G35 Coupe V35 2003 - 07 Discussion about the 1st Generation V35 G35 Coupe

which coilovers??

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Old 11-27-2006, 10:33 PM
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which coilovers??

alrite.. so i got somee 20s on my car.. and the rides not as smooth... im trying to get some coilovers.. dont know which one to get.. is there a big difference between tein flex/basic? i dont got the dough for flex... but if it is a llot better i will save up for it.. i will not be tracking my car.. jus want some good coilovers.. thankjs
 
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basics are height adjustable only

flex are damper/height adjustable
 
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if im not tracking does damper make a big difference??? dont want to spend too much money on coilovers.. still want mrev/exhaust
 
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i would just go with the basics if i were since ur just looking for a smooth ride and want to keep it more affordable
 
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so basic it is?? anyone have tein basics have any good words on this?? thanks anything is appreciated.. i am gonna order them soon
 
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If you're not tracking, just go with BASIC.
 
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I'd recommend the basic kit. The kit will give you a little softer ride than the flex due to the lower spring rates (504 vs 672 lbs/inch) and you still get the ride height adjustment. The basic's compression/rebound rates are matched well to the spring rate/car weight and for most people the stock setting will be fine. The other nice part is the dampers are shortened, so you get some travel back on a lowered car.

The type Flex add 16-way dampening adjustment and spring pre-load adjustment. Most of the time those features are never really utilized on a street car.

Most people would notice a bigger difference by getting the basics and putting the difference in cost towards other modifications such as sway bars, etc...


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thanks for the input guys.. would i notice a big differnce from my stock suspension to tein basic?? how much do ppl usualy drop there Gs.. i have some 20s on my car.. and i live in the city so i dont want to drop it too much.. im thinking maybe an inch at the most.. thanks
 
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what about tein CS comfort sport? thats what im thinking about.... but Tein flex is possible... but Im a little afraid if rattling my ride appart if its to stiff... input anyone?
 
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CST is good to keep a comfortable ride and have all the adjustment capabilities.
 
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Originally Posted by dreamweaver
what about tein CS comfort sport? thats what im thinking about.... but Tein flex is possible... but Im a little afraid if rattling my ride appart if its to stiff... input anyone?
The Type CS will give you a much softer ride than the type flex, or even the basics. The spring rates are quite a bit softer and you'll also have the dampening adjustments to fine tune the suspension to your liking. It's a step above the basics with the added upper mount and dampening adjustments, but not quite as "hardcore" as the type flex as it doesn't have the pillowball uppers and the spring pre-load adjustments. The CS are Tein's high end street setup.
 
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I had the Tein FLex on my car and loved it. But then again it depends on how you like your ride and how you drive. Some people don't like the stiffness in the Flex (ie my mother... I took the exit ramp off the highway going home and she was like "God I feel like I am turning with car") The Basic is good too. I rarely track my car but just for stiffness I chose the Flex.

I can agree with EverythingG35... If you buy the Basic setup and do the rest of the suspension such as the sway bars, anti roll bars and camber kit you will have a great ride. I am not to sure about the camber kits on these cars though because there have been a few post by members saying they have snapped.

Good luck on your choice!
 
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