Tein Basic coilovers... bouncy ride - - Infiniti G35 & G37 Forum Discussion | rupromenergo.ru
Show Your Support Become A Premier Member

    > >
  • Reload this Page >
    • Tein Basic coilovers... bouncy ride


Tein Basic coilovers... bouncy ride

Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 10-19-2011, 01:50 AM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tein Basic coilovers... bouncy ride

Hi all,

I just sold my S2000 and picked up an 04 G35, I needed something more comfortable. Anyways the car came with TEIN Basic coilovers and the car is VERY bouncy especially on the highway. I have never played around with adjustable coilovers but I imagine the issue would have something to do with the suspension travel? I looked up the instructions for the coilovers and it seems there are recomended specs which I may try.

I took a peak at the coils and it seems the adjustment is close to maxed out thus the car is very low. I was planning on raising the suspension a bit as I keep bottoming out. Any suggestions or on adjustments? Im planning to call TEIN tomorrow and get their ideas as well. I'd like the car to be lower than stock but I don't want to worry about bottoming out everywhere I go.

Thanks,

Eric
Old 10-19-2011, 01:59 AM
Registered User
iTrader: (12)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,196
Thanked 307 Times in 209 Posts
Simple answer: Tein Basics don't have dampening adjustments, and so you can't control the bounce.

Sell those and upgrade to Stance, F/F, BC, etc. which allow for dampening adjustments. Find the setting you like from there and your bounce/rebound issues will be nearly gone.

As far as bottoming out, dampening will help a little with that too, unless you straight up can't get in your driveway, over speedbumps, etc. At that point, it's up to to if you want to raise the car or not. The guys who have stanced their cars choose to remain low, and pay to play - replacing bumpers, exhaust parts, etc. Others don't like putting the effort into that and choose to roll at just a slightly lower than oem height.
Old 10-19-2011, 01:59 AM
Registered User
iTrader: (57)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,432
Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
pics of drop? basic got no dampening.
Old 10-19-2011, 02:07 AM
Illuminati's Avatar
Registered User
iTrader: (3)
Join Date: Oct 2010
location: Bellmore, NY
Posts: 422
Thanked 24 Times in 21 Posts
Raise the car up a bit and check your preload on the springs. These coilovers do not have a dampening control to make the car more stiff/bouncy but i would check them both first. To much preload will make the car stiff and will cause less shock travel which may be what you are feeling.
Old 10-19-2011, 02:09 AM
Registered User
iTrader: (57)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,432
Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
Either that you got blown shocks.
Old 10-19-2011, 03:24 PM
Registered User
iTrader: (22)
Join Date: Oct 2010
location: San Diego
Posts: 520
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
I 2nd the blown shocks.
I just got used tein basics and it's only a little bouncier than stock springs, barely notice the difference with the rears maxed and fronts a little lower.
Old 10-19-2011, 05:54 PM
Registered User
iTrader: (9)
Join Date: Mar 2007
location: Sonny35 / SOCAL :)
Posts: 4,040
Thanked 152 Times in 118 Posts
I had basics and they were not bouncy... they did travel too deep, but it never did bottom out. Blown shocks as others have said. I'm almost sure they have a lot of miles on them as well, since the came with the ride.
Old 10-19-2011, 07:23 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here's some pics of the drop Name: 2011-10-19_11-23-27_323.jpg
Views: 774
Size: 15.0 KBName: 2011-10-19_11-23-52_856.jpg
Views: 573
Size: 18.8 KBName: 2011-10-19_11-23-46_39.jpg
Views: 673
Size: 17.4 KB

I called Tein today and they mentioned to set the suspension to their recomended specs. I did measure the setup now and it pretty close they called for 13.3 front and 13.8 rear, my measurements were 13.2 front and 13.5 rear. I'm not sure if that would be the reason for the problem but I will give it a shot.

How would I go about checking the preload on the springs??

During my call with Tein they said they could refab the coilovers if need be for 125 or possibly more per coilover. For that price I think I would just get new coilovers, not to mention it will take 3 weeks.

- Eric
Old 10-19-2011, 07:25 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How many miles should these coilovers last for? The car has 72k on it and im pretty sure they have been on the car since 5 or 10k.

-Eric
Old 10-24-2011, 12:46 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well it looks like the problem is fixed. I took some time over the weekend and took a peak at the coilovers. I found the recomended specs for the coilovers and compared those to how they were set up. Well they were WAY off, in addition one side of the car was over an inch lower than the other! After a little adjustment using Teins wrench (that I found annoying to use) the car no longer is near as bouncy as it was. Here's a pic of what one of the coilovers looked like before I adjusted it.

Name: 2011-10-20_23-01-06_464.jpg
Views: 581
Size: 9.5 KB

I don't know why but the bottom ring (I think its called a lower spring seat) was not touching the top one!

Last edited by EricB; 10-24-2011 at 01:15 PM.
Old 10-24-2011, 01:08 PM
Registered User
iTrader: (9)
Join Date: Mar 2007
location: Sonny35 / SOCAL :)
Posts: 4,040
Thanked 152 Times in 118 Posts
awesome! found the fix with your own hands... it feels great, doesnt it...
Old 10-24-2011, 01:11 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Indeed, now I just need to find the front and rear jack points so I don't need to jack up all four corners individually.
Old 10-24-2011, 03:12 PM
EnerOnE's Avatar
Registered User
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Jan 2008
location: L.A. Ca.
Posts: 778
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
glad you fixed the problem, now get camber kit's to save your tires. I recommend spc. Here's how to jack up the coupe...


Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
David's 2007 G35 Coupe Build Thread davizzle Media Share G35 Coupe V35 18 12-13-2015 01:47 PM
Fox843 Brakes & Suspension 5 11-07-2015 06:43 PM
04 G35 Hello! KruZZe New Members Check In 5 10-11-2015 12:17 PM
A/C issues led to finding MELTED fuse box! 2003.5 Learned Hand G35 Sedan V35 2003-06 1 10-01-2015 10:02 AM
$90 Streets of Willow October 10-11 2015 joel extreme SOCAL Meetings & Events 0 09-29-2015 05:44 AM


Tags
basic, basics, bc, bottom, bouncing, bouncy, car, cars, coilover, coilovers, coupe, diy, fix, g35, lowered, makes, ride, stop, tein
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:28 AM.


Copyright ©2002 - 2017, rupromenergo.ru All Rights Reserved. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in:

Related pages


why do car belts squealhow to unflood an engineg2 epoxy paintextended thread lug nutsmatte black deloreanaverage cost of auto window tintingmotordyne e370stoptech brakes reviewplasti dip metalizerinfiniti g35x sportexedy stage 1 clutch reviewhow to make a homemade evap smoke test machineipod touch 4th generation not charginginjen intakestoyota corolla fx16 gts for saleforgestar f14 reviewngk platinum plugsrotor rustavic d2rsr exmag exhaustpoorboys waxmounting and balancing costsarona front bumper2004 tsx 0 60kw coilover reviewg35 skylinenissan door lock actuatorisc coilovers reviewwhite xxr 530pac steering wheel control interfaceinfiniti g37 synthetic oilceramic coating headers benefitssquealing noise when acceleratingnissan 350z turbo kit100 octane unleadedfart smells like rotten eggstransmission flush intervalsonic morgantown pakranze bazreia wheels2004 infiniti g35 rotorswhiteline bushingszaino reviewcheap clay barwhy does my motor oil smell like gasrotella motor oilmomo auto shift knobtint laws in njwheel hub bearing pullerremove window tint adhesive residueclutch fluid flushwork emotion cr kai bronzeg35 brake padswoodchester autopowerball for painttokico blue strutsg35 sedan nismo front bumperled licence plate lightsflat white plasti diphicass60r forumprimacy mx4vtc solenoidalways pads infinitidynojet conversion chartsprintboosternessen forged wheelsaluminum wheel repair dallastrashy carsnj window tint lawrx8 wheel offsetnissan 350z straight pipekendall engine oilshort strut shocksviper remote programming instructionslincoln town car trunk latchengine code reader autozoneds2 headlight bulb