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FPcelica Jul 1, 4:56am - #213268 
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tanabe vs Tein springs

im tryin to decide between the two the tanabe is a 2inch drop for 125 at suprastore and the teins Stech are 1.5 for like 180, wich ones whould you pick? pros and cons?

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Elec-FuYu Jul 1, 4:57am - #213269 
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i would take TEIN...
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MptGlw69 Jul 1, 5:09am - #213270 
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I would pick Tanabe. If you're going to drop it, make it noticable. thumbsup
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xandrewx Jul 1, 5:29am - #213271 

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tanabe...nicer lookin stance.
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FPcelica Jul 1, 5:31am - #213272 
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what about quality of the ride? any one have a 1st hand experience?

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RyCeCuBe Jul 1, 6:43am - #213273 

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tanabe 2" is perfect for add on kits...the s techs r prolly better for big body kits n big rims...IMO as for quality and Performance...i'd say it's about the same..it's just springs, u'd need struts n sway bar sets to actually feel handling difference...comfort? my tanabe's r very comfy considering the low drop..and i'm sure the s tech are a smooth ride too since it's 1.5"

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volcomrider6 Jul 1, 8:11am - #213274 

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I have the tein s-techs w/ kyb agx gas shocks and I like the stance and handling. If you're going for the slammed look then I would go w/ tanabe. But I think the Teins are a good compromise between looks and drivability. I have 17" rims and I pleased w/ the way it looks. Not to mention a 1.4" drop is a lot easier on your struts than a 2.0" drop.

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Kim Jul 1, 9:14am - #213275 
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well the tein's have a springs rate of 3/4 which is pretty stiff. don't know much about the tanabe.

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FPcelica Jul 1, 2:40pm - #213276 
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im not really planning on getting a body kit if that helps ne

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FPcelica Jul 1, 2:57pm - #213277 
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what baout toms coilovers any good?

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Lark Jul 1, 3:05pm - #213278 
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toms makes great products

as for the tein or tanabe question...

personally i would go with the S Techs w/ some KYB gas shocks... it would ride real nice

but since you dont want a body kit... you could drop it to the ground but it would be a rough ride and with the tanabe springs you will need a camber kit too

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FPcelica Jul 1, 6:15pm - #213279 
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someone is selling the toms coilovers for 75 bucks should i get them?

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Lark Jul 1, 6:28pm - #213280 
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i would be carful with that...seems really (i mean REALLY) cheap.

i guess take a look at them then decide for yourself

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truboo Jul 1, 6:33pm - #213281 
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tanabe thumbsup

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FPcelica Jul 1, 6:35pm - #213282 
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psyk02 is the one selling them, he says there tom motorsports but isnt it toms racing?

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GTQuentin Jul 1, 7:03pm - #213283 

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If your going to get tein springs get them from here. $168 sh thumbsupd. Thats were I got mine

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Gen7fan Jul 1, 7:35pm - #213284 
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I love my tanabe springs, great look, great ride, great price. Put them on KYB struts and you can't go wrong.
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Virgilson Jul 1, 9:17pm - #213285 

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I bought my Tein S-Techs springs for $130 at www.optionimports.com, located at Walnut.
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