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I would like a 2 inch drop, full sway bar and bushing kit, 5 point adjustable shocks and struts, camber kit for the front and rear, good sticky tires, something to stop that damn rear wheel hop

here is the problem i can't find a 2 inch drop, the 5 point adjustable shocks are discontinued there are no camber kit that i know of and i'm not sure of a way or a kit to stop rear wheel hope

so what can we buy?, what would be easy to make and how? and using what is available what do you think is the best handling setup :mad:
 

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My knee jerk response... USE THE SEARCH! This topic has been covered.

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If you look to my sig you'll see my set up. It seems to have cure the wheel hop to some extent but not on all road surfaces.

I don't recomend a 2" drop. If you look at the FAQ on celicasupra.com it should give you some ideas whats avaiable. Eibach 1" drop or ST 1.3" drop is what most people are running. Adjustable shox are discontinued for are cars and seem to be a rare item to find. Your options include Tokico, konis, monro sensatracks, KYBs and few others. As far as bushings there is energy suspesntion and PST (P-S-T.com). I went with the PST kit on the recomindation of people here.

Hope that helps

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Thanks from your advise if anyone else would like to share there suspension setups and how you find them thats is the info i was searching for seeral opinions are always best Why do you think a 2 inch drop is bad the only problem is the rear camber I'm pretty sure that there is still a lot of ground clearence and a lower center of gravity is always better as long as the spring aren't heated or cut

Thanks much Will
 

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No problem

The rear camber is why I wouldent suggest the 2" drop and also the lack of avabilty. It can be done there is indeed enough clearence to do it but the risk of botteming out on speed bumps and what not would be greater.

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I will pretty much have the same suspention setup as supra_toy. Only diff is i got monros in the back. Ill post some feed back when i get my setup done.
 

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UGH!!! Monroes, might as well take em off and save the weight, luxury ridin crap if you ask me.
 

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Well I had the monros on befor I put the ticikos on they wern't that bad...
 

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UGH!!! Monroes, might as well take em off and save the weight, luxury ridin crap if you ask me.
Wes, try em with lowering springs before you put them down. I run monroes with ST springs and I love the blend between ride quality and performance. Monroes get really stiff when they get compressed so if you use them with lowering springs they're a nice cheap performance shock thats quite streetable. Did I mention cheap too? And lifetime warrenty. I've also been autoxing with them and they've done well, not that I'd recomend them for a dedicated track car. Anyways, I'll get off my soapbox now.

I wouldn't recomend a 2 inch drop on anything but a race car. With my 1.3 inch I rub on too much stuff as it is. 1.3 is about the borderline for streetability for the mk2 IMO. I have a friend with an AE86 thats dropped over 3 inchs and he rubs on less stuff then I do. The mk2 is so long and has a such a wide track that extreme lowering makes it bottom out on everything. Hell my old stock 82 used to bottom out all of the time.
 

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Two ways to stop wheel hop, either
a: get more power, or
b: get better tires
Stiffer shocks will help as well. I have ST springs and tokico illuminas running on Michelin Pilots and I have no wheel hop whatsoever. I do have to run the rear shocks pretty stiff to keep the ass end from squatting to the ground when the turbo kicks in, but I don't get any hop at all. They are either sticking or smoking, nothing in between.
 

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Thank for your info I'm not sure what brand names I'm going with but i want to find a way to make a rear camber adjuster so that i can have my 2 inch drop with proper camber. As for the springs i'm sure that there is a car that has the same size springs with the proper spring rate. I'm just sad that they discintinued the 5 point adjustable shocks and struts so i will probably go with aftermarket (plain shocks)

Thank agian for the info
 

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Thank for your info I'm not sure what brand names I'm going with but i want to find a way to make a rear camber adjuster so that i can have my 2 inch drop with proper camber. As for the springs i'm sure that there is a car that has the same size springs with the proper spring rate. I'm just sad that they discintinued the 5 point adjustable shocks and struts so i will probably go with aftermarket (plain shocks)

Thank agian for the info
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I've got KYB shocks, Tokico HZ struts, ST springs, PSI pushings, Addco sway-bars and BFG 245/50s on the stock rims. It's night and day from stock but it still handles like shit, IMO. Even worse yet, trying to change lanes on the freeway underboost and the car wants to spin out.
 

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Thats your weight balance at work there. All that 7mgte goodness has messed with the cars stock balance. Go on a weightsavings campaign on the front of your car, that would be the best. Stiffer front springs and anti roll bar might help too.
 

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suspension set-ups

I run an 82 Supra with polyurethane busings, and monroe Sens-a-tracs front & rear. They stiffened the car enough that I could feel some minor chassis flex, which was mostly corrected with a front strut bar. I dont autoX or otherwise track the car, but I DO drive hard & fast on open road. I have been very happy with he monroes.

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I have the Tokicos set on full stiff and the ST springs and I'm looking for something stiffer. I don't need larger sway bars as the car is perfectly neutral now that I've moved the battery to behind the passenger seat. In fact if your car handles nuetrally, no understeer or oversteer, you shouldn't get larger sway bars. If you do you're just hurting your cornering over bumpy roads as you're making your suspension more like a solid axle setup. If you really want to find out how your car handles take it to the track, that's where all the big mouths shut up and all the drivers step forward.
 

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Wade

Go to a 16 x 8 (or more) wheel. This will give you more effective tread
on the road due to a wider wheel. Tread that overhangs the wheel width
is not in effective contact with the road. Also the shorter sidewall will be
stiffer for better handling. Also get a V or Z rated tire to stiffen sidewall
further. I just installed ROH Reflex ($550 @ JD Wheels) 16 x 8 with
Falken Ziex 512 225/50VR/16's. Make's a tremendous difference over the
stock wheel with Mich Pilots 225/60/HR/14 I had. Falken lists the treadwidth at 8.2" so I get an 8" wide roadpatch rather than the solid 7" + some extra for the overhang, you're getting now.

Also, you might switch your rear swaybar back to stock (softer). This should reduce the spin out tendency you have.

StanS
 
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