Aftermarket Suspension Experience

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Plz share what type of suspension you are using and hows the pro's n con's

I'll start, I am using TEIN HA series now, just installed last nite. The TEIN coils are superb, even though i bought it used from a friend (aged 3yrs), the coil have NEVER soften or loose it's rigidy. About the soft/hard adjustment, I am amazed that, with the softest setting, is already the best for road driving. Once fastened to the max, it is as stiff as track setting.

Is a wonderful fully adjustable suspension, setting I should say.
 

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I'm using HWL H/L...for roughly 8 months..the quality fitted the price as well...so far no problem yet..*touch wood*

the solid of the spring suit street racing style...but if for comfortable wise, for me i can stand it, all my frens comment are most likely (waa ass pain wehh..)...for handling wise, yeah baby!
 

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u can ask jin to comment on this....hehehehe...have u heard of a guy driving around on a race
set-up suspension on the street?his front spring rate is 22kg/mm if i'm not mistaken.for me that's
torturing ....hahaha:driver:
 

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Previously using D2 racing, superb cornering but it's turned my ride into road frog, i can only drive it at 60km/h to have a more comfortable ride, surprisingly, it's very comfortable and extra load around 250kg at back. Now using hotbits silver, too soft... a bit diasppointed but no compromise of handling and comfort mah... so be it...
 

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okay, good good :)

anyway before this, i am using HWL hi-lo street tune. but after using about 6 months, the absorbers tends to softened, making the handling not as nice as before, i canot lower my car more for better low-g coz the car will bounce like jelly. at that state, only solution is increase ride height (indirectly compressing the spring to make rebounce rate higher, so i used 17" rims with better rubbers)

I havent tried customized HWL's but i heard they are good for competition, but hands down after using TEIN HA, felt like into another level of performance, currently lowered 4 inch above the ground with amazing grip and very good braking response. i am using the softest rebound rate on the abs and its oredy good enough. i did tried set to hardest (coz curious), it was rock hard and too scary to drive on msian roads, haha

hands down, i never regret buying TEIN, great stuff.......

perhaps some other titan or koni users have better feedbacks, please do share :driver:

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I'm using HWL H/L...for roughly 8 months..the quality fitted the price as well...so far no problem yet..*touch wood*

the solid of the spring suit street racing style...but if for comfortable wise, for me i can stand it, all my frens comment are most likely (waa ass pain wehh..)...for handling wise, yeah baby!
you are not alone, haha (my gf sometimes ask me, why my car like lorry)

LoL
 

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im using TEIN SS...superb in cornering but got a "KLOK" sound when driving in bumpy road & lobang² road...:confused:

who knows the solution?...:itsme:
 

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Front GAB 200/50 and Hot Bit at rear. Significant reduce body roll but have to pay on comfort.:banghead:
 

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just 4 inches off the ground?
yes, and gap between muffler n ground is 3inch. car is lowered like EG9, slightly lower than stock wira.....now climbing out of the car loses some dignity (need to crawl....LoL)

still using the ciplak myvi rims with stupid astar tyre, corner still screecthing like mad, but controllable......hope a buyer quickly take away the rims, and i can replace with rp01 + michelin

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Front GAB 200/50 and Hot Bit at rear. Significant reduce body roll but have to pay on comfort.:banghead:
I have no offence about GAB, but i feel GAB and HWL are same, their abs tends to soften after some time (coz they are all manufactured by Top-Perfect Sg.Buloh) Once they soften, u get back some comfort lor :)
 
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I'm also using Tein HA front n rear, this adj. is superb...
I feel like my engine is getting lighter when using this adj.

before this i'm always have nightmare when cornering
my previous suspension is Tokico Edusa from japan with 5 level of soft hard.
It's good but not in bouncing n cornering street.
 

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engine lighter coz less movement on the suspension, and also braking is really superb, u can feel all the grip of the tyre n take the car into corner n highspeed with confidence :driver:
 

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Last time i'm using cusco adjustable suspension taken from evo3 halfcut, superb in cornering handling especilally you run at 120kmh. too bumping when hit the damage road. aware of yellow line, it makes my dashboard like to fall..using it at 3 months only..hehe..now i'm using Tokico absr with gab coil, comfort but too lowered sometimes the tire hit my fender..hehe..:biggrin:
 

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I'm also experiencing same problem while using tokico,
my tyre always 'sagat' body when road too bumpy.

but this abs is comfort compare to adjustable..
 

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i tried JIC silver colour,JIC magic, Tein HA, i found out the best setup for my car is KEI Office... ngam ngam hao..... but im yet to try hks hypermax2. looking forward to test it
 

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using RSR spring on my 1.5 wira, but da spring is meant 4 1.8 cars so it is reali bumpy n my fren even doubt if i use steel stick as my suspension:biggrin:

da shocks i use those similiar wit gab but harder thn gab, so reali nice n lower. thn cant go every bump, scratch my car platform everytime go on bump although i drive zip zap.:sleep:
 

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hi,..

I bought d TEIN adjustable coilover 2 months ago,.. Hi/Low & Soft/Hard... not much information on this abs..

anyone know how many level of S/H this abs can go... 0-16 click level ka?

so far from installed until now not yet touch on the S/H level yet.. might wanna try to.

handling on coner is superb ... ne:biggrin:
 

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Tein so exspensive!! If can afford those are the ones to go for...has anyone changed their Neo's suspension?

What would be a good set up?
 

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i am using Tein HA as well on my putra.
Cornering is superb
BMW can move aside.

my settings are 7 clicks from the softest for the front and 14 clicks from the softest from the rear.
4 fingers at the back and 3 fingers at the front.

No issues with tyre hitting fender
no issues with car sinking down when carrying heavy load.
my set comes with front camber plate or some call it .......shit i forgot what it is called d at the moment.=P

basically, if u have the moolah, this is the abs to go for.
I previously wasted nearly 2k trying on different sets of springs and abs.... should have just listen to my instinct earlier and went fully adjustable from the beginning, could have saved me 2k which is around the price i got my set of Tein.
 

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i am using Tein HA as well on my putra.
Cornering is superb
BMW can move aside.

my settings are 7 clicks from the softest for the front and 14 clicks from the softest from the rear.
4 fingers at the back and 3 fingers at the front.

No issues with tyre hitting fender
no issues with car sinking down when carrying heavy load.
my set comes with front camber plate or some call it .......shit i forgot what it is called d at the moment.=P

basically, if u have the moolah, this is the abs to go for.
I previously wasted nearly 2k trying on different sets of springs and abs.... should have just listen to my instinct earlier and went fully adjustable from the beginning, could have saved me 2k which is around the price i got my set of Tein.
woo... DarkAccoon,

u bought new set em...:biggrin: cost u how much? Actually i bought 2nd hand la from fren... but to go for max stiff how many click is it? currently i set front 8 click & rear 8 click as well. front gap & rear gap is 2 fingers high. So far conering & road bump not problem at all with 4ppl in car.

but just wanna to know for max stiff how many click for the Tein HA coilover huh?? my fren didn't told me wow.. any advise??
 

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i believe somedays, v wil flatten al da illegal n not standard speedbumps in malaysia
Yes, especially kajang (*&^%$#@!!!)

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woo... DarkAccoon,

u bought new set em...:biggrin: cost u how much? Actually i bought 2nd hand la from fren... but to go for max stiff how many click is it? currently i set front 8 click & rear 8 click as well. front gap & rear gap is 2 fingers high. So far conering & road bump not problem at all with 4ppl in car.

but just wanna to know for max stiff how many click for the Tein HA coilover huh?? my fren didn't told me wow.. any advise??
Yes, TEIN HA is superb, compared to last time i use HWL, TEIN is so much different!

I have tried diff ride height with TEIN, and tested high speed 190kmh, no matter tall or low, car stick to the road. 100% satisfaction !!!

I use to hate SIME ASTAR all my life, but with 28psi on my front and 27.5psi on my back, and with the HUGE help from my TEIN, seems like I can make full use of SIME ASTAR's ciplak grip and it's even good enough for autoX practise.

AMAZING !

viostar,
today lunch time i go n check out my TEIN HA and find out how many "clicks" and let you know :)
 
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Yes, especially kajang (*&^%$#@!!!)

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Yes, TEIN HA is superb, compared to last time i use HWL, TEIN is so much different!

I have tried diff ride height with TEIN, and tested high speed 190kmh, no matter tall or low, car stick to the road. 100% satisfaction !!!

I use to hate SIME ASTAR all my life, but with 28psi on my front and 27.5psi on my back, and with the HUGE help from my TEIN, seems like I can make full use of SIME ASTAR's ciplak grip and it's even good enough for autoX practise.

AMAZING !

viostar,
today lunch time i go n check out my TEIN HA and find out how many "clicks" and let you know :)
bro,... thank you check & see the information for me ya!!!

b'cos my 1 maybe old type tein ne.... hard to know is it correct HA type or it is the modify type.

I try to take some picture than post for you guys to have a look.

TQ:biggrin: