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Hello All,

Edwin here again. I was asking you guys about what spring/strut combo to go for a few weeks back.

Thanks for all your feedback and personal e-mails.

After further research and thinking over all possible combinations without going for coilovers, decided to go through with coilovers in the end.

Seems like the cheapest long term solution as I can change the set up later on if I do more mods as time goes on.

Seems like the best compromise coilovers for the Supra are the TEIN HAs so I'm going with these. Got a great deal on these and have them on order. Prices for spring/struts are pricier in Canada than you guys in the States, so the TEINs are only costing me approx $300-$400 more (Canadian) than spring/strut combo.

I'm not an expert at setting up the car for different tracks, so will try to get a good baseline setup and just fiddle with the damping at the track.

Will go with Ron Tsan's recommendation for baseline and ask the coilover guys, Mani and Ryan for their input at what they run on street and track. I should hopefully get a good overall setup in the end with all their inputs.

The shop I get my car serviced at does great alignment and can corner balance the car etc etc.

Thanks for everyone who responded, especially the guys who gave their spring/strut input as that was the question I posed. However, considering the price difference and having the adjustability option, the TEINs were too good to pass up.

Only thing now is to get my driving skills to the level of the car!
 

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One thing to consider with the Teins is that they use an oddball diameter spring, so you're stuck using their springs if you want to change spring rates. If you get coilovers that use a standard 2.25" or 2.5" spring, you can readily get springs in whatever length or rate you want from Eibach or other spring manufacturers. I've got Intrax coilovers, which use 2.5" springs, and I'm very happy with them. I was originally going to get Teins until Rod Millen Motorsports told me they recommend the Intrax over the Teins for track use for that reason. If you plan to spend time on a racetrack, you'll probably end up fiddling with spring rates, and being able to get the length/rate you want from someone like Ground Control in a day or two beats ordering them from Japan.
 
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Eric,

Never thought about that. The Teins should serve me well for the time though as it will take me awhile before I start experimenting with the spring rates.

The Intrax price over here is DOUBLE the TEINs. Was the price difference that great for you too?
 

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Originally posted by EJV:
<STRONG>Eric,

Never thought about that. The Teins should serve me well for the time though as it will take me awhile before I start experimenting with the spring rates.

The Intrax price over here is DOUBLE the TEINs. Was the price difference that great for you too?</STRONG>
I noticed that Millen really raised the price on them. I think they used to list them at something like $1600, and I actually paid $1400ish. Might be worth a call to see what they actually quote you over the phone.
 
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