Tein coil overs? Advice wanted please

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Tein coil overs? Advice wanted please

Post by lockey » Mon May 26, 2014 9:17 pm

hey guys, after a bit of advice..

ever since I bought my rims (18x9.5 +35, running 245/45/18) i've wanted to lower my car and make them tuck in.

I've been tossing up between a staged approach (the work load doesn't bother me) of Tein S-tech springs
then a while later mating them to some Koni Shocks to maintain legality and keep the cost down...

but the other option I've noticed which is slightly cheaper are these bad boys
http://www.performance.fulcrumsuspensio ... SM56-11SS2

Tein street basis coil overs, height adjustable.. The other things like adjustable dampeners and camper tops etc don't phase me too much.

Has anyone had experiences with these coilovers? and or will the stock camber/toe adjustments be able to handle the drop of an inch?

Ideas and opinions welcome?

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Re: Tein coil overs? Advice wanted please

Post by tim33h » Tue May 27, 2014 7:00 am

The front runs independent double wishbone (very good) suspension so there are no camber tops.
Once u lower it, wheels will be just about flush!

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Re: Tein coil overs? Advice wanted please

Post by zoom » Wed May 28, 2014 4:13 pm

The biggest issue with lowering the car comes from the combination of tyre width and rim offset. That being said you can easily slap 265 with a +20 or so offset on an inch or 2 lowering. On a 245 tyre you'll have less issue and a higher offset will again be less of an issue.
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Post by John » Wed May 28, 2014 6:43 pm

Something else to consider if you're lowering is replacing the standard end links with adjustable ones, the
OEM's can be put under a lot of stress when they change to the new position due to the lower height as they're
no longer in their intended operating range.
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Post by zoom » Wed May 28, 2014 6:57 pm

Very good point John. I wouldn't call it an option to be honest.
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Re: Tein coil overs? Advice wanted please

Post by lockey » Sat May 31, 2014 10:53 am

thanks guys, so i should look into adjustable end links as well.
im leaning towards spring and shock combo at this point.. thoughts?

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