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Toyota Tercel suspension upgrades?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by DangerTaco, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Jul 1, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    DangerTaco

    DangerTaco [OP] The older the bear, the sweeter the juice

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    I currently own a '94 Tercel, and for anyone else thats owned one youd know how gutless it is and how bad the road noise can get.

    Cant do an engine swap, engines still good, so i figure i can upgrade the suspension.
    i want it to handle like its on rails but dont want to lower it, stock height is good, maybe wider tires too?
     
  2. Jul 1, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    steve o 77

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    lol people actually hop up Tercels? A set of lowering springs and nice shocks would help a lot. Not sure how those are set up as far as sway bars go but you should have a sway bar front and rear if you want it to handle well.
     
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    Im actually waiting for it to die, 260k miles and nothin.
    Im also planning to throw some fender flares, wider tires, and a giant sub into it.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2012 at 1:56 AM
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    lowering the center a gravity if even by a bit helps with handling.

    although, you have a turcel.

    turcels are awesome. for taking the kids to school. for getting gorceries.

    it's not good at things like turning and getting on the freeway.

    if i can recall correctly, you have a tortion beam rear suspension. which sucks, as it incorporates the negative aspects of both a solid rear end and a shitty independent rear.

    there are reasons why ricer kids grab honda's and not turcels.
     

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