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Old 11-02-2013, 06:18 PM
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Why take something quality out of your car (i.e the OEM struts) and put something China in to replace it... I don't get it?
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point taken, what about tein coilovers?
im leaning towards std coilovers as they can be warranted
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point taken, what about tein coilovers?
im leaning towards std coilovers as they can be warranted
Could always start with a set of quality/decent lowering springs that have a firmer spring rates than oem.
Would be some what cheaper as well and might get what you are after, minus the adjustability.

From memory Tein can be rebuilt by a couple of groups over east, I think one of them is Fulcrum?
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I'm with Mitch. Say no to China-spec crap.

Save the penny's and go KW Variant 3's. Not cheap but they are the best of both worlds in that they are just as home on the street as they are on a track. These are on my to do list!!

Japanese coilovers = rough. period (speaking from experience).
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Have you had any experience with coilovers before ?
If you have then you will know that the ride will become much firmer and dare I say teeth chattering in some cases.
If you want to see what coilovers are like then let me know and I will give you a ride in my Forester which has HSD Coilovers and few other suspension mods.
Getting spring rates right for the coilover you select is just as important as where they are made I reckon.
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I have STD R5 coilovers on my car with camber plates all round and roll centre kit.

Yes is it harsh, probably compounded by the fact that i drive it to work daily, but i feel the handling is worth it.

However, if it's just a street car i would just go a good spring/ strut combo for lowering.
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point taken, what about tein coilovers?
im leaning towards std coilovers as they can be warranted
There are plenty of other coilovers that come with warranties in Australia.

If you are looking at Teins, there is a difference between the Aus spec units and the Jap spec units, so take that into consideration when pricing them up.
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Teins are also made in mainland China. So are the new BRZ and GT86. The STD Coilovers are made in Taiwan and not even in mainland China, so how does that compare up? Just because they are made there doesnt mean they are China spec.

It is fair to say that those who have used the STD coilovers will know how they perform.
We have already proven their performance via various local Antilag events, Formula Drift Asia, FD USA and the Canadian Car Touring Championship.

In contrary, I personally think that the ride on the STD coilovers for the MY12 is not harsh at all.

Also, warranty is based on the entire new car warranty, which is up to 2015/16 for this vehicle, which I believe no other brands come close to that.

We have just delivered a replacement front strut last Friday to Wilkinson Suspension, through an insurance claim. Can anyone local offer you that kind of support, someone who stocks every single replacement part for your coilovers.

All I am trying to say is, there are plenty of other quality coilovers out there, but warranty and local support are also impt factors to consider.

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Tom go the stds man! Supplied locally with warranty. Had them on v6 sti and they were awesome. Plus lets face it you've had too many impractical cars to be worried about this "comfortability" bullshit.
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