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Hey guys, I'm currently in process of looking for some new front coilovers. I am looking at the T3, but noticed they require good strut casing cores. Mine currently are not stock and the casing is cracked, so unfortunately mine will not work. Does anyone know where these are available or can suggest to me another setup of equal quality? It is mostly a street driven car so nothing too aggressive. Thanks in advance any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
 

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You can buy the d-rings and the ground control kit and do it yourself. T3 just does all the work for you and charges for the ease of doing it. I have a set of ready to go housings if your interested.
 

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You can buy the d-rings and the ground control kit and do it yourself. T3 just does all the work for you and charges for the ease of doing it. I have a set of ready to go housings if your interested.
Man. Thanks. Can u give us more details. I am in same problem. Appreciate.
 

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You can buy the d-rings and the ground control kit and do it yourself. T3 just does all the work for you and charges for the ease of doing it. I have a set of ready to go housings if your interested.
I would also like to know more about this, having a hard time lots of pictures missing from old post.

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You can buy the d-rings and the ground control kit and do it yourself. T3 just does all the work for you and charges for the ease of doing it. I have a set of ready to go housings if your interested.
I would also like to know more about this, having a hard time lots of pictures missing from old post.

thanks
James
This topic should help u too.
https://www.celicasupra.com/forums/showthread.php?119445-Gear-and-P-N-ID-help-W58-hard-parts&p=1303443&utm_source=threadloom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ed282&utm_content=iss24#/topics/119447
 

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BC coils have a sweet weld on setup for the 85 Cressida MX73. Its a true coilover in the front and strut and spring in the rear. Same suspension setup as the MK2. BC is a pretty reputable brand in my book.
 

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It's not really any good lowering the car with stock dampers. If you are going to the trouble of doing coilovers. do it right.
What you can do is take a tape measure and mark 70mm down from the top of your strut casing. do this in 6 places around the tube.
Then mark 40mm below that first mark. 110mm from the top of the strut casing.
This 40mm bit of tubing is what you need to cut out., so must be precise. Use a 50mm jubilee clamp to get the marks straight.
Grinder, chop saw or whatever, but no wonky cut lines. chop the 70mm line first, then the 110mm.

Once done, clean up cuts and put a slight radius on the edges. Wire wheel as best you can and prep for welding.
A piece of 3" angle iron is good for a makeshift V block.. when laying edge down at 45 degrees.



Cheap to make version.


Now you have something straight to lay and weld the 2 parts of tube back together in, 4 tack welds
Followed by a decent penetration 360 degree weld. Tig is the ideal for less dressing back after, but someone skilled on a migis fine too.
Now, for dampers - Koni are the ideal. KYB are cheaper - yes. but the valving isn't sufficient for 450 LB springs.
The damper you will need is 8641 1221Sport This is the Toyota SW20 MR2

https://www.ebay.com/p/KONI-8641-1221sport-Rear-Sport-Yellow-Shock-for-Mr2/2174355685?iid=192365456846



Price so far is $279 for a pair of Koni dampers.~

Now, for $99 delivered from the UK to the USA ( i checked ) you can have a pair of these Weld on coilover sleeves.
You will need to order a pair as only listed for 1. This is what i used before.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Front-Strut-Coilover-Spring-Seat-Conversion-Kit-Adjustable-2-25-Spring-coil-over-/382016622356

The top mount holes are 10mm, so you have to drill them out to fit the koni strut. But this is easy.




Total so far is $378.

Springs. You will need some 2.25" ID springs. 8" free length. 7 kgf/mm and 400lb is the same, but found this is a well matched rate for these cars. Eibach part number for the springs is 181814
These are what i used. ABOUT $60 a pair with postage.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232546284336

Total price so far is $438.

I also recommend using helper springs, not only because it stops the springs rattling about, but actually makes for a far better ride. The collars go under the main spring and are sandwiched between that, and then helper spring underneath. $40 posted
Link to them.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pr-Helper-Spring-Adaptors-2-1-4-2-25-Springs-Rally-Race/253066083127?hash=item3aebe9fb37:g:OgEAAOSw8KpZefRn:rk:42:pf:0


And for helper spring dimensions, 2.25" id with a 2" free length and for just holding the main spring tensioned against the top hat - the 4LB/Inch helper spring is fine. $50 posted.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Faulkners-Race-Racing-Rally-Competition-Suspension-Flat-Section-Helper-Spring/360901864549?hash=item54076d6c65:m:m0Sgu_RnglVu0QVUM99ofIg:rk:4:pf:1&frcectupt=true"]https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Faulkners-Race-Racing-Rally-Competition-Suspension-Flat-Section-Helper-Spring/360901864549?hash=item54076d6c65:m:m0Sgu_RnglVu0QVUM99ofIg:rk:4:pf:1&frcectupt=true"]https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Faulkners-Race-Racing-Rally-Competition-Suspension-Flat-Section-Helper-Spring/360901864549?hash=item54076d6c65:m:m0Sgu_RnglVu0QVUM99ofIg:rk:4:pf:1&frcectupt=true




I'm up to $528 so far.

When you start to price it up individually, the BC racing mx73, or the other full coilover manufacturers Like Ceika don't actually seem that bad. you get All new camber adjustable front top mounts and rear coilover dampers and springs.

https://us.ceika-store.com/products/ceika-type-1m-coilover-kit-for-toyota-supra-mk2-ma60-ma61-81-86
 
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