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Old 05-29-2003, 06:55 PM   #1
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Can anyone give me some insight on what would be better for a race setup for auto-x. I am looking at the TEIN FLEX and the CUSCO Comp L Zero 2 coilovers. The TEIN are around $1300 and the CUSCO are at $2000. I have the coin now to get the TEIN, and have gotten the correct FLEX coilovers part numbers from 2 different vendors, and a yes they will fit. Just 2k seems like a **** load of money to spend on something that reads the same as the TEIN.
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Old 05-30-2003, 01:11 AM   #2
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I think the Teins would be a good value, IMHO I don't think the Cusco's are worth the extra dime. I know JoeT is running Teins, not sure if they are of the FLEX line, seems to me they were CS or something like that, and I think there are a few others running with the Teins on here as well with happy results. I would check the spring rates and adjustability, and go from there. If they are relatively the same then go with the Tein's.
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Old 05-30-2003, 01:36 AM   #3
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I found out that the JIC are looking good. JoeT has the CS, and I know that I can get the FLEX, or the CUSCO. Someone else pointed out to me that what if I have to rebuild them down the road..CUSCO is out of the game just for that. So if I do have any problems I am thinking that the JIC would be a safer bet. They are more than the FLEX or the CS, around 19k. ugh.
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Old 05-30-2003, 08:13 AM   #4
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If you ever want to re-build the JIC's you'd have to send them out to Japan to get done.

Tein has a distribution facility in California, and they will rebuild and revalve the CS or the Flex to your specifications to suit whatever spring rates you want.

I'm getting my rears revalved for 7 KG springs (compression) and about 30% more rebound. That's why I chose Tein's.
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Not true on the JIC's..they have a distribution office in the USA as well, and will do custom valving, etc as well. There is also a huge step up in performance between the JIC amd the Tein's offered for your Legacy.

Solomon - check my reply in the suspension forum

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some what of a dumb questions but how does the weight thing work with the coilovers ie."7 KG springs (compression) and about 30% more rebound" on the rear or the front?
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some what of a dumb questions but how does the weight thing work with the coilovers ie."7 KG springs (compression) and about 30% more rebound" on the rear or the front?
Well 7kg is short for 7kg/mm of compression rate and implies a linear spring. If you multiply the kg/mm rate times 56 thats pretty close to the lbs/in rating we use in the US. So 7kg/mm = 392 lbs/in.

I will let someone more qualified discuss the rebound settings.

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