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Old 12th July 2013, 20:03   #31
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Lots to say!

1. 195 section tyres are a little skinny to take on track but when I did go for a serious trackday, I used 40k kms run 205/55-15 Neovas in the front.

2. The stance hasnt changed too much but the driving dynamics is quite different!

I went for a P&P at the MMST on June 2nd. My best time was a 2:19 something timed unofficially using hand held phones. More than that, what was amazing was the amount of stability I had going into every corner. I was oversteering because I had extremely sticky tyres in the front (205/55-15 AD07s) and 195/65-15 PLCs at the rear. In any case, it was just amazing fun. Throwing the car into a corner and seeing it corner flat (well, somewhat! It's not an NSX!) was amazing.

More than that, I am very happy with the day to day usability of this car. In the city, the ride is a little firm but very stable and planted. Ground clearance is awesome and I have got over my fear of scraping speed bumps!

On highway trips though the car is just mindblowing. It is so planted it has to be seen to be believed. Our highways are never flat and earlier the Civic would keep rocking and bouncing. Even many other cars still bounce. A Rapid I was following was not as planted as my car over some nice curving roads.

If anyone wants to use their car mainly for highway driving, this sort of a suspension upgrade would make a huge amount of sense! Recently, I was on a TBHP drive to Ooty and one of the guys following me was quite impressed. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...ml#post3173551 (2013 Team-BHP Bangalore Overnight Meet)

The car doesnt miss a beat in any situation. Driving along a 2-lane highway at high speed and there is a curve ahead of you with a crest at the top? No worries! I am not what you would call a courageous or brave soul but I do not brake as much as I used to!

If I continue, I am only going to continue singing praises of my car and the Tein suspension.

I will stop myself. I should stop posting and just go for a drive!

I love my car. Now all it needs is some more power and some tuning to get some of the torque lower down the power band.
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Since the last update, a lot has happened.

Have driven close to 20,000 kms in the last 6 months. One major roadtrip from Bangalore to Delhi (temporary relocation) and then subsequent travelling in North India. Multiple trips to Punjab, one trip to Agra, one very long trip to Rajasthan and so on.

During my cross country drive, a friend and I loaded up the car with luggage and everything else that could fit and started. The suspension was not even on the stiffest setting but with all that luggage and 2 people on board, it didnt scrape a single speedbreaker or pothole. Of course, the roads we took were also fantastic but still, I was impressed.

With such a heavy load, I had expected the handling of the car to be a bit off and initially in the drive, I was taking it easy but I didnt find any difference. The car was as planted and stable as earlier.

My friend who accompanied me on this trip was blown away with the handling of the car on some of the twistier bits of tarmac.

Even after that epic road trip, I've been driving around a lot and am very happy to report that there are no issues.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I can continue singing praises about this setup. I dont think I could have got a better suspension for my car. I am very glad I went for the EDFC as it makes changing the damping force a real breeze.

Im still waiting for the long awaited power upgrade though. Hopefully I should be driving back to Bangalore with a nice exhaust.
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I am contemplating getting these for my city. Suspension is the only problem I have today and adding the coil spring adjusters have done it some good. The cost though is not in my favour today, but I will be watching this thread to see how you are doing.
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I'm looking for rear suspension for my Santro Xing to cater to the added load of the CNG cylinder I'm about to fit. Any suggestions in Mumbai, people?
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Any further updates, Nikhil? How is the car doing with Teins? Do you know if these can be fixed on the city? I guess RRP will have the answers.
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HI Nikhil,

I am planning for a suspension upgrade for my Baleno VXI 2007 and would like to know whether we get Tein's or Koni's even now for Baleno? appreciate if you can provide the contact for sourcing them if you can.

Any advise or suggestions for suspension upgrade for my car from Nikhil or fellow Bhpians is very much appreciated.

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Any further updates, Nikhil? How is the car doing with Teins? Do you know if these can be fixed on the city? I guess RRP will have the answers.
They have solutions for the Dolphin type City as well as the next one. Maybe not the latest.

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HI Nikhil,

I am planning for a suspension upgrade for my Baleno VXI 2007 and would like to know whether we get Tein's or Koni's even now for Baleno? appreciate if you can provide the contact for sourcing them if you can.

Any advise or suggestions for suspension upgrade for my car from Nikhil or fellow Bhpians is very much appreciated.

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I am not sure if you get Teins for the Baleno. Better check with Red Rooster Performance. Call them and speak to Koman. Very knowledgeable guy.



Further updates regarding my car:

It has been close to 3 years and the car has run about 70,000 kms since the suspension upgrade. The suspension is absolutely phenomenal. I upgraded the rims to 16" and 205/55-16 Continental MC5 and the car feels stupendous. Totally European. Planted, stable and firm ride. Not too soft but this is just the way I like it.

The EDFC hasnt given my any problems and I am super happy. If I had to, I will spend the entire money yet again!

Oh wait!!

I just did! I upgraded my car to the newest Tein Super Street with EDFC Active and my suspension will be overhauled and do duty on my dad's Civic!

A detailed report will be up in a couple of days.
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[quote=Nikhilb2008;3750662]They have solutions for the Dolphin type City as well as the next one. Maybe not the latest.



I am not sure if you get Teins for the Baleno. Better check with Red Rooster Performance. Call them and speak to Koman. Very knowledgeable guy.

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I now have the Tein Super Street with EDFC Active on my car. My old struts and springs have been overhauled and are now doing duty on my dad's Civic.

the EDFC Active has one main advantage. It can change the stiffness of the front and the rear based on the G Force it senses (during acceleration and braking) and speed. It has a GPS unit which measures speed and stiffens up the suspension automatically at higher speeds.

Or you can leave it in manual mode and use it like the old EDFC.

The EDFC display unit also comes with a gyroscope which measures your G Forces. Lateral and radial(???? Correct terms??)

So, it is very easy to have a massive accident when you are pushing the car to get maximum sideways G Forces!

I took my car, my Civic, to Leh in September and the Teins were on the stiffest setting as soon as we set off from Bangalore and not once did I bother changing it anywhere. The beauty of such a lovely suspension setup was felt when the roads disappeared. I could comfortable do speeds of 25-30kmph without being too uncomfortable. The other ANHC was bouncing all over the place and could barely keep up a speed of 15 kmph.
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Now that my car is turbocharged and makes a lot more power, the true value of these Tein suspension is being showcased. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-3-turbos.html

At no point does the car scare you. Tight corners, fast, gentle sweeping corners, fast turns, anything you throw at it and the car remains planted. To be very honest, it is 90% of the stuff you can expect from a Merc or Beemer. The only difference is that those cars manage to absorb some of the harsh city roads better slow speeds.

But at speed, my car is just wonderful.

With 5 people in the car, fully loaded and the suspension on the stiffest setting, the ride quality is sublime. It's perfectly European. But with just 1 or 2 people, on the stiffest setting, the ride is a bit harsh. Need to soften it to make it comfortable on broken potholed Bangalore roads.
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A long overdue update to this thread.

The original Teins after an overhaul continue to do fantastic duty on my dad's car.

The new Teins with EDFC Active work brilliantly on my car. At high speeds, taking corners is a piece of cake.

Today marks exactly 4 years of me using Teins and I still stand by my decision. This has been the best, most reliable investment I've made on my car.
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