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Old 04-23-2012, 12:41 AM   #1051
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Eat s**t, Russian!

Any of you know anything about Tein Comfort Sport coilovers? They're a little over $2k new. How's Tein's customer service? Replacement/rebuilding?

http://www.tein.com/products/comfort_sport.html



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Old 04-23-2012, 12:42 AM   #1052
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stay the **** away from tein.

honestly, you don't track the car, just get BC coilovers and upgrade the springs to Swifts so its progressive springs. thus it'll be soft when you're dd'ing and stiffen up when you push it.

hell i had 10k spring rates on my bc's and i loved the ride.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:53 AM   #1053
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What's so bad about Tein as a company? I just found a set of the comfort sports for sale locally so I'm looking up reviews, which all seem positive. Supposedly they're good for 60k miles before they need to be serviced.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:12 AM   #1054
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God damn it I wish I wasn't so responsible at times like the present. I'd definitely drop a few grand on the following...

-Process West tmic -$850
-Miro 111 / Raderwerks 1-eleven wheels in 18x8.5 -$825
-Tires -$500-600
-KW coilovers -$2,300
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-BC coilovers -$900
-Tints -$180

Total: about $3,300-$4,700

I hear ya buddy. I want a set of KWV3s pretty bad. I've been toying with the idea of just getting BCs with Swift springs but honestly it's the dampening I'm most concerned about and no replacing springs or valve job is going to change that. I'm just going to get some sways, try to get in some track time, and when I decide I hate my stock suspension I'll get the KWs.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:29 AM   #1055
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A lot of guys get the BC BR's and even though they're not the best coilover for a track setup, they're affordable and have a good customer service reputation. $900 vs. $2,300 is a huge difference, especially for someone like me who will likely never track the car. Right now I think I'll just get Swift springs for my Bilstein struts and a set of 18x8 wheels.


Georgette said we're likely going to be riding away in the Spec.B on the wedding day so part of me wants to spruce it up a bit since it'll likely be in a few photos. Drop, wheels, lip, tint. I only have a few weeks...

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:44 AM   #1056
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Sounds like a perfect incentive to me.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:09 AM   #1057
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V3's or bust in my opinion. Dont bother with anything else.

Coffee labs was selling a set of XD's in the size and spec you want. Not sure if he still has them but text him. You may get a deal.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:23 AM   #1058
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Good morning Westchesta'!
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:55 AM   #1059
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I got an email this morning about a new, and perhaps the greatest, Amazon service ever…

http://www.amazonsupply.com

I no longer have to head to home depot and rummage through their parts drawers… I can just have them shipped right to me.

To say I'm excited would be an understatement.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:56 AM   #1060
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V3's or bust in my opinion. Dont bother with anything else.

Coffee labs was selling a set of XD's in the size and spec you want. Not sure if he still has them but text him. You may get a deal.
Second'd on KW's.

If anyone has a question about whether or not they're worth it, I'll take you for a spin in my car. You don't have the stereotypical 'coilover feel'. Most people are shocked when you tell 'em you have coilovers.

Also, Tein's dampers are junk. They come from the same factory that BC and Megan and D2 and every other cheap coilover comes from.

Also worth noting is that you don't get rusty threads on the KW's. Handy if you raise it for the winter like I do.

Speaking of which, I wanted to bring it down into summer mode but it rained all day yesterday
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:54 AM   #1061
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Good morning Westchesta'!
Does this mean you're getting a new STI?
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #1062
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Third on kw's. Its the progressive springs that make all the difference. Ride so nice. However for those of us who like to be real low, kw's aren't the best because they will allow the wheel to travel a lot more than normal run of the mill coil over with stiff spring rates.

But since you won't be slammed, get them. Right meow.

And tein is a glorified Taiwanese piece of ****. Like mentioned above, its from the same factories.

Pat, I can't be live you didn't do sways yet, it was one of the best mods I've done to the car, but you will still see the terrible under steer with stock struts/springs. Sways do help correct it though. I suggest stiffer rear than front to have it be more neutral if not more rear biased so you can get the car to rotate better.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:59 AM   #1063
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stay the **** away from tein.

honestly, you don't track the car, just get BC coilovers and upgrade the springs to Swifts so its progressive springs. thus it'll be soft when you're dd'ing and stiffen up when you push it.

hell i had 10k spring rates on my bc's and i loved the ride.
Tein Flex on my car for about 70k miles now still solid as hell.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:00 AM   #1064
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Please introduce yourself N00b.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #1065
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Pat, I can't be live you didn't do sways yet, it was one of the best mods I've done to the car, but you will still see the terrible under steer with stock struts/springs. Sways do help correct it though. I suggest stiffer rear than front to have it be more neutral if not more rear biased so you can get the car to rotate better.
I bought the end links... just gotta get the sways still. It's next on my list. I've just been aggressively paying off student loans and my car loan so I don't have as much liquid cash as normal.

I haven't really seen the car understeer yet and I drive it pretty hard. The GR STIs are worlds better than the GDs were in that regard. I'd understeer coming out of my driveway with my old car

The GRs still have plenty of body roll and an abundance of bobble head on the stock suspension.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:09 AM   #1066
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Third on kw's. Its the progressive springs that make all the difference. Ride so nice. However for those of us who like to be real low, kw's aren't the best because they will allow the wheel to travel a lot more than normal run of the mill coil over with stiff spring rates.

But since you won't be slammed, get them. Right meow.
KW V3's are only progressive in the rear. Front is linear. Ride quality is due to the damper quality. RCE T2's ride almost as well, only a bit firmer.

And KW's are great even if you're low:




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Pat, I can't be live you didn't do sways yet, it was one of the best mods I've done to the car, but you will still see the terrible under steer with stock struts/springs. Sways do help correct it though. I suggest stiffer rear than front to have it be more neutral if not more rear biased so you can get the car to rotate better.
I have whiteline 23mm bars front and rear, my car rotates reeeal easy.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #1067
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So, despite the rain, I did get to finish up a couple things this weekend:

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Headlights polished, new splitters on. Just need to lower it back down and go wash it.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:16 AM   #1068
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My car came with Rallitek sways front and rear with Rallitek endlinks. Thinking about switching to Kartboy endlinks. I hear a faint click when I pull in or out of my driveway and I think it's the endlinks.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:19 AM   #1069
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Tein Flex on my car for about 70k miles now still solid as hell.
Really? I know two people who have twin flex, both blew of the coils from dd'ing and both coils less than year old.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:20 AM   #1070
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Really? I know two people who have twin flex, both blew of the coils from dd'ing and both coils less than year old.
Installed wrong. Period. People say not to get the flex unless racing because they are ridiculously stiff, which I agree on.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:30 AM   #1071
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Greg you finally got the splitters on! Looking good.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:46 AM   #1072
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Is anyone going to the Sandy Hook meet? I have work at 5 Sunday, so I'm not sure if it would be worth the trip.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:41 AM   #1073
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Installed wrong. Period. People say not to get the flex unless racing because they are ridiculously stiff, which I agree on.
Disagree. I started out with Flexes on my DSM, and they blew in under a year. I know what I'm doing when it comes to suspension work.

Ripped 'em out and went with AGX/GC combo, and they were fine up until I swapped out the AGX's for Koni Yellows, which were still fine when I sold it.

You might be surprised what you find if you pulled 'em. The stiff springs mask the usual blown shock/strut bounce.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:45 AM   #1074
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Greg you finally got the splitters on! Looking good.
Thx sir, it was nice to actually have some free time to do it. lol
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Disagree. I started out with Flexes on my DSM, and they blew in under a year. I know what I'm doing when it comes to suspension work.

Ripped 'em out and went with AGX/GC combo, and they were fine up until I swapped out the AGX's for Koni Yellows, which were still fine when I sold it.

You might be surprised what you find if you pulled 'em. The stiff springs mask the usual blown shock/strut bounce.
I disagree, I pull my suspension all the time to clean and maintain it. Nothing is wrong with my colilovers.
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