nader
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:10 pm

I had a similar experience. Once i dialed in the ride height to tein specs the ride was actually really nice.

For looks i cranked them down almost all the way and am going to try that for a bit. Looks a lot more aggressive especially with a 30mm spacer in the rear. I just have to drive like I have a lowered car now. Carefully.

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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:53 pm

Very nice.

Off topic, looks like you completed out the headlight mod (dechrome) but have you posted what wheels you are using(or at least in the pictures)?
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nader
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:39 am

18x7.5, 43mm offset, 5Zigen GN+ with Falken 225/40/18
30mm spacer in the rear. I have a 20mm spacer for the front but havent installed it yet.

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TRONZ
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:15 am

Nader your wheel choice looks awesome! Good job!
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:46 pm

Nader, your Leaf is the coolest looking one I've see so far. If a Leaf had to be chosen to represent this forum, yours would get my vote. Very nice.
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:16 pm

nader wrote:18x7.5, 43mm offset, 5Zigen GN+ with Falken 225/40/18
30mm spacer in the rear. I have a 20mm spacer for the front but havent installed it yet.
Nice...
How is your efficiency affect by your setup?

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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:12 am

nader wrote:For looks i cranked them down almost all the way and am going to try that for a bit. Looks a lot more aggressive especially with a 30mm spacer in the rear.
Sure does look great all the way down. Too bad there isn't enough bump travel to keep the ride quality decent at that height since even at the lowest setting I can see how one would want to go even lower. Seems like many stock vehicles have similar fender gaps as your lowered LEAF (the WRX/STi behind yours appears to be at stock height and only slightly higher) - the stock LEAF looks like a 4x4 but does ride like butter. :)

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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:00 am

Agreed. Now that I tested a few wheel fit options I'm going to run a set of 18x9, 35mm offset Enkei RPF1's with 225/40/18. The back can fit it perfect. The front will require a mild fender roll.

I've found a solution in the way of a custom coilover setup. Once it's developed I'll be selling my Tein setup. If anyone is interested let me know.

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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:00 am

racerkit wrote:
nader wrote:18x7.5, 43mm offset, 5Zigen GN+ with Falken 225/40/18
30mm spacer in the rear. I have a 20mm spacer for the front but havent installed it yet.
Nice...
How is your efficiency affect by your setup?
About a 20-25% hit on range.

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DaveEV
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:21 pm

nader wrote:I've found a solution in the way of a custom coilover setup. Once it's developed I'll be selling my Tein setup. If anyone is interested let me know.
I'll be interested - depending on how your custom setup turns out. :) Got details on that yet?

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