Next on my to-do-list is a full refurb of the suspension on my TE61 Trueno.
I want to keep it largely stock, but slightly lowered and with gas dampers in place of the original oil units.
I was just wondering if any of you could recommend a place where I could by the parts from.
For the rear I'll need the shackles, the bushings either end of the leaf springs and preferable also a 1" lowering block kit.
I'm also consider a new set of gas shocks front and rear from either KYB or Monroe (or do you know of any others that produce these??).
I've already bought 25mm lowering springs from King Springs for the front, but will also need new top mounts (just standard spec).
On a slightly different note, I should really also treat the ol' girl to new engine mounts, gearbox mount and prop shaft bearing.
Any help and advice would be much appreciated...
I believe KYB may... MAY still sell upper front strut mounts...
from a 2006 KYB reference source
As far as your rear springs.... you may need to find a truck repair shop to rebuild your leaf springs... Ideally... you can buy a set on here... or 3TC forum, or old corolla forum... and then have the purchased set rebuilt... this limits down time.
As far as dampers... the front will be easier then the rear. This is because as you can note in chart above... many of the AE86 options can be used for the front of your TE61... but there isn't a similar cross to a matching rear application.
Lowering blocks... 2" or less... should only require the blocks, and slightly longer U-bolts. Over 2" may require further modifications.
Do you want more roll stiffness?? Addco still has listings... http://www.addco.net/aftermarket/catalog/toyota/