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tanabe vs Tein springs #213268 Jun 30, 8:56pm Jun 30, 8:56pm
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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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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: FPcelica] #213269 Jun 30, 8:57pm Jun 30, 8:57pm
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i would take TEIN...
just goin over the brand here~...


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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: Elec-FuYu] #213270 Jun 30, 9:09pm Jun 30, 9:09pm
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I would pick Tanabe. If you're going to drop it, make it noticable. thumbsup

Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: MptGlw69] #213271 Jun 30, 9:29pm Jun 30, 9:29pm
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tanabe...nicer lookin stance.

Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: xandrewx] #213272 Jun 30, 9:31pm Jun 30, 9:31pm
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what about quality of the ride? any one have a 1st hand experience?


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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: FPcelica] #213273 Jun 30, 10:43pm Jun 30, 10:43pm
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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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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: RyCeCuBe] #213274 Jul 1, 12:11am Jul 1, 12:11am
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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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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: volcomrider6] #213275 Jul 1, 1:14am Jul 1, 1:14am
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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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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: Kim] #213276 Jul 1, 6:40am Jul 1, 6:40am
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im not really planning on getting a body kit if that helps ne


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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: FPcelica] #213277 Jul 1, 6:57am Jul 1, 6:57am
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what baout toms coilovers any good?


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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: FPcelica] #213278 Jul 1, 7:05am Jul 1, 7:05am
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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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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: Lark] #213279 Jul 1, 10:15am Jul 1, 10:15am
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someone is selling the toms coilovers for 75 bucks should i get them?


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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: FPcelica] #213280 Jul 1, 10:28am Jul 1, 10:28am
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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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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: Lark] #213281 Jul 1, 10:33am Jul 1, 10:33am
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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: truboo] #213282 Jul 1, 10:35am Jul 1, 10:35am
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psyk02 is the one selling them, he says there tom motorsports but isnt it toms racing?


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Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: FPcelica] #213283 Jul 1, 11:03am Jul 1, 11:03am
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If your going to get tein springs get them from here. $168 sh thumbsupd. Thats were I got mine

http://www.optauto.com/webstore/product_...s&dept=1440

Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: GTQuentin] #213284 Jul 1, 11:35am Jul 1, 11:35am
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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.

Re: tanabe vs Tein springs [Re: Gen7fan] #213285 Jul 1, 1:17pm Jul 1, 1:17pm
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I bought my Tein S-Techs springs for $130 at www.optionimports.com, located at Walnut.

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