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Jun 30, 9:56pm - #213268 
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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Jun 30, 9:57pm - #213269 
i would take TEIN...
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Jun 30, 10:09pm - #213270 
I would pick Tanabe. If you're going to drop it, make it noticable. thumbsup

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Jun 30, 10:29pm - #213271 
tanabe...nicer lookin stance.

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Jun 30, 10:31pm - #213272 
what about quality of the ride? any one have a 1st hand experience?


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Jun 30, 11:43pm - #213273 
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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Jul 1, 1:11am - #213274 
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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Jul 1, 2:14am - #213275 
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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Jul 1, 7:40am - #213276 
im not really planning on getting a body kit if that helps ne


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Jul 1, 7:57am - #213277 
what baout toms coilovers any good?


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Jul 1, 8:05am - #213278 
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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Jul 1, 11:15am - #213279 
someone is selling the toms coilovers for 75 bucks should i get them?


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Jul 1, 11:28am - #213280 
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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Jul 1, 11:33am - #213281 
tanabe thumbsup


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Jul 1, 11:35am - #213282 
psyk02 is the one selling them, he says there tom motorsports but isnt it toms racing?


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Jul 1, 12:03pm - #213283 
If your going to get tein springs get them from here. $168 sh thumbsupd. Thats were I got mine

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Jul 1, 12:35pm - #213284 
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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Jul 1, 2:17pm - #213285 
I bought my Tein S-Techs springs for $130 at www.optionimports.com, located at Walnut.

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