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hey guys well i just ordered the TRD lowering springs and shocks. if n e one that lives in an area w/ a lot of potholes like my self just let me know if you had n e problems. I just don't want the front of the car hitting of scraping along the ground any other info would be helpful!!!

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dont worry, you arent going to be so low you'll scrape on the ground. i manage just fine in daily driving around sacramento, and the road conditions / parking lot entrances / etc... suck out loud. and i am down 2", lower than you will be. i ran the TRD drop for almost a year before switching to the goldlines i have now, and in 13K miles i never once drug my nose on anything. just be aware that you are in a lowered car, drive accordingly, and you should be money.
 

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Originally posted by inevitablegod@Oct 5 2005, 10:54 PM
just be aware that you are in a lowered car, drive accordingly, and you should be money.
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i'm down about a 1/4" lower than Lo Bux is with his Tein's, and he has the kit. i think he might have dragged it once when he wasnt thinking about it.
 

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You guys ride on speed bumps though? Got tons in my neighborhood.
 

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Originally posted by krdshrk@Oct 6 2005, 07:16 AM
You guys ride on speed bumps though? Got tons in my neighborhood.
I got my car with the lip kit and have been driving on the TRD springs for weeks now, driving in NYC dealing with pot holes, dips, rises and speed bumps up the wazoo. No scrapes yet! I'd say I'm marginally careful--not overly cautious, but not blatantly careless.

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I drive around Boston a lot with my TRD drop and I never have a problem with potholes. The only time the lowered car becomes an issue is entering some plazas the road dips before the entrance and then raises up quickly (like a 30 degree angle down and then back up). As long as you take them at an angle and not straight on, you should be all set.
 

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I'm getting my Tein S-Techs and I have the entire lip kit. AS long as I'm careful I shouldn't have a problem right? Lo Bux do you have the lip kit also? and what Teins are you running
 

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I have the lip kit and I'm running SS-Ps. AFAIC, they are the only one to get because they have adjustable camber plates for the front. I like a lot of negative camber. Ask anyone who has driven my car how it works.
 

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Originally posted by inevitablegod@Oct 5 2005, 07:54 PM
dont worry, you arent going to be so low you'll scrape on the ground. i manage just fine in daily driving around sacramento, and the road conditions / parking lot entrances / etc... suck out loud. and i am down 2", lower than you will be. i ran the TRD drop for almost a year before switching to the goldlines i have now, and in 13K miles i never once drug my nose on anything. just be aware that you are in a lowered car, drive accordingly, and you should be money.
How long did you ride with the TRD springs? Oh and did you ever change the stock struts?
 

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Originally posted by inevitablegod@Oct 5 2005, 08:17 PM
i'm down about a 1/4" lower than Lo Bux is with his Tein's, and he has the kit. i think he might have dragged it once when he wasnt thinking about it.
I dragged it when it was at stock height leaving Loehmann's Plaza. Even the Camry at stock height dragged out of that driveway. I haven't hit it on anything since I lowered it, not even the driveway.
 

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Originally posted by JP'sTc@Oct 7 2005, 03:11 PM
How long did you ride with the TRD springs? Oh and did you ever change the stock struts?
i rode on TRD springs for over a year, then switched to the goldlines. yes, i replaced my oem shocks and struts with the TRD set. they work nicely with the goldlines. on our drive the other night down hwy 20, i got to see the real improvement. significantly better.
 

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All of you are talking about not scraping when you hit bumps, but how does it feel? My last car i just didnt the springs and let the stock struts and a pebble in the road felt like a boulder, small potholes would make you cringe. I was thinking of doing the spring/strut combo for this car but i just dont want to lose the smooth ride.
 

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Originally posted by Oje@Oct 16 2005, 05:03 PM
All of you are talking about not scraping when you hit bumps, but how does it feel? My last car i just didnt the springs and let the stock struts and a pebble in the road felt like a boulder, small potholes would make you cringe. I was thinking of doing the spring/strut combo for this car but i just dont want to lose the smooth ride.
The car does get firmer, but it's not that bad; I liken the ride to now be no firmer than a stock WRX, whereas a stock tC rides softer than a stock WRX. The longer wheelbase of the tC still engenders it with a better overall ride than a WRX, even with the TRD springs.

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The ride is significantly bumpier and stiffer with the TRD springs than the stock springs, but the handling is TONS better.
 

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Bumpier, eh... I dont know. I'm indifferent. I suppose I really dont know what the stock ride fels liek considering I got my car brand new with the TRD suspension installed. I cant say that I have complaints because it's like riding on rails. It's a personal preference really. But agreed, handing is EXCELLENT.
 
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