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I want to lower my car only for the reason I don't want my car to look like a rake, would that be possible?
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not sure what you mean by rake but damn those are big wheels for stock body. id go with 17's
 

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if you drop both ends itll be fine with no "rake"
 

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buy coilovers and you will be fine
 

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Those tires have a high profile. Other than that, the 'rake' I think you're referring to is the OEM setup. You'll need coils to counter it. Remember that your headlights will need re-alignment when you're finished if you change that 'rake'.
 

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Don't kneejerk a coilover purchase. Do your homework. And realize any coilovers change your ride quality by quite a bit.
 

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Treeme100 whoever said coilovers give you bad quality. Wrong. I had stock oem suspension was shit. Than went with Eibach pro kit fucking terrible and now I have Ksport Kontrol coilovers. Best decision I've made to date. With coilovers especially with Ksport you can adjust dampening settings for ride quality. 7kg front / 9kg rear perfect for all road conditions. I live in Alberta. Truck heaven. Although my Celica slammed has no rough driving abilities.
Your other option is Ksport air ride pro edition, sure expensive but you can raise lower a moment notice.

Hope this helps ;) just my (2) cents bra.
 

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Sorry, been gone a while. The ride changes completely. She'll be quite stiff so get something you can adjust. I live where the roads are complete crap almost year-round - cracks, potholes, etc. The difference is shocking. But when you get on some smooth curves there's no comparison.
 

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I have the Megan EZ Streen coils and will eventually upgrade to full race coils but for $700 they have a decent ride on maxed damper and loaded springs. Like they mentioned above, KSports are what I had on my last Celica and they were almost perfect but 900 bucks.
 

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What about the Tein SS coilovers? How do those compare to everything else mentioned? If I'm not mistaken that also have a EDFC unit available so you can adjust the dampening on the fly.
 

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okay, if if you look at the pictures I want something that will lower the back so it isn't as high, I do not typically not drive hard at all, usually driving from home to school usually in the range of 30-40 mph. So I don't need that demanding of coilovers. What would you guys recommend? I'd rather not spend $900+ on coilovers but if that is the only option you guys reccommend sure but what is good for something that is a bit lower in price?
 

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honestly, you could stick TRD springs ( or similar ), on your stock struts and be fine for a couple thousand miles

i believe with the small drop the trd springs ( or tein s.? i believe ), stock struts can handle the drop for a while, but they will eventually blow out, ( if they already havent)

lowering springs aren't more than 200 for the set, it's just labor intensive to switch them out, but if you do it yourself it's fairly easy.


tl;dr buy cheap 1.2 inch lowering springs, stick on stock struts, slightly improved ride look, while not spending a bunch on coils you say you don't want.
 
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