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I am thinking of buying the lowering springs for a more aggressive look for the car and the better control of the car. I am also going to get the rear sway bar and strut tower bar. Should I get the shocks that TRD makes? Would it be advantageous to get them? Experiences and opinions are all welcome.

If you were to recommend a different brand, I am open to that too. But include what you would buy all in all for it.

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Do a search mate.....lots of info on this subject!! However...

Its obviously advantageous to get the shocks too since they will last much longer than your stock shocks once lowered, but the TRD springs are designed to work with your stock shocks too (consider the amount your willing to spend)...I myself have the springs and rear sway by TRD and everything seems to work nicely so far. Rather invest the cash saved on shocks for other upgrades.

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Originally posted by basilisk4@Jan 2 2006, 07:44 PM
I have yet to hear any indication that the TRD shocks do much of anything.
Give it a few years and we will find out how well they hold up. If I recall correctly Ednogg has the stock shocks with his trd springs and he said the ride is getting soft. I have the shocks and springs and the ride is hard.
 

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Originally posted by Greenfire+Jan 2 2006, 07:58 PM-->QUOTE (Greenfire @ Jan 2 2006, 07:58 PM)
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@Jan 2 2006, 07:44 PM
I have yet to hear any indication that the TRD shocks do much of anything.
Give it a few years and we will find out how well they hold up. If I recall correctly Ednogg has the stock shocks with his trd springs and he said the ride is getting soft. I have the shocks and springs and the ride is hard. [/b]
Very difficult to isolate the exact cause on this; for example, I carry multiple passengers and/or lots of cargo very often, which you might now (I'm unsure though).

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Originally posted by Greenfire+Jan 2 2006, 07:58 PM-->QUOTE (Greenfire @ Jan 2 2006, 07:58 PM)
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@Jan 2 2006, 07:44 PM
I have yet to hear any indication that the TRD shocks do much of anything.
Give it a few years and we will find out how well they hold up. If I recall correctly Ednogg has the stock shocks with his trd springs and he said the ride is getting soft. I have the shocks and springs and the ride is hard. [/b]
so is it possible for the car susupension to feel soft over time purely because the trd springs are on stock shocks as oppose to the upgraded shocks?

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Originally posted by BeLLeSe+Jan 2 2006, 11:33 PM-->QUOTE (BeLLeSe @ Jan 2 2006, 11:33 PM)
Originally posted by [email protected] 2 2006, 07:58 PM
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@Jan 2 2006, 07:44 PM
I have yet to hear any indication that the TRD shocks do much of anything.

Give it a few years and we will find out how well they hold up. If I recall correctly Ednogg has the stock shocks with his trd springs and he said the ride is getting soft. I have the shocks and springs and the ride is hard.
so is it possible for the car susupension to feel soft over time purely because the trd springs are on stock shocks as oppose to the upgraded shocks?

-B- [/b]
Possible, but it's difficult to say. For the most part, it's more likely that the stock dampers (shocks/struts) will wear out sooner from being preloaded by the drop from the springs, so the car gets bouncier sooner, not necessarily softer.

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Is this what you are experiencing right now then? How long have u had your springs in?

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This is what I was wondering about, if the ride quality does change. But I don't know if I should just do it all at once, since I'm a DIY guy
. It's just a lot of money for the shocks. Eddnog could be witnessing, since he does have a lot of ppl in his car and heavy loads all the time, early wear and tear on the stock shocks. Keep us updated!!

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i was running OEM shocks/struts with my TRD's, then for a minute with my goldline's, a 2" drop.
when i noticed i was finding my bumpstops a little too frequently, i swapped in the TRD shocks/struts. huge difference.
i have thrown a bunch of springs in a bunch of cars with the OEM s/s, and so far everyone is reporting no problems, nice ride, good handling.
 

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So you strongly suggest I buy the whole package? Thanks for the help Inevitable.

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what you are looking at, realistically, is a set of OEM's that will wear a little faster than they would have under OEM springs. how much remains to be seen. the TRD shocks and struts are designed with the TRD springs in mind. it is the better option, but not 100% necessary.
 

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tighter, as in less suspension travel, so less bouncy, i suppose would be a good way to describe it. not smoother as in riding closer to stock comfort.
 

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But if I plan on keeping my tC for about 10 years, then you would recommend buying them, correct?

-Eric
 
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