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hotchkis TVS? #196662 Jun 10, 7:09am Jun 10, 7:09am
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hotchkis TVS?
I was wondering does anyone have it installed, the hotchkis TVS, I have read the news and researched it for a while. I am going to either get it ordered next week or a complete coilover system, like the Jic Magic or tein or the B&G speed sensitive coilover. any fed back would but great. all I have right know is some hotchkis springs


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Re: hotchkis TVS? [Re: 5110] #196663 Jun 10, 9:29am Jun 10, 9:29am
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A while back there was a member who had this set up and he was pretty happy with it. He said that it made the car handle better than stock & the ride wasn't too stiff. But there's no comparison between coilovers & springs, coilovers will outperform springs. What you have to think about is can you put up with a stiff ride? Coilovers will be a stiffer ride, but it'll make the car handle like it's on rails. Springs with give you a smoother ride, but they won't handle as well as a coilover set up.

Re: hotchkis TVS? [Re: v3n0m] #196664 Jun 10, 11:00am Jun 10, 11:00am
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really??? i thought springs were the stiffer ride... arnt coilovers adjustable and therefor less stiff????...but then again i havnt looked into suspension that much myself...i just thought it was the other way around confused confused confused confused confused

Re: hotchkis TVS? [Re: hector] #196665 Jun 10, 4:54pm Jun 10, 4:54pm
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Wouldn't a spring with some strut like kyb agx'or agr but like the same as a coilover if they are ajustable struts?


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Re: hotchkis TVS? [Re: 5110] #196666 Jun 10, 5:01pm Jun 10, 5:01pm
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^^ no



i only hear good about JIC majic thumbsup

Re: hotchkis TVS? [Re: spaztikid] #196667 Jun 10, 11:43pm Jun 10, 11:43pm
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There's been a couple of people who have complained about their Tein coilover struts blowing out, so I would go with JIC or Tanabe.

Re: hotchkis TVS? [Re: v3n0m] #196668 Jun 11, 12:45am Jun 11, 12:45am
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i recently have the Hotchkis TVS Competition since im doing autocross, its freakin awesome! anyways, its worth the money, 2k suspension? thumbsup


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Re: hotchkis TVS? [Re: Street Prototype] #196669 Jun 11, 6:40am Jun 11, 6:40am
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whoa...good to see you again street! long time no post wave


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Re: hotchkis TVS? [Re: ct] #196670 Jun 11, 7:56am Jun 11, 7:56am
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thanks ct, yes im back thumbsup


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Re: hotchkis TVS? [Re: Street Prototype] #196671 Jun 12, 1:23am Jun 12, 1:23am
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What do mean the struts were "blowing out" what happened to them. I thought tein was a really good suspension company. Is the ride with the competion TVS pretty rough, or is it bearable.


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new engine Courtesy of goodwill warranty
Re: hotchkis TVS? [Re: 5110] #196672 Jun 12, 3:31am Jun 12, 3:31am
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Blowing out as in the struts dont work anymore and not blow out like they explode grin I dunno, the struts just go bad really soon. That's what some peole have said and if you call Tein, they'll tell you to just buy new coilovers.

As for the TVS Comp ride...it's gonna be pretty stiff. Even if you turn the dampening to the softest setting, you're still gonna feel every bump 'cuz that's how coilovers are. One way to eliminate this is to get a taller tire. Like when I had my 15" stock wheels, I never felt the bumps, but when I got my 18's, I feel every bump on the road. So if you want a smooth ride, I would go with a 15/16" wheel...maybe a 17", but with a tall side wall.

Re: hotchkis TVS? [Re: v3n0m] #196673 Jun 12, 7:43pm Jun 12, 7:43pm
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anybody know the JIC website?


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