Question: TRD Performance Shocks - Scionlife.com


Scion xA/xB 1st-Gen Suspension & Handling Coilovers, Shocks, Airbags, Swaybars...

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-31-2016, 09:19 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 4
Default Question: TRD Performance Shocks

When using stock springs with the TRD Performance Shocks is the ride height maintained?

2005 Scion xA
traskw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 01:24 PM   #2
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
Fail, INC
Scikotics
SL Member
Scinergy

 
HATEnFATE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Failin.......
Posts: 613
Default

The Shocks do not set the ride height. The springs are responsible for that.
HATEnFATE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 01:50 PM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 4
Default

Not always the case. I've purchased Koni Yellows in the past and the struts themselves were shorter than stock, thus dropping the ride height even with stock springs.
traskw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 05:08 PM   #4
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
Fail, INC
Scikotics
SL Member
Scinergy

 
HATEnFATE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Failin.......
Posts: 613
Default

The only way they should change the ride height is if they are fluid filled instead of gas filled and you're coils are tired....
HATEnFATE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 05:48 PM   #5
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 4
Default

Or if they are physically shorter. Which the Koni are. BTW, the best way to adjust ride height is not by springs, if we were talking full coilovers, you would ideally want to adjust the length (better coilovers do this), not the springs. The springs should be adjusted for preload, not ride height.
traskw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 05:53 PM   #6
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 4
Default

Perch height can also effect ride height on struts (creating more or less preload). I was looking for someone who has tried them and compared the length, since the length of the strut is the best factor to consider in regard to ride height.
traskw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 08:50 PM   #7
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
Fail, INC
Scikotics
SL Member
Scinergy

 
HATEnFATE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Failin.......
Posts: 613
Default

You are correct in the idea that the spring perch could be moved to adjust the ride height without changing the spring, but on an xA/xB the rear uses shocks, not struts, therefor making a strut with a lower perch would only lower the front, and to adjust the rear you would need a short coil, which would completely throw off the bias in relation to the front.

So back to the OP, no, it shouldn't change the ride height on an xA/xB, because the rear is a shock and the ride height is fully dependant on the coil.
HATEnFATE is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Farid TC2 TRD Axleback with CNT Midpipe and TRD intake (review + pics + vids) FaridTC2 Scion tC 2G Drivetrain & Power 3 08-21-2016 09:26 PM
Farid TC2 TRD Exhaust + CNT midpipe (Review + Pics + Vid inside) FaridTC2 Scion tC 2G Drivetrain & Power 4 07-22-2016 10:16 PM
Uncomfortable seat height sciontist75 Scion xB 2nd-Gen Owners Lounge 3 07-20-2016 03:56 PM
can yaris front shock oem fit xd? zoomclick Scion xD Suspension & Handling 1 07-02-2016 01:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 06:55 PM.