TEIN SS is at around $1100 so thats probably what he saw, and yes get these they are the best in suspension. But if you go for shows you can not stop there, there are strut bars (Hotchikis for front top), Cusco for front lower, TRD
3 point for rear top, Tanabe for bottom lower, also Hotchikis Swaybars. These are some of suspension mods to win shows... Ofcourse gets more points if you get Japan Domestic Market parts.
Just some suggestions for ya.