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Tein Basic Damper #373766 Jan 13, 4:06pm Jan 13, 4:06pm
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Tein Basic Damper
http://www.tein.com/badamp.html

This was another set I had in mind instead of Tokico, of course the price is more but you get a really great quality set, reputable company, looks nicer and it says ride height adjustable.

Now I am pretty sure we run on struts, and this says it comes with shocks.. although shocks and struts are almost interchangable in name, so would I be safe with this kit? In terms of being safe I am meaning that I won't have to worry about the suspenion blowing out on me early like I would if I just added lowering springs and no shocks/struts.


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Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: Vampyre] #373767 Jan 13, 4:10pm Jan 13, 4:10pm
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I read somewhere that over in Japan people think Tein is not that great of a company, but over here people think is a good company. I myself bought the Tein S-Tech springs, so I would say go for it and yes the Basic Damper comes with shocks and the coil overs.


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Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: CelicaGTizzle] #373768 Jan 13, 4:17pm Jan 13, 4:17pm
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This is the setup I want to get! Let me know Vampyre if you can find any locally, just hit me up on PM.

Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: GTS_Rosh] #373769 Jan 13, 4:22pm Jan 13, 4:22pm
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...i got this set up...luv it ride aint so bumpy then i thought it would...i likes thumbsup..


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Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: celicajonz] #373770 Jan 13, 11:20pm Jan 13, 11:20pm
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The Basics are they cheapest coilovers they make, what do you expect?

Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: silver] #373771 Jan 14, 4:39am Jan 14, 4:39am
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they are only cheap because they dont come ajustable or with pillow mounts (i believe)..unless your planning on doing track events and want to fine tune your suspenion for that purpose..these will be just fine. thumbsup


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Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: pfcnguyen] #373772 Jan 14, 5:10am Jan 14, 5:10am
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pfcnguyen: They don't come adjustable? Eh? It says they are adjustable though...

GTS_Rush: There is a place that does sell them locally, I e-mailed a local shop/garage a number of months ago and they do have them.. I could probably look around for the shop and let you know. If you go to www.revscene.net there are a bunch of sponsor and at least one of them for sure sells them, it may be either A&J or Velocity, as for the price I don't remember.. for some reason I am thinking I was quoted like $1800 with install, but I also may completely off.

The shop I was going to for the Tokico HPK I went to today and they didn't deal in TEIN but gave me a phone number for a place in Surrey called Lower Riders, I may give them a call. But I may end up not doing mods as usual but this time it's because my entire work staff may get fired.. including myself of course, thus meaning I have to reserve excess money incase I can not find a job, godamnit.


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Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: Vampyre] #373773 Jan 14, 11:16am Jan 14, 11:16am
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Vampyre, I checked with A&J and they stop carrying TEIN..I'm going to try Velocity. But yeah, I may not go for it, perhaps just get the Tein Springs only for now, I'm low on $ right now too. frown

Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: GTS_Rosh] #373774 Jan 14, 1:37pm Jan 14, 1:37pm
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Try REV Competition, I was going through a bunch of local shops websites last night and I think it may have been them.

Just going to go with Tein S.Tech then? What about your shocks/struts?


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Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: Vampyre] #373775 Jan 14, 5:47pm Jan 14, 5:47pm
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Yeah I found out REV can special order it... I may have to run with the stechs+stocks until they close to blowing out, then change it. Since the car is almost new, I'm hoping it last to a year at least. But I'm trying to save up extra money so I can get the proper TEIN setup.

Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: GTS_Rosh] #373776 Jan 15, 5:48pm Jan 15, 5:48pm
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go to MFRT they have TEIN in stock they quoted me $1200 for basics (installed)
theire on marine dr. and laurel

Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: vietnamese2004] #373777 Jan 15, 6:33pm Jan 15, 6:33pm
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i have the tokico hp series and i love them they only costed me 425 with shipping thumbsup also tokico is a very good brand along with tein so which ever you get youll love thumbsup


also the celica has struts in the front and shocks in the back thumbsup


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Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: Vampyre] #373778 Jan 16, 3:14am Jan 16, 3:14am
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Originally Posted by Vampyre
pfcnguyen: They don't come adjustable? Eh? It says they are adjustable though...


Sorry..i ment damper adjustment..the ride height is ajustable though.


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Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: vietnamese2004] #373779 Jan 17, 11:28am Jan 17, 11:28am
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Originally Posted by vietnamese2004

go to MFRT they have TEIN in stock they quoted me $1200 for basics (installed)
theire on marine dr. and laurel


$1200 installed for Tein Basic Damper kit? If so that's pretty good.. but there has been a lot of bad talk about MFRT, especially if you go to revscene.net


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Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: Vampyre] #373780 Jan 17, 11:35am Jan 17, 11:35am
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my cousin has a 2003 acura CL type S..he has the TEIN SS Kit..as of 2 weeks ago..his shocks gave up on him and he had it for no more than a year..its weird..teins were almost brand new..but the main reason was we live in chicago...the cold weather and he doesnt drive out his CL much.so its been sitting in the garage forever...with the cold weather..jsut sitting in there..it made the shocks brittle...and fluid started leaking out...

Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: Babyboi419] #373781 Jan 17, 11:52am Jan 17, 11:52am
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vietnamese2004, thanks for the info! I'm gong to check that out too...


Babyboi419, you always taking a chance when buying something used, you don't know how someone else drove there car with it or treated it. Sounds like your cousin bought it used right. If it was brand new and this happened, then I would be more concerned about TEIN's reliability.

Re: Tein Basic Damper [Re: GTS_Rosh] #373782 Jan 17, 4:24pm Jan 17, 4:24pm
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oh no he brought it brand new..

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