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Old 06-08-2012, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default I need struts for my 1986.5 supra?

I went down to my local alignment shop to get everything checked out. It turns out that my ball joints and struts are bad. They can find the ball joints for it, but the struts have been discontiued. They told me I can upgrade to coil overs, but I don't have the money for that. Does anyone know if I can take struts off of a different car or know of a place on the internet or Arizona that might carry struts that will work for my year?
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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if your car is a 86.5 its a mk2 right? they should still make struts for it. i just replaced mine on my mk3 maby 2 months ago, u can get them at advanced. kyb still makes them, its there gr2 line ( performance wise great improvment over blown factory ones) the ball joints are very expensive the cheapest i have seen them was from orileys auto pars.

could you be more specific about your cars details?

i checked on hpf.com and they have them for that year
http://www.horsepowerfreaks.com/perf...pension/Shocks
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:39 AM   #3
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A 86.5 is a mk3
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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then who ever told you the struts are discontinued are full of crap, mine is a early 87 mk3 and i just bought mine 3 months ago if that maby earlier

you can get them from the link i poseted or your local parts store if you just want factory replacemnts go local store but if you want more performance i would buy from hoarse power freaks ( might be 10$ more expensive but u save alot of head ackes)
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Thank you so much, and yes my car is the mk3. So basically I bought my car about a week ago and took it into net work alignment and breaks to get everything checked out because of some clunking noises coming from the front end when ever I go down the driveway to fast or turn to sharp to the right. I had also noticed that the front end felt to soft. The alignment shop inspected it and told me that my struts, ball joints and i believe they said that the passenger side tie rod was also shot. They looked up the part and could find everything except the stuts. Now thinking about it and correct me if I'm wrong, but because the body style didn't change again till 92, I can use struts/ shocks from any year between 86.5 and 92 right? I'm just looking for a cheap way to fix my car because I'm only working a minimum wage job. I'd like to completely upgrade my suspension and throw a turbo onto it, but untill I get a job that pays more and gives more hours, I'm stuck with the basics. But thanks again for showing me the web sight.
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im not 100% shure but yes throgh thoes years they should all be the same. regardless of what year mk3 the struts are the same and are going to cost the same, if you would like performance shockes the gr2's are WAY better then what u have now but they leave something to be desiered( alot actualy)
check this out
http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/S...87&autoModClar

great prices and the cheapest iv seen shocksfor our year mk3 so far, the koni's are adjustable so if your gona be a monthley racer this is for u the bilsines are good all over but cannot be adjustable( if you want bolt on quality performance whith out having to tune your suspension go whith bilstine. if you want adjustability and dont mind dialing them in for street, then your race, then back go koni's) the gr2's are cheap and comfy thats IT

im not 100% shure but the factory has told me if you use lowering springs whith the gr2's and factory shockes you will blow them VERY fast since there not desighned to be compressed so much time ( the lower the car more compresed your shock is) the bilsines and koni's can handle the added sress no problem. i wouldent buy the eiback springs i like H&R since they are linear vs progressive rates( not as comfy but better and more predictable handaling)

when i first rescued my mk3 i installed new rack and pinion both tie rod ends, rebuilt all the brakes , new shockes, and the ball joints are VERY expensive so i have yet to do them,a new master clutch cyliner, and new road raceing aluminum radiator. this is what i deemed necessary and my supra doesent ever give me any issues( my clutch just gave out but that was my fault from raceing and launching it at autocross) and 130kmiles dident help the clutch
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