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mini-stock43
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted January 06, 2004 08:14 AM  
have looked everywhere i could think of and then some but i still cant find a listing of the OEM spring rates for Toyotas. Or even for individual models. Can anyone help me out? The dealership told me i could come over and look thru the service manuals but it is a long way from me.

robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted January 06, 2004 02:23 PM  
i don't know the rates but if your aloud to do it on our 85 celicas we used to take the front lower spring mount right off the strut put on a fine threaded sleeve with an screw on plate at the bottom and run the smaller coilover type springs used on the northeast mods. you can pick any rate and its fully adjustable by turnig the bottom plate. in the rear we just ran stock springs. always worked fine for me.

mini-stock43
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted January 06, 2004 04:16 PM  
it would be nice if we could do that but it isnt allowed...im thinking something like a supra spring or maybe even something newer and heavier...just wish i could come across a chart for ALL the toyotas. I know the rates i am shooting for it is just a matter of findinng out if they are even available in stock form. Then to find em
I think the stock ones on the back are fine too.

[This message has been edited by mini-stock43 (edited January 06, 2004).]

toynv
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted January 07, 2004 10:26 AM  
the stock springs are all too light. they are for a nice cushy ride on the street. measure the spring and order one with the same dimensions from landrum etc. with the rates that you want. when you up your spring rate, you will probably have to get a better shock so that the spring doesnt overpower the shock. they should match. if you have a stiff spring and some old street shock the car will go into the turn, load the wheel and spring back fast and make for a crazy ride.

bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted January 07, 2004 03:35 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by mini-stock43:
have looked everywhere i could think of and then some but i still cant find a listing of the OEM spring rates for Toyotas. Or even for individual models. Can anyone help me out? The dealership told me i could come over and look thru the service manuals but it is a long way from me.


Look in the tool box. You can figure out your spring rates and Also use a couple dummy sizes so you know what to look for.



dhsrcjh
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted January 17, 2004 02:33 PM  
Celica springs are from 110# to 125#.
I made several pieces of short pipe from 1" to 3" long with a plate on one end and a smaller piece of pipe on the other side of the plate to fit inside the spring. Cut a hole in the plate for the strut to go through and remove the strut bearing. Use another plate welded to the body with a hole in it to bolt the strut to. With different length pieces of pipe, you can take it loose and change to make it what you want.

mini-stock43
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted January 18, 2004 02:36 PM  
rules wont allow me to run the spacers you describe. I need to find sprinngs in the 225-275 range. We are lucky they even let us slot the towers.

doubletrouble
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted January 24, 2004 09:22 AM  
You can find 'stock appearing'racing springs in any Race catolog.Leave them outside for awhile to ruff'n them up alittle.Paint them black....black is 'stock'.Most stock class rules have OEM shocks and springs written in them yet nobody truley runs them.Stock springs are usally not very strong and if your racing and wanting race set up you will have to work around the rules alittle.Once again a secreat an old timmer told me.....Black is Stock!

tay27tronnie
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted January 29, 2004 01:52 AM  
Hey: cuz take doubles advice find the size you need and paint them black. I will be will to bet you everybody else is doing the same thing at your track. At least try it . You don't know what you can get away with until you try.I am like everybody else IF you find some they want hold up like racing springs.The same goes for shocks,or anything you put on the car.

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