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Discussion in 'Suspension / Brakes' started by SIK_162, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. SIK_162

    SIK_162 Well-Known Member

    im getting custom made coilovers for my 162 and they guy asked me if it a series 1 or series 2, i have no idea can anybody tell me the difference
  2. eNtraxGT88

    eNtraxGT88 Well-Known Member Donated!

    prefacelift and facelift. 86-87 for pre, 88-89 for facelift, unless someone corrects me?
  3. rev_head

    rev_head Well-Known Member Donated!

    correct except post started mid 87 so there are some 87 pres.
    theres a fair few little drifferences aestetically. different rims.
    front grill, rear lights (wich are the easiest to notice)

    for post- (88-89) the front grill on the bottom section is all one long black piece. the tail lights have a horizontal line through the middle divinding thems

    for pre- (86-87) the bottom section has 2 grey panels that line up with the front indicators. for the rear lights they are all one piece with no dividing line inbetween them.
  4. 187flatliner

    187flatliner Seat Breaker Donated!

    i like the pre set-up better.
  5. 89celicagt

    89celicagt Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Donated!

    There's no suspension difference that I know of between ST-162 86-87 vs. 88-89.
    ST-165's did differ abit from st162's though.
  6. SIK_162

    SIK_162 Well-Known Member

    First series have camber adjustment bolts,
    black vents on the side of the tail light
    older style interior
    and a few other small stuff.

    The second series have the orange vent on the side taillight.
    and the rear bottom mount of the struts are different
  7. Stig

    Stig ST162 Guru Donated!

    - How?
    All rear hubs are the same, including the Camry and Corona's and ST182, 202?

    All JDM have front adjusting bolts apart from AT160 etc with rear drums and 4 bolt hubs?

    Which means:
    Series 1 would be 4 bolt (85-86)
    Series 2 5 bolt (85-87)
    Series 3 5 bolt (88-89)
  8. jwagner162

    jwagner162 Well-Known Member Donated!

    the camber adjustment bolts make no difference to the strut, as they are "cut-in" to the knuckle. the knuckle is the change not the struts, but its the same width with/with out the adjusters. in other words pre/post are all the same strut.

    -the holes in the strut housing are also the same. neither is notched for adjusment. they all have enough play in the round hole for normal adjustment, the knuckle with adjusters just allows a bit more. i got -1.5 front, and -1.25 rear with the stock adjusters...way out of normal spec, id suspect thats why it went away.
  9. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey Guest

    do the celicas share the same suspension components with the coronas, caldinas?

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