Topic: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

Hi Guys

I need to redo my suspension again and thought that it would be nice to have a thread with feedback from guys.

So far this is what i have tried :

- Compressed springs with std shocks

   Great ride, great look, only downside is that you shorten the life of your shocks

-Eibach Pro kit with KYB and Armstrong shocks

   The Eibach bottomed out the KYB's and Armstrong.....not suitable for std shocks.

-Cheap 40mm springs (Koenig / Razor) with shortened shocks (Ian Glass)

   Good ride, minimal rebound, car hugs the tarmac. Life on shocks has only been around 2 years.

Anyway so now my shortened shocks are collapsed and I am investigating other options like KONI. I just got a price from Steves Auto Clinic for R6500 for all 4 KONI shortened shocks. They also want R2600 for KONI 30mm springs.

I'm contemplating just going back to standard springs compressed with new KYB shocks......so far the compressed springs was the best of all worlds....although the back was slightly twitchy on hard bends

Looking for feedback from guys with  other suspension setups on a 20v and details on where to obtain the parts.

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

Sam I still have the KYB Shocks on my compressed springs that I bought form you...

Current: '00 Rxi BlackTop http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll70/KAMZ20v/burnrubber.gif

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

thanx guys cheaper alternative

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

I don't really like that 'twitchy' part as I love to push into the bends. Personally I'd rather spend the bucks & get the decent stuff that'll give you the drop, handling AND reliability. But that's just me...


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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

Sam you must be the only person that i have heard of that says that

Compressed springs gives a Great ride  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2

I have went in plenty cars that got compressed springs and the ride is absolutely terrible...

Get the TEIN S Tech its 45mm 40mm or KONI 40mm  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/cool

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

How much is the TEIN S ???

Current: '00 Rxi BlackTop http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll70/KAMZ20v/burnrubber.gif

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll70/KAMZ20v/69d97f9e-a3eb-4840-87cc-0e10cb2754d7.jpg

Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

I beg to differ the KYB Shock with the original compressed spring gives a combo of an ok ride and great handling on my 20v. Compared to the Koni Eibach combo that my bra toyofreak has its not very far off...although my springs sit lower than his and we both have 15" 20v rims...

Just my 2cents from my experirence  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/wink

Current: '00 Rxi BlackTop http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll70/KAMZ20v/burnrubber.gif

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

@ Kamz -  wat does that setup cost u???

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

@Kamz last time i checked JDM Tuner had them for R2800 but they didnt have stock and i couldnt wait so i got Koni's

Is KYB the same as the Toyota shock?

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

@ Exodia that be correct.
@ TRIXSTA - bru i got the shocks at a good price from a bra  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/wink  I know Stable Ride does here in Jozy at R100 a spring if I remember correctly  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/unsure

Current: '00 Rxi BlackTop http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll70/KAMZ20v/burnrubber.gif

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/blink Stablerides in dbn want 960 to compress the set

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

So much better to go with setups these days
I understand my one bud wanted to get replacement std shocks and the priced him R1000 a shock
That is MAD
So for the Toy's KONI is best?
H&R = No??

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

i have eibach on kyb shocks .. the back after a while bottomed out.. using spaces in the back eibach waste of money!! tho ride and handling is tops still is tops with the spaces in the back even ... 6500 for shortend shocks only plus still buy springs.. id say look for a coilover set up rather thats serviceable life long investment :-?

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

perhaps eibach would work better on a shortened shock. i am yet to find shortend shocks for a decent price...

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

Another guy told me on the gabriel site they do shortend shocks @ R1500 a pair ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/unsure
Havent checked it out or know of anyone using them or any issues with them

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

this is what u looking for Buying mine after the cc clutch

http://www.3stech.co.za/toyota-conquest … -1626.html

88 rsi just bought himself a set

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../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/blink nice price ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/blink

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

Not to bad on the AE111 either
http://www.3stech.co.za/toyota-corolla-ae111-yellowspeed-coilovers-p-1637.html
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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

Just FYI

For Corolla RSI RXI  @ Autozone Shocks = Gabriel R1800, Monroe = R1600

@ Toyota
98 RSI  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/blink
Front Springs R385 each x 2 = R770
Rear Springs R390 each x 2 = R780
Front Shocks R1900 each x 2 = R3800
Rear Shocks R1376 each x 2 = R2752

Total cost R8102 ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/neutral
Optional coilover set doesnt look bad anymore!!!

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Re: Corolla RXi/RSi Suspension /Springs /Shocks

superCboy wrote:

this is what u looking for Buying mine after the cc clutch

http://www.3stech.co.za/toyota-conquest … -1626.html

88 rsi just bought himself a set

This is not a bad price at all...when i found out from Koni about coilovers i was told that they dont have for the 20v but they can "make it" with H&R Springs at a total of 18K yes thats right 18k  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/blink

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