What does my Scion's suspension do?
When the GT86 Platform was being engineered, it was engineered to engender the same fun to drive spirit that the original AE86 embodied. Your Scion's suspension from the factory is decent but is designed to appeal to the greatest number of drivers, which may not suit the characteristics you want in your suspension configuration.
What suspension upgrades are there for my Scion?
Thanks to the rich motorsports heritage of the AE86 Corolla from which the FR-S draws inspiration, there is a cornucopia of aftermarket suspension parts available for Scion models. Not only is the FR-S well supported, but Scion itself encourages modification and as such many upgrades are also available for other Scion models.
What Suspension Brands does modbargains offer?
Looking forwhere to buy BC Racing Coilovers for your FR-S? Can’t find Tanabe Sustec Springs for your GT86?modbargains offers the best known names in aftermarket suspension, includingBilstein, Cusco, Eibach, KW Suspension, Ohlins, Tanabe, Swift, Whitelineand more. modbargains offers a full line of suspension upgrades from each manufacturer. Our Modification Expertshave the knowledge and talent to set you up with the best suspension for you – if you just want to lower the car or make more serious alterations to the handling characteristics of your vehicle, we will recommend the best options for you.
Just talk to any of our Modification Experts by calling 714-582-3330 or chat online at modbargains.com
Want to know more about your Scion's suspension? Here are more detailed explanations of these suspension parts.
What are Lowering Springs and Sport Springs? What’s the difference?
Typically a spring upgrade will replace the OEM springs of your vehicle to do one of two things: lower the car or improve its handling performance.
Lowering Springs or "Drop Springs", will lower ride height of your vehicle and put an emphasis on aesthetic appearance.
Sport Springs are more performance oriented and generally have a more conservative drop.
Sport Springs are ideal when you want to improve handling without resorting to a more expensivecoilovers. f you'd want your Scion’s suspension to stay close to stock, Sport Springs are the right choice for you. We offer Sport Springs from Eibach, H&R Suspension and Tanabe.
What are Coilovers?
ACoilover, orCoil-Spring-Over-Strutis a shock absorber with a coil spring around the shock, assembled as a unit before installation into a vehicle, as opposed to on the typical configuration where the spring and strut are separate units.Coiloversallow the greatest drop in ride height and are a great choice if you do plan to "Track" or Autocross your Scion.
The main feature of a Coilover is fully adjustable ride-height and the ability to really get your Scion low to the ground. Most aftermarket coilovers use a threaded spring perch to adjustably lower ride height, and often feature knobs to adjust damping, allowing you to tailor your ride to suit your preferences. While Coilovers are more expensive than, lowering springsthat's for good reason - there is a custom-valved performance shock incorporated right into the unit. It's worth saying that coilovers are not just for racing use – they can also be great for a street-driven car as many Scion owners have already discovered for themselves.
What's more, not all coilovers are equal – be cautious about products from no-name manufacturers as they may not perform or ride as well as a quality, well engineered coilover. modbargains offers coilovers exclusively from quality manufacturers like BC Racing, Eibach Coilovers, KW Suspension, Ohlins and RS-R.
If you want to drastically lower your car statically, want superior handling performance or just want the ability to "tune” or adjust your suspension,Coilovers are probably the best choice for you.
Can I raise my suspension with Coilovers?
No.While specialty "lifted” RALLY coilovers thatdo notlower the car exist for off-road and rally-cross applications, and lift-kits exist for the purpose of increasing ground clearance, this is not what the majority of coilovers are designed to do.
Do I have to buy Camber/Caster Plates to use Coilovers?
No.While Camber/Casterplates do really allow you to "tune” your suspension, they are NOTREQUIREDthem in order to run coilovers – in fact, most applications are just fine without them. Unless you reallyneed 5 degrees of negative camber, you do NOT need Camber Caster plates. Some Coilovers, such as race-oriented Eibach models, include their own Camber Caster plates so you don't need to buy them or you can add them after the fact such as the Camber Caster Plates for FR-S & BRZ from Hotchkis.
What are sway bars? What do anti-sway bars do for my Scion?
"Sway Bars", "Anti-Roll Bars” and "Anti-Sway Bars” are all the same thing, like how "pants” and "trousers” mean the same thing. Sway bars offer a great bang-for-the-buck improvement in handling performance. A set of performance Sway Bars will help reduce body roll during fast cornering or over imperfect road surfaces. Aftermarket sway bars also usually include new sway bar mount bushings to ensure that overly-soft OEM bushings do not interfere with the new sway bar's function.
The sway bar itself connects the left and right wheels on axle together through short lever arms (sway bar endlinks) linked by a torsion spring (the sway bar itself). A sway bar increases the roll stiffness of your suspension. While most sway bars have set spring rates, some are adjustable by increasing or decreasing the length of the lever arms (sway bar endlinks).
modbargains offers Sway Bars from Cusco, Tanabe, Whiteline, Hotckis, Perrin and Eibach.
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Can modbargains Install My Scion's Suspension?
Yes, we can - not only do we know how, we're Scion Enthusiasts ourselves and are very familiar with the Scion platforms - from FR-S to tC to xB and even xD and xA. From fitting coilovers or airbags to fitting sway bars, we can do it. If you’re local to Southern California, we’re located in sunny La Habra, CA, a hair over 15 minutes away from world-famous Disneyland. We’re not your average automotive shop- we specialize in installing aftermarket products that other shops just can’t handle. With three lifts (Coming Spring 2014), an Alignment Rack (Coming Spring 2014) and even an AWD Dynamometer. We can install coilovers, lowering springs or even air suspension if you want to ‘bag your Scion.
Talk to our Scion Modification Experts today at (714)582-3330 to upgrade your Suspension, or chat online to get more information about your next mod from Enthusiastic Experts.