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I need your help.

I have TEIN SS coilovers right now... and they aren't low at all. I've already set it to the lowest pitch. Is there any other adjustments I can play with? It's mainly the front of my car which seems like I can fit my whole hand in the wheel gap. I've heard people replace the springs. Would that work? and where could I find them.
 

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Post pics. The front should go really low. Its mainly the rears i found that it disnt go low enough.
 

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Sorry about the delay. Been busy lately. Here's an older picture I have. As you can see, my tires don't seem to be tucking in the front or rear and I've maxed out my coils.



Now I did some research and spoke to a friend to came across this issue as well. He told me that Swift makes coilover springs that are replaceable for Tein SS's.

Our stock TEIN SS are Fronts 10k 200mm/8inch and Rear 6k 250mm/10inch and our ID's or "width" of the springs are 70mm for both which is standard.

So I've thought of a plan. I'm going to move my front springs to my rear which will give me a more stiffer feel and shorter the spring by 2 inches. I'll then replace my front springs with Swift 12k 150mm/6inch springs which should give me enough drop on my coilovers. I should overall have 2 inches to play with along with a more stiffer ride or more stiffer dampening adjustments.
 

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Sorry about the delay. Been busy lately. Here's an older picture I have. As you can see, my tires don't seem to be tucking in the front or rear and I've maxed out my coils.



Now I did some research and spoke to a friend to came across this issue as well. He told me that Swift makes coilover springs that are replaceable for Tein SS's.

Our stock TEIN SS are Fronts 10k 200mm/8inch and Rear 6k 250mm/10inch and our ID's or "width" of the springs are 70mm for both which is standard.

So I've thought of a plan. I'm going to move my front springs to my rear which will give me a more stiffer feel and shorter the spring by 2 inches. I'll then replace my front springs with Swift 12k 150mm/6inch springs which should give me enough drop on my coilovers. I should overall have 2 inches to play with along with a more stiffer ride or more stiffer dampening adjustments.
Let me know how this goes. I have the Tein Basic coilovers and I know Tein has their own taper springs that you could buy to replace your current springs which will drop the car more.
 

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Let me know how this goes. I have the Tein Basic coilovers and I know Tein has their own taper springs that you could buy to replace your current springs which will drop the car more.
Do you know much about those taper springs? I've only seen people replace spring coils with swift ones. I haven't heard much about the Tein branded one. Might call and ask.
 

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I'd contacted TEIN for shorter springs before with similar spring rates for my CST's ... which lead to the springs off of a Subura WRX. I believe I was quoted 152$ for the pair of springs
 

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Tein coilover springs

I had the same problem with my CST! I went through Heeltoe and got lower and higher rated spring set. The old front set is 7kg upgraded to 9kg and the old rear set was 4kg upgraded to 5kg! I was told that you can only upgrade springs by 2kg max without rebuilding your struts! Marcus was a great help!!
 

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It probably won't be the best idea to jump from a 6 kg/mm spring to a 10 kg/mm spr rate in the rear. The damping adjustment is + or - 2 kg/mm on the SS and that spring could blow your rears. I'm on the same suspension and I used this spring number from Tein (SH080-01200). It's 50mm, or 2 inches shorter at a rate of 8 kg/mm and tapered. I also trimmed the bump stop in half. The ride quality is fine and I've been riding like this for six months without a blown shock. I'll post pics when I get home.
 

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SS's dont go that low. If you wanna stick with TEINs and dump the car you should go with the Flex. They have a stiffer spring rate too.

Next year Im hoping to replace my N+s with the Street Flex that just came out.
 
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