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View Poll Results: Get the Tein, SVT or Eibach
Tien 6 21.43%
SVT 2 7.14%
Eibach 13 46.43%
Make up your own damn mind, what do I look like, the Mirror Mirror on the Wall? 7 25.00%
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Old 06-12-2004, 01:40 AM   #1
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Poll: SVT, Eibach or Tein?

First performance upgrade for my stock ZX3 PZEV:

I have those three different suspenion kits (entry level: springs etc.) to choose from for my 21st birthday! Hoot! My father is leaning toward the Eibach's, my friend is telling me Tein and I hear on the threads SVT's a good deal. Anyone have an opinion? Check out the links for the down and dirty information I've been getting all confused about:

Tein is cheaper than the other two priced at $190 and has the lowest drop at over 2 inches on both front and rear (is this much drop worth the decline in ride quality?) The price is right. But will I get a bruised cheeks?
http://www.tein.com/ti/g40.html

SVT is well... SVT, and priced highest at $275 with a drop of .75 - 1.5 from what I'm hearing. What would be the gains for this? At that price, is it worth the 45 dollars more than the Eibach?
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...threadid=13157

Eibach has gotten great comments and is the middle price runner with $230 with a drop of 1.4- 1.6ish if my memory serves correct. Many ff have installed this and are seemingly happy.
http://eibach.drivewire.com/EibachCa...s_All_Cat.html


I like Teins price. But I'm worried about the drop. In the Focus Fanatics Thread, linked for you reading pleasure under the SVT stuff in this thread, the SVT doesn't seem to be the choice cut of beef. Then there's Eibach. Everyone seems to like it. So, why do I question it? Price is moderate, the drop is livable and it's tried and true. I question it because it's my car damn it! Not to mention my pop's hard earned cash. "We was so poh' we can't even afford the "oh ar". We jus "poh"!" said the California Highway Patrol officer that spoke to my driver's ed class a few years back (so much incorrect use of " " my english teacher would slap me with her scantron). UH... COMMENTS ANYONE?


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Old 06-12-2004, 04:34 AM   #2
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thats way cheap i was looking at doing that as well...on ebay just for the stuts they are selling 230....people have done it, i realllly want to do it...but it only goes.75 inch lower...i think...I WANT LIKE AN INCH TO 1.5...
i meant did i want .75 binch or 1.5 inch....sorry if thats what confuesed u..
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Old 06-12-2004, 06:38 PM   #3
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no worries... it looks like hardly anyone's polling this though... DOES ANYONE KNOW OR HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH TEIN?
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I got the tein s tech springs on ebay for $130 shipped and brand new. But you will need a camber adjuster with it or your tires will be gone REAL soon. The eibach seems to be the package everyone likes. I myself and using the tein springs,svt shocks and struts, and the eibach sway bars. I mean thats the cheapest and for what i do with my car thats all i need.
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Old 06-12-2004, 06:57 PM   #5
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Well, with the svt you get everything, the eibach you only get the springs. I just put SVT springs on my car - I got a 1" drop up front and a 1/2" in the rear. I think the rear could go down a bit more, but then it won't be too practical for carting a family.
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:24 AM   #6
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with Eibach you get the 1,000,000 mile warranty which you cant go wrong with and the main reason a lot of people chose them. Teins are amazing. Everyone around her who has them hasnt complained about anything (although they are all on track/road crazy hondas). The only thing with Tein is, they may be better than Eibach but most people give them a life span of around 3-4 years depending on how hard you drive your car. If your not ripping around corners all the time, I can see the Teins lasting longer than 3-4 years.

go to www.tein.com and read up on them and the history and do the same with www.eibach.com
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Eibach Eibach Eibach Eibach Eibach Eibach and yet another EIBACH!
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The SVT suspension is nice and is the best price. You can get the springs, dampers and sway bars for $ 240

The eibach is what I have and is more aggressive than the SVT setup. It is perfect for me and has excellent ride quality.

DO NOT get the tein springs! You will need new dampers, camber adjustments also. Not worth it.
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Btw you can find eibach springs for less than $ 230.
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so i dont need dampers or shocks with eibach ?
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