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Coilovers on tC2

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    So I don't think there's a thread out there about this, but if there is, the mods can happily delete this one.

    I was thinking about getting lowering springs, but after the cost of installation, I could spend $200 more and get coilovers if I install them myself. The problem is, I can't find many options for the tC2 other than Tein. Any reviews on the standard or advanced Tein coilovers for 2011+ tC's? Any other brands that are great for coilovers for tC2? Thanks much.
    I've read (on CStC) about someone who let BC racing test fit a set of coilover in his car. Contact BC racing and see what they say.
    Will do. Thanks.
    Even if you go with tein they are excellent coilovers. If you really wanna get a pretty decent set of coils look for ones that have adjustable damping and separate ride-height adjustments (like I talked about on ur other post. But in general coilovers are easier to install, can go lower, and are less money in the long run for better performance.
    thefilthyz wrote:
    Even if you go with tein they are excellent coilovers. If you really wanna get a pretty decent set of coils look for ones that have adjustable damping and separate ride-height adjustments (like I talked about on ur other post. But in general coilovers are easier to install, can go lower, and are less money in the long run for better performance.


    Thanks. I plan on going for the Teins because I've heard so much about them. Do you know much about the difference between the basics and the upgraded ones other than an extra $200?
    If you can swing it go for the super street Teins. The difference is the super street ones have adjustable damping and use pillowball upper mounts. The Basics dont have adjustable damping and you have to use the stock upper mount. (which you may want a spring compressor for idk)
    I just did a quick search on fastscion.com and came up with these options for tC2:

    K Sport Kontrol Pro Damper Coilovers - $1,099.99
    KW Suspension Variant 2 Coilovers - $1,395.00
    Tanabe Sustec Pro S-OC Coilovers - $1,049.99
    Tein Basic Coilovers - $999.99
    Tein Super Street Coilovers w/ Pillowball Upper Mounts - $1,399.99 to $1,799.99

    Right now, I'm leaning towards the Tein Basics only because they're the cheapest and I've heard a lot of good things about Tein. I really wanna get the Super Street ones but that's quite the price tag. The others I've never heard of. Thoughts?
    Unfortunately your choices are limited on the tc2 as it is newer and so not many companies have had time to r&d coilovers for it. I still say go with the super streets. You will like the adjustable damping and like I said you may need a spring compressor still with the basics because you need to re use the stock upper mount. If cheaper is better look into racelands. (eww) I say spend the extra even if you have to save up a bit more.
    Installing your own springs is NOT hard. You can rent a spring compressor and install them yourself then spend $80 on an alignment at Toyota. That's exactly what I did and yes I did install my own springs with some help from my friend
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    Dylan06tc wrote:
    I've read (on CStC) about someone who let BC racing test fit a set of coilover in his car. Contact BC racing and see what they say.


    I'm the one with the BC Coilovers. If you want to know more info about when you can purchase them, call them up and talk to the sales dept, because they're not ready to be released to the public yet.

    P.S. These coilovers are great so far, I haven't had any issues with them yet, but needless to say I haven't really gotten to drive it hard yet.
    thefilthyz wrote:
    Unfortunately your choices are limited on the tc2 as it is newer and so not many companies have had time to r&d coilovers for it. I still say go with the super streets. You will like the adjustable damping and like I said you may need a spring compressor still with the basics because you need to re use the stock upper mount. If cheaper is better look into racelands. (eww) I say spend the extra even if you have to save up a bit more.


    I might be selling a guitar or two so il have the funds to buy the super streets. What stock part do I need to use? I'm still kinda confused on that part. I thought that when you buy coilovers you buy the entire thing, spring already compressed and all you have to do is take out the old and put in the new.
    GReddy also have coilovers for the 2nd Gens. I believe they're special order or something like that. If you check out their site, I think it says to contact them directly about the price.
    I found the Tein Super Streets for $1282.50 plus shipping, I'm assuming. I think I'm gonna have to take that deal.
    The actual top mounting of the tein basics has to use the stock bearing cap. Google "scion tC stock upper bearing cap" or something and find a pic for reference. The super streets come with pillow all upper mounts (preferred) I say spend the extra. And because the basics use that top mount you have to take it off the stock strut (under a bit of pressure) and put it on the new coilovers. Save yourself the hastle
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    thefilthyz wrote:
    The actual top mounting of the tein basics has to use the stock bearing cap. Google "scion tC stock upper bearing cap" or something and find a pic for reference. The super streets come with pillow all upper mounts (preferred) I say spend the extra. And because the basics use that top mount you have to take it off the stock strut (under a bit of pressure) and put it on the new coilovers. Save yourself the hastle


    I'm ordering the super streets today! (Assuming my dad lets me.) Thanks y'all for your help!
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