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What else would I need to buy if I was to go for some Tein Flex Z coil overs. Would be looking to drop around an inch front and rear.

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Old 01-05-2020, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What else would I need to buy if I was to go for some Tein Flex Z coil overs. Would be looking to drop around an inch front and rear. Things like camber arms? Toe arms?

Sorry if this is a bad question just unsure and unable to find a post that outlines this in an idiot proof way.
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You're going to need new arms for the front and at least new camber and toe bolts for the rear if you don't replace any of the arms.
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BTW, Tein sucks. I just ditched mines.
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forget Tein

Fortune or Powertrix are better bang for the buck

You want the SPL Parts Front Upper Control Arms for front camber/caster adjustment and Rear midlinks, camber arm, and toe arms to do the same in the rear

After that you'll be able to run any height and basically as aggressive a wheel spec you want. The Z has massive wheel wells capable of fitting anything, the limitation is the factory suspension doesn't give any adjustment in front or much in the rear
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BTW, Tein sucks. I just ditched mines.
Why does it suck? The cars probably never going to the track just looking to lower it and he able to raise it back up for the winter.
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Why does it suck? The cars probably never going to the track just looking to lower it and he able to raise it back up for the winter.
Just remember you get what you pay for. I would advise not going with Tein and maybe look at Fortune Auto, if you are looking for a budget friendly option. A lot of folks run FA and love them, myself included. I love that they are stateside, easily serviceable and easy to upgrade should you feel the need in the future.
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Why does it suck? The cars probably never going to the track just looking to lower it and he able to raise it back up for the winter.
You also want to think about ride comfort. I've had teins before although on a previous car and i didn't like the way they rode. As others have mentioned there are some good coils out there that give you better bang for your buck
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Why does it suck? The cars probably never going to the track just looking to lower it and he able to raise it back up for the winter.
What the guys above said, plus you can't rebuild them. you need to mail it to them first to rebuild for an unknown amount.
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The Tein Flex coilovers will allow for some adjustment they are ok. 9/10 you get what you pay for though with coilovers. I ran the Fortune Auto 500 coilovers for years before ponying up the dough for more expensive coilovers. Overall the Fortune Auto 500 coilovers are excellent quality for what you get street or track it’s up to you. In my dealings with Fortune Auto their customer service was great and they were very helpful. What I liked most about Fortune Auto is they are in the states and all their coilover units are rebuildable and can be upgraded as well.
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The Tein Flex coilovers will allow for some adjustment they are ok. 9/10 you get what you pay for though with coilovers. I ran the Fortune Auto 500 coilovers for years before ponying up the dough for more expensive coilovers. Overall the Fortune Auto 500 coilovers are excellent quality for what you get street or track itís up to you. In my dealings with Fortune Auto their customer service was great and they were very helpful. What I liked most about Fortune Auto is they are in the states and all their coilover units are rebuildable and can be upgraded as well.
What coils you running right now? I'm probably ordering HKS HIPERMAX IV GT next week. it was a close choice between those and FA...
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What coils you running right now? I'm probably ordering HKS HIPERMAX IV GT next week. it was a close choice between those and FA...
I will not reveal my suspension set up. Really depends though what you are using your Z for? What is your budget? If you are picking between the HKS Hipermax IV GT coilovers and the Fortune Auto 500 coilovers they are both great choices depending on what your goals are with your Z. Personally I would choose the Fortune Auto 500 series coilovers as they have great everyday drivability plus you can use them for occasional track use if necessary. If you are ever attending any serious competition track days than plan on getting Fortunate Auto 510 series coilovers as they will better suit you. The Fortune Auto 7th generation series coilovers are by far their most advanced coilovers they have introduced yet. Don’t forget you will have to have them rebuilt eventually.
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I will not reveal my suspension set up. Really depends though what you are using your Z for? What is your budget? If you are picking between the HKS Hipermax IV GT coilovers and the Fortune Auto 500 coilovers they are both great choices depending on what your goals are with your Z. Personally I would choose the Fortune Auto 500 series coilovers as they have great everyday drivability plus you can use them for occasional track use if necessary. If you are ever attending any serious competition track days than plan on getting Fortunate Auto 510 series coilovers as they will better suit you. The Fortune Auto 7th generation series coilovers are by far their most advanced coilovers they have introduced yet. Donít forget you will have to have them rebuilt eventually.
nice thanks for the tips. May I ask the reason why you wont talk about your suspension? lol
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