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I think the benifits are self-explanitory. You get to spend a buttload of money for push-button changing of suspension stiffness, instead of getting outa the driver seat and taking 1minute to adjust your top-adjustable suspension. Then again, if you have top-adjustable suspension, you allready spent a buttload. Go for it.

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It is meant for those looking for more of a factory look for thier street car, not to build a race car.

If you want to build a race car then get the stiffest non adjustable shocks you can find and get rid of your power accessories and fit things like Celica doors with hand crank windows.

Just more options for everyone to consider.
 

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where the hell did you get that? i never knew mkii's had tems. i knew people talked about how to adapt the mkiii tems over but that is obviously the mkii rear suspension in the bottom pic.
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Both front and rear MK2 suspension setups, but from an unlikely source.

Just brain storming and doing some searchs on the net.
 

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Sorry guys Iam more of a body guy! but what are tems? :scratch:
Are they suspention that can be ajusted with a push of a botton
(like 300zx?)
 

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What isn't stock-looking about top-adjustable non-tems suspension on an mk2?

TEMS is really easy, could be adapted from almost any car, just need to have all the wiring, servos, and control module. The big punch to your pants is going to be finding struts/shocks that are A.) top adjustable, and B.) in the same degree range as the servos you are using.

Its great that you found that sheet, it really is. I just want to know your rationalization between TEMS and manually top-adjustable suspension, where one is for "factory look" and one is for "race". Samn damn thing, just one manipulation of a control, instead of 4...

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Honestly too, finding that setup to stick on your car is impossible. I mean, really... You would need the struts/shocks, top mounts, actuators, brackets, all wiring, and the control module. If you did find it, would have to be shipped from JAPAN or something of the like. BIIIG $$$ for all that jazz. Not to mention what happens when you need replacement struts? Goodluck.

Its not an "option" if its impossible to find... Yes, TEMS is an option, but fully custom would be easier to find/purchase than that factory setup.

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Is that stuff from the Cressida? I have seen some in the Junkyard with TEMS but never thought anything of it till now. I wonder how stiff the dampners get at max stiffness.
 

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If it is from a MX Cressida, then they are not going to be easy to find. According to my 85 Toyota Press release information, they were available on the 5-speed Cressy's. Not sure if they were available on 84's or 86's. And 5-speed Cressy's are not exactly easy to find, about 95% of them are Automatic's.
 

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Just more options for everyone to consider.
'87 to '88 Cressida.

Maybe blue Takico shocks is was what George told me. Or something like that.

If you want something more aggressive why comprimise? Ray Fong is the one to talk to about coil overs.
 

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the really sad thing is about a year ago i saw a cressida 5 speed with tems and thought nothing of it. it was crushed a looooooong time ago. if i ever see another one ill look into it. might be nice to have on a daily driver. certainly would make it a unique mkii.
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I would just like to try the actuaters first. To see how they work, move and to see if I could design my own circuit board to control thier movement.
 

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I'm sure if you are handy with electronics you could make a basic switch that goes direct to the actuators.

It would be interesting, only for the rears which would be fairly easy to convert.

Then again there is the Rancho option which is roughly the same price as some Tokico Illuminas.
 
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