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Is Tein suspension all its cracked up to be?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by integraenthusiest, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. integraenthusiest

    integraenthusiest Senior Member

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    I am asking this because i am thinking of getting a coilover system from them and just want some opinions of what u guys think of them b4 i lay down the big $$.
     
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    vtecsir1 Senior Member

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    i dont own them but i dont think they are much better than any other really

    it also depends on which your talking about

    checkout www.omnipowerusa.com full setup for 700 bucks
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    ive ridden in and driven a few cars with teins
    in my oppinion they fucking suck (well ok maybe not THAT bad but still not worth it)

    i am MUCH happier with my tanabe sustec pro ss coilovers than ANY teins i have experienced
    most have said the same thing after riding in / driving my car
     
  4. integraenthusiest

    integraenthusiest Senior Member

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    this is a little off subject but i was wondering why the skunk2 drag racing springs are not advised to be used on the street? Is this maybe because the ride is to harsh for normal street driving?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    yup

    the rears are VERY stiff and usually taller (to keep the weight from transfering to the rears under acceleration)
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    have teins
    hate teins
    will never buy teins again

    get something else if theres something else in your budget.
     
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    i have teins and i love them, some people just don't know how to adjust them to their liking ;)
     
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    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    Have teins also (EF) chassis and I love em
    matt
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Got them, love them... but yes, something like the Tanabe or the even higher priced coilover setups are going to be better. Tein makes excellent entry to mid level coilover systems, and they have some pretty decent higher level offerings too.
     
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    I don't think they are the -ish out on the market but they are pretty good, agreed with Calesta, based on my experience.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :werd:

    Not the best, but still pretty good and definitely a good value.
     
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    IMO, Koni Yellows and custom rate Ground Controls will hand just as well, if not better than any off the shelf coilover system. Konis can be rebuilt, made double adjustable, and shortened right here in the US at a variety of shops. There used to be a shock dyno graph of a couple JDM 'bling coilovers compared to an off the shelf koni, and the Koni was a much nicer shock, and with the Koni/GC combo, you have some green left over.
     
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    $1000+ ? value?

    illumina + ground control is value for nearly the same thing.

    for $400, i'm even happier than anyone else who has a full coilover setup. my spring/strut combo is great.
     
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    Two words............ JIC Magic
     
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    call me cheap, but i wouldnt fork out that much money for suspension. i wouldnt, unless you are really going to put it to work at autox.. if not, koni yellows are badass. gc coilovers are badass :thumbsup:
     
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    Yes, good value. :p :lol:
     
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    i paid $650 for my tein ha's :D
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I paid less than twice that for my FLEX setup, but I got mine brand spanking new with the pillowball mounts too.

    :D
     
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    get tanabe coilovers system and that would work great tein isnt as good as ppl think ,
     
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    Is there a good setup specifically for a 90-91 CRX w/ b16a swap? I know it does add more weight to the front. I have GC coil-overs and KYB AGX shocks. Any suggestions for the front to stiffen a little better with that extra weight in the front? Also is there any way I could get stiffer springs and throw them on the GC coil-over to replace the eibach ones? Or would I benifit from better shocks in the front?
     
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