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5th Gen Coilover's

Discussion in 'Suspension / Brakes' started by JoeJack88, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. JoeJack88

    JoeJack88 Well-Known Member Super Moderator Donated!

    Originally posted by White87gt from 4gcelica.net

    Ok people, for those people that havent figured out yet that 5th gen coilovers will fit on a 4th gen celica, they do. I got mine used from a guy in Virgina Beach Shipped to me in Florida for $116, I waited till the weekend and pretty much did the job myself, I'm only 17 and its not to hard to do.

    You will have to disconnect the brake lines from the calipers, or drums if nessecary. From there you have to remove the whole strut assembly from the car, two big bolts on the bottom, and the three on top, from there you have to remove the springs, you will need a spring compresser for this, you can borrow one from Autozone if you dont know anyone that has one, I got mine from my uncle. You will need two of them. Clamp down the spring with both compressers, one on each side of the spring, then remove the bolt from the top of the strut, then taht should losen everything up, take the spring out, then you will have to grind the thing that holds the strut into the tube, you might be able to see some thread on it, grind it down to be the same diameter as the tube itself.

    Then the adjuster for the coilover should fit right over the tube, put it down to the level you want the adjuster, I put mine all the way down but you dont have to, the use the allen screws that came with the kit to tightly hold the adjuster to the strut, the put the spring on, then bolt the top back on, put it back in the car, then adjsut it form there, it took me a couple of times to get it were I wanted, that does require jackin the car up to do it.

    Posted by CeLiCaSt892FaSt

    Tom - Hope that helps you guys.
  2. Youds

    Youds Well-Known Member

    and for clarification before people go out and buy real $2000 coilovers....

    these are technically "sleeve overs" a cheaper way to have adjustable height springs. i use them they do the trick ;p
  3. just87GTS

    just87GTS Well-Known Member

    do you have any pictures, so that way i have an idea of what they are going to look like?
  4. kevinkyang

    kevinkyang Well-Known Member Donated!

    wow, this is really interesting. i've been looking for some for the longest time too!
  5. kevinkyang

    kevinkyang Well-Known Member Donated!

    oh yea! does it matter the model? i hope someone who is still active responds to this...........
  6. Alwayzsidewayz

    Alwayzsidewayz ST162 Guru Donated!

    I have some 182 coilovers in my boot at present.

    No way at all the rears will bolt straight on, they are way too tall.

    However the fronts look like a straight swap. Not done it yet so cannot conform this though.

    My plan is to fit the front coilovers in place of my rear std shocks and whitline springs, and then get a pair of front coilovers for a ST185 for the front of mine. The damping and springs will be plenty strong enough for the rear using the front ST182 ones, and Front St185 ones will be about right for mine. going D2 as they are pretty cost effective.

    Reason for using the 182 ones, they cost me £100, and have to better than the std rear shocks. plus front ST185 coilvers are very easy to get hold off.
  7. kevinkyang

    kevinkyang Well-Known Member Donated!

    well, as you know by now, i have a coupe. i want the hatch but got the coupe. everything is different for me. :( but then could i customize them to fit onto my ride without taking out too much

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