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Eibach Pro Kit for 2010 Chevy Camaro

August 13th, 2009 No comments

Eibach has released a Eibach Pro-Kit for the 2010+ Chevrolet Camaro. These springs will yield a 1 inch drop at all four corners and will replace linear springs rates with progressive spring rates that are more aggressive. These will be available by the end of August.

EIBACH PRO KIT TECHNICAL INFORMATION

2010 Camaro FRONT:
OE rate: 29 N/mm (165 lbs/in)
Eibach Pro-Kit rate: Progressive 25-39 N/mm (143-222 lbs/in)
OE wheel center to fender: 410 mm (16.1 in)
Eibach Pro-Kit wheel center to fender: 383 mm (15.1 in)
Eibach Pro-Kit can be aligned to OE alignment specifications.
Approximate installation time: 1.5 hr

2010 Camaro REAR:
OE rate: 65 N/mm (370 lbs/in)
Eibach Pro-Kit rate: Progressive 51-85 N/mm (291-485 lbs/in)
OE wheel center to fender: 414 mm (16.3 in)
Eibach Pro-Kit wheel center to fender: 389 mm (15.3 in)
Eibach Pro-Kit can be aligned to OE alignment specifications.
Approximate installation time: 1.5 hr

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TEIN Type Basic Coilover Kit

August 12th, 2009 No comments

Today we want to explore the benefits of using a coilover kit over a tradition shock and spring combo, or just springs with stock shocks. We’re going to be reviewing the TEIN Type Basic Coilover Kit, because it is an entry level coilover kit, and made by a company that has been developing coilovers for winning race teams, and applying the technology to the daily driver, weekend warrior, and competition racer. We’ll be discussing why we like the TEIN coilover kit, and why we prefer this one over assembling your own suspension combo. TEIN also makes other suspension products such as their TEIN STech lowering springs, and more high end coilover kits, and specialty items like tie rods. You can see our full TEIN lineup.

The TEIN Type Basic Coilover Kit is a full coilover kit and not a sleeve over coilover kit, meaning this setup comes with all 4 shocks, and all 4 springs, together in a package. Each shock is specially designed for the spring rate, and the amount of lowering possible with the kit. This ensures that the TEIN Basic Coilover Kit will have a long life, and not wear like a stock shock when you use a lowering spring. The TEIN shock has a twin tube internal construction, a steel casing, and a large 22mm piston that stock shocks simply can not touch. TEIN also builds their shocks to be repairable, so you can have it repaired as opposed to having to replace the whole unit.

The TEIN Basic Coilover Kit is called the Basic because it allows for right height adjustability, but not shock adjustment. We recommend this for 95% of our customers, because most of our customers will simply be driving on the street, and possibly track their car once in a while. Since most driving is on the street, we do not recommend to adjust the shocks, as bad adjustments, or “seat of the pants” adjustment can lead to worse handling than leaving the adjustments alone. TEIN has pre-set the shock stiffness on the TEIN Basic Coilover Kit, so it is set to the prefect range for aggressive handling, but extremely comfortable ride quality. This makes the kit even more appealing, because you simply bolt them on and go.

Like with all TEIN Coilover Kits, the TEIN Basic Coilover allows you to set it’s ride height. This allows you to lower the car as much as the coilover allows, and then raise it back up again until you find the perfect ride height. Unlike lowering springs that are a set height, and non adjustable, the TEIN Basic Coilover Kit gives you the freedom to change ride height by simply turning the adjustment wheel using the supplied TEIN adjustment wrench.

Depending on the application, some of the TEIN Basic Coilover Kits come with upper pillowball mounts. When looking at our catalog, you will see if your particular application includes them. The TEIN Upper Pillowball Mounts allow you to adjust camber, so you do not need a seperate camber kit. If your TEIN Basic Coilover Kit does not come with this, you will need to reuse your stock strut mounts.

The reason we recommend for you to get a TEIN Basic Coilover Kit, over buying shocks and springs seperately, or even shocks, and a sleeve type coilover kit such as Ground Control, is because TEIN has carefully calculated the best spring rate, and best shock rate to use together, creating a perfect combo that has been track tested by one of the world’s best suspension manufactures. If you buy shocks that are too much for your springs, or springs that are too much for your shocks, your car will look good by being lowered, but it will not handle well, and will require a lot of adjustment to get it right. Usually, with a seperate shock and spring set, or shock and sleeve coilover kit, you get a very harsh ride, the coilovers making noises and squeeks, and possibly a bouncy ride. The TEIN Basic Coilover Kit is designed with comfort in mind, and is one of the most comfortable, and best riding coilover kits on the market.

We recommend that when installing the TEIN Type Basic Coilover Kit that you get your car professionally aligned. This will ensure you get the most contact patch with the road, and that you can set your car to take full advantage of the suspension while reducing wear on your tires.

If you have any comments or reviews of the TEIN Type Basic Coilovers, we encourage you to submit your review below. Please be constructive, and review the set only if you have experience with it. If you are looking for install tips, DIY, or any tips regarding the TEIN Basics, we encourage you to ask in our automotive forums.

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Tanabe GF210 Springs for Nissan GT-R

August 11th, 2009 No comments

In previous Tanabe R&D Session, Tanabe GF210 Springs for the Nissan GT-R were tested, and since then, they’ve passed quality control and are now ready for purchase.

From factory, the GT-R already exhibits a world-class suspension design, but in all production vehicles, ultimate handling ability yields to comfort. The Tanabe GF210 Springs serve to tip the scales toward exposing the Nissan GT-R’s true nature — that of a championship handling machine.

You can order the Tanabe GF210 Springs for the Nissan GTR here.

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Acura Integra Eibach Pro Kit and Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs

August 10th, 2009 No comments

If you are looking to lower your Acura Integra, there are a lot of different options available, but no option is as trusted and well known as the Eibach suspension company. For the Acura Integra, Eibach offers two different types of lowering springs. We recommend these Eibach Lowering Springs for all of the years of the Acura Integra, from the second generation 1990-1993, to the DC2 and DC4 which is the 1994 to 2001. These are great for both the coupe and sedan, and work on all of the different trim Acura Integra from the LS, RS, GS, GSR and Type R.

Eibach Pro Kit Lowering Springs

The Eibach Pro Kit Lowering Springs is designed to lower your Acura Integra enough to get rid of a lot of the wheel gap, but not be slammed, and is great because it is easier on your stock shocks than lowering springs that lower more, and also has a spring rate that retains the ride quality of your Acura Integra which makes it perfect for the daily driver. Many times, the owner might have an Acura Integra that has an aftermarket turbo kit, and has a downpipe that hangs lower than most headers, and it might scrape on the ground over bumps, or when you have too many people in the car. With the Eibach Pro Kit, you don’t have to worry as much, since the drop isn’t as drastic as with other lowering springs.

Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs

The Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs are designed for a much more aggressive drop, and lower your Acura Integra much more. The Eibach Sportline lower your Acura Integra to close more of the wheel gap, and give the car a much more planted and stable feeling, and a lower center of gravity. With the Eibach Sportline, the Acura Integra usually requires a camber kit, but just like with the Pro Kit, the Sportline offers a good ride, spring rates that are reasonable so you don’t feel every pebble on the road, and incredible handling. With the Eibach Sportline, we would recommend upgraded shocks such as the Tokico Illumina for long life, even better handling, and adjustability.

Installing the Eibach Lowering Springs

Installing the Eibach springs are pretty straight forward, and every Pro Kit and Sportline set comes with detailed instructions. You would need standard tools, and a spring compressor. You can get the spring compressor at a local auto parts store such as Pep Boys. They usually let you rent them at either no cost, or very little cost. We recommend getting this. After you install your springs, you should get an alignment for your Acura Integra. At this point, you will see how far your camber is off. Usually, the more you lower your Integra, the more your camber will be off. Don’t forget to pick up a camber kit to get your camber back in line, and your car handling even better!

Is it possible to lower my Integra too much?

Absolutely! Some die hard Integra guys would tell you that the lower the better, but aside from looks, it can hurt your handling. Eibach lowers the car as much as possible while retaining the benefits of having a lowered car.

Here is a video that Eibach released about their lowering springs. The car in the video is not an Acura Integra, but a BMW and they show you the benefits of Eibach. Even though it’s a different car, you can still see the benefits. Enjoy!

In the video they compare the BMW Pro Kit Lowering Springs and the BMW Sport System Plus Kit with stock / OEM suspension.

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Honda Civic TEIN STech Lowering Springs

July 28th, 2009 1 comment





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One of the most common mods you can do to your Honda Civic is to lower it. This not only improves the looks dramatically, but it also helps with handling, braking, and overall enjoyability of the car to make it perform better. With the Honda Civic being such a popular car to modify, there are so many choices in lowering springs. One of our favorite lowering springs is the TEIN STech.

One of the things we like the most about the TEIN STech lowering springs is that you can retain good ride quality with your Honda Civic, even if you have an engine swap and the engine might be heavier than your stock engine. The Honda Civic TEIN STech lowering springs typically lower your Honda Civic about 1.5 inches, but range depending on the year of your Civic and also what trim it is: EX, Si, DX, LX etc. Many of our customers ask us if they need performance shocks to go along with their TEIN STech’s. It really depends on if your stock shocks are in good shape. Lowering your Civic will make your stock shocks wear faster as they are not designed to support a lowered car or lowering springs that have a higher spring rate. If you are looking for a good shock, we recommend either the adjustable Tokico Illumina Shocks or the Tokico HP Shocks. Both of these will be a great compliment to the TEIN STech springs. If you want to try and save some money, you can install the TEIN STech springs now, and wait until your stock shocks blow, and replace them at that time. If you do the work yourself, it won’t cost you anything except for time, but if you pay a shop to install these then it will cost you later to do them at seperate times. Please also be aware that it’s dangerous to drive with blown shocks.

For those who want to install the TEIN STech springs yourself, the install on a Honda Civic is very straightforward, and can be done in a few hours with hand tools. We recommend using a spring compressor which you can rent at a local auto parts store. Besides the spring compressor there is really not much to it besides removing the stock assembly, and replacing the springs. For those of you who want to ensure your tires last, we recommend getting a Honda Civic Eibach Camber Kit. The camber kit will help with handling even more as it would allow your lowered Civic to have the most contact patch possible between the tires and the road.

The TEIN Part numbers below have the car’s chassis code listed next to them. This code refers to the hatchback, sedan or coupe. Usually, for the Civic, you will see the part number for the civic, hatch or coupe is usually the same. Please verify the part numbers before ordering. Ride quality will remain the same with all of the various trims, but if your car is lightened, the ride will be stiffer due to less weight. Typically, the TEIN STech springs offer one of the best ride’s of any Honda Civic Lowering Spring.

For the Honda Civic, the TEIN STech Lowering Springs are available for most of the years and trim levels. Below are the part numbers and information for placing an order.

SKA36-AUB00 Honda Civic (1989-1991) ED8
The TEIN SKA36-AUB00 lowers the car 1.6 in the front and 1.5 in the rear.

SKA36-AUB00 Honda Civic (1989-1991) ED9
The TEIN SKA36-AUB00 lowers the car 1.6 in the front and 1.5 in the rear.

SKA36-AUB00 Honda Civic (1989-1991) EF9
The TEIN SKA36-AUB00 lowers the car 1.5 in the front and 1.4 in the rear.

SKA00-AUB00 Honda Civic (1992-1995) EH2
The TEIN SKA00-AUB00 lowers the car 1.8 in the front and 1.7 in the rear. For Civics with a Rear Fork

SKA00-AUB00 Honda Civic (1992-1995) EH3 (Si)
The TEIN SKA00-AUB00 lowers the car 1.8 in the front and 1.7 in the rear. For Civics with a Rear Fork

SKA24-AUB00 Honda Civic (1996-2000) EJ6
The TEIN SKA24-AUB00 lowers the car 1.9 in the front and 1.7 in the rear.

SKA24-AUB00 Honda Civic (1996-2000) EJ7
The TEIN SKA24-AUB00 lowers the car 1.9 in the front and 1.7 in the rear.

SKA24-AUB00 Honda Civic (1996-2000) EJ8
The TEIN SKA24-AUB00 lowers the car 1.9 in the front and 1.7 in the rear.

SKA24-AUB00 Honda Civic (1996-2000) EM1 (Si B16A2) Coupe
The TEIN SKA24-AUB00 lowers the car 1.9 in the front and 1.7 in the rear.

SKA22-AUB00 Honda Civic (2001-2005) EM2 (2dr coupe Incl 04+ (exc 4Dr))
The TEIN SKA22-AUB00 lowers the car 1.3 in the front and 1.4 in the rear.

SKA22-AUB00 Honda Civic (2001-2005) ES1 (4dr sedan Incl 04+)
The TEIN SKA22-AUB00 lowers the car 1.3 in the front and 1.4 in the rear.

SKA92-AUB00 Honda Civic (2003-2005) EP3 (3dr Hatch Back Incl 04+)
The TEIN SKA92-AUB00 lowers the car 1.4 in the front and 1.3 in the rear.

SKB14-AUB00 Honda Civic (2006-2009) FA5 (Si 4dr Sedan)
The TEIN SKB14-AUB00 lowers the car 1.4 in the front and 1.3 in the rear.

SKB14-AUB00 Honda Civic (2006-2009) FG1 (2dr Coupe Non Si)
The TEIN SKB14-AUB00 lowers the car 1.1 in the front and 0.8 in the rear.

SKB14-AUB00 Honda Civic (2006-2009) FG2 (Si 2dr Coupe)
The TEIN SKB14-AUB00 lowers the car 1.4 in the front and 1.3 in the rear.

We welcome you to post your reviews and experiences with these TEIN STech Springs below. We also welcome you to post your pictures of your Lowered Honda Civic’s in our forum. Simply click on the link on the top of the site.

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