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Old 04-20-2011, 12:34 PM
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Tein suspensions

I don't really know that much about suspension, except that mine needs to be replaced. I've been looking at different ones and wanted some opinions.

What are the major differences between the tein basic and tein ss coilovers? Is 400$ more worth spending for the ss? Are both as easy to adjust the ride height on?
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Re: Tein suspensions

just get some function form type 2's like 8 or 900$ they come with tophats and are adjustable from the lower mount both advantages over the teins
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just get some function form type 2's like 8 or 900$ they come with tophats and are adjustable from the lower mount both advantages over the teins
Type-1's are more than sufficient. IIRC they come with tophats as well. They just don't have adjustable dampers, which are useless anyway unless you get big money coilovers.

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The lowest line Tein carries with the threaded shock body (like the Function Form coilovers) is the Type-Flex coilovers, which are close to $2k
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Re: Tein suspensions

Tien is good but from what I've gathered form&functions 1's are the best for the money.. I plan on getting them when I get new wheels.

There's plenty of people on here with f&f 1's and a few with tien.. I'm sure they'll chime in
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I'm picking up a set of type 1's before June.
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Re: Tein suspensions

I just want to make sure i'm going to have something that performs well, not just to drop it and make it look good. I don't do any autocross, but i drive mountain roads here in tn alot for fun and want good performance. I live 20 minutes from the Dragon (US 129) here in east tn for those who know what i'm talking about.
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Re: Tein suspensions

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What are the major differences between the tein basic and tein ss coilovers? Is 400$ more worth spending for the ss? Are both as easy to adjust the ride height on?
The SS come with pillow ball upper mounts, 16-way adjustable dampers and upper camber adjustment on the front wheels according to a website. I guess they are just a better coilover set, idk if it's worth the extra or not.


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The lowest line Tein carries with the threaded shock body (like the Function Form coilovers) is the Type-Flex coilovers, which are close to $2k
They aren't that expensive:
Honda Prelude (97-01) Coilover Kits at Custom Cars Central
Tein Basic $729
Tein SS $1386
Tein Flex $1521

Don't get me wrong though, Function Form makes a great coilover. If it were me I would probably go Ksport, or get the ol' Koni Yellow w/ Ground Control Coilovers combo.
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Re: Tein suspensions

I have the tein SS. I love them. strong and durable as hell. can change my dampening whenever. easy as hell to lower and raise.
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Re: Tein suspensions

i am with upsluder ... comfort and performance tein all day.
i wanted function and forms ...but eh decided on d2s for my all motor daily but, the
turbo has the tein basics... and they are awesome.
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Re: Tein suspensions

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I would probably go Ksport, or get the ol' Koni Yellow w/ Ground Control Coilovers combo.
that's the other option i have been looking into. I have been looking around and it seems the people going more for performance than slamming the car prefer the koni/gc combo. When going with this route is height still adjustable or is it set? My main goal is for performance with an aggressive but not overwhleming drop. So adjustability doesn't really matter as long as it has a good stance.
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Re: Tein suspensions

Ok, I'll the the first one to actually answer the OP's question.

Tein Basics are only ride height adjustable, whereas the SS or Flex you can adjust the dampening rates, so you'll be able to stiffen or soften your suspension setup as you please.
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The SS come with pillow ball upper mounts, 16-way adjustable dampers and upper camber adjustment on the front wheels according to a website. I guess they are just a better coilover set, idk if it's worth the extra or not.
Having adjustable upper mounts won't make a difference because of the way the Prelude's suspension was designed.
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