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Hello fellow Gen 3 owners,
I have 93 Camry SE V6 Sedan w/ a manual tranny. It has about 106k now. It seems my suspension is getting a bit looser around corners and bumpy over certain road conditions.
I would like to replace the shocks or struts. I leaning towards Koni or Tokico. According to the manufactuere's specs, the 92-93 had sealed struts and 94-96 had servicable struts. But according to other posts and groups that was not the case. Before I go ahead and purchase new shocks, how can I tell if I have servicable or sealed struts/shocks?
I see on car I have a boot over the strut. The servicable ones have no boot? Maybe my model will help. I have VCV10L-AEMSKA.
Can someone break this down?
What is the stock height of the Camry SE? My rear seems about .5 inch or so lower than the front. If that's how it suppos to look if I get Eiback pro Kit than damn it looks good but not to low and still looks stock height.
Front strut bar? What does everyone have out there? There are so many and seem tempted to buy off EBay but they look so cheap.
Lastly, is it worth getting the rear sway bar from Whiteline? Anyone have one and want to sell it?

Thanks,
Harry
 

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CTM/ShiftGate CAMRY
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Hey man you do not have servivable struts I believe and I would go Koni...my Tokicos struts wore out to quick for me!!!! Prings wise I hear the Vogland and whitelines are nice!
 

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Toyota says:
92-94 use non sealed.
95-96 use sealed and different mounts than the 92-94.
the excption being most 94 models (Jap. and Amer.) built after october 94 use the same mounts and sealed struts as the 95-96 models.

...this seems not to always be the case.

so...

Just jack up one corner of your car and take alook.

If its welded at top its a sealed strut.

If you see a nut that you can unscrew its non-sealed / serviceable.

 

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Lives For The Curves
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racerhex said:
Hey man you do not have servivable struts I believe and I would go Koni...my Tokicos struts wore out to quick for me!!!! Prings wise I hear the Vogland and whitelines are nice!
I thought Koni only made inserts for servicable struts... :confused:
 

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racerhex said:
Hey man you do not have servivable struts I believe and I would go Koni...my Tokicos struts wore out to quick for me!!!! Prings wise I hear the Vogland and whitelines are nice!
are you kidding man?? wtf maybe you should invest in some self preservation skillz!!! either that or use your tokico warranty to get some new ones...

im curious what kind of spring setup you have... because my front is dropped about 3" and the rear 2", not any problems yet with the tokicos- only goodness!!

jon
 

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Have any of you guys tried Bilstein? I fucked up one of my strut housings when taking the stock cartridge out, and after a couple months of driving with the Tokico cartridge in there it got damaged and is shot. :( I'm thinking of replacing the rears with full Bilstein assemblys.
 

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Koni makes full struts / shocks as well as inserts for non-sealed (serviceable) struts.

However according to the faq Koni only makes inserts for a gen 3.

Gen3:
Koni Special [Reds] (inserts only) (Front: #86-2484 / Rear: #86-2485)


And I see that Bluemeanie found the pic of my strut. ;)
 
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