6G Celicas Forums

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

3 Pages V   1 2 3 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Tein Super Street/Coilover Conversation
post Aug 10, 2006 - 6:36 PM
+Quote Post
Supersprynt



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Feb 10, '03
From Connecticut
Currently Offline

Reputation: 11 (100%)




I 'd like some feedback regarding a few things with the coilovers and SS system. Things such as whats your ride height (how many threads are showing below the locking nut). How long/did your coilovers settle? What damping setting on the SS are u using?

Thanks guys I'd just like to compare.

On a side note, wow this suspension is great. Its unrelenting, takes the turns like a champ. Bumpier ride though.


--------------------
post Aug 10, 2006 - 8:27 PM
+Quote Post
playr158



Enthusiast
*****
Joined May 22, '03
From NOVA
Currently Offline

Reputation: 16 (100%)




are you at TEINs recommended "stock" height setting or lower?
post Aug 10, 2006 - 8:29 PM
+Quote Post
Supersprynt



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Feb 10, '03
From Connecticut
Currently Offline

Reputation: 11 (100%)




I think im lower, but its not ridiculously low. Thats why I wanna go lower.



--------------------
post Aug 11, 2006 - 1:32 AM
+Quote Post
Silver94CelicaOw...



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Oct 13, '02
From Blairstown, New Jersey
Currently Offline

Reputation: 6 (100%)




My height is at the "standard setting" that they specify in the manual, it could go a good deal lower but I wouldn't be able to drive anywhere. Raising it would probably allow for less bumpiness due to having a greater travel available, however I find the standard settings to be quite nice.

For daily driving I believe my dampening is around 4-5 clicks up from the softest because otherwise it gets a little rough on ill-maintained roads that are everywhere around here. The standard setting of 10 clicks back from the most firm setting is very sporty, but gets old because of the harsh ride.

I feel one of the best ways to truly find a perfect feel is to set the dampening to another 1-2 clicks softer than standard settings, and then play with your tire pressure a little. It's amazing how communicative the tires become with these coilovers, but a little towards the soft side and a little firm on tire pressure and the feel is nearly perfect.


EDIT- I've begun to realize that keeping the rear somewhat softer in the rear makes understeer much less pronounced when cornering hard....forgot to include that.

This post has been edited by Silver94CelicaOwner: Aug 11, 2006 - 1:35 AM


--------------------


3rd gen ST205 3SGTE - Alive and boosting.
post Aug 11, 2006 - 1:40 AM
+Quote Post
purplegt4



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Feb 7, '03
From Northern Virginia
Currently Offline

Reputation: 23 (100%)




IPB Image

12 front
9 rear

IPB Image
post Aug 11, 2006 - 7:19 AM
+Quote Post
presure2



Moderator
*****
Joined Oct 1, '02
From fall river, ma
Currently Offline

Reputation: 13 (100%)




this is good stuff.
added to the sticky!


--------------------
Former Team 5SFTE pro member ;)

13.6@108MPH, 5SFTE Powered
post Aug 11, 2006 - 12:39 PM
+Quote Post
Supersprynt



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Feb 10, '03
From Connecticut
Currently Offline

Reputation: 11 (100%)




I've found my rear end hits alot harder than the front. I dont know if this is the nature of the car but I have the back end softer than the front.

I'm gonna take a pic of my rear end (haha) and post it to show you where my car sits and its not low enough for my liking. Too much wheel gap. Did any of your springs take time to settle?


--------------------
post Aug 12, 2006 - 2:01 AM
+Quote Post
Kadett



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Mar 17, '05
From The Netherlands
Currently Offline

Reputation: 0 (0%)




Rear end should hit harder. Since the springs in front are 4 kgf/mm and the rear one's are 3 kgf/mm.

Weight balance is about 63% front/ 37% rear. So even so the springs are softer in the back, they have to carry so much less weight so on the same setting they feel harder.

But I set the back harder then the front (got EDFC) so the are Level 0 (hardest) in the rear and Level 4 in the front. Thinking with thicker swaybar in the rear I can put the back out.


--------------------
JDM Powerplant installed, BPU coming very soon!

IPB Image
post Aug 12, 2006 - 3:18 AM
+Quote Post
purplegt4



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Feb 7, '03
From Northern Virginia
Currently Offline

Reputation: 23 (100%)




for USDM SS dampers its 7 kgf/mm front and 5kgf/mm rear.

http://www.tein.com/ti/l36.html

+ a lil higher than tein recommended height makes the feel for a better suspension stroke.
post Aug 12, 2006 - 9:43 AM
+Quote Post
Supersprynt



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Feb 10, '03
From Connecticut
Currently Offline

Reputation: 11 (100%)




Kadett im surprised you can drive around with it at a level 4. I had mine on 2 clicks harder than standard setting and it was way to hard for the roads around here.

I also have the ST sway bar in the back.


--------------------
post Aug 12, 2006 - 11:15 AM
+Quote Post
Kadett



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Mar 17, '05
From The Netherlands
Currently Offline

Reputation: 0 (0%)




I have driven it without EDFC for about 2,5 months on the hardest lever smile.gif
BTW my Dampers were delivered on the hardest setting smile.gif Maybe you have turned them a bit softer wink.gif Clockwise = harder, Counterclockwise = softer

No problems at all. Only streets that are paved (with bricks) instead of tarmac were not so nice. I we have ALOT of those in every town/village/city here.

But if its true that the US spec dampers are with stronger springs then I could imagine the difference.

This post has been edited by Kadett: Aug 12, 2006 - 11:16 AM


--------------------
JDM Powerplant installed, BPU coming very soon!

IPB Image
post Aug 12, 2006 - 10:51 PM
+Quote Post
Supersprynt



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Feb 10, '03
From Connecticut
Currently Offline

Reputation: 11 (100%)




Here are some pics of where my springs are set and my rear ride height.

IPB Image
IPB Image

Its going to go looooooooower when i get the time.

This post has been edited by Supersprynt: Aug 13, 2006 - 10:59 PM


--------------------
post Jan 27, 2008 - 2:12 AM
+Quote Post
6G94celica

Enthusiast
**
Joined Jan 22, '06
From Savannah, GA
Currently Offline

Reputation: 1 (100%)




i have a question about edfc. ive read that it is not compatible on the ss setup on our cars and i have also read that it is. ive seen it both ways so many times on a numerous amount of sites. just want to clarify if it is compatible on our cars with the Tein SS setup

also are they full threaded or partially threaded

This post has been edited by 6G94celica: Jan 27, 2008 - 2:18 AM
post Jan 31, 2008 - 7:22 AM
+Quote Post
presure2



Moderator
*****
Joined Oct 1, '02
From fall river, ma
Currently Offline

Reputation: 13 (100%)




QUOTE(Supersprynt @ Aug 12, 2006 - 10:51 PM) [snapback]468371[/snapback]

Here are some pics of where my springs are set and my rear ride height.

IPB Image
IPB Image

Its going to go looooooooower when i get the time.

damn erik, you need some tire in that wheelwell.
wink.gif
get that thing down!


--------------------
Former Team 5SFTE pro member ;)

13.6@108MPH, 5SFTE Powered
post Jan 31, 2008 - 9:18 AM
+Quote Post
Supersprynt



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Feb 10, '03
From Connecticut
Currently Offline

Reputation: 11 (100%)




I don't have any tire to actually put in there! But that's from Aug 2006 so I've since lowered it a couple more times. But I have an exhaust to look out for.

IPB Image


--------------------
post Feb 1, 2008 - 4:15 PM
+Quote Post
MaskedMan



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Jun 29, '03
From 캘리포니아
Currently Offline

Reputation: 23 (100%)




I was running on the lowest setting in the front and about 4 threads up in the rear. The reason is because in the rear, my tire would hit the coils when all the way lowered. I have since changed it to match in the front about 4 threads up and my dampening settings are at 6FR/6R.
I wanted to add something though. The title of this thread is called the Tein Superstrut/Coilover conversation. This confused me as I was thinking about the SuperStrut suspension that is factory on the GT-four and on other celica models. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the "SS" in Tein SS stands for SuperStreet, not SuperStrut.


--------------------

post Feb 4, 2008 - 8:28 PM
+Quote Post
Penkka



Enthusiast
***
Joined Dec 20, '07
From Valkeakoski, Finland
Currently Offline

Reputation: 0 (0%)




your right maskedman, and I read this because I have had many kind of information about the superstrut and lowering a car with superstrut, but this wasn´t quite that..


--------------------
320hp @ 6300rpm and 420Nm @ 3250rpm. yay!

My ST205 WRC buildthread
post Aug 30, 2009 - 2:02 AM
+Quote Post
BonzaiCelica



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Apr 24, '08
From Orange County, CA
Currently Offline

Reputation: 33 (100%)




im sorry but what is the max drop on these tein's? I know megan's are quality coilover but have a 3" drop.


--------------------
For Sale Items:
post Aug 30, 2009 - 2:31 AM
+Quote Post
Promasta

Enthusiast
***
Joined Oct 2, '07
From Manitoba, Canada
Currently Offline

Reputation: 6 (100%)




it says on there site
2.4" front, 1.2" rear

is megan actually a true 3.0" drop?
post Aug 30, 2009 - 2:52 AM
+Quote Post
95CelicaST



Enthusiast
*****
Joined Feb 5, '05
From pineapple under the sea
Currently Offline

Reputation: 9 (100%)




Megan is not quality stuff. They're made from poor quality materials.


--------------------
1991 MR2 - T-tops - Crimson Red - Gen3 3SGTE - Lots of money

I'm not really an asshole, but I play one on the internet.
**** Photobucket

3 Pages V   1 2 3 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



Lo-Fi Version Time is now: January 21st, 2021 - 4:23 PM