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12-16-2001, 12:47 PM
If anyone has tien suspension, what setting have you guys set the damper too. I have them set at the stiffest setting right now. What are you suggestions?
12-16-2001, 06:20 PM
How is the car handling now, oversteer, understeer?
Is the harsh ride very plesant, it it even that harsh.
Personally, I would set them at full soft for daily driving and tighten them up for compeititon.
Anyonw know what the adjustment on the teins does? Compression, rebound, both, what directions?
12-17-2001, 08:13 PM
i use 4 from the hardest in the front and 3 from the hardest in the rear during competitions such as autoxing. For daily driving, I use second to softest in the front and third from softest in the rear. Very nice ride. Still slightly sporty around turns without all the roughness over imperfections in the street.
Scott, the Teins only adjust compression.
12-18-2001, 05:02 AM
I set mine to 6-8 from soft in front and 14 from soft in back for autox, and I haven't changed back after the last autox. It's not too rough, but maybe a bit hard in back. Below about 5 from soft, the suspension feels underdamped- very unsettling.
Remember, there are 24 clicks of adjustment and only 16 clicks that do anything. The other 8 at the hard end do nothing.
12-18-2001, 08:51 AM
when i got my Teins, i contacted them and requested the recommended settings and stuff...
When shipped from the manufacturer, the adjustment knob was set at the hardest setting (fully clockwise). By turning the knob counter clockwise, you will be softening the damper. The standard values are:
Front: Turn counter clockwise 10 clicks (from hardest setting)
Rear: Turn counter clockwise 8 clicks (from hardest setting)
Caution: Use only levels 1-16. Exceeding level 16 may damage the damper.
Please email us with a fax number so we can fax you an instruction manual, or please visit the dealer you purchased them from.
Staff @ TEIN U.S.A., INC.
hope this helps you out guys...
12-19-2001, 03:17 AM
Uh oh.. That implies the opposite of what I was led to understand as the way the tein adjuster worked. Hmm... I guess I'll have to try going the other way and see how it feels.
Hope I don't have any damage. I've had mine installed for 8 months.
12-19-2001, 03:20 AM
if somone scans the install insttrcutions i can have them translated... i'm getting my teins in a week and I'd like to know what tools you need to install them?
thanks in advance guys
12-19-2001, 03:32 AM
i never got any instructions with mine anyways... but all you really are going to need:
a good jack and stands
sockets:17mm, 19mm and 21mm i think
and matching open ended wrenches...
and a second person to help you out with the rears....
personal advice.... make sure you have a ****nig badass breaker bar or good air tools... i was lucky i had my air gun.. the rear bolts were incredibly tight... but it shouldnt take you more than 2-3 hours if you have some sort of mechanical experieence.... just make sure everything is tight when you're done-- then check it again...
thats mostly all youre going to need but im sure someone else is ognna remember some tools that i forgot about...
12-19-2001, 04:21 AM
thanks a lot paul.. I think I'm gonna be doing it with carlos and maybe another friend of Lou... We have a hydraulic lift and the tools i just wanted to know if there were speacialty ones we needed...
12-19-2001, 04:47 AM
Add a 14mm wrench to the project so you can loosen the sway bar end links.
You might also need a 6mm? or so allen wrench to hold the back side of the endlink while loosening it.
I'd have a 12mm socket/wrench handy as well. I think there are a few of those in the project.
12-19-2001, 05:36 AM
oh, the trickiest part ( i think) is tightening down the top nut onto the strut shaft.... i didnt want to risk using a pair of pliers to hold hte shfat while i torqued down the nut onto the shaft... i dunno what Tein recommends... but I took my air gun and used the lowest possible torque setting to screw that nut onto the shaft... i made sure that i used quick pulsing triggers and it actually worked... so unless you can think of a better way to do this, you might want to make sure your friend has the air tools with him...
somebody please tell em that they have a better idea :)
12-19-2001, 06:44 AM
Not sure what it takes with the Tein setup, but I have always had good luck assembling it hand tight, then putting it back in the car and doing the final torque once there is weight on the suspensoin. It has never spun on me when doing that.
Actually, it is advized that all bolts be torqued to final specs with full weight on the suspension. Things do shift under load.
12-19-2001, 07:25 AM
yeah i was able to tighten the nut down easily on the front becasue once the strut assembly was in plae I could just but the socket in at the top of the tower and tighten it from there... the problem with the the celica is that on the rear suspension, it is almost if not tottally impossible to reach the nut once the struts are in place...
PS- man i wish i had posted on this forum when i was installing, it wouldve made my life so much easier.. hah
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