Tech

The Importance of Tire Pressures

The Importance of Tire Pressures

It’s quite clear that customers come to us looking to increase handling performance for their vehicles. After all, suspension upgrades are some of the most commonly made changes to vehicles. Fortunately, we’ve continued to make improvements to suspension technology that has proven results. However, one overlooked aspect in handling is monitoring tire pressures. Of course, […]

Basic Suspension Maintenance Time!

Basic Suspension Maintenance Time!

Have you been inspecting your suspension periodically? No?? Why not??? Just like most other aspects of your vehicle, an inspection of your suspension should be done. We typically like to inspect all suspension components, not just coilovers, during every oil change (every 5,000 miles). Suspension, and not just the shock absorbers, have quite a bit […]

Adjusting Damping on a TEIN Coilover

Adjusting Damping on a TEIN Coilover

Just a quick reminder to those who are new to our adjustable suspension, specifically regarding damping setting (soft to stiff, and vice versa). With the exception of some racing kits like our N1 dampers or Gr.N rally dampers, our damping adjustable kits are 16-way adjustable, or 16 usable settings, if that’s easier to understand. Now, […]

Why Nitrogen Gas for Dampers?

Why Nitrogen Gas for Dampers?

When we get this question, it’s typically assumed that the customer thinks we only fill our dampers with nitrogen gas. We get this question at shows, even though we have our clear damper models that people can try for themselves and literally see the damper oil inside the damper. We in fact do use nitrogen […]

What Makes TEIN Suspension High Quality

What Makes TEIN Suspension High Quality

Without a doubt, our cars face some of the harshest conditions. No matter where you live, whether it’s high desert, or the extreme cold (with snowfall), vehicles have to operate to the best of their abilities. TEIN’s founders knew this full well when they decided to go into the shock absorber manufacturing business. As some […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bump Stop Trimming

Bump Stop Trimming

Without a doubt lowering springs is easily one of our biggest sellers. It’s a simple upgrade for someone wanting to lower their vehicle but not wanting to really sacrifice much in the way of ride quality, and it’s also much more affordable than a coilover kit. This is an especially common upgrade for people with […]

Identifying FLEX Z Coilovers

Identifying FLEX Z Coilovers

Honestly, there really isn’t much of a difference from FLEX Z to STREET FLEX dampers physically. Really, the only thing, other than verifying the part number on the bottom bracket (silver Caution sticker), is to check the damper itself. As we have mentioned, the FLEX Z dampers are fully sealed units, which mean it cannot […]