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Old 01-17-2017, 01:28 PM   #1
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TRD Sportivo

Hey, anybody have these on there car? I know they are not a popular choice since they only lower the car by 10mm

Just wondering if they are any good since there is barely any feedback on them from members.

I found a old thread with some members saying how they rear springs were more for drifting? I'm not knowledgeable in spring rates but rear sprigs seem to have the highest amount of force necessary to shrink the spring by 1mm compared to any other aftermarket springs.

Spring rate: Front: 3.28 kg/mm Rear: 6.22 kg/mm

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That is indeed a very stiff rear spring compared to other lowering springs. The car would be more tail happy (and some might say more fun) but they probably are not the best choice for setting fast laptimes or auto-x times. Might be good with a bigger front bar.

I don't know of anyone running them. If you did get them, I would recommend getting the dampers to go with them since those rear springs will not work well on OEM shocks.

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Will be pricey because is TRD logo?
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I am sure they will be good quality but for the cost there are lots of other options right?
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They're more affordable than you might think, ~$900USD shipped from Nigel JDM Parts for the springs and shocks.
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To my untrained (and possibly uninformed) eye, they look like they're targeting the low-end drift market or more likely the Japanese youth street market (where kids want a simple and cheap modification to make their car oversteer on the street). They're simple low-cost dampers with the only obvious standout being that they have an unusually high rear spring rate relative to the front. I'm puzzled by the minimal 10mm drop, but I don't know the first thing about the drift market.

@Mr.Impreza what exactly are you trying to achieve with your car and what did you find attractive about this kit?

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Why don't you try the OEM Sachs suspension?
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Generally Sportivo is geared to the casual driver looking to upgrade a touch above OEM (aka OEM+) also available for Toyota non-sports cars. Think I've seen a marketing video demonstrating a tighter line through a corner with reduced body roll and, hence, improved safety (for a Prius, I believe). I had the Sportivo kit (springs/struts/sway bars) on my MR-S/MR2 Spyder. Felt great on street and didn't scrape on driveways.

Not sure on why the increased rear stiffness. Making the rear easier to unsettle is kind of uncharacteristic. Maybe it's supposed to work in conjunction with the sway bars (if they do offer sway bars for the 86).

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To my untrained (and possibly uninformed) eye, they look like they're targeting the low-end drift market or more likely the Japanese youth street market (where kids want a simple and cheap modification to make their car oversteer on the street). They're simple low-cost dampers with the only obvious standout being that they have an unusually high rear spring rate relative to the front. I'm puzzled by the minimal 10mm drop, but I don't know the first thing about the drift market.

@Mr.Impreza what exactly are you trying to achieve with your car and what did you find attractive about this kit?
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Generally Sportivo is geared to the casual driver looking to upgrade a touch above OEM (aka OEM+) also available for Toyota non-sports cars. Think I've seen a marketing video demonstrating a tighter line through a corner with reduced body roll and, hence, improved safety (for a Prius, I believe). I had the Sportivo kit (springs/struts/sway bars) on my MR-S/MR2 Spyder. Felt great on street and didn't scrape on driveways.

Not sure on why the increased rear stiffness. Making the rear easier to unsettle is kind of uncharacteristic. Maybe it's supposed to work in conjunction with the sway bars (if they do offer sway bars for the 86).

Oh, I wasn't really planning on buying them. Just wanted more information about them haha.

I've gone with the STI Pink Lowering Springs. ~ 15mm drop which is perfect for me because I was already pretty happy with the stock height. Just wanted a OEM+ build

By the way, the MRS looked beautiful! I've only seen a MR2 2 times in real life. They are really cool looking cars...its unfortunate that they are not popular and super rare now.
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