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I have a sport and want stiffer shocks and springs. any help on part numbers? are the shocks similar to the camry possibly. springs also? any other cars that it might share the parts with or are these completely stand alone?
 
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anything in japan for aftermarket on shocks or springs?
 
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you'll find sport springs for the car on ebay for about $150
 
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I checked bilstein and koni. nothing yet. any other brands might do well? tokico? Does eibach or tein have springs yet? I want to remove the step bars and do a full body kit down the road. so a 1 or 2 inch drop would be nice also. coil overs would be prefered but I am thinking that dropping a rav isn't going to be as cool or popular as raising a rave and offroading stuff.
 
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yeah but those are aftermarket springs, so they may have different qualities.
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I have sport springs. but I find the suspension dissapointingly soft. I would not mind a little tighter with a lower center of gravity. I don't mind going aftermarket. but I want to put a stiffer set of shocks on as well.
 
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snowdreams1080 said:
I have sport springs. but I find the suspension dissapointingly soft. I would not mind a little tighter with a lower center of gravity. I don't mind going aftermarket. but I want to put a stiffer set of shocks on as well.
You want it to ride like a farm tractor? Stiffer suspension will give you a bone jarring ride.
 

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I have sport springs. but I find the suspension dissapointingly soft. I would not mind a little tighter with a lower center of gravity. I don't mind going aftermarket. but I want to put a stiffer set of shocks on as well.
Simple solution, pump the tires to 40-44 psi (44 is maximum IIRC).
32 psi is for grannies and wimpies.
Paypal me your saving on "sport springs."
 
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won't ride like a tractor. its cushiony soft now. I have played with the tire pressure. for now I just want to get a stiffer dampener. the sport IMHO needs to be more responsive and less pillowy.
 

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I have sport springs. but I find the suspension dissapointingly soft. I would not mind a little tighter with a lower center of gravity. I don't mind going aftermarket. but I want to put a stiffer set of shocks on as well.
Your option for stiffer shocks is to buy a set of standard or sport model shocks and send them out for a re-valve. You might find a close match for the rears since they look to be nothing special.

For the front struts, some companies can cut open the struts and put in a Koni insert.
 
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Why not install an air spring system. That way you could adjust it to fit your exact needs. Even if you want it rock hard. And I am not talking about something in connection with Viagra. :)
 
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snowdreams1080 said:
I checked bilstein and koni. nothing yet. any other brands might do well? tokico? Does eibach or tein have springs yet? I want to remove the step bars and do a full body kit down the road. so a 1 or 2 inch drop would be nice also. coil overs would be prefered but I am thinking that dropping a RAV isn't going to be as cool or popular as raising a rave and offroading stuff.
Eibach has the Pro-Kit out for our car now. But there's still no aftermarket support of shocks at this moment.
 

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Eibach has the Pro-Kit out for our car now. But there's still no aftermarket support of shocks at this moment.
Eibach doesn't show a listing for the Rav4 in their applications or press releases. Any specifics to your source????


Eibach
 
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