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 Post subject: Lowering a 85 Celica Gt questions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:30 pm 

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anyone know of a build thread of someone doing so..?
already have some ideas on what im going to do, just wanted to see what others have done.
I DO NOT WANT TO JUST CHOP MY COILS!
i want a legit kit or set of parts..
any help would be great
thanks in advance :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a 85 Celica Gt questions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:45 pm 
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ae86 springs. higher the spring rate the better OR

http://www.celicasupra.com/forums/showt ... ts-Catalog

and buy some ae86 rear coils only...

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a 85 Celica Gt questions
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:28 am 
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Easiest is T3 weld-on kits. If you don't have a welder or some one who can, you can send a set of strut casings in and they will do it for you. Rears just buy some shorter stiffer springs.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a 85 Celica Gt questions
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:38 am 

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you might want to check celicasupra.com forums


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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a 85 Celica Gt questions
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:08 pm 
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They are gonna say the same thing. Cheapest way is to get some Civic slip on coil vers off of ebay. Cut off your stock spring perch and get some 2 inch dia split ring collars. Measure where you want the bottom of the coil over to sit and bolt your split collar on there. Slide on the coil overs, bolt suspension back together and raise and lower as needed.
Might also want to look at some camber plates as well. Those can be found on ebay pretty cheap. I think I paid 80$ for the last set I bought. Just search for MA6x camber plates as nobody really makes them specific for our chassis, except for T3. Pitstopusa.com is a decent place for rear springs. Search by O.D. and look for the spring rate and height you want.
If you really want to go low, you will need to shorten the strut tube and use a shorter strut. Most guys use the struts out of the rear of the 1st gen MR2(AW11) and take 40mm out of the strut tube as well. You can run RCAs as well. I have them on the 76, but not on the 85. They help push the lower control arm back down closer to the stock angle(rids bumpsteer issues)
Shorter shocks for the rear are simple. Third gen Camaro shocks are the right length and cheap to boot. Last set I bought were around 30$ for stock Camaro shocks

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