It is currently Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:29 am

All times are UTC + 10 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 04, 2013 9:40 pm
Posts: 51
Location: qld
Ordering tein coilovers just wondering if any 1 on here has thm in there gti
And how thy compare to others on the market


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:42 pm
Posts: 1115
Location: BRISBANE
Teins are good value for money mate. Good enough to race on...
Bilsteins are better but cost F#%k loads more
Have you purchased them yet??
I have a contact at fulcrum suspension.
Would you like me to get a price?

_________________
1600/1300 TWINCAM BALENO
with GSXR 1000 QUAD TB'S


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:58 pm
Posts: 812
Location: vic
pigzuki wrote:
Ordering tein coilovers just wondering if any 1 on here has thm in there gti
And how thy compare to others on the market


Get them from strider on here..
Theyre awesome for how much they cost


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 04, 2013 9:40 pm
Posts: 51
Location: qld
Hay guys thnks for the post.. I have already ordered the teins of strider can't wait till there bolted in... Handle better stiffer more rigid handle like its on rails hopefully


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:44 am
Posts: 203
Oh, is it the one for AA34S Gtis?

I got S13 Nissan front set which is easy mod to fit onto Swift. Also, I bought the other set for front.
I think this one is K-sports for €300. Can you recommend rear set?

Once I get them, I will take photos and show it to you.

Cheers
Atchi


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:51 pm
Posts: 1772
Location: Chch - Quake Capital
There is no Tein fitment for the gti, I'm having an educated guess that the ones strider is selling are probably s13 fronts, the rears are most likely honda fronts since they are the only ones that fit the weird rear clamp, probably way over damped...

There is a huge difference in Teins since they make budget twin tube all the way up to quite good quality mono-tubes, I personally haven't had much success with any of the few sets I've tried over the years in various cars, just my 2c.

Atchi, the prob with the Sylvia shocks is they are slightly longer than the swift ones, makes it hard to lower the car nicely, shame Gaz don't make anything as they are good quality and great value for money.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:44 am
Posts: 203
Hi Dattman,

Long time no speak!

As I said, I bought one of K-sports which is made for Gti.
I think they cost €1200 but I got mine for 1/4 of the price. Once I get them, I will take photo with std, Tein and K-sports.

Cheers
Atchi


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:28 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:51 pm
Posts: 1772
Location: Chch - Quake Capital
Yeah mate, long time, I've joined up to 16vmini so might see you over there 8)

Feel free to post up comparison photo's, not many other people have added visual comparisons... not quite sure why this is in the turbo specific section though.
I've had a look at the k sport stuff, looks to be well made, love to get them on a dyno to see if they are as good as they look.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:44 am
Posts: 203
Hi,

I got them all together now!
You can see in this photo that Tein, Std(bit rusty) and K-sports.
Attachment:
TeinStd K-spo.JPG
TeinStd K-spo.JPG [ 666.31 KiB | Viewed 314 times ]


K-Sports has compression control(Pre-load?) as well as true height adjustment!
Attachment:
closeup.JPG
closeup.JPG [ 588.68 KiB | Viewed 329 times ]


What do you think guys and girls!?

Cheers
Atchi


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:00 am
Posts: 1604
Location: Londoninium
Tein looks like it will foul the CV joint.
Standard looks like it has endured years of typical English roads (salt)
The K sport, while overall shorter than standard the body looks as long if not longer effectively reducing travel and id assuem it will ride on the bump stops looking the short amount of available travel especially as its wound mostly up.

GTP


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:44 am
Posts: 203
JP,

K-Sports can adjust height if you look at 2nd photo.
I need to check how much more I can adjust but hopefully it should be OK.
This will be for my mk1 Swift Gti/Justy turbo thingy!

Cheers
Atchi


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:10 am
Posts: 3
Location: Fort Madison Iowa
Any chance you have the part numbers for the K-sports?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:00 am
Posts: 1604
Location: Londoninium
miniswift wrote:
JP,

K-Sports can adjust height if you look at 2nd photo.

Cheers
Atchi


That's my point.
At the moment they are as long overall as standard but with less travel. Lower them with the adjusters and you reduce the travel and it will ride on the bump stops.
GTP


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:44 am
Posts: 203
But JP.... when you lower your car with std springs, you have even less travel.
I think it is more like 50mm less as it is.
Once I fit it, I think I will leave it as it is.

Cheers
Atchi


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:23 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:11 am
Posts: 234
Location: Netherlands
@GTP: With the K-Sport, you can lower the car by dropping the whole shock down into the lower mount.
This way you keep the same shocktravel als now, while the spring is still under pre-load.

So don't lower it by the adjustment rings under the spring, but lower it by the very lowest.
Hope this clears things up, i think you wanted to lower it using the rings under the spring right?

_________________
GTi Turbo running 10PSI :D loads of fun :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:32 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:00 am
Posts: 1604
Location: Londoninium
Ok Fair enough.
Didnt realise the body of the Ksport shock absorber could wind into the strut clamp. that makes it a lot more useable.
Atchi, yes lower car 50mm and you loose 50mm of travel, unless you also use a short body shock absorber which the tein looks to be.
How much more can the ksport body screw into the mount. It would want to be another 50mm.

GTP


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:44 am
Posts: 203
dzach71,

I don't have part number as such as I bought it second hand. I know this was special one off run about 2-3 years ago.

I will check if I can find any thing about part numbers or not. Also, I will check how much adjustment I can make.

Cheers
Atchi


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:10 am
Posts: 3
Location: Fort Madison Iowa
Thanks much appreciated. May see if they can make another set for me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:51 pm
Posts: 1772
Location: Chch - Quake Capital
If you ask them to make you a set see if they can make it at least 30mm shorter in the body than the S15 for road use and if you are racing 60mm shorter in the body, you can't lower the shock inside the hub clamp enough as it will foul the cv boot before you get it to a low enough level.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: tein coilovers
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 04, 2013 9:40 pm
Posts: 51
Location: qld
I have'nt received my coilovers and camber tops of strider
Its been 6 months nilly very annoyed and out of pocket 1400


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC + 10 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group