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I know some of you on this board have gotten the TRD lowering springs on your tC, and I was wondering if you could advise me as to whether or not the ride of the car is much different from the normal springs.

I test drove a manaul tC at the local dealership and it drove/rode GREAT with the stock springs. I liked the ride of the car and didn't necessarily want to compromise that with the lowering springs. Any advice/comments on the lowering springs would be much appreciated.

BTW ... thanks to the kind posters on this board I have solidified my decision to order a tC, I've just gotta make up my mind on the options I want added!
 

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Hmm... I drove my automatic w/stock springs for 1 week before I got my TRD springs installed. I have not noticed any difference as far as ride quality goes... but then what do I really know.


I think I'm a bit more paranoid now cause I know the car is lowered. I'm take bumps, driveways, etc. a little slower so that I don't scrap the bottom of my tC. Besides that, the ride is still pretty damn good...
 

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I can't comment on the springs....

but just wanted to say GRATS on choosing the tC and WELCOME to the board!!!

 

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I appreciate your nice words! I have enjoyed lurking here for a week or so, but decided it was time to join the board because you folks all seem to have a good idea of what the tC is all about.

I am probably ordering my car this weekend, so I'll be sure to keep you all posted with the progress of my Scion adventures! The dealer here said they are typically waiting 2-3 weeks on car orders right now, so i'll have to deal with all that waiting! I'm ready to join the Scion nation!
 

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Originally posted by ScionColonel@Aug 13 2004, 11:52 AM
I appreciate your nice words! I have enjoyed lurking here for a week or so, but decided it was time to join the board because you folks all seem to have a good idea of what the tC is all about.

I am probably ordering my car this weekend, so I'll be sure to keep you all posted with the progress of my Scion adventures! The dealer here said they are typically waiting 2-3 weeks on car orders right now, so i'll have to deal with all that waiting! I'm ready to join the Scion nation!
Welcome... 2-3 weeks is not a bad wait at all. I'm glad they are starting to fill orders quicker...
 

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Well, when the waiting time comes we'll all be here for ya'......goodness knows I was pretty vocal about how hard of a time I was having waiting a month for my car...hehe.


Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!!!

(By the way, what color tC are you wanting to get?)
 

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I am going to order a manual flint mica tC with a spoiler lip, 6-cd changer, and the lowering springs. I haven't made up my mind yet about getting the floormats and another shift knob. I know I can add those later if i decide to. I can't wait to get my car!

I have checked around locally and the dealers are getting a few tCs here and there, but they don't stay on the lot very long. In fact, the dealership here in town has a rule that at least one tC has to be on the lot at all times for test drives. You could buy the one they have, but couldn't take delivery until a new one arrived. The folks here at the Scion dealership seemed pretty straight up about selling the car, and I feel pretty comfortable with them, so I guess that's who I'll go thru to get it.
 

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ScionColonel, i think for the options that aren't hard to install liek floormats and shift knobs,. you should go with an online dealer like mcgeorge parts, which have them for cheaper, i didn't know about this but its alrigth cuz i didnt have to wait for a tC =)
 

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I think you still save more money if you order all your parts online, and send them over to your dealer along with your car to get installed.
 

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Thanks for everyone's advice ... I'm going to take that to heart and order some of the things i want from an online parts dealer. I think I'll probably just order the springs and get them installed (hopefully) when i take delivery of the car.

Thanks to everyone who offered advice on this!!!!!

Can't wait to be a Scion owner!
 

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You might want to reconsider dropping all that money on the 6-disc changer, in my opinion. The deck that the tC comes with by default already plays mp3s, and one mp3 disc can hold a lot of music. Granted, a 6-disc mp3 changer can hold six times as much, but I'm just not sure that the difference between the two is enough of an improvement to justify the rather large price tag for the upgrade. Just my thoughts on the subject though...do whatever makes you happy.
 

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Originally posted by basilisk4@Aug 14 2004, 07:04 AM
You might want to reconsider dropping all that money on the 6-disc changer, in my opinion. The deck that the tC comes with by default already plays mp3s, and one mp3 disc can hold a lot of music. Granted, a 6-disc mp3 changer can hold six times as much, but I'm just not sure that the difference between the two is enough of an improvement to justify the rather large price tag for the upgrade. Just my thoughts on the subject though...do whatever makes you happy.
I agree... the 6 CD changer thing is overpriced... If you think of the total cost... you're literally paying $700 (400 for upgrade + 300 stock) for that thing... you can get something much nicer for that money...

Sell the stock on ebay or something and get a better stereo for 400 bucks..
 

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The 6 CD changer can aslo change its illumination colors.
I was going about 80 or so on the freeway and the ride seemed to get really shaky/bumpy. Would the lowering springs help the ride quality at that point?
 

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Originally posted by Andfx8@Aug 15 2004, 03:57 PM
The 6 CD changer can aslo change its illumination colors.
I was going about 80 or so on the freeway and the ride seemed to get really shaky/bumpy. Would the lowering springs help the ride quality at that point?
I really don't know but what I've noticed on my trips up to LA was that the ride was bumpy but only over the bumpy (somewhat ####ty) parts of LA freeways. Once I got on the 405, the ride was very smooth...
 

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I also have 18in. wheels so that may have altered the ride quality a bit.
I think I'm gonna get the springs, I like the look; and hopefully it will also help the ride quality. I just hope the price and installation won't be too high.
 

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Originally posted by Andfx8@Aug 16 2004, 12:12 AM
I also have 18in. wheels so that may have altered the ride quality a bit.
I think I'm gonna get the springs, I like the look; and hopefully it will also help the ride quality. I just hope the price and installation won't be too high.
Just don't pay more than $300 bucks for them...
 

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I just got the TRD shocks, struts, and lowering springs installed on Friday, and they are well worth the $$. It has zero body roll and handles very well @ interstate speeds. I highly recommend them, the suspension turns the TC into a totally different car. They ran me $900 with install. Oh, and by the way, this is my first post and I gain a lot of info reading all of your posts. Thanks
 

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Welcome to the world of posting on the site, gaflinttc!


Glad to hear that you like the result of installing your parts. Did you order them from online and have the dealer install them, or did you do it all through the dealer?
 
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