Tein Basis for ILX?

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    Tein Basis for ILX?

    Hey guys... just picked up my ILX yesterday after work, and already thinking of mods

    I have a 07 Si Sedan and it has H&R coilovers that I picked up used. The ride is a bit too stiff for daily driving, but since the ILX will be my new daily, I am looking to lower it but still keep the ride quality.

    Seems like one of the softest coilovers are the tein basis. I found a place selling them here: TEIN Street Basis Coilovers Acura ILX (2012-2013) GSHC0-1UAS2

    Anyone try these yet? If not on the ILX, maybe on another car? My friend has Tein Flex on his DSM and the ride is way too stiff, so that's the only Tein i can compare it to. the spring rate on these seems to be pretty low though.

    thanks for your feedback, and glad to be on the forums!

    zack
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    Welcome to the forum Zack !!
    I don't think anyone has tried them yet but here is a thread that was started to discuss that question .......http://www.ilxforums.com/forum/12-ac...over-kits.html

    Thanks
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    My friend had Tein basics on his car and I didn't like it at all. The car still had quite a bit of body roll and was too soft for my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILX-Fan View Post
    My friend had Tein basics on his car and I didn't like it at all. The car still had quite a bit of body roll and was too soft for my liking.
    Which car was that ?
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    teins are garbage for our ilx... isnt worth the money to have shiney green coilovers . but being that our cars are brand new they have little options to go with . So far, there are D2's, megan racing, and the teins.
    for the same price as the tein basics, the d2's come with dampers and are a little cheaper i believe. correct me if im wrong or add another brand if there is. im debating in between the megans and d2's. someone on a different forum wrote a review on them. since the chassis dont have much difference i think they would be the same quality for our cars .

    http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/suspe...et-series.html

    specs for the d2's Starting @ $977.96

    - 36-Way adjustable rebound and dampening
    - Monotube high pressure design for fade free performance
    - Custom spring rates from 3 to 22 kg/mm
    - Teflon coated spring perch
    - Vehicle drops of up to 120mm, 90-100mm on some applications
    - 6061 powder coated aluminum camber plates and upper pillow ball mounts
    - Includes keys for ride height adjustment
    - CNC machined
    - Fully rebuildable and serviceable in the United States
    - 1 year limited warranty

    spec for Megan Racing Street Series Full Coilovers Starting @ $877.95

    32 Levels of Dampener Adjustment
    Includes rubber boot dust covers.
    Monotube design offers quick responsiveness and better vehicle control.
    Comes with 1-year manufacturer-defect warranty.
    Independent "Spring Preload" and "Ride-Height" adjustment.
    Moderate Spring Rates make them great for the track and spirited street driving.
    Pillow-Ball Upper Strut Mounts with adjustable camber on select applications.

    specs for the Megan Racing EZ Street Series Full Coilovers Starting @ $687.95

    15 Levels of Dampener Adjustment
    Includes rubber boot dust covers.
    Monotube design for better heat dissipation.
    Comes with 1-year manufacturer-defect warranty.
    Independent "Spring Preload" and "Ride-Height" adjustment.
    Conservative spring rates that work well for daily use.

    (prices do not include shipping... but black friday is coming up and i hope these things go on sale)
    Last edited by SlammedILX; 11-13-2012 at 03:40 AM. Reason: adding specs
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    If you're looking for a great daily ride quality.. if you can wait; Billsteins are always difficult to contest on any car. They offer a great performance with a GREAT, much better than stock, ride quality over the bumpys.. the draw is that they're not perfect for the track and they don't usually lower as much as other brands. Say if Koni goes 2.5 inches, Billistein will only go 2"
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    I dont think soo, La has nothing but harsh roads so id need something to ride around in comfort at the stance i want lol.
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    Billisteins are the GOAT for daily use.. just my opinion. Had them on my RX-7 and 2 mustangs.. couldn't of been happier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlammedILX View Post
    I dont think soo, La has nothing but harsh roads so id need something to ride around in comfort at the stance i want lol.
    Aren't KW's known for this? performance and comfort to some point.
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    KW V1s are comfortable (not out yet) and I find the cheap BC Racing BR coilovers to be comfortable.

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