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Old 11-15-2003, 09:38 PM   #1
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First off BIG BIG thanks to Nick (DirtDevil) and Mike (speed_freak27) for the help on the install. It was pretty dang easy with knowledgeable guys like them helping!

Drop: I left it at the height they came. It left about 1.5 inch gap in front and 1 inch gap in back. This was immediately after install. It should settle to a beautiful look I hope

Ride quality: I set it to what the instructions said to do. All the way clock wise to stiffest then 8 clicks counter clock wise. I was totally expecting a harsh ride like everyone said instead it is almost exactly like stock. The claims on harsh ride are greatly exaggerated! I love how it rides.
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Old 11-15-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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It looks a lot lower than this. It's those dang white sidewalls inside



Debaged it a few weeks ago!


Blacked out headlights (left the orange in, I like it that way)




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Old 11-15-2003, 10:14 PM   #3
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Drop looks good but wash your car man!!!
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Old 11-15-2003, 10:23 PM   #4
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Sure you want that orange in there?
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Old 11-15-2003, 10:53 PM   #5
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Ride quality: I set it to what the instructions said to do. All the way clock wise to stiffest then 8 clicks counter clock wise. I was totally expecting a harsh ride like everyone said instead it is almost exactly like stock. The claims on harsh ride are greatly exaggerated! I love how it rides.
Give it a few weeks or perhaps a month before passing final judegment. My JICs felt like you described when I first had them on, but it seemed to get harsher/boucier as things settleld. I'm not saying the Teins would be the same, just to give it some time.
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Old 11-16-2003, 11:47 AM   #6
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1. Can we see some daytime pics?
2. Is that the highest they will go? or can you raise the car some more? (thinking of winter).

Thanks!!
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Old 11-16-2003, 01:24 PM   #7
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are your JICs stiffness adjustable?

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Give it a few weeks or perhaps a month before passing final judegment. My JICs felt like you described when I first had them on, but it seemed to get harsher/boucier as things settleld. I'm not saying the Teins would be the same, just to give it some time.
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Old 11-16-2003, 01:25 PM   #8
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I'll get some daylight pics.
You can raise them like 2 inchs back to stock height or higher

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1. Can we see some daytime pics?
2. Is that the highest they will go? or can you raise the car some more? (thinking of winter).

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Old 11-16-2003, 01:45 PM   #9
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what is the difference between these and say the flex or other teins?

If you don't mind me asking........what did these run you?

Thanks!

car looks good.
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Old 11-17-2003, 12:28 AM   #10
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just needs the red light in the gril going from left to right and back

Wash it!
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Old 11-17-2003, 08:51 AM   #11
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ah dang I cross threaded one of the big 19mm bolts when putting the front passenger coilover on and now it's making a huge screeching noise.
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Old 11-21-2003, 04:45 AM   #12
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First off BIG BIG thanks to Nick (DirtDevil) and Mike (speed_freak27) for the help on the install. It was pretty dang easy with knowledgeable guys like them helping!

Drop: I left it at the height they came. It left about 1.5 inch gap in front and 1 inch gap in back. This was immediately after install. It should settle to a beautiful look I hope

Ride quality: I set it to what the instructions said to do. All the way clock wise to stiffest then 8 clicks counter clock wise. I was totally expecting a harsh ride like everyone said instead it is almost exactly like stock. The claims on harsh ride are greatly exaggerated! I love how it rides.
Didn't you say I was a mechanical genious or something like that? I doubt it's the bolt that's making the screaching sound. I would pull the boot off of the axle and check it out. I am going to try and get my up pipe put on next week since I only have to work mon and tues. If all goes well maybe I'll help you do yours. I can't spell.
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Old 11-21-2003, 09:47 AM   #13
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that sound you hear is what Tein's sound like when they travel a bit. I thought it was sexy as hell.

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Old 11-21-2003, 10:04 AM   #14
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How easy is it to adjust the height/ride quality of these struts?
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Old 11-21-2003, 10:12 AM   #15
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Sure you want that orange in there?
that does not look good. gotta love the amber
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Old 11-21-2003, 11:57 PM   #16
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crap guys, I found out I destroyed the CV boot. My dumbass forced the coilover on top of it.

any ideas how much that'll be to fix?
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Old 11-22-2003, 12:30 AM   #17
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hey thanks for the offer, but it's me that owes you help. Let me know if you do need help.

I'm going to give up mod'n my car myself after that cv boot. Going ot St Louis to Axis Power. 125 for uppipe is good

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Didn't you say I was a mechanical genious or something like that? I doubt it's the bolt that's making the screaching sound. I would pull the boot off of the axle and check it out. I am going to try and get my up pipe put on next week since I only have to work mon and tues. If all goes well maybe I'll help you do yours. I can't spell.
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Old 11-22-2003, 10:24 AM   #18
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Yeah it is. I wouldn't give up modding your car yourself either that was kind of a freak/farked up thing that happened. I mean the other three turned out perfect. I don't know how much that would cost ya but I doubt it will be very cheap they will probably have to replace the whole axle. Sorry to hear about it.
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Old 11-22-2003, 01:26 PM   #19
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When I was a mechanic we charged $75 to do an axle boot.. that included the boot which usually costs about $20. Rebuilt axles go for around $99 here in New Jersey, but that's wholesale.
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so all they need to do is refill the oil and replace the boot? I dont' think I pushed hard enough to damage anything in there. of course I got no idea what's in the cv boot.

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There's some pretty heavy grease in there. It usually takes MONTHS to damage the the CV joint once the boot is torn. The tell tale sign is "clacking" when accelerating through a tight turn (like pulling out of a side street onto a busy road) opposite the side of the torn boot. i.e.. right boot torn, tight left turn, right axle clacks.

Just get your car to a shop and they'll take care of you.. if they insist on changing the whole axle (it's easier and they make more money) you're looking at around $200+
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