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Teins vs. tokicos

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by H22AdelSol, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. H22AdelSol

    H22AdelSol Senior Member

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    Hey saw the Tein Type BASIC Damper Coilover Kit pm ebay for my del sol- $639.
    Just wondering how much better these are then tokico illuminas with ground control coilovers? Basically are these worth buying and selling my tokicos?
     
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    They are better than the Tokico/GC setup because the springs are actually rated for the dampers they come with rather than just shock/strut+spring guesswork. Plus Tein ownz.
     
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    tein is amazing, and you will always get a better ride with springs that were designed for a shock/strut then with a package you built.

    i say get um.
     
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    H22AdelSol Senior Member

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    will the springs be fine for my h22 swap? those teins are made for a del sol which has most a b16 which is way lighter than an h series...
     
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    Hmmm.... I dunno. The shocks are adjustable so i imagine you could stiffen them up front.
     
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    H22AdelSol Senior Member

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    basically what happens with my skunk2's is that since my car is low it bottoms out real hard.
     
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    I got tein springs- it rides like a lexus over bumps, handles great
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    raise your car up
    your geometry is all fucked up being that low
    you will handle FAR better when at a propper ride height (ride comfort AND cornering ability)


    fuckin stunnaZ
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    H22AdelSol Senior Member

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    yeah im kinda gettin out that whole gotta be super low or your not cool.
     
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    tein basic is the best bang for your buck hands down.
     
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    i like the tein s tech springs because i used to have coilovers on my 93 civic coupe and it rides stiff..but when i put on my tein springs rides smooth
     
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    The Tein Basics do NOT have adjustable damping/rebound- only the spring preload is adjustable.
     
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    will tein basics be good enough for im looking for? I want a really stiff ride that can handle as good as it will get with this engine.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Depends... I would get something with adjustable damping. If you're looking to buy the Basics, the Tein SS aren't that much more- and they're fully adjustable.
     
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    i think i paid that much for my HA's. get the HA's or SS's (SS has more comfortable street ride) both are 16 dampening adjustable and height adjustable. with the HA's you'll need ITR rear LCA's
     
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