View Full Version : My Supra with Kings Springs
12-12-2003, 04:37 AM
Here's some pics I just took of my Supra with its new suspension installed. I have Kings "Low" springs (you can also get "Super Low" but they're not street legal), KYB GR2 shocks, and all new Nolathane bushes. There's also a TrueTrac in there somewhere, but you can't see it - you'll just have to trust me. :)
12-12-2003, 04:44 AM
nice norbie, true looking sleeper,
Hey what color is that of your supra i got mined painted like that but don't recall the name of the color
12-12-2003, 04:49 PM
I think it looks great, especially w/those 17's you were showing on em before :)
And camber doesn't look bad at all :shock: especially how low you got it. That really appears to be a 3-5'' drop compared to my stocks :)
12-12-2003, 07:05 PM
Sweet :bigok: Looks faster already.
12-12-2003, 08:42 PM
Wow, is Australia really that flat ? ( I know there's like a red rock chunk right in the middle). Dont think I could get away going that low here in Ontario, Canada. Frost heaves kill our roads.
Looks sweet Norbie but that shin smacker on the back has just gotta go !!!
12-12-2003, 08:49 PM
looks great. What's the ride quality/performance like.
12-13-2003, 01:04 PM
I like it, sits much lower in the front than with the eibachs. How does it ride?
12-13-2003, 04:06 PM
..and just as importantly..whats the cost like for them?
Very bad ass look to them tho... I tell ya.. the more I see it, the more I am diggin the spoiler-less hatches. I need to see one in person..
12-13-2003, 07:45 PM
I've seen a few...and it's a 'aquired taste' for sure...you either love it or hate it.
Personally, i love the look of the 82-84 spoiler and would never take it off. But i must admit...that in person, the spoilerless cars look a lot better than i thought they would.
I don't think Norbie removed it by choice though...i seem to remember a post where he was pulling one of his 5g acceleration runs and it just disintegrated :D
12-13-2003, 09:18 PM
I don't think Norbie removed it by choice though...i seem to remember a post where he was pulling one of his 5g acceleration runs and it just disintegrated
:lol_hitt: :3gears: :clap:
12-14-2003, 02:34 AM
The car isn't excessively low; I have friends with cars much lower than this and they get away with it. Some driveways are impossible to negotiate with their cars, but I haven't had any problems yet. :)
Ride quality is surprisingly good all things considered. Obviously it's not as smooth as it was before, but it's still perfectly acceptable for a street car. Performance is massively improved though; the most noticeable improvement is increased mid-corner grip, especially in the rear end, and much better high-speed stability. The car is easy and fun to throw around now, not scary like it used to be!
As for price, the springs cost me AU$90 each although I have since learned I could have got them for 80. Typical! :x
12-14-2003, 03:12 PM
Looks nice....not too low. No wheel gap.
What are the rates on those springs front and rear?
Are they progressive?
12-14-2003, 05:40 PM
I wish we had those shorter rear bumpers. Ours US versions look like park benches... :oops:
12-14-2003, 08:57 PM
The springs are progressive, don't know the rate though.
What is the obsession with enormous bumpers in the US anyway? For example the US-spec RA24/29 Celica is ruined by the ludicrous bumpers, while the Aus-spec RA23/28 looks quite nice to my eye.
12-14-2003, 11:57 PM
It had something to do with the laws of that era... :roll:
12-15-2003, 12:53 AM
??? They look the same as ours to me.
Norb, what size of tires are you running?
12-15-2003, 01:01 AM
Standard size, 225/60x14. I currently have Yokohama A509's but the rears are due for replacement already. Can't imagine why? ;)
12-15-2003, 01:41 AM
what was the advertised drop on those? Your car looks lower then mine but I think its just the gap in the fenderwells. I have shorter tires then stock.
12-15-2003, 06:09 AM
Sorry I don't know the advertised drop, but that's usually fairly useless information when you don't know how much your 20 year old springs have sagged already. Case in point, I bought springs which were supposed to lower my RA23 Celica about 2.5", and when I installed them it looked about half an inch lower tops! When you look at photos of RA23's from the original brochures you can see where the 2.5" figure came from though... the car had just lost a couple of inches over the years.
12-16-2003, 02:55 AM
At least ours are molded into the body and tail lights better and painted body color. They look the same size to me anyway.
12-16-2003, 07:36 AM
They look the same size to me anyway.
Have you guys claiming they look the same size seen it in person. One of the guys here in Toronto has a European Supra and size difference is enormous...you'd have to be blind to miss it.
12-22-2003, 08:28 AM
--It does look a great deal shorter. i noticed the HUGE bumber since I first got the car, never imagined there where shorter ones.
--Yea, that hitch does have to go, though.
--What's the deal on those tail light? From Celica? The look nice. Please give me info.
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