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Old 07-10-2003, 03:28 AM   #1
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Default RS-R Down SUS Springs vs. Tein S.Tech Springs

Torn between the two. I want an aggressive drop, the wheel gap is killing me. However, i'm hardcore about performance.

Specs on the RS-R Down SUS springs:

Lowers: 1.8" Front / 1.2" Rear
Rates: 216lbs Front / 177lbs Rear

Tein S. Tech springs:

Lowers: 2.0" Front / .7" Rear
Rates: 218lbs Front / 157lbs Rear

Concerns: The Teins are softer than I hoped for. A 2" drop in the front, but only .7" in the rear? Wouldn't this create an uneven look, such as more wheel gap in the rear than the front. The RS-Rs are closer to what i'm looking for, however I wish the front was dropped 2".. But I may not notice .2" of a difference. Any pictures for comparison?

Attention Suspension Experts: Which would you choose and why?

Jay
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Old 07-15-2003, 01:42 AM   #2
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BUMP! Thought we had some suspension junkies in here???

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Old 07-17-2003, 05:27 PM   #3
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I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I plan on going with Teins. They're relatively soft, but you don't want them too hard on stock struts. If you take a look at the front wheel gap compared to the back, you'll see why the front needs to drop more than the back if you're wanting to even it out.

I've got a 6 week old baby so I don't want the back seat to ride too rough. The baby also means that whatever I get must be cheap. Hence, I'm planning on teins.
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Old 07-18-2003, 02:47 AM   #4
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This is my baby with the Tein S-Techs on the stock struts:

It's been almost a month and the springs haven't sagged since the day i got them. Awesome springs..i don't bottom out or anything.. and i can still go over speed bumps and such at very reasonable speeds... im running 225/45-17's.

I'd say they are more 1.5" front and rear.... look at these pics and see for yourself.



Other springs that have a more modest drop just don't have the small fender gap that i want... it's still too big.

One thing... I wouldn't get a front lip.. just to be safe.
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Old 07-28-2003, 11:26 AM   #5
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Happy Days, that looks incredible.. I have a white 02 with the same wheels, only mine are steel gray.. would it be possible to e-mail me larger pics of those? xdiversionx@yahoo.com please..

Here's my baby..



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