i don't have an answer for your question but i would like to point out that it is bad netiquette to post in all caps. it is considered "shouting" on the internet and can be seen as rude. hope somebody can answer your question.
Does not make much sense, imo. The cost of the springs is reasonable and they help a great deal to make the car feel "right". It is as much work and as much money to install(install only), with or w/o springs. Besides you would problably be kicking yourself if you had to re-install everything for the sake of springs only...
i wouldn't get the shocks without getting the springs. if you only want to replace shocks or springs, not both, do the springs. they are hundreds cheaper and everyone here seems to love them without the shocks.
i have a question about the shocks. i don't know much about cars but i bought the trd springs and the rear sway bar and i was wondering how much of a difference would it make if i bought the shocks. would it be better for the car? or is it all about the feel? in other words if i'm not planning to race anyone or drive in a crazy manner do you think i would need the shocks? would any of you buy the shocks if you were me?
your stock shocks will most likely have a shorter life when mated with the TRD springs. as will my stock shocks, since i didnt do the TRD shocks when i lowered my car. i just figured i would get some life out of the stock shocks since i paid for them. they do a perfectly good job with the task of keeping my a$$ on the road, and i drive hard. i will go to the TRD shocks next summer, unless i find something else i like more. damn, i bet that doesnt help at all. sometimes i just type like i talk, which is a lot, and quickly. just ask anyone here. sorry.
bottom line - necessary, no. they are designed to work together as a package; you will probably feel a difference between one car with the TRD shocks and one without. but it wont be a very big difference.
thanx for replying so fast. sorry, i have a couple more questions. how long would my stock shocks last after i put the trd springs on? how long do the trd shocks last? cuz if i have to change the stock shocks in a year or so i think i would rather change them to the trd shocks now. what do u guys think?
Not on tC, but still a toyota - I know many people that have 50-60K miles on stock shocks and TRD springs, or even stock shocks and some no-name crappy springs that slam the car instead of just lowering it a bit. Stock shocks last a long long time, unless you try using an impact wrench and a nut to re-thread it - but that's a different story