts do but the rears don't. We did FlawedLegacy's in a day but there was a lot of chatting, beer and general f'ing around involved.

You couldn't do it in most cases. No one is heavy enough to compress them. Brett and I have tried. lol. I was actually very surprised when we did your rears with out the compressor.
us chatting, beer and f'ing around?! .... what? yeah. I'd say a good portion was doing nothing or just sweating! lol. GD it was hot that day!!

i was shocked how easy of a swap it was, just time consuming.


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i like the look of eibachs much better. i personally would like lower but if your roads are terrible i would go TRD

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Thanks for the link! Better than tirerack.! Well i also found one which i think its much cheaper!

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Items Parts # Price Qty Total Price

EIBACH PRO KIT: COROLLA 03-09 EIB-8271 $247.00

QTY=1 :$247.00

Subtotal : $247.00
Shipping & Handling : $2.50
Sales Tax : $0.00

Sales tax will be charged to all California customers in accordance with their state, city and county sales tax rate. Total : $249.50

way too much.... I got mine from streetsideauto.com, applied a $15 coupon and got them for $175.95 SHIPPED.

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way too much.... I got mine from streetsideauto.com, applied a $15 coupon and got them for $175.95 SHIPPED.

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then add QUICK15 code

Its only for 48 states. Not in canada...nice price but too bad.
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If your roads are really bad, I would stick with TRD, but Eibach is not too much more of a drop.
I cant stay for 5 minutes on flat road. Most of it has bumps. Ok so..

For road bumps = TRD
Price!? =TRD (unless theres a good deal on eibach that can ship to Canada)
Lowering: Eibach
Performance: ???

I duno what else do i need to consider.
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stechs from a 9th gen on 18x8 wheel (225/40/18 tire)...previously had the stock xrs wheels and the new wheels seem to have given me a little bit extra clearance over speed bumps and such probably due to overall diameter is slightly bigger.


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I cant stay for 5 minutes on flat road. Most of it has bumps. Ok so..

For road bumps = TRD
Price!? =TRD (unless theres a good deal on eibach that can ship to Canada)
Lowering: Eibach
Performance: ???

I duno what else do i need to consider.
I say stick with eibach. I live in L.A. which has some very bad roads and I got no problem with eibachs at all. Eibachs give a good look and some ground clearance at the same time so you don't expect crazy scraping and do enjoy the lower stance over TRD . Performance? It's definitely better than stock but until you upgrade other suspension parts like bars or something one doesn't expect the car to show good handling with just springs upgrade.

However, I do definitely realize things cost more for canadians. Money is definitely a factor.

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Drove over 300 miles today on the Eibachs in all kinds of conditions & they rode great & handled very well. I like the look of the drop & as I've said before it's the most I would do as I think it looks better than the lower drops. The handling is very close to the TRD's although I would rate the TRD's a little better. If the TRD's were a 10 than I would give the Eibach's a 9.5. They are very close but in the more extreme times of canyon carving the TRD springs are just a hair better on turn in with the stiffer front springs. I decided today to keep the Eibachs on the Corolla & I was told that my TRD springs should fit my Matrix. I will try them on it & if they don't fit than I will sell them.


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stechs from a 9th gen on 18x8 wheel (225/40/18 tire)...previously had the stock xrs wheels and the new wheels seem to have given me a little bit extra clearance over speed bumps and such probably due to overall diameter is slightly bigger.

Love the stance, what wheels are those?

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I'm sure those are the Axis Penta's, correct me if I'm wrong. It looks helllza bomb tho.

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Love the stance, what wheels are those?
they are MIRO MO2 wheels

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