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Question KW Coilover V2 or TEIN Superstreet for FN2

Hi All,

Been a while since I posted here, mostly cause I'm on the Dutch Type-R forum. Anyway, I've just upgraded my FN2 with a Stoptech BBK (Thanks for that CPL ) and now want to upgrade my suspension.

I'm in doubt between the coilover kit from KW variant 2 and the TEIN Supersprint. Both are about the same price and seem pretty good for what I want/need. I'm using the FN2 both on normal road and on trackdays.

Since it's not really possible to just test one set for a couple of weeks and then the other I'd like some first hand experience with both coilover sets. Any pros/cons are more then welkom.

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Herd the teins are designed more for flat roads like in Japan and kw European manufacture designed for British roads. Personally I'd go for kw, although buddyclub do a very nice kit
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Re: KW Coilover V2 or TEIN Superstreet for FN2

Kw. I have v1s and they are awesome

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Tein includes Pillowball upper mounts, this is a great advantage over the KW, as you must adjust your camber after installing the coilovers.
Tein are better quality.

I would have no doubt between these suspensions.
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Re: KW Coilover V2 or TEIN Superstreet for FN2

In what way are they better quality? Materials or...? Having seen the state of the hks coils that were up for sale i wouldnt have those over kw. Are tein more weatherproof?

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KW all the way... I had the HKS Hipermax and then went onto the KW V1's..much more comfortable ride.. In hindsight I'd have probably gone for V2's or the V3's though - Lynn at CPL will be able to hook you up with a set of KW's
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I have kw v3. For now, they are superb!
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I too have the V3's also worth noting that the KW' came top in corrosion tests a worthwhile advantage on uk roads
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TEIN SS allows you to put EDFC and you can steer your shock-absorbers hardness from your cockpit. I'm running TEIN FLEX and must admit it's quite stiff suspension even on the most soft settings on EDFC.
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Tein includes Pillowball upper mounts, this is a great advantage over the KW, as you must adjust your camber after installing the coilovers.
Tein are better quality.

I would have no doubt between these suspensions.

Do a Google search and you'll see quite a few reports of Tein customers being unhappy about ride quality on less than perfect road surfaces. Also, you'll see that KW consistently perform very highly both in ride quality and long-term durability
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Do a Google search and you'll see quite a few reports of Tein customers being unhappy about ride quality on less than perfect road surfaces. Also, you'll see that KW consistently perform very highly both in ride quality and long-term durability
In fact, I have the Tein SuperStreet installed on my car... and this is my daily car.
I had the oportunity to drive a FN2 with KW v2 and the setup is too soft (imo), the car bounces a lot.
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In fact, I have the Tein SuperStreet installed on my car... and this is my daily car.
I had the oportunity to drive a FN2 with KW v2 and the setup is too soft (imo), the car bounces a lot.
Bounces/hops? Meaning you get bump steer a lot?

Uk roads need softer damping.
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Maybe the KW were not setup correctly.
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Maybe the KW were not setup correctly.
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I have seen Teins fall apart cosmetically ( paint peeling, severely rusted threads and seized lock nuts) and also not pass an MOT 2 years after fitment.


KW are more expensive for a reason - stainless bodies and excellent salt spray test results
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would the Meister coilovers be a better option ?
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Than the Teins, IMO yes

Versus the KWs I dunno

I do know of one set of Meisters that went to a specialist recently that needed welder treatment to free binded locking nuts.
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Re: KW Coilover V2 or TEIN Superstreet for FN2

Seriously? Meister over tein? Loooool xD
Meisters quality is like xyz, bc...


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I would not have none of this. Coils sucks on street cars IMO.
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I would not have none of this. Coils sucks on street cars IMO.

I love my KWs V3.... do not find them to aggressive for streets at all. The recomended Start set-up by KW its just as hard as OEM and alot better handling wise. Then you can go from there.

Dont forget the V3 have Bound and Rebound adjustability.

PillowBall upper mounts would have been a nice feature for the KWs tho!!

There are ways around this, but springs need to be changed.
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