Tech

Short Spring Dilemmas Part 1

Short Spring Dilemmas Part 1

I will be going over the details of some issues encountered with the use of shorter springs. Part 1 of a 2 part post would explain the use of shorter length springs with a ride height adjustable coilover. Many consumers think that the use of a shorter length spring on a ride height adjustable coilover […]

Safety First!

Several years back we posted about how to properly install Takata Racing harnesses on a vehicle. Since then, Takata has updated their products. And while they have some street legal harnesses (Drift II and Drift III series), there are still some very important notes to point out on the installation of the harnesses. Of special […]

What is a Triple Tube Damper?

What is a Triple Tube Damper?

As a suspension manufacturer, we’re proud to be able to offer both monotube and twin tube dampers to the market. Both of which offer their own merits in terms of performance. It is typically viewed that monotube dampers offer the best in performance. They tend to have the most damper oil capacity which reduces damper […]

OVERHAUL PISTON ROD CHANGE

We have received many overhauls over the years, a lot of the times we Highly suggest to change the piston rod out due to scratches, dents, pinhole damage. Below you will find the images of why we highly recommend to have them changed. Above is the Microscopic view of a Pinhole damaged Piston Rod. As […]

Overhaul Season

Overhaul Season

What’s up, all?!! Just a friendly reminder that the winter season is the ideal season to submit your dampers to us for an overhaul.  To those who don’t know what an overhaul means, basically we freshen up the dampers to a like new condition. The standard turnaround time is between three to five weeks. The […]

Preloading It Up

Preloading It Up

Full-length adjustable coilover spring tension is an area which many consumers aren’t too knowledgeable about. Details that  “more preload is best” or “no preload is best” have always been a talked about subject. In general, the function of the spring tension on a full length adjustable coilover is for a more fine tuning of the […]

Mazda RX-8 and Miata MX-5 Lowering Spring Installation Precautions

Mazda RX-8 and Miata MX-5 Lowering Spring Installation Precautions

Hey everyone. This had been brought to our attention a few months back from two consumers having ride height issues with the S.Tech lowering springs on their 2004 Mazda RX-8 (SE3P chassis) 2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 (NCEC chassis). This ride height claim had become puzzling to us as we had encountered this type of issue which was a quick an […]

Oil Catch Cans. Do you need them?

We’ve had this question several times before, and it’s a pretty good question for us. It tends to go without explanation in magazines. Instead, you get an article on a car build and see a shiny can sitting in an engine bay that you’d love to have. But, what is a catch can there for? […]

Coilover Mixing Headaches

Coilover Mixing Headaches

Hey Everyone! Back again with some more tech tips which hopefully help out with you TEIN coilover systems. Generally around this time of the year we receive many TEIN dampers sent in for our overhaul service. Most customers are looking to do a base repair and possibly consider some replacement parts for the dampers. However, some […]

A Hit or Miss Situation

A Hit or Miss Situation

During December 2012 we received a call from Bruce. He is the owner of  DeDona Tint & Sound, Inc. in Greensboro, NC. He had spoken to us during SEMA week and was interested in purchasing our Street Advance coilover kit. Now, the kit he was interested in is manufactured for the 2006-2012 Lexus Gs430. However, […]