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Old 02-14-2008, 10:37 AM   #21
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ive been thinking of getting the basics but can't decide on them or a fat cat kit

how much did you pay?
where you get them from
Bought them from a guy on ebay. $735 including shipping.
http://stores.ebay.com/frsport-store

Seems expensive but if you add up the cost of new individual comparable components...

Pitlab not sure what you mean about leaking fluid...
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He's saying keep an eye on them because some people have bad luck with their Teins blowing out and leaking fluid. Quickly.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:34 PM   #23
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DOH! I did not uncover that when I looked into them. Thanks for the heads-up; I'll check them periodically.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:23 PM   #24
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DOH! I did not uncover that when I looked into them. Thanks for the heads-up; I'll check them periodically.
Not like everyone has that problem. Worth looking at when you change your oil though.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:19 PM   #25
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but be sure that the dust boot stays intact and you are fine... looking at your ride height settings there shouldnt be anything to worry about. those who have problems are the ones that set their cars to the ground.
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OK I'm dragging up an older thread here but I have some important info to add. With the rear ride height set at 12-3/4" I was having problems with spring bind or spring lock on the rear. There is this one large bump I go over everyday when it happens. It basically sounds like a sharp knock like something is bottoming out.

Here is the deal, hard to describe but I'll try... With the spring preload adjuster set too high, the spring has less usable distance to travel before the spring fully compresses; the spring completely compresses meaning there is no more space between the coils and they slap into each other. So what happens is the spring runs out of travel before the bump stop on the shock rod can bottom out and do its job, stopping the suspension travel gently. Thus the spring rate suddenly goes to infinity relatively speaking and the suspension comes to a sudden stop. Bam! In fact I could see a small ring running around the coils where the dust had been knocked off from the contact.

So I dropped the rear ride height to 12-1/4" (lowered 1/2"). I'll know soon if it takes care of the problem. 12-3/4" is actually higher then the adjustment range that Tein specifies. I tried them a little higher to keep from dropping the ride height so much. Now I know why they specify an upper limit to the ride height.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:17 AM   #27
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Hopefully that fixes it for you. While i was researching suspensions and spring lengths there was a fair amount is discussion concerning what length springs to use when using adjustable perches with particular shock. I bet that extra 1/2" straightens the issue out and I bet it looks a little better at 12-1/4".
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tein basic SUCKS ***. flex mono is a different story though. bud dumping on basic and ss just sucks...
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Teins are great. I just had them set up incorrectly.
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Urban is just cranky because he buys tons and tons of stuff all day long and his car is still slow.
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Urban is just cranky because he buys tons and tons of stuff all day long and his car is still slow.
Plus, he's broke now.
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OK well I went for a long drive today and went over some pretty good bumps, including the one that usually causes the problem. No more spring bind. The bump stops are doing their job now.
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just sold my red car. me and my buddy had some fun in it before selling
now... tell me that is bad for a n/a miata with boltons!

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What do n/a donuts have to do with Tein basic suspension?
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also a stock NA miata can donuts....hell any RWD car can do donuts
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haha! it has nothing to do with tein basics, i just wanted to share
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Did you say Bolton? The lame singer guy from the 80s?
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mmm... i know whats my next haircut is going to be
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Urban...watch out for that curb..hahaha
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wasnt me driving
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