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This is a kit for AE86 corollas. As you can see its just a shock with a special cap to hold the spring. And a sleeve type coilover kit thrown over it. The rear suspension on the AE86 (besides not being IRS) is very similar to ours as far as Shock/spring configuration goes. The AE86 guys have been running setups like this for years......would something similar work for us?

This is a GAB shock setup with 6.5k springs.


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yes the stock shock mounts arent strong enough, but you coul weld some steel plates in and brace it properly, it will work fine. when i get to work ill send a link to gary m's celica. he did coilovers on the rear and it was a similar setup. so yes it will work, but not without some custom fabrication.
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What about the AE86's that use these? They have the same ammount of metal as we do in that area and the people who run rear coilovers in their corollas havent had any problems. I know that Gary M guy did the his coilovers a certain way....but if you read about it, its because he used koni circle track shocks...and he didnt do any modification to that rear shock mounting point. That plate thats up top on his setup is not welded on.

Can someone show me some hard evidence that the shock mouting point is not strong enough? Like someone who's actually tried it and caused severe damage to their supra or corolla.
 

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What about the AE86's that use these? They have the same ammount of metal as we do in that area and the people who run rear coilovers in their corollas havent had any problems. .
Those cars are lighter
 

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Not to mention the ae86 towers are much shallower and wider. Our towers are much longer and skinnier, making them weaker. Also, I don't think those ae86 shocks in the pic will work, for the above reason. I have seen some in the trueno mags in which the top spring perch looks more like a dunce cap. Those may fit in there better. Also, don't use the ae86 shocks, as they are 2.5" shorter.

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