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Ok..trying to decide what lowering springs to settle for...altho i know both are good brands- what has everyone found to be the 'better' ride? Better meaning: still feels nice and smooth.

Also, why does the Tein spec state a 1.5" front drop and a 1.6" rear drop- does this mean that my rear is gonna be LOWER than the front??? b/c IMHO that would look like sh*t!

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Yes. That's what it means. .1 inch difference will be unnoticable though...you're talking about the thickness of a quarter.
 

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IMO the Tein is a better bet, the ride is the same, but Tein will shorten the wheel gap a lot more than the Eibachs
 

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alredxiii said:
IMO the Tein is a better bet, the ride is the same, but Tein will shorten the wheel gap a lot more than the Eibachs
first off, thanks for all the epinions...the only question i have from all this info on the Teins is: Will my ride quality suffer noticeably? I used to drive an Integra GSR that was pretty low, and i hated the choppy, bumpy ride!!!

Please tell me that my Lex won't turn out like that too with the Tiens???

thanks again all! :)
 

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alredxiii said:
IMO the Tein is a better bet, the ride is the same, but Tein will shorten the wheel gap a lot more than the Eibachs
first off, thanks for all the epinions...the only question i have from all this info on the Teins is: Will my ride quality suffer noticeably? I used to drive an Integra GSR that was pretty low, and i hated the choppy, bumpy ride!!!

Please tell me that my Lex won't turn out like that too with the Tiens???

thanks again all! :)
The lex will feel nothing like a fucking teg!
 

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contact Steve Ganz at Carson Toyota, he can hook you up with Tein.

i recommend Tein all the way. if you got the money, get their coilover systems.
 

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brc said:
alredxiii said:
IMO the Tein is a better bet, the ride is the same, but Tein will shorten the wheel gap a lot more than the Eibachs
first off, thanks for all the epinions...the only question i have from all this info on the Teins is: Will my ride quality suffer noticeably? I used to drive an Integra GSR that was pretty low, and i hated the choppy, bumpy ride!!!

Please tell me that my Lex won't turn out like that too with the Tiens???

thanks again all! :)
Your ride will be the same as your stock springs. Its like nothing changed at all. Some people will notice the ride being a lot stiffer but then again they don't drive the car all too often, The ride is going to be stiff, but its a great kind of stiff...almost like Viagra :lol: You will enjoy them
 

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absimp_is300 said:
contact Steve Ganz at Carson Toyota, he can hook you up with Tein.

i recommend Tein all the way. if you got the money, get their coilover systems.
Carson Toyota
L-Tuned Parts Department
1333 E. 223rd Avenue
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 522-2300
(800) 90-TOYOTA
(310) 522-2325 Fax
 

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I have the S tech, and I am very happy with them, the .1 difference between front and back help level the car (the back is always higher to begin with), and, technically, that would also help the weight balance of the car.
 

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kenji_f said:
I have the S tech, and I am very happy with them, the .1 difference between front and back help level the car (the back is always higher to begin with), and, technically, that would also help the weight balance of the car.
are you riding on stock shocks too? or did you swap them out to aftermarket?
 

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I'm riding on stock shocks right now, and they are doing just fine, even though I have over 40,000 miles on the car. I will eventually go with some adjustable shocks of some type.
 

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Although not as popular here now because of their lesser drop the Eibach/L-tuned springs do provide a great handling improvement. They feel well tuned to the car and are designed to work with the stock dampers. They are progressive rate so just cruising they ride only slightly stiffer then stock but when you push it they quickly stiffen to what feels about perfect to me. I get just the right amount of suspension travel to keep the tires planted smoothly without any too stiff jitters when I shove it around twisties.

Yes, they only drop about 1". Considering the realtively low stance of our car in the first place more then that starts to really limit the suspension's ability to do it's job. That said, many love the look of the car much lower. (dut :) )

It's all about what you're going for looks and performance wise.
 
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