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Old 05-06-2005, 06:31 AM   #1
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Default I just installed my TRD springs.

And boy do I like them, the ride height looks excellent for the $179 I bought the springs for. The ride quality is good, and the handling is improved a little bit.

I have a question though:
When I was putting on my right front spring, my axleshaft moved outward a bit. It didn't come out of the transmission, and I don't hear anything that I am worried about, but even so should I worry?

Anyways, Ive put like 15 miles on it since the install, and it is acting normal, I can tell the shocks are maybe not really happy on the large speedbumps I have near my neighborhood, but other than that everything seems to be good.

If anyone has any info about the axleshaft thing, I would appreciate it.
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You should be able to just carefully push your axle back in. When I changed my springs, my hub slipped out of my hands and pulled the axle out of the tranny. It was just a careful process of lining up the splines and pushing it back in.
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Oh yeah, it is back in, I just wanted to know if I should worry about seals or bearings. Thanks for the quick reply though.

I guess I should add that I bought them from NewScionparts.com (Carson Toyota In California), and had a great transaction with them.
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Post some pics of your ride when you get the chance!
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we had an xA in the shop with the TRD springs , struts, and shocks. That thing handled like it was on rails.
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Oh yeah, it is back in, I just wanted to know if I should worry about seals or bearings. Thanks for the quick reply though.

I guess I should add that I bought them from NewScionparts.com (Carson Toyota In California), and had a great transaction with them.
You should be okay. The only thing I'd worry about is the axle boots, but with a brand new car, they're less likely to tear, crack, or come off at this point.
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I just did a check of everything, after putting a few hundred miles on it. Everything seems to be good, and the springs have fully settled I would care to guess. Now the next move will be wheels of some sort.
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looking good
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Wow, the TRD springs really help with the overall appearance of the xA. Your car looks really nice with those springs.
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Thanks for the comments everyone! The springs have been really great, I think the car should come with them from the factory.
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was there a pair of uppermounts and bushings when you got the trd springs?
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I notice that no one's commented on the TRD springs in the Reviews:arts area ... hint hint...

http://www.scionlife.com/parts/?part=10465
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Looks great....how much was the ride height dropped ?

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TRD Springs give the xA/xB a total drop of one inch.
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I notice that no one's commented on the TRD springs in the Reviews:arts area ... hint hint...

http://www.scionlife.com/parts/?part=10465
I wrote one a few weeks ago.

To answer wooky1976's question, there are no bushings or anythying included with the springs. You re-use everything other than the stock springs. The only advice I can give anyone doing this mod or putting on any other type of springs, its to index everything correctly. If you follow the DIY on here, it will guide you through the proscess just fine.
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yeah... the rear springs are so ridiculously easy... it could make for one practical joke gone bad... come back to your car to find your friends jacked up your car and stole your rear springs

you dont even need to take the wheels off, they just pop right out... amazing!

btw... car looks good! i think you oughtta think about some rims now

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Im just scared for the Front Springs... damn...I hope I can do it as well..
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Im just scared for the Front Springs... damn...I hope I can do it as well..
Nothing to be scared of...your first one will take the longest, but it is a very easy mod to do.
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Im... still scared : D

Whats better... TRD springs or TEIN? The only reason why I want TEIN springs is because they're green and they kind of match my camo xB hehehe
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