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Old 05-01-2008, 10:19 AM   #21
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Sorry, I should've clarified. I think Bryan Taylor suggested he'd rather do Koni Yellows w/ eBay coilovers than Teins.

To each their own :-)
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:59 AM   #22
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how many race cars have tein? not many
how many race cars have koni? tons

its easy to see a pattern here
Yeah but maybe not the pattern you think. Most privateers that road race motorcycles have historically raced Suzukis. It is not because it is a faster bike, but because Suzuki pays out better purse money than the rest; If you get on the podium with a Suzuki, you get more money than if you did it on another bike. I'll bet Koni does the same.
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Tein have had read about a ton of problems with Teins failing.


Yea, and Koni's never fail.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:34 PM   #24
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Yea, and Koni's never fail.
I've seen more "highpriced" Teins fail than Konis.

Dont put words in my mouth, I never said that Koni's never fail, nothing in this world is perfect.

Plus high spring rates, konis, Fatcat bumps and mounts can give a nice ride on the street and great performance at the track.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:31 AM   #25
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I guess this is really kind of like do I buy a turbo kit or piece it together to get exactly what I want, some guys, like the OP simply do not have knowledge/desire to figure things out on their own and therefore get a off the shelf kit, ie. tein basics.
You order them, they get there, and you just bolt them up...DONE!!!
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:06 PM   #26
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I've seen more "highpriced" Teins fail than Konis.

I've seen the opposite. I like the valving on the konis, but anytime I've seen them installed on a car lower than stock they tend to leak within a few years. Teins tend to last longer on lowered cars with abuse, and are alot more durable than most of the other japaneese brands. YMMV
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I've seen the opposite. I like the valving on the konis, but anytime I've seen them installed on a car lower than stock they tend to leak within a few years. Teins tend to last longer on lowered cars with abuse, and are alot more durable than most of the other japaneese brands. YMMV
lol becuae those slammed cars dont really see track time


Guess we will have to agree to disagree.
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lol becuae those slammed cars dont really see track time

Guess we will have to agree to disagree.

I've seen teins take serious track abuse, as well as curbs and offroading. However the bilsteins seem to own all when it comes to longevity and durability.




I've seem megans take track abuse better than konis.


That's just what I've seen though, I don't discount your experiences.
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I totally agree on the bilsteins.

I'm about to revalve mine and use them instead of the AGX on my car, that is trouncing cars with more exensive set ups (+1 for my co-driver.)

I am actually surprized no one mentioned them before, including me.
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I love my R-pkg Bilsteins on a smooth surface. Great transitions.
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