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Tein SS -softest setting - DD

Yes anything is confortable for me as long as i can turn at 90...
My parents or gf or wife or children don't complain
Confortable for daily driving (personal opinion, but other disagree)
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Postby omgitsroy326 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:46 am

I was wondering if these are still soft enough for DD on the softest setting.

If i'm taking a 2 ~ 4 hour trip.. i really don't like my passengers complainin the whole way....
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Postby Griffin » Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:02 pm

The ride isn't that harsh as long as you don't have the shocks dialed all the way up to stiff. Its quite doable for long trips. If you want a little extra comfort run your tire pressures at the bottom end of the acceptable inflation range
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Postby omgitsroy326 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:07 pm

so no one thinks it's confortable...

anyone got gab? cause i personally think it's pretty harsh
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Postby scothaniel » Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:14 pm

Rides like a dump truck. I'd take a long trip in an old geo metro before riding on my Tein's.
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Postby XoDuzZ » Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:58 pm

with my TRD set up on I-5, the unders construction portions are a total bitch. I hate doing it cause it feels like i need my kidneys replaced after every drive.

I still love it tho, but driving around in downtown seattle with friends (specifically girls) they bitch and whine about how my car feels like a go kart.

I tell them to walk :)
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Postby Gurr » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm

Ya know, if you drive fast enough you don't feel the bumps!!! :wink:
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Postby EricGT4 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:44 am

i have tiens and i drove the car 600 miles only stopping for gas and it felt fine to me. my koni shocks might be set to a little easier ride right now.
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Postby tweekgt4 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:52 am

i use to think that with coilovers, the ride won't be comfortable...

with the tein ss, i think it's comfortable....

the ride has to deal with the tires on the car, too.

my setup if i recall is 7 clicks stiff from the softest in the front and 5 clicks stiff from the softest in the rear. ride height is about an inch lower as it seems to be the same height as when i had the TRD japan springs installed. keep in mind the shocks i had were OEM with 140,000 miles on them.

after i installed the teins, the ride was about the same as the TRD Japan springs on OEM 140k shocks. you can feel the road more since the car sits lower but with any type of lowering springs, you would get this.

again, tires change the ride as well. i was running 215/40/17s and bumps would still hurt but when i put 215/50/15s back, the ride was much more comfortable.
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Postby GabeHoya » Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:40 pm

This is a little off topic but has anyone used the 165 spacers/washers w/these coilovers?

I'm tempted to get the Tein SS system but I wanted to know if there are any cons associated with going the spacer route.

Is it a win, win situation or are there some minor drawbacks?

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Postby fsmtnbiker » Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:45 pm

The spacers are only there to retain alignment settings. No real dawbacks.
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Postby 3sgte@daspeedof » Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:46 pm

Does anyone have a set kicking around I can buy from them. I want to try and modify the rears to fit. On my Celica GTS
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Postby Kyoto » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:54 pm

Ya know, if you drive fast enough you don't feel the bumps!!!

Absolutely gold!

Anyone else able to give any feedback on the SS's as fitted to a 165?
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Postby 935motorsports » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:10 am

I have sold a few spacer sets to TEIN st165 owners. No feedback yet on how well the spacers work.

Roy, the harshness will have to do with tires and the pillows. The pillowball mounts add some harshness. Also, if you had stock tires vs 17" wheels with 40 series tires, the ride would be different.

It's going to be fine overall except for the average pothole which will make your back hate you but not too much you can do about holes in the road. On the highway it is fine. I'll make you a personal local deal on the last set, with a few bucks off for your old suspension.

Keep in mind that you can change spring rates and even make it progressive and drive like a lexus if you want to do so. You will lose all the good crazy handling in the top end.

If you are concerned, I'd go with the SS and the EDFC so you can switch it full soft when you get downtown or a bad pothole area.
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Postby CodingParadox » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:52 am

I put tein SS on my 185 DD, dialed the front and back both up to middle stiffness, and REALLY like it for daily driving. It's actually a great combination of smooth over bumps, and yet stiff when you wanna lean into it.

My dad just put tein SS on his 165 and likes it a lot, for similar reasons. I'd say it's absolutely fine for DD. I drive back and forth from Portland to Redmond on average once a month or so, which is 200 miles. The first time I'd ever not had a sore ass at the end of a trip was after I put the tein SS on and headed up there. Set them to middle stiffness, and it was like butta.
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Postby 935motorsports » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:59 am

ah, he used the spacers, so it must have went well


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