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Wanted: supplier for shock absorbers for ST65 Celica

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:08 pm
by iTV
I thought this task would be simple, but it isnt over here in Europe! Does anybody by chance know, where I could buy new shock absorbers for my ST165, original or aftermarket - doesnt matter? An Online shop with the opportunity of shipping to Austria would help me a lot...

I found those part numbers from Toyota, but couldnt find any shocks...

front
right: 48510-20392
left: 48520-20382

rear
48530-20180

Thanks for your support!
Thomas

Re: Wanted: supplier for shock absorbers for ST65 Celica

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:24 pm
by underscore
I think KYB was the last remaining company that made OEM fitment rear dampers for any Alltrac, and they were only sold in Europe. It's been a while since I looked for them though so those may be gone as well.

The fronts are just damper inserts so you can get those from KYB and a few other companies, there are also threads on here about other dampers that unofficially fit. Converting to inserts for the rear may be your best option too. You'll need a competent welder and a spare set of fronts off any 4th or 5th gen Celica to do it, or a machine shop to make up to pieces.

Re: Wanted: supplier for shock absorbers for ST65 Celica

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:38 pm
by mickeyfinn
Ceika makes coilovers for ST165. I have them on mine. I think they ship worldwide too.
The owner of the company owns his own ST165.

I'm not sure I would recommend them. They are Extremely Stiff. I even replaced my springs with softer ones. It's still almost Kidney damage when I drive.

I'm looking to get better coilovers someday

Re: Wanted: supplier for shock absorbers for ST65 Celica

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:57 pm
by zaluss
You could also do a conversion on the rears to accept inserts. I bought these made by someone else using Ground Control but it can be done if you know how to weld.

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https://www.y8s.com/celica_gone/suspension.html

Re: Wanted: supplier for shock absorbers for ST65 Celica

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:03 pm
by mickeyfinn
Zaluss, You HAD Ceika coilovers to, right? What's your opinion of them?

Re: Wanted: supplier for shock absorbers for ST65 Celica

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:41 pm
by zaluss
mickeyfinn wrote:Zaluss, You HAD Ceika coilovers to, right? What's your opinion of them?


Same. Too stiff and was touchy to adjust camber which is why I sold them.