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Old 11-05-2012, 02:35 PM
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Tein Springs Question

Okay pretty simple question-
Do you prefer H. Tech springs or S. Tech springs?

Im pretty sure that S. Techs give you a lower drop than H. Techs, but hows ride comfort? I've narrowed my options down to those 2 springs and I cant choose which one to get.

Which one is softer? Which one is better on bumpy roads/roads with tiny holes? Drop height doesnt really matter to me as long as its not over 1.7". I dont care about performance, just comfort.
(I have stock struts)

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Been reading a lot about "Swift" springs. Anyone have experience with them?


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Re: Tein Springs Question

If you want comfort your going to have to get new shocks, with the stock ones it won't feel as good and you'll blow them in a month or so. I forgot which one is which but the green ones drop lower then the gold ones. I've only seen the drop on the green ones and it's alright.
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Re: Tein Springs Question

I have had the stechs on my 01 for about 5 months now. The drop looks great and the ride quality is so much better than stock. I went with stagg shocks since I had a buddy with a new set in his garage that he didn't need and they're cheap anyways. Im really happy with this setup.
If you have a couple more hundred to blow, research some coilovers. But for less than 300 bucks, tein stechs and stagg shocks won't disappoint.
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I have had the stechs on my 01 for about 5 months now. The drop looks great and the ride quality is so much better than stock. I went with stagg shocks since I had a buddy with a new set in his garage that he didn't need and they're cheap anyways. Im really happy with this setup.
If you have a couple more hundred to blow, research some coilovers. But for less than 300 bucks, tein stechs and stagg shocks won't disappoint.
Sounds good, S. Techs + Staggs.
How does your car feel going over bumps/holes? Does it absorb the shock pretty good or is it stiff?
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Re: Tein Springs Question

Its alot better than stock, but my stock setup was 10 years old... that's all I really have to compare it too. You'll notice a significant decrease in body roll when cornering and acceleration will feel better too.
As for dips and bumps in the road, it feels fine over all but the most severe ones.
You can check out my build thread to see a photo of the drop. Surprisingly, I still drive normally on driveways and inclines. I don't need to go up and down at an angle. Some speedbumps really suck tho.
Also, if you have front mudguards, you're gonna wanna take them off cuz those will scrape the ground over every little dip and bump.
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Re: Tein Springs Question

more like, blow your stock shocks in a range of 3 months + depending on your roads, took my like 6 months to blow mine and I live in Canada where the roads are like Florida's offroad courses
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Re: Tein Springs Question

When it comes to lowering your car or upgrading the confort: always start with good shocks. Personaly I love Koni yellows. Ground control coilover are not bad iether.

Take my advice and get shocks first and then go search for springs.
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