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I think my hks hypermax has had it. back is knocking and squeaking.
Any bump on the road and i think my dash is going to fall off. :rolleyes:
so its time for new coilovers.

i use my car for every day drive to my work and cross once a day a railway.
i have always slowed down to 10 km/h when crossing the railway and looking at the angry driver behind me in the miror thinking, you idiot get a normal car.

so, is the tein street advance what i need? i loved the hypermax allot until it made my interior go loose. i have a small budget. say 700 pound.

or what are the other options. i do a track day once a year and refuse to brake before corners on street. :chuckle: can i count on Tein or will i hate it after having hks on my car?
 

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I've had bothe the Tein Superstreet and the Tein Monoflex on my R32, it's a good shock absorber.....but I would be buying something else after they crap out.
I know you are in completely the other side of the globe, but do so research on MCA shocks. They are made in Austraila by a very small but talented company that know their stuff.....when my Teins wear out, I won't be buying anything else. They have constantly supplied the top Time Attack team for many years, as well as many Motorsport one off classes that have homologated rules, they make a Bluev, Red and Gold series so it just depends how much you want to send and what you what to do with them, me personally I will be putting a set of Reds on when my Monoflexs die....hell I could prob even sell the Monoflex for the price of a set of Reds......
 

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Tein have historically been prone to corrosion and do not last very long. HKS Hipermax III and the IV range are very very good for European roads and highly recommended for street and fast road use as well as occasional track use.
 

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thanks.
I see the price range of hipermax III is out of my league.
And i am not very happy with them really. after 10000km they died on me and i don't see why buy them again. maybe i can get them fixed? I am living in Netherlands. Right now i can buy another set used for 450 euro but i just don't trust it any more. After a google search i found out many people with hks coilovers have the same problem as i do. Knocking and leaking problems.
tell me Sub boy how long are those superstreet working under your car? did you do a track day with? is there alot of body roll when you stiff it to the max?
sorry for my bad english guys.
 

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i had a tein set om the R32 and they are leaking.
Pickup a set of bc racing from showoff imports yesterday.
Contact them and maybe they can give you a nice price because they are traders at the skylineclub.nl
Oh thanks Gijs never heard of bc.
i contact them.
 

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Tinoush,

Give me a shout. If you bought your Hipermax III new and still have the invoice, you may still have warranty. Alternatively, feel free to come and visit me and have a go in my GTR. Running the new Hipermax IV GT, which offers comfort and sporty driving without compromising ride quality.

We not just offer 25% discount currently on the HKS Hipermax range, but we can also offer fitting and allignment in house in Roermond. Not just supply you a box with chinese made suspension with only 6 months warranty.
 

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Tinoush,

Give me a shout. If you bought your Hipermax III new and still have the invoice, you may still have warranty. Alternatively, feel free to come and visit me and have a go in my GTR. Running the new Hipermax IV GT, which offers comfort and sporty driving without compromising ride quality.

We not just offer 25% discount currently on the HKS Hipermax range, but we can also offer fitting and allignment in house in Roermond. Not just supply you a box with chinese made suspension with only 6 months warranty.
Thanks wouter. we keep in touch :)
p.s. no i got tem with the car so no warranty.
 

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The teins are a new design I think (I had the old stuff in my last 32, it was ok and did around 20k miles in my ownership without problems)

If you check the pictures/videos gallery I posted a video of the option DVD project R32. They take a standard car and modify it on a budget with fantastic results, using tein suspension and like it a lot. The guy doing the film certainly seems to know his stuff, definitely worth a watch, there're about 8 episodes all on YouTube. Amazing how well they do with it:bowdown1:
 

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What are you using your car for and what is your budget?

Plenty of owners on the GTROC on MeisterR Zeta-R, and they are a good all rounder.
I have been using them myself for over 3 years.

Or if your budget allows, the MeisterR GT1 could be something of interests.
Much more advance then Tein and HKS, and more into what you would find in Ohlins and upper tier suspensions.
Hand build in the UK, and are design do be a fast road / occasional track day suspensions.

We are at the final stage, and should be releasing the GT1 very shortly.

Jerrick
 

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Jerrick, with all due respect, your suspension are good I did my own track testing with them in an R33, but you cannot disregard the opposition as inferior. Ohlins are world class, HKS are very very good indeed. Tiens are know to corrode, but seems like they have a new range out.
 

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TEIN make Gr.N Suspension that is successful worldwide - that is a real test for a suspension company.

Being fast on a smooth track is simple, from a suspension technology viewpoint.

So just claiming your GT1 suspension is "more advance" that TEIN/HKS/Bilstein etc. is strange - the TEIN range alone goes from Budget to professional Motorsport. What are you comparing exactly?

I'm sure companies like TEIN own every single product released by all their competitors worldwide and take them apart to learn from and work to improve on all aspects of current suspension technology - that is typical of any successful Japanese company. They may even own your products - if they did it would be interesting to know what they had learned from them, if anything...

Also what does "hand build in the UK" mean? It sounds like components from outside the UK are being assembled in the UK - looking at the pictures on your website it doesn't have the look of anything bespoke that one might expect from a UK suspension specialist. It looks more like your typical Taiwanese components which have been ordered in a different colour to the competition and are then built up to suit the current orders. Nothing against the Taiwanese companies that offer that service, they are producing a good quality kit at an affordable price.

Maybe I'm completely wrong - but if you are manufacturing housings, pistons, valves, topmounts etc. in the UK I'm sure you will have plenty of pictures of you machining and tooling workshop etc. It is something of interests to me!
 

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For high end all uk made cnc'd component Shocks with 20 odd piston variations see Quantum racing shocks.
Nitron racing are another UK brand which are very highly regarded.
Just a few other options.
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Bob
 

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thanks for all the replays guys.
does anyone know what the kg/mm ratings of the hks hipermax dampers pro springs are (it's what i have now)?
i want to have a bit higher numbers then the oem ones for the ride comfort.
the oem spring rates were (according to Aki):
Spring Rates: Standard Car: 3.2kg/mm (F), 3.2kg/mm (R) / V-Spec: 4.0kg.mm (F), 5.0kg/mm (R)

i think 6.0kg/mm for front and rear shuld give me best of track and street use?
What do you think? or shuld i go lower? like 5.

i found this:
HKS HiperMax Pro Coilover Kit for 1999-02 BNR34 Skyline GTR - (RB26DETT)
Their spring rate is:
Front: 12.0 kg/mm
Rear: 12.0 kg/mm

so is it the same for r33?
 

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I'm running 8s front 6.5's rear very good setup for fast road use.
Here are some other figures.
Spring weights
Stock r32 f2.7 r2.3 (81.5%)
Nismo S tune f5.5 r4.5 (81.8%)
Nismo R tune f9.0 r 8.0 (88.9%)

I tried to maintain as close to stock front to rear distribution as possible.
Then adjusted the arb's and corner weighting.
Car feels awesome!
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Bob
 

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I'm running 8s front 6.5's rear very good setup for fast road use.
Here are some other figures.
Spring weights
Stock r32 f2.7 r2.3 (81.5%)
Nismo S tune f5.5 r4.5 (81.8%)
Nismo R tune f9.0 r 8.0 (88.9%)

I tried to maintain as close to stock front to rear distribution as possible.
Then adjusted the arb's and corner weighting.
Car feels awesome!
:thumbsup:
Bob
i see. if my springs are now 12 front and rear then it's crazy. no wonder i cant drive arnound the city normally. i don't know what the japanese owner was thinking to choose the hipermax pro. :rolleyes:

so if i go for 6 front and back then i am getting almost the dubble of oem and half of stiffnes of what i have now. in the middle then. but i still think 5ish would sute me more. what do you thing is 5kg/mm good enough for track days?
 

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Does anyone know's why the spring rate of v-spec and nismo coilovers are stiffer in the back? Back is lighter so why make it stiffer? Most of the coilovers on the market like hks have the front stiffer. But Nismo is 6F & 6.7 R, vspec 4kg F & 5kg R.
I get to chose my springs and if go with somthing like F7 & R5, is it wrone?
is it against the rules of nature?
 

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You can change handling characteristics by alerting from and rear spring stiffness also remember that Nismo would have adjusted valve setup on the dampers too.
 
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