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Improving the suspension system civic EK 96 - Bilstein Or TEIN???

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by loverboy, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. loverboy

    loverboy Junior Member

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    Hello guys !
    I own a civic coupe 96 (1.6lit - EX), and i intend 2 buy a suspenssion kit for my car, I could use some help in choosing the right system.

    Im looking for an improoved hendeling mainly on the street in winding roads, and once a while at the track. But at the same time i dont want to give up on ride comfort - im using the car for daily use !

    My options are devided to Bilstein or TEIN :
    1.Bilstein BTS-7502 (B12), the cost is 630$: information: Bilstein

    2. TEIN BASIC, the cost is 850$: information: TEIN USA | PRODUCTS | TYPE BASIC DAMPER

    3.TEIN SUPER STREET W/O P, cost is 1100$: information: TEIN USA | PRODUCTS | SUPER STREET

    4. TEIN SUPER STREET With upper Pillow ball, cost is 1400$: information: TEIN USA | PRODUCTS | SUPER STREET with pillowball upper mont

    5. TEIN FLEX DAMPER, cost is 1500$:
    TEIN USA | PRODUCTS | TYPE FLEX

    I would be happy to get an opinions and recomedetions from guys who has these systems on the car !

    Which kit would u choose in consideration of cost and performance ??
    Thanks .
     
  2. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    You get what you pay for ;)

    You'll probably suffice with the Tein Basic kit. Lots of adjustability for a street car.
     
  3. loverboy

    loverboy Junior Member

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    Any more oppinions ????
    I need some help here guys !
     
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    cjvictoria New Member

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    that's right, very true in most cases... i'd get the cheapest tein system thats compatible w/edfc, for coolness of course :cool:
     
  5. loverboy

    loverboy Junior Member

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    Guys any more opinions ????
    I considered the tein SS system, What do you think ?
    What is the difference between the SS and the SS-P system ??
    Thanks !

     
  6. MrXclusivE

    MrXclusivE New Member

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    I'de say neither (from experience), go with koni yellows and whatever springs u like. if you want adjustable height get the ground controls.

    tein ss-p comes with pillowball upper mounts which lets you adjust the camber.
     
  7. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Bilstiens kickass, people don't recommend them because they aren't popular in America, but high end Bilsteins kick Teins butt.
     
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    Thanks,
    But what do you mean in HIGH END - the BTS kit for my civic is high end

     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    The BTS kit is very nice. I was thinking more of the models available when I lived in Germany, they had/have a fully adjustable, coilover system that was insane, but helluv expensive, very similar to the PSS9 system for the Porsche.
     
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