Ae101 Superstrut Spring to macpherson

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Hi all sifu,
I'm going to do this, front Levin Superstrut spring to Ae101 Macpherson,
1. Is it do-able?
2. Will the car looks a bit lower with superstrut spring?
3. How the handling ( I dont go track, just highway speed only ).

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do u mean change the spring only? or change the absorber itself?
if not mistaken, SS & McP spring are the same. only the front absorber of SS is different from McP.

my personal experience, if use stock SS spring, it won't looks lowered. coz the spring is standard. unless u cut the spring or use sports spring.

my 2 cents.
 

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SS suspension is slightly stiffer compare to McP therefore the spring rate is slightly higher. But not sure about the right height of SS spring if mated with McP.

I only experience the following:
Ti2000's spring (fit both SS & McP) right height is 1 1/2 finger on SS.
TRD McP spring's right height is 2 1/2 on SS.
 

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SS suspension is slightly stiffer compare to McP therefore the spring rate is slightly higher. But not sure about the right height of SS spring if mated with McP.

I only experience the following:
Ti2000's spring (fit both SS & McP) right height is 1 1/2 finger on SS.
TRD McP spring's right height is 2 1/2 on SS.
previously changed SS spring to my mcp...
car lowered half finger..
and the handling worse than the stock spring...not as u said stiffer, it's more softer...
 

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If i remember it correctly, for Levin AE101 front suspension:
Stock McP spring rate is 2.5kg/mm
Stock SS spring rate is 2.7kg/mm
RSR Ti2000 is 2.9kg/mm for both McP and SS
TRD is 3.2 kg/mm for McP, 3.3kg/mm for SS

Perhaps, you have a wrong setup that make you feel suck la :biggrin:
 

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levin818 sifu, since you're at it, mind to share the spring rate for the rear suspension of similar setup as well? Thanks! Also, was wondering if anyone knows the AE111N's(Corolla Spacio) rear spring rate