Looking for upgraded coils and shocks

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by Jose Reyes, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Jose Reyes

    Jose Reyes Junior Member

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    I'm looking for a upgrade to the coil overs in my 2008 Prius Standard with navigation. Do the touring suspension significantly improve the handling? Anyone have any success with ebay alternatives? After driving a Fiat 500 it makes the gen2 and gen3 a little challenged in the handling department. Car has 110k miles and is otherwise perfect.
     
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    a_gray_prius Rare Non-Old-Blowhard Priuschat Member

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    I haven't driven a standard suspension model enough to give feedback on whether the touring suspension is a significant upgrade, but I will say that the touring suspension really isn't something I really consider "sporty".
     
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    69shovlhed Surly tree hugger

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    ok I see you have a 2008 too. really, replace the sway bars (and front bushings) with corolla used bars before you do anything else. that will make a huge difference for not much $, and then you can decide if you need to mod it more.
     
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    Are those bolt on’s

    I Have looked at the front link and it looks challenging.
     
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    69shovlhed Surly tree hugger

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    the rear is super easy. 2 bolts. the front is a bit difficult; you definitely need to be good with tools, or have a mechanic friend, but it can be done in the driveway with jack stands and a floor jack.
     
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