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Old 09-05-2006, 02:14 AM   #1
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Whats ur suspension setup?

Im in the process of buying a suspension kit for my car and like to hear some of what people have on their rides..I did a little searchin about some products and I think what I am going to try and do is have the bilstein pss and have TMS swaybars. Id like to get the UUC sways but ive heard they make alot of noise?? If there was a way to fix that Id like to get those. I highly doubt ill be doing any track days so thats why I wont be getting the pss9's but my car is pretty much my daily driver other than my bike, so id like to hear if this setup would be to stiff or harsh for everyday driving. I understand that it wont be like Oem and I do expect it to be a bit rough but i dont want something that is going to make my teeth chatter all the time i hit a bump. Let me know what u guys think, Thanks
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:53 AM   #2
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:05 PM   #3
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Old 09-10-2006, 10:12 AM   #4
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:17 PM   #5
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I keep on hearing about these teins, whats the scoop with them... do they feel as good and compfy as they say they do?

I have PSS9 setup and Im really not thrilled with how hard it can be in the softest settings with an extreme drop, I dont track I just want a setup and can go low as hell and compfy, I think if I were to raise this set of coils they would feel amazing, but the springs are preety compressed at the setting I have them and its just not really helping on their dampening ability....if the coils had more lowering depth then the springs wouldnt be so damn compressed and would prolly dampen a lot better.

I might wanna try these TEIN SS with the edfc setup too if they drop real hard, unless the TEIN Basics are set at the compfy setting thenI will never change the dampening on the car just be at a good balanced preset point.

KWV2s feel a little floppy to me but they drop hard

GC feel great been on 2 cars with them and not disapointed at all

PSS9 NOT dropped hard feels great

Koni shock and H&R spring combo feels good as well
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:19 PM   #6
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I keep on hearing about these teins, whats the scoop with them... do they feel as good and compfy as they say they do?

I have PSS9 setup and Im really not thrilled with how hard it can be in the softest settings with an extreme drop, I dont track I just want a setup and can go low as hell and compfy, I think if I were to raise this set of coils they would feel amazing, but the springs are preety compressed at the setting I have them and its just not really helping on their dampening ability....if the coils had more lowering depth then the springs wouldnt be so damn compressed and would prolly dampen a lot better.

I might wanna try these TEIN SS with the edfc setup too if they drop real hard, unless the TEIN Basics are set at the compfy setting thenI will never change the dampening on the car just be at a good balanced preset point.

KWV2s feel a little floppy to me but they drop hard

GC feel great been on 2 cars with them and not disapointed at all

PSS9 NOT dropped hard feels great

Koni shock and H&R spring combo feels good as well

Although the Tein SS drop pretty hard, I don't think they're nearly as street friendly as the PSS9's. They have a really really harsh ride IMO.

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Although the Tein SS drop pretty hard, I don't think they're nearly as street friendly as the PSS9's. They have a really really harsh ride IMO.

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Old 09-11-2006, 07:27 AM   #8
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I keep on hearing about these teins, whats the scoop with them... do they feel as good and compfy as they say they do?

I might wanna try these TEIN SS with the edfc setup too if they drop real hard, unless the TEIN Basics are set at the compfy setting thenI will never change the dampening on the car just be at a good balanced preset point.
TEIN's are confortable. I have them set at 8 for a combo of street/track. 16 is hardest and 1 is the softest. I'm set pretty aggressive.
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:04 PM   #9
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I replaced my OEM Sports Package Suspension set-up with the Eibach Pro-System Kit with included new Sports Springs, Dampers, Shocks and Struts. I wanted a little harsher and stiffer feel that wasn't too uncomfortable for the street. Additionally I wanted to extremely lower my bimmer to decrease the body/tire gap and tighten up the cornering. The ride comfort is fantastic even over rough roads and the car corners at high speed like its on rails. The drop is one and half inches all the way around and looks pretty damn good if I to say so myself. Just my two and a half cents worth. Happy Motoring...
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:07 PM   #10
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Old 09-10-2006, 09:50 AM   #11
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I replaced my OEM Sports Package Suspension set-up with the Eibach Pro-System Kit with included new Sports Springs, Dampers, Shocks and Struts. I wanted a little harsher and stiffer feel that wasn't too uncomfortable for the street. Additionally I wanted to extremely lower my bimmer to decrease the body/tire gap and tighten up the cornering. The ride comfort is fantastic even over rough roads and the car corners at high speed like its on rails. The drop is one and half inches all the way around and looks pretty damn good if I to say so myself. Just my two and a half cents worth. Happy Motoring...
On what tires do you use this setup ?
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:08 PM   #12
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:45 PM   #13
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UUC Stage 4 - Sachs shocks and matched springs (more comfortable ride than H&R Cupkit IMHO), with UUC sways. Had my sways in for over a year, and with hard driving they still don't make any noise....for my money, the best set up this side of coilovers!!
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:58 PM   #14
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UUC Stage 4 - Sachs shocks and matched springs (more comfortable ride than H&R Cupkit IMHO), with UUC sways. Had my sways in for over a year, and with hard driving they still don't make any noise....for my money, the best set up this side of coilovers!!

I have the same setup.. I have had it for about 11,000 miles now, no noise, love how she handles. I haven't had any control arm issues either (knock on wood..)
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:02 PM   #15
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I have the TC Kline TrueMatch S/A Coilovers with Koni Yellow shocks. The springs rates are 450lb/on front and 500lb/in rear. I'm working towards TC Kline Camber Plates as well. The kit works well on smooth as well as bumpy surfaces, it's not too harsh. I have no bouncing problems either, which most people complain about with the Bilstein kits.
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:09 PM   #16
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I have the TC Kline TrueMatch S/A Coilovers with Koni Yellow shocks. The springs rates are 450lb/on front and 500lb/in rear. The kit works well on smooth as well as bumpy surfaces, it's not too harsh. I have no bouncing problems either, which most people complain about with the Bilstein kits.
I havent heard too much about these coils. I did a little search about them and saw that someone said that these are more for a track type of setup?? I doubt ill be on the track at all any time soon and if i do it will prob only be one
time. Do they offer something more tuned for a street application? About the boucing of the bilstein kits, i would def want to stay away from that as much as possible ( if i can ). I have had bilstein's before and know what that is about. What about the Tein setup? Anyone else have some on their ride and do you bounce alot like some of the bilsteins? Thanks guys
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:49 PM   #18
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I also have the eibach coilover kit. Its been great as its not overly harsh
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:54 PM   #19
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:10 PM   #20
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