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What is the avaliable range with the Tein HA's? I am hoping that it will be from stock to -2 inches. I looked at Teins site but can't decipher their specs:

Ride Height
Ft:-35mm
Rr:-40mm

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I have the TEIN TYpe HA
With the Camber plates as well
It is awesom,
I have mine in the front all the way down and the rear still has a good amount more to go!! But here u go. I wiss come one did this for me when i was going to buy the exact [email protected]!
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But how close back to stock ride height can I go? I need to raise the car up at least back to stock height for winter so the Greddy lip spoiler doesn't become the actual snow plow people think it looks like. :lol: I want the adj range not just the "low".

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BOB O


Man Did you see in the pic how much io have to go UP!!
MAN u will be fine. You can jac this car up[ probably 2-3 inches!!!! EASLIY stock height!!!!
 

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wow i need the camber plates so i can slam my car even farther. i use tein has and i have 48offset on my rims wiht 215/45/17s and i rub depending on how hard i take a turn.
 

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me too!! If i am running the Sh!t ouit of my car, then it will scrapp or rubb inside the wheel well. But oh whell!!
 

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FWIW... impreza's handle best when only lowered about an inch... any lower and you are not letting the long travel design do it's job... now if you where building a car for tarmac circuit stuff it would be another story... like this car:





















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What was the price that you guys paid for your coilovers? I am looking at getting the pillow ball mounts with the set. It's either these or DMS and DMS, generally ends up cost more than the Teins, once you factor in the new strut top mounts.

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Bob,

it all depends on what you want for your car and what type of driving you do often.

i paid my Tein type HA for $1750 shipped w/ upper pillowball mounts.

i know Tein also carries other lines of coilovers. a my friend of mine has an IS300 who is running TEIN type CS (cruise masters) and oh boy, the ride is perfect for city/freeway driving. he has 18" oz wheels and the ride is still very comfortable.

if you go to their website, you can check out their complete coilover lineup. www.tein.com

DMS is pricey but it is design for serious competitions.

hope this helps..

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I'm pretty sure that I want the HA's within Tein's lineup, but having not riden with Tein's or DMS, I'm not sure if the DMS Golds might not be better suited to the crappy roads (at least this seems to be an i-club consensus :rolleyes: ). I want a properly stiff suspension, but not so stiff i skip over bumps, the suspension must work. I think if the prices were close I would go DMS, but the Tein HA's are more than acceptable. I just need to properly manage costs. I thought Tein's were going for like 1400 for pillows and 1200 for non? Also do you happen to know if you can make the swap to pillows later, or if you can use someone else's pillows (say Cusco)?

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bob,

i have the TEINs for about 1.5 yrs now and just noticed the price change on the HAs for GC8 at the current Tein website. i think the price ($1230) is a bargain!

as far as the ride comfort goes, i think my car is a bit stiff at times but tolerable. right now, i have mine front/rear set at the lowest and its not bad at all. i think you can go with lower spring rates upon request?


good luck!

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I think valving plays a bigger part in stiffness than springs... but it is all about the right combo...

I am looking into the tein RS...

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I agree with wop that the shocks play the biggest role in what people describe as "stiff". Once you turn up the damping to the point of the it being an overdamped system(from a spring-mass system point of view), any inputs to the system, in terms of movement, get damped out very quickly. Springs make a difference, but I also know from playing with the Koni's on my dodge shadow that you can crank them up to way overdamped and it will feel far more "stiff" than it real is.

blitzkrg-RS, how is the setup over bumpy/ripples in the road. Like I said I done mind real stiff feel as long as I'm not skipping over the bumps; the tire still needs to be in contact with the road. Where exaclty did you see that price? Tein's US site?

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bob,

I have the shocks set at the lowest/softest settings right now, and when running on 17" wheels, the car feels like glued to the tarmac, and at the same i can feel the road even with the slightest bump but not skipping.
with 16" w/ stock tires, the ride is very comfy.

i say get the pillowmounts at the same time. it provides camber adjustability.

yeah the price that i told you is at the tein website. go to www.tein.com and select model and prices. go to subaru and it should be right there.

good luck,

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Do you have the stock Tein spring rates then? It's good to hear they cooporate with 17's as I love my OZ P1's and can't wait until there is no more threat of snow/ice.

The plan was the camber plates at the same time; I don't want to install suspension multiple times if I can help it. But then my labor is free. :D

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i think the TEIN HA spring rate is 392lbs/in. front and 336lbs/in. for rear.

they also have type HG. spring rate is 101-213lbs/in. for front and 168lbs/in. for rear. this is for Rally, and as you can see the spring rates on these are lower than tarmac. but more expensive tho :D

hope this helps..

cal
 
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