Make sure you are under the max tongue weight for the hitch for a Class 2 this is typically 350 lbs. The cars owners manual may also have tow hitch limits. As to what to do. You may be able to find coil springs with higher spring rates (stiffer) check with toyota Racing Division (TRD) that makes after market parts. Make sure the springs dont lower the cars overall height. There might be air bags for this suspension. toyota may have a SE version of this model that had stiffer springs.
Are these springs shorter then the original are you trying to lower the car Are you saying when you install the new springmount the spring is to short. That the spring does not need to be compressed to install the mount and nut (as with the old spring)
ye this is drop spring. are they suppost to be shorter then stock spring.
The cars weight would settle on the shock mount and compress things together. But I would be a little nervious about installing shorter springs that were not firmly compressed between the strut and strut mount when installed. Typically the best approach is to use a drop spring that has a variable or lower spring rate. The spring is long enough to allow compession when installed but the soft enough
Does anyone have any ideas what the problem is Dont know what make the factory shocks are on these but KYBs have a reputation of being too stiff for some applicaions. My car is a 96 LE Because I carry a fair amount of weight and recently added a custom light-duty trailer hitch I decided to replace my rear springs & struts. My struts were completely blown out anyway. I found a good set of rear camry
wow thats funny because I just the other day decided to replace my struts on the same car. My 2002 LE Sedan camry has 107k miles on it however Anyhow I am going to just buy a set of KYB GR2 struts and some springs cheapest OEM replacement I can find. Replacement is pretty easy. 1. pull off the rear seat bottom. literally..yank up on it till its 3 hooks pop out(learned this one from nodrogkam here).
Now I know the TRD springs are Eibachs...I looked around and it seems that if you buy Eibach you spend about 100 more...I have an 08 camry SE...and I think the SE model has an upgraded suspension...anyone can explain to me or correct me what was the upgrade Im guessing the car was dropped a little and has a rear sway bar. My friend pointed it out and it was this skinny rod thing...I dont know if hes
If the shocks were replaced the springs needed to be removed to do it. Changing the springs is a matter of doing the job over again but this time replacing the springs instead.
Hello there Thanks for responding back how difficult is this job on scale of 1-10 I ask this because I dont have a mechanic I trust or think could do the job as the old mechanic died. I would do it myself but have never done this before and dont think I have the skill level to do such a big job but perhaps you tell me. Also will the coil springs really make the car sink so low Do you know of a website
Quote Originally Posted by Ron12345 I have a 1997 camry XLE 317000 miles. For the last few months it has developed a rattle heard only on streets not the highway. I can be going as slow as 25 miles per hour and it sounds like the whole rear end is going to fall off. Upon inspection I see absolutely nothing loose. Due to the high miles I did change out the old stuts springs and strut mounts. The rattle
Quote ORIGINAL mikeynavy1 I just dropped a line last week to Tein about what their plans were if any for the 2007 camrys. They said they should be looking at an adjustablecoilover set but didnt havy any details. I was told to check back in 4 months or so. I just wanted to shoot out a request in this forum to write Tein also and show them there is interest in this product. Ive tried the Eibach springs
Is the noise in sync with the tire RPM If the noise also occurs when getting out of the car perhaps the chassis is moving could be suspension related. Typical issues for rear suspension noise are worn sway bar bushing sway bar links and upper strut support mounts. You can check for upper strut mount noise (typically a knocking noise) by having someone listen to the back deck area while the car is being
Given the noise is not in sync with tirebrake drum RPM would suggest the problem is outside the brake system. Applying the brake may put strain on the suspension causing something to move. This could also be why the noise has occurred when going over bumps. It happens that the bushings on the end of the suspension link rods and arm start to fail allowing excess movement of the knuckle the axle bolts
Suggest you call Ground Control or whom ever you are going to buy the springs and ask about this. One issue is the rear springs are now loaded by the extra weight to the point of sagging and may result in undesirable handling. Adding lowing springs to the front may complicate things even more. If adding coil overs all around the springs may be designed for a certain average weight which you are now
Dude 400lbs in the rear Wow this car will not handle as intended no matter what you change in the suspension. If your worried about ride height I would say leave the front the way it is and get stronger springs for the back to jack it up. However keep in mind the trunk is a bad place to have tons of weight and may cause the rear to slide out or drift easiercausingloss of control. Not to mention reduced gas mileage.
I guess the car has more of a 5050 balance now...haha. Definately get in touch with ground control. I was thinking you could use some stiffer struts in the rear to compensate for the extra weight andor use higher height adjustment to compensate. However your car will not handle very well with so much weight in the rear and the car not being awdrwd. I know my camry never handled well with the rear seat passengers.
just go for whatever you want. IF you decide to start throwing the camry around on corners i would hope your smart enough to take out what you can. 400 pounds on a stero is retarded IMHO.. and if your into audio its hard to worry about handling when you start adding unnessesary weight. I would say get some very strong spring in the rear with some struts to handle it. go with some konis for struts.
What parts are these bushings etc Suggest going to sites such as www.rockauto.com and matching up part numbers. The camry had an I4 and V6 (option). The springs would be different plus rear brake may change from drum to disk with the V6.
Nice post especially the last paragraph. I believe the 07 Yaris already has stabilizer bars both up front and back and they seem to be tweaked perfectly. In my opinion if someone was to replace the stock bars with thicker ones itd make the car tail happy which would be a very bad setup for the streets... Like you said too much sway bar can be a bad thing. Granted the rear sway bar can be balanced by putting an equally ridged sway bar up front but theres a sweet spot and you need to let the individual wheels do their thing. In most modern suspension system the wheels are actually designed to step out when going around a turn in order to maximized on the tires grip. Too much sway bar can also negate that effect. In my old double wishbone Civic it was a big problem cause the sway bars were mounted directly to the control arms that allowed the wheel to step out during a turn. That was the primary reason I didnt have any swaybars in my 98 Civic hatch but the advance suspension setup along with the tight springsshocks and wide wheel was more then adequate to keep the car flat no matter how hard you tried to flip it over. That car was amazing around the turns especially in bad weather where the suspension setup allowed all the individual wheels to maximize on traction no matter how hard it was leaning into the turn. The Accord has the same suspension setup and its probably the biggest reason why C&D once again put the Accord on their 10best when logically the camry should have been there.
I just got done getting the springs installed. Just about the perfect ride height for me. They should settle a little bit more and I think that will be perfect. Im running 18s with 22545 tires and the fender comes to the top of the tire in rear and just a little less in front. Ride quality is firmer obviously but our cars have a soft enough suspension as it is so it isnt a rock hard ride or uncomfortable
Im not sure what is out there for the 95 camry V6 but Im sure you can find somethings. Since you have complete records for the car when was the last time the struts were changed I bet there are some spring kits out there but they might lower the car about an inch in all four corners. Check the tie rods for play because you will feel that in the steering wheel for sure and can cause vibration. If everything
How good are Eibachs for the camry (I posted this question in another thread) Ive seen that they have them out for the 07 camry. I just put on some 23540 18s and while the fender gap is liveable Id like to reduce it a bit. I see the Eibachs lower it 1 in front (I think because of the low overhang to reduce pavement scrub of the front bumper especially on SEs) and 1.4 on back. I had Eibachs on my last
with this old of and car i would replace strut shock strut support sway bar bushing and rubber insulator for spring on both front and rear..then alignment
You really want to make a significant difference...go full coil-over setup. springs will work fine - those eibach are popular and its basically what TRD uses. You will loose some clearance so always keep that in mind. Sway bars...a company called Whiteline makes them but pretty darn pricy. I have the rearbar. Along with the springs put in some stifferhigh performance shocks - none really come to mind
The Eibachs are 1.2-1.4 inch all around (I cant seem to get a consistent answer on any search) The TRD are 1.25 front and rear. Thanks for any more input.
i think trd is made by Eibach..so both should be same...if u want alittle drop u can try Tein H-tech its 0.9 front and 0.1 rear or S-tech 1.5 front .6 back
If you only want springs... Eibach prokit. 1.2 in the front and 1.5 in the rear. Pretty cheap too... 250 at horsepowerfreaks.com Im thinkin about buyin them. -Jason
The AutoZone website may have something on this in the vehicle repair guide section. Solid or fold down rear seat
and non-cosmetic trim parts plus thought a different steering ratio. The result was a car still deemed unimpressive by professional car evaluators. Unless massive changes and money is spent it will never be a sports car. Suggest if wanting to improve car handling to go another route. There should be after market suspension parts equal or better then what was used on the SE and at lower prices. toyota
Greetings The camry is a pretty stable car unless something is wrong or very overloaded. How many miles on this car what engine V6 or 4 cylinder what kind of cross winds MPH wise Who provided the repair estimates toyota dealer major repair chain and small shop A few suggestions Check for weak springs the distance between the ground and outer fender just above the wheel should be around 27 inch front
You can inspect the rubber material around the bushing where the strut rod attaches for age damage. The front strut bearings can start to fail but the result is popping when rotating the steering wheel not going over bumps. Try Rockauto.com. If you search the internet can find a 5% off discount code to use. They drop ship thus watch shipping charges if buying more the brand of product. 1994 toyota
Might get a second opinion. toyota struts can leak oil the dealer has a chart with drawings showing leakage ranging from acceptable to replacement needed. Is the price for all 4 struts You may be able to rent a strut compressor call auto parts stores the rent tools rental outlets etc. They are not expensive to purchase. Suggest getting some kind of camry shop manual Haynes is OK and around 20. Your
I had an issue with my camry se with tires wearing unevenly causing inside shoulders to wear and chop thus causing loud tire noise. The tires mainly chop in the rear and even rotating tires every oil change still doesnt help much. The problem is that toyota decided to add the sport springs to the se model lowering the ride height .5 thus increasing negative camber (wheels tilting inboard at the top).
Might ask about ride height at the toyotanation website. Typically the rear is higher then the front thus if the reverse there is a problem. Sagging springs is not a normal issue unless constantly overloaded. The frontrear upper strut mounts can degrade and cause a knocking noising when going over bumps (common). Some times the front up strut bearings will make a popping noise when the steering wheel
part of the strut. The rear strut looks like the photo at the link below the front are almost the same. httpinfo.rockauto.comKYBDetail.html334388.jpg Follow the shiny chrome rod down to the silver painted body area of the strut. If leaking it would be where the rod goes into the body. The inside of the strut is filled with fluid. The struts rarely drip oil as in onto the floor they can weep oil. toyota
strength as stock thus if your stock car drops xx inches more with people the lowering springs should drop about the same amount. Then find a spring that drops the number of inches you want. Once found email manufacturer(s) to confirm their spring designed to drop xx inches will drop this amount and not overshoot it due to sage or drop more then normal due pls weight. You can also ask at the toyotanation
for my 2009 camry Hybrid. The dealership found that ALL 4 four struts are leaking and need to be replaced. The leaking oil past the spring base. The costs to replace the structs are 550 for the front and 680 for the rear struts. They told me that the car is out of warranty since it has 36013 miles which is 13 miles over and that I only did the basic oil change. I was very upset. I thought toyota
All of this issues are very common on this model. Have someone drive the car while you ride in the back seat and listen for the knocking noise. The upper strut mounts are outboard of the rear deck speakers (if you have them) and just below the rear deck having the speakers. The link is behind the tire (1 each side) the bushings (2) are under the chassis. All can make this noise. If a mount toyota
Quote Originally Posted by toyomoho Monroe sells a complete strutspringmount unit called a Quick Strut. httpwww.monroe.comproductsquickstrut.asp Im very aware of the product but what I want to know is where can I buy it Do they even make Quick Struts for an 02 camry I went through their online catalog and it lists parts individually but I see no Quick Strut. Quote Originally Posted by toyomoho A bad