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2G Would this setup work?

Posted by Pyramid, Jun 6, 2014

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  1. Pyramid

    Pyramid Proven Member

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    Okay so I bought a these tokico blue shocks with skunkworks springs and a coilover sleeves from a friend for $140. now I was wondering if thess Springs would work. Now im NOT trying to SLAM my car.. I want to go with A nice 1.5"-1.8" Drop. I'm running 18x7.5s with 225/35/18

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  2. bryanwheat

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    They are super easy to install if you have a jack, jack stands, and basic hand tools. You will most likely need an alignment after they are installed. You will likely not like the fact that those struts will be blown in no time with those springs though.
     
  3. 1G Eclipse94928

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    I would get your money back if you dont need suspension and are looking for an upgrade these probably wont last long like bryan said, and will need an alignment probably.
     

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  4. RamenPride

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    Agreed. There's also the chance that they're blown already. I believe the Skunk2/Skunkworks/whatever they're called came with springs in the area of 500lbs/inch (560 maybe?) both front and rear, which is way too much for both the HP's (and probably Illumina's as well) to handle.
     

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  5. Pyramid

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    even if I went with a 1.5"-1.8" drop? I dont plan on slamming my car.
     

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    "easy" ... Sort of... Make sure to have an impact wrench, pb blaster and a torch. There is nothing technical about it but it can be a pain in the ass, as I found out. I would also agree with the previous posts and flush the $140.00. Get a good suspension system, otherwise you're going to be lifting that car up again and replacing your suspension. You also will most likely not enjoy your ride which would suck! If you do go with it, you will need an alignment done.
     

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  7. dfootedsm

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    tokico blues are that bad?I inherited a set with my GSX I havent ridden on them yet
     

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  8. Roberti 2G

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    tokico blues are just stock replacements. They cant handle increased spring rates over stock. Install is pretty straight foward. Remove and replace do some research anyway there are a few write ups and a vid on youtube.
     
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  9. Pyramid

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    Would I be fine with a little drop? Like 1.5" Drop? I'm not wanting to go flush or anything.
     

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  10. Pyramid

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    They aren't blown. I wouldn't buy blown sturts..
     

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  11. AwD4g63TsI

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    If you want a drop of that amount just get the tokico advanced handling kit for 2g awd's. It's a matched set of springs and shocks from tokico with a lifetime warranty on the shocks. Drops your 2g awd 1.75" and is only going to make you lose about $600 from your wallet shipped. I can tell that you don't want to drop a ton of money....this is your best option to get you where you want reliably.
     

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  13. 1G Eclipse94928

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    Are you going to ignore the fact they're worth nothing? I guess you don't mind burning the money.
     

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