TEIN STREET BASIS Z & STREET ADVANCE Z Has Landed!!!

TEIN STREET BASIS Z & STREET ADVANCE Z Has Landed!!!

We’ve been on a full-fledged effort to bring the consumer affordable, high quality suspensions. After all, this is the reputation that TEIN has built its successes on. At the end of 2015, we introduced the new FLEX Z suspension kits. Never before have we released a full featured coilover kit at under $1000 (FLEX Z […]

Formula Drift 2016

Formula Drift 2016

The drift season got off to a start earlier this month, and what an event it was! The city of Long Beach, CA. hosts the season opener for Formula Drift, and around this time, the city prepares for the Long Beach Grand Prix and the Celebrity Grand Prix, the later of which had the final […]

How Low Can You Go?

How Low Can You Go?

One thing about TEIN dampers is that they’re definitely not know for being able to slam all cars down to the ground. There are several exceptions based on the factory suspension design. But, for the most part, we don’t really design our suspensions to do crazy types of ride height drops. For one, super low […]

Defi CAN Driver Gauges

Defi CAN Driver Gauges

Defi has created a new revolutionary line of gauges! This time, the gauge set is a much more simple installation for OBDII equipped (compatible with ISO-CAN) vehicles. By using an OBD port harness, the Defi CAN Driver can link up to three gauges, and these gauges do not require the use or installation of sensors/sending […]

Coilover Claim That Are Mis-Installations

Coilover Claim That Are Mis-Installations

Many times we receive claims of defective dampers leaking oil which are then requested to be repaired or exchanged under warranty. For the most part the actual cause of the damper failure would be due to mis-installation. Now regardless if its you first time doing a coilover install or haveĀ  many years of working in […]

Coil Spring Material

Coil Spring Material

I know some (if not all) of you people really care about what you buy. Although many of us are not engineers, we can tell good designs from bad designs. What we cannot typically tell is what are good materials and bad materials simply by looking at pictures. Lowering springs can be found by many […]

Counterfeit TEIN Springs (Round 2)

Counterfeit TEIN Springs (Round 2)

Well, maybe it’s more like Round 5 in the continuing saga of Counterfeit TEIN springs being put to market. Several years back we made a notice for our dealers and customers that our lowering springs are being knocked off overseas. Well, it seems that someone new is out to do the same thing. Honestly, these […]

Effects of Aerodynamics on Suspension

Effects of Aerodynamics on Suspension

Enzo Ferrari was once quoted for saying, “Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines.” Funny guy, that man. Colin Chapman, however, saw aerodynamics as the future of F1, which reflects heavily on the design direction of the F1 cars you’ve seen for the past four decades. It has been used effectively and with amazing […]

Defi Advance A1 Gauges

Defi Advance A1 Gauges

In an era of LCD and heads-up type displays that are now included in so many high-end cars, there’s still something about having a dial type gauge to get readings. Whatever it is, we just find it more attractive. Maybe it’s because it is just familiar. Defi has always been at the forefront when it […]

The End of The Scion Era

The End of The Scion Era

It’s sad to hear that the Scion marque has reached its end. With just over 13 years of production, the brand made a huge impact on the sporty compact car market, and has helped manufacturers like ourselves by being able to offer suspension packages for very customizable platforms. After all, that was the appeal of […]