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Cro_boy_Mario

Problems With New Tien Coilovers

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hey

picked up my car today after get tien coilovers put in

the front coilovers are all the way down.....and there is still 1-2 between the guard and top of the tyre

i am a bit pissed about that as i want to get some 18s or 19s in the future and im concernd its gonna sit high as.......

its a r33

can anyone explain? is it just tien have shit all height adjustment?

thankssss

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yep more details are good...

1-2 what? Feet? Kilometres? Microns?

they're designed for handling not for sitting the car .5 inches off the ground.

you'd have been better off just bunging in some super low springs or something like that if that is what you were after

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I was able to lower my 180sx over my 17's/18's quite low, but I've never really tried to 'dump' it as such, so they've got more than enough adjustment for me.

This is the car with 17's and 18's, and I'm pretty sure there is a fair amount more adjustemnt in them, never wanted to go any lower.

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hey

picked up my car today after get tien coilovers put in

the front coilovers are all the way down.....and there is still 1-2 between the guard and top of the tyre

i am a bit pissed about that as i want to get some 18s or 19s in the future and im concernd its gonna sit high as.......

its a r33

can anyone explain? is it just tien have shit all height adjustment?

thankssss

Why do you think it gunna "sit high as" after you fit wheels and tyres the same diameter as you have now?

Low profile tyres on 18" or 19" means the same diameter as higher profile tyres on 16 "or 17".

Unless you buy high profile 18" or 19" tyres, then you will have a speedo error problem.

Centre of wheel to guard measurement (all 4 corners) is the suspension industry standard for measuring height. Skylines (R32/33/34) handle and ride best around 350-355 mm front and 340-345mm rear.

>_< cheers :happy:

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I was able to lower my 180sx over my 17's/18's quite low, but I've never really tried to 'dump' it as such, so they've got more than enough adjustment for me.

This is the car with 17's and 18's, and I'm pretty sure there is a fair amount more adjustemnt in them, never wanted to go any lower.

Your car IS automotive porn.

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how low do u want to go? There's nothing wrong with the coilovers, ur application is probably wrong. For ur purposes of dumping it way below optimal height, you would have been better off getting super low king springs..

I have the super streets and they have a preset window of optimal height adjustments up or down...outside that, there's really no point.

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Well to go lower whilst retaining some sort of decent suspension travel travel, sell the Super Streets and go the Flex. Or... SK's GB which has the circlips for adjustable height too.

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i have adjustment left in the rear

but the fronts are all the way down.......and sits sorta like ur 180 at the front....just a bit more space in between tyre and guard

this is my r33 with 18's and tein super street,and i can still lower it about a inchpost-23517-1160225442.jpg

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My guess to this is that when Tein wanted to sell their suspension in Australia the ADR's (Australian Design Rules) would have said "Make it so they can not lower their car to the weeds"

I also bought a set of super street Teins and had this problem. (R32 GTR)

There is nothing wrong with the suspension you have. My car just won a event at our local track (Wanneroo) in the turbo 4WD class and it is not too far from a standard GTR.

My suggestion to you if you want to lower your car some more is to look for some lower set springs that will fit the Teins. Keep in mind that your car will not handle as well and the ride will be harsher. (but it will look good)

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My guess to this is that when Tein wanted to sell their suspension in Australia the ADR's (Australian Design Rules) would have said "Make it so they can not lower their car to the weeds"

I also bought a set of super street Teins and had this problem. (R32 GTR)

There is nothing wrong with the suspension you have. My car just won a event at our local track (Wanneroo) in the turbo 4WD class and it is not too far from a standard GTR.

My suggestion to you if you want to lower your car some more is to look for some lower set springs that will fit the Teins. Keep in mind that your car will not handle as well and the ride will be harsher. (but it will look good)

mehhhh im over the low fing now.............i like the ride n how stable the car is around the corners now......very happy..........compared to my old suspension which was stock........tien eats it up in every aspect :)

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