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Old Apr 18, 2019, 06:10 PM
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Tein Flex Z vs D2

Hello Evo mates

I am looking for a new kit of suspension as I want to switch my current set up, which is a K-Sport (very dissatisfied). I have 2 options in my mind.
The first one is Tein Flex Z which is a favourable choice, considering the fact that Tein is only producing suspension kits and is specialised in this area.
The other choice is D2 and that was recommended to me from STM. They have also been used a lot by evo owners.

Please let me know your thoughts if you ever owned one or even better if you had the chance to test both of them.

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Old Apr 18, 2019, 07:57 PM
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Hey Alex

Seems like most of the guys on the MLR are running those Meister-R's (budget type C/o'rs)

Almost none of us who frequent the EvOM suspension board are running Teins or D2s

Over here in the U.S. we are running more localized brands

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Old Apr 19, 2019, 08:35 AM
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A few of my drag racing customers run the drag setup D2's from STM. They seem to ride OK. I don't think either setup will be a profound improvement from your Ksport's unless they're worn out/blown.
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We sell both at my work. Both D2 and Tein offer a reasonably good product at this price point. Racing suspension it is most certainly not. The Teins have a bit more compliance and seem to be a better all-around kit. Both have been pretty reliable and have decent longevity.

Do you need all of that adjustment? In racing, there is only ever one perfect specification- ride height, spring rate, shock tuning and so on. Because there are so many ever changing variables, all of the adjustment becomes necessary.

For most folks with a street driven Evo, a good quality set of dampers like the Bilstein B6 or B8 combined with a properly designed lowering spring kit delivers all the performance and reliability without any of the setup complexity (and often times offer better performance and durability for the $$)
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Old May 18, 2019, 02:58 AM
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Hey there i currently run the d2 rs coilovers on my evo6 and i am very happy with them before this i ran hks street coilovers which were way too stiff for the roads here in the philippines i briefly moved onto a set of tommi makinen edition shocks n springs which has very good road dampening but didnt provide enough lowering for the look i wanted to go for i then went for these d2 coils and at the full soft setting they are very close to the tommi makinen set in overall feel with the option to stiffen things up if you prefer
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