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Old 04-27-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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Default Tein coilovers without upper mounts?

this is probably a very noob question, but i see all of these tein coilover sets without upper mounts. what does this mean? that you can use your stock mounts? that you have to buy separate mounts?

and just to clear it up, the "upper mounts" are the strut tops that screw on to the shock after the spring is on, and then is attached with the 3 bolts under the hood (front) and under the rear seats correct?
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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the only tein coilover with out upper mounts in the tein basic the rest all come with camber plates and if they don't come with upeer mounts you can use the stock if they fit.

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Old 04-27-2005, 03:02 PM   #3
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the only tein coilover with out upper mounts in the tein basic the rest all come with camber plates and if they don't come with upeer mounts you can use the stock if they fit.

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im looking at the Tein Super Street and they come with or without the upper pillow mounts. im just wondering if i have to pay the extra $200 for the ones with pillow mounts or i can just use the stock ones.
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:04 PM   #4
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u can use ur stock mounts, but they are not pillow mounts like the tein ones are...iirc, the fronts are also camber plates...
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:12 PM   #5
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u can use ur stock mounts, but they are not pillow mounts like the tein ones are...iirc, the fronts are also camber plates...
.. yea im not relaly looking for camber adjustalbe-ness. i just want to know the the top ones will fit ok and not break.

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Old 04-27-2005, 04:36 PM   #6
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You won't get the full benifit of the coilovers but it will make the ride more compliant for daily driving. Coilovers get a little annoying if you're using them everyday. I used to but I've now gone back to my AGX/STi tops/Eibachs for daily and swap them out for my Tein SS's for racedays.
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You won't get the full benifit of the coilovers but it will make the ride more compliant for daily driving. Coilovers get a little annoying if you're using them everyday. I used to but I've now gone back to my AGX/STi tops/Eibachs for daily and swap them out for my Tein SS's for racedays.
why do the tein SS's get annoying (because i'm thinking about buying a set)
but with the cusco upper mounts.
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Old 04-27-2005, 10:33 PM   #8
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...I wouldn't put CO's on ANY car without some sort of better than stock tops---100% waste of time....the group N tops are a great way to keep rubber tops(and avoid pillowball issues) and get rid of teh bubblegum stock tops.
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...I wouldn't put CO's on ANY car without some sort of better than stock tops---100% waste of time....the group N tops are a great way to keep rubber tops(and avoid pillowball issues) and get rid of teh bubblegum stock tops.
ok, maybe you can help me ( as usual, haha)

Im looking for a very stock comfortable ride on the street, with enough adjustabilty to stiffen it up for autocross days, but my major concern is comfort i guess, and i want coilovers instead of springs for the height adjustable factor.

i was thinking if i had the tein SS's with the stock tops on a soft setting that would be perfect? but maybe not. do the tein pillow mounts cause a very harsh ride?
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The ride when set to full soft and the preload adjusted correctly really isn't that bad. I have the pillowball mount SS in a swaped L and if it wasn't far all the nasty potholes in NNJ I would consider using the coilovers all the time. The thing is I have the extra setup, the shop to do it in and seeing as we go to one trackday a month on average (most of the time in another car) it's worth it to me to keep the miles off the coilovers to extend the time between rebuilds.

You'll love the SS's for the auto-x and I'm sure with the STi N's the ride will be bareable.
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