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hi, i'm new here so go easy on me lol.

anyway,
I bought a 2000 toyota solara sle 2 dr coupe. a trd edition.

I believe that the owner before me just cut the suspension to make the car lower. It has a full body kit, and aftermarket rims, however, very small bumps on the road make the car scrape or hit the bottom. the back left wheel also makes a strange noise. any idea what i could do?
 

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what would coilovers do?

how much would it cost to replace the suspension?
coilovers are stiffer than the spring/shocks setup but you can adjust the ride height to your liking.

the spring/shock setup can run about $400 or more where as coilovers can cost $1200. if you go with the spring/shock setup it is highly recommended you replace BOTH springs and shocks. if you just replace the springs to save costs, your shocks will wear out and your car will start bouncing.
 

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Coilovers are the most expensive option, but if it is performance you are looking for they are your best option.

They offer the stiffest ride you will have on suspension, and as mentioned you can adjust the ride height and even toe and camber on some to your liking.

Coilovers come fully built as your whole suspension unit at each wheel, so won't need anything additional after you install 'em.

The only thing I would highly reccomend is an upgraded rear sway bar shortly before, during, or after the install of your other suspension components.
 

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and the coilovers are the all in one deal? like will i still need shocks, struts, etc...?
 

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Depend on the condition of the struts, busted or not. It's also not recommended to use stock strut with for lowering purpose as it will wear out faster. Another option is air bag, not cheaper though, but universal fit, and quality is out of question.
 

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so if my struts are good i can just replace the springs? or hsould i replace both the springs and the struts regardless?
 

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if i go that way, and went with lowering springs, how much is that gonna run me, as opposed to the coilovers?
 

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budget is definitely an issue. with my cut springs, my car rides terribly. i just like the looks of the lowered car. i don't need any crazy performance thing.
 

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What springs do you currently have? I'd say just go for something basic like springs/struts. And like others said, do both at the same time. If you still have more to spend after that, then almost everyone on here would recommend the TRD rear sway bar too.
 
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