Has anyone lifted their Celica?

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Has anyone lifted their Celica?

Postby underscore » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:23 pm

Right now my car is ~1" lower than stock on coilovers. I'd like to do a couple of novice RallyX events but I'd rather not do them while lowered and I don't want to swap back and forth to the stock suspension and then need an alignment several times a year. I was thinking of making some spacers that go between the strut and the body similar to these: https://andersondesign-fab.com/product/ ... k-spacers/

Looking at the Subaru guys they run up to 2" spacers on top of a stock MacPherson setup front and rear. Is there any reason we can't do the same? Since plenty of people lower their cars much more than 1" I would think there's got to be similar wiggle room going the opposite direction. My plan would be to make 2" spacers which combined with my -1" coilovers would net me +1". Then I can pop them on, run an event, and take them off.

I'm guessing they would throw the camber off a bit (unless I try to factor that into the design) but since the events are fairly short and I wouldn't be using my daily-use tires I don't think it would be a problem.
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Re: Has anyone lifted their Celica?

Postby fussellbug » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:06 pm

There's a seller on eBay with 20mm, 30mm, and 40mm strut spacer sets. No idea about quality, but they are made of polyurethane and require changing out the studs on your strut mounts.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-Leveling-Lift-Kit-40mm-for-Toyota-CARINA-ED-CELICA-CORONA-EXIV-CAMRY/263548090868?hash=item3d5cb0b9f4:g:eLsAAOSwQVpaqCt7

BTW these ship from Russia.
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Re: Has anyone lifted their Celica?

Postby underscore » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:26 pm

Interesting, I wonder if the RC hood vents would give me enough clearance for the studs even with the spacers taken out. Wresting them in and out over the long studs might be tricky though.
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