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Old 16 March 2019, 02:29 PM
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Hi to all,

Wanted to know the difference between these 2 sets of Tein coilovers please,
looking at changing the car setup, and will be just for road use only

https://www.tarmacsportz.co.uk/tein-...coilovers.html

http://scoobyworld.co.uk/catalog/pro...oducts_id=3674

Thankyou Kindly

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Originally Posted by Marky1968 View Post
Hi to all,

Wanted to know the difference between these 2 sets of Tein coilovers please,
looking at changing the car setup, and will be just for road use only

https://www.tarmacsportz.co.uk/tein-...coilovers.html

http://scoobyworld.co.uk/catalog/pro...oducts_id=3674

Thankyou Kindly

Marc
i believe the ones at tarmacsportz will be the entry level coilover, i have the flex z on my hawk and im more than happy with them. been on the car a year so far and ive had 0 issues. simon @ chevron supplied and fitted mine.
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Originally Posted by the shreksta View Post
i believe the ones at tarmacsportz will be the entry level coilover, i have the flex z on my hawk and im more than happy with them. been on the car a year so far and ive had 0 issues. simon @ chevron supplied and fitted mine.
Hi Matt,

That's great to know thanks

I will probably go for the Advance Z coilovers as they are adjustable, got a lot of other bits to sort to the car
over the next few months, maybe year, ongoing lol
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Old 17 March 2019, 07:48 AM
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iv had a few sets of tien and they all lasted very well compared to some of the other makes around the same price range
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iv had a few sets of tien and they all lasted very well compared to some of the other makes around the same price range
I had a set of bc's on my previous Impreza...........................yikes
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I had a set of bc's on my previous Impreza...........................yikes

yeah for how much everyone say how great they are I think they are crap to be honest ,, they normally only last about 6 months before they either seize or rust so bad they look terrible ,,,, I had a set of the tien on a blob for around 5 years and when I took them off they still looked as good as when they went on ,, and they arnt even that much more money than the BC's but seem to last a lot better

iv got a set of circuit masters at the mo ,,, was looking into the new edfc unit that uses GPS and other sensors to adjust them on the fly instead of just having the settings locked in , looks a good bit of kit
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Originally Posted by domino46 View Post
yeah for how much everyone say how great they are I think they are crap to be honest ,, they normally only last about 6 months before they either seize or rust so bad they look terrible ,,,, I had a set of the tien on a blob for around 5 years and when I took them off they still looked as good as when they went on ,, and they arnt even that much more money than the BC's but seem to last a lot better

iv got a set of circuit masters at the mo ,,, was looking into the new edfc unit that uses GPS and other sensors to adjust them on the fly instead of just having the settings locked in , looks a good bit of kit
100% agree, my bc's lasted 8 months before they rusted solid and after 12 months i had to have new rear mounts due to knocking. i think they are around £750 and my teins were around £870 so for the extra £120 its a no brainer.
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Tein are crap a step up from bc but still rubbish.
stick with stock shocks and change springs until you can afford ohlins or a quality make.
coilovers are utterly pointless on a road car.
for the record the impreza has factory fitted coilovers anyway.
the spring (coil) fits over the shock.
hence coilover.
Just not height adjustable
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Originally Posted by wrx2005 View Post
Tein are crap a step up from bc but still rubbish.
stick with stock shocks and change springs until you can afford ohlins or a quality make.
coilovers are utterly pointless on a road car.
for the record the impreza has factory fitted coilovers anyway.
the spring (coil) fits over the shock.
hence coilover.
Just not height adjustable
so the impreza has coilovers factory fitted but itís your opinion
fitting coilovers is pointless 😂😂😂😂😂

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Originally Posted by RAGGY DOO View Post


so the impreza has coilovers factory fitted but itís your opinion
fitting coilovers is pointless 😂😂😂😂😂

Replacing them. You think mick
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The Factory shocks on a New Age Impreza are ****e. No question. The bump stops are pure comedy and damping is neither soft or hard, just never right. Too much anti-dive and anti squat in the front end too. The problem with BCs is they are powder coated steel, not anodised alloy. A proper hard anodised alloy set will last a lot longer in the environment a shock lives in. I run my BC's in Tegawa neoprene socks and fully coat them in ACF-50. They are now about a year and a bit old and like new under there. Shouldn't have to go to those lengths but we do.

The BC stuff is very different internally as the price points climb, btw. The ER is like night and day to a BR set, the ZR makes the ER feel cheap. I would put the ZR on a damping and feel level with Ohlins, but externally the Ohlins is massively superior.

You always get what you pay for, no question.
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[QUOTE=wrx2005;12047910]Replacing them. You think mick[/QUOT

Pointless replacing coilovers with coilovers? I bet their all proud of you in kinsale
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Originally Posted by Markyscoob View Post
The Factory shocks on a New Age Impreza are ****e. No question. The bump stops are pure comedy and damping is neither soft or hard, just never right. Too much anti-dive and anti squat in the front end too. The problem with BCs is they are powder coated steel, not anodised alloy. A proper hard anodised alloy set will last a lot longer in the environment a shock lives in. I run my BC's in Tegawa neoprene socks and fully coat them in ACF-50. They are now about a year and a bit old and like new under there. Shouldn't have to go to those lengths but we do.

The BC stuff is very different internally as the price points climb, btw. The ER is like night and day to a BR set, the ZR makes the ER feel cheap. I would put the ZR on a damping and feel level with Ohlins, but externally the Ohlins is massively superior.

You always get what you pay for, no question.
i agree you get what you pay for but you dont always have to go for the most expensive option. for a fast road daily driver the teins are fine, they will last a long time and are not too crashy over bumps. also parts can be had quite easily if needed through simon @ chevron.

looking back at my mot history would put my teins @ just over 4k covered, i will be taking the car back to chevron soon for a check up on all of the suspension work thats been done as its been just over a year now so want to make sure everything is still ok. i will report back on the condition of my teins but im guessing they will be problem free.
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Originally Posted by RAGGY DOO View Post


so the impreza has coilovers factory fitted but itís your opinion
fitting coilovers is pointless 😂😂😂😂😂

why have you gone for ohlins over tein and bc??
Similar reason you went for ap brakes over k sports etc I'd assume.
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