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A few months ago I decided to order some mods for my ct200. I originally wanted lexus lowering springs but ended up going with Megan lowing springs. I also added a ultra racing front strut bar and a Megan h brace. After lowering the car I couldn’t stand the sunken wheel look so I installed 20mm spacers in the rear and 5mm spacers in the front with 225/45/17 nitto motivo tires. I really wanted to add the f sport blue front and rear sways but those seem to be really hard to find. Anywho here’s some pictures.
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Looks like it turned out nice. Do you have any feedback about the mods to share? Did the mods accomplish what you wanted?
I can say that I am definitely satisfied with the springs, added bars, and wheel spacers. I feel that the lowering springs still have the same ride as the stock ones, the spacers gave the car a more aggressive and flush wheel fitment, and the bars definitely stiffened up the handling and makes the car respond way better on turns. I just wish I could find a set of f sport blue sway bars to give the car even better handling.

Front springs took about an hour to swap out.
Rear springs took 20-30 minutes to swap out
H brace took 30 minutes to install
Front sway bar was installed when the front struts were off but I would guesstimate that it takes 30 minutes to install
Wheel spacers were installed when the wheels were removed for the installation of the springs.
 

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I can say that I am definitely satisfied with the springs, added bars, and wheel spacers. I feel that the lowering springs still have the same ride as the stock ones, the spacers gave the car a more aggressive and flush wheel fitment, and the bars definitely stiffened up the handling and makes the car respond way better on turns. I just wish I could find a set of f sport blue sway bars to give the car even better handling.

Front springs took about an hour to swap out.
Rear springs took 20-30 minutes to swap out
H brace took 30 minutes to install
Front sway bar was installed when the front struts were off but I would guesstimate that it takes 30 minutes to install
Wheel spacers were installed when the wheels were removed for the installation of the springs.
rig looks good man. I just picked up a 16 white F sport with about 80K. Ride still has to arrive from the east coast (im in cali). I ordered the megan springs earlier this week and they are arriving before the ride HAHA. I never thought about the spacers with stock wheels, they look good though. Do you have a link for them?
 

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rig looks good man. I just picked up a 16 white F sport with about 80K. Ride still has to arrive from the east coast (im in cali). I ordered the megan springs earlier this week and they are arriving before the ride HAHA. I never thought about the spacers with stock wheels, they look good though. Do you have a link for them?
Congrats on your purchase, you definitely will enjoy this car. It’s great on gas while still presenting a sporty look and great handling. I don’t have a link for the spacer, I just went on eBay and searched 5mm 5x100 spacers and 20mm 5x100 spacers. However, I switched from the original 215/45/17 size tire to a 225/45/17 tire. This provided a little bit more width/grip and a better appearance in my opinion. If your going to stay with a 215 wide tire then you’ll need 10 mm spacers in the front and 25mm spacers in the rear.
 

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Thanks man . Gas was killing me out here. Have a 04 Tacoma DCSB and 17 land cruiser, n yeah, my 120 round trip commute was $$$.

yeah been reading more, thinking of 15/20 or a 20/25 . Prollie just powder coat the stock black since she’ll be my daily. Don’t wanna spend to much since I’m trying lift the 04 n add methods with MT tires.

seems like a lot of folks go aggressive on the spacers, even a 25/30/35!l ratio , any specific reason I went 5/20?
 

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Thanks man . Gas was killing me out here. Have a 04 Tacoma DCSB and 17 land cruiser, n yeah, my 120 round trip commute was $$$.

yeah been reading more, thinking of 15/20 or a 20/25 . Prollie just powder coat the stock black since she’ll be my daily. Don’t wanna spend to much since I’m trying lift the 04 n add methods with MT tires.

seems like a lot of folks go aggressive on the spacers, even a 25/30/35!l ratio , any specific reason I went 5/20?
i bought this car because I wanted something I couldn’t mod to much as well. I owned a s2000 and then a Evo X. I got out of hand with modding those two cars so this time around I wanted something that had a sporty look but that I could turn on, throw into drive, and go.I went with smaller spacers because the tire I went with is wider and added about 5-8mm more width without spacers.

this is the 225 wide tire.

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this is the stock size 215 wide tire.
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I feel u man, those cars have endless mods. I’m just going to lower , tint , maybe wheels to 18s and I told myself that’s it lol. That’s why I I’m debating on the spacers but u can see a big difference with the tire size n spacer setup ,looks clean. I’ll post a pic when the daily arrives, glad this forum exists!
 

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I been debating on this since like you said the sway bar is pretty much impossible to find.
I do have the blue f sport springs that I have yet to install since I’m still trying to find out how wide of a tire I can go with 18” wheels
 

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I been debating on this since like you said the sway bar is pretty much impossible to find.
I do have the blue f sport springs that I have yet to install since I’m still trying to find out how wide of a tire I can go with 18” wheels
I believe Speed academy put a 18 x 9.5 +45 rim with a 255/35/18 yokohama advan tire, keep in mind they also installed coilovers.
 

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I been debating on this since like you said the sway bar is pretty much impossible to find.
I do have the blue f sport springs that I have yet to install since I’m still trying to find out how wide of a tire I can go with 18” wheels

If you decide you are not going to install the blue f sport springs and want to sell, please let me know and I will buy them.

-Nigel
 

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sorry for the late reply! Just got back from vacay. The ride is good , similar to stock. Feels a lot better tho.

All good, I appreciate it! I was looking at these, but happened to grab a set of BNIB F-Sport blue springs. So they are on the way.
Now I think I sourced the blue sway bars so we'll see if I can make that happen.

-Nigel
 
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