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Tein TSX & xB Coilovers

August 31st, 2009 No comments

Tein has released Basic and Super Street coilovers for the 09+ Acura TSX and Basic coilovers for the 08+ Scion xB. These coilovers are in stock now with Tein USA in limited quantity.

Application: 09+ Acura TSX
Product: Acura Tein Basic Coilovers
Spring Rates: 10kg Front, 5kg Rear
Adjustment Range: -0.7″ to -2.1″ Front, -0.1″ to 2.1″ Rear
Damping: Fixed – None Adjustable
Part #: DSB90-LUSS2
MSRP: $900

Application: 09+ Acura TSX
Product: Tein Super Street Coilovers
Spring Rates: 10kg Front, 5kg Rear
Adjustment Range: -0.7″ to -2.1″ Front, -0.1″ to 2.1″ Rear
Damping: 16 Way Adjustable (EDFC Compatible)
Part #: DSB90-KUSS2

Application: 08+ Scion xB
Product: Scion Tein Basic Coilovers
Spring Rates: 5kg Front, 4.9kg Rear
Adjustment Range: -1.3″ to -2.3″ Front, -2.0″ to 2.8″ Rear
Part #: DSC24-LUAS2

Available August 31st, 2009

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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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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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TEIN Evo 8/9/10 Hood Dampers

July 23rd, 2009 No comments

TEIN is proud to announce the release of their Hood Damper kits for the EVO IX & EVO X. Please note, all Hood Damper kits are specific to the application for which they are constructed, with differing designs for the EVO IX and X models.

TEIN Hood Dampers for the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO allow you to raise your hood without having to use the traditional hood stand. These are hydraulic style hood lifts.

Application: 03-06 Evo 8 & 9
Part #: BHD01-R52
MSRP: $220

Application: 08+ Evo 10
Part #: BHD01-E18
MSRP: $220

Available August 1st, 2009

Tein 08+ STi, 370z, G37, G35, Versa, 08+ Accord, 09+ TSX, G8, Cobalt Products Released

June 10th, 2009 No comments

Tein has released the following products:
- 08+ STi Basic Coilovers MSRP $1060
- 08+ STi SS-P Coilovers MSRP $1660
- 08+ STi Flex Coilovers MSRP $1840
- Pontiac G8 S Tech Springs MSRP $440
- Chevy Cobalt S Tech Springs MSRP $380
- 07+ G35 Sedan S Tech Springs MSRP $340
- 07+ G35 Sedan H Tech Springs MSRP $360
- 07+ Versa Basic Coilovers MSRP $1170
- 09+ 370z / 08+ G37 Flex Coilovers MSRP $2190
- 09+ 370z / 08+ G37 Mono Flex Coilovers MSRP $2460
- 08+ Accord 6cyl. Coupe ONLY S Tech Springs MSRP $370
- 08+ Accord 6cyl. Coupe ONLY H Tech Springs MSRP $370
- 08+ Accord 6cyl. Sedan & Coupe Basic Coilovers MSRP $900
- 08+ Accord 6cyl. Sedan & Coupe SS Coilovers MSRP $1200
- 09+ TSX S Tech Springs MSRP $390
- 09+ TSX H Tech Springs MSRP $410

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