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Vampyre Jan 13, 11:06pm - #373766 

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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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CelicaGTizzle Jan 13, 11:10pm - #373767 

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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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GTS_Rosh Jan 13, 11:17pm - #373768 

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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.
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celicajonz Jan 13, 11:22pm - #373769 
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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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silver Jan 14, 6:20am - #373770 
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The Basics are they cheapest coilovers they make, what do you expect?
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pfcnguyen Jan 14, 11:39am - #373771 

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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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Vampyre Jan 14, 12:10pm - #373772 

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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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GTS_Rosh Jan 14, 6:16pm - #373773 

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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
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Vampyre Jan 14, 8:37pm - #373774 

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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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GTS_Rosh Jan 15, 12:47am - #373775 

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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.
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vietnamese2004 Jan 16, 12:48am - #373776 

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go to MFRT they have TEIN in stock they quoted me $1200 for basics (installed)
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EuRoBoYGT Jan 16, 1:33am - #373777 

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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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pfcnguyen Jan 16, 10:14am - #373778 

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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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Vampyre Jan 17, 6:28pm - #373779 

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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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Babyboi419 Jan 17, 6:35pm - #373780 

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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...
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GTS_Rosh Jan 17, 6:52pm - #373781 

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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.
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Babyboi419 Jan 17, 11:24pm - #373782 

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oh no he brought it brand new..
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