TEIN is one of the largest and oldest Japanese aftermarket specialists and manufacturers. Since 1985, TEIN has been researching and developing high-performance suspension products for both street and racial use. Competing in many races and winning races, including the World Rally Championship and the Super N1 Endurance Race, have allowed TEIN to be a pioneer in suspension technicians. TEIN has used technological know-how in racing to develop the product to create the perfect suspension for the overall driving pleasure. This is what makes TEIN products superior to other undercarriage brands in terms of performance but also in durability, consistency and, above all, quality, which makes driving with this exceptional undercarriage a great experience.
Which TEIN product should I choose?
S. TECH – TEIN S. TECHNIQUE LOWER SPRINGS are an excellent choice as a first step towards lowering or tuning the sports suspension. TEIN S. TECH has an average drop of 1.5 inches and an average increase of 20%. This results in lower center of gravity, less body and elevation, better coil distribution and better handling ability. The lowered car also has a more stylish look. All TEIN S. TECH spring applications are road-tested for the right balance of performance and comfort. The TEIN S. TECH spring is made of vanadium. TEIN S. TECH springs are more sports oriented than TEIN HIGH TECH springs. TEIN S. TECH, also known as Dress Master, is designed for street use.
H. TECH – TEIN HIGH TECH lower springs are an excellent choice for lowering, with minimal compromise on comfort and performance. TEIN H. TECH springs show an average drop of 1.3 inches and an average increase in springs of 10%. This results in lower center of gravity, less body and elevation, better coil distribution and better handling ability. The lowered car also has a more stylish look. Compared to S. TECH springs, H. TECH springs are softer and more comfortable, yet provide better handling than OEM springs. TEIN H. TECH, also known as luxury master, is designed for street use.
G. TECH– TEIN GRAVEL TECH lower springs are designed for gravel driving, such as off-road, rally and rallycross. TEIN GRAVEL TECH springs have been developed in combination with Type GRAVEL dampers, but can also be used with other high-performance shock absorbers. The TEIN GRAVEL TECH spring, with its tuned ride height and off-road driving springs, is undoubtedly a race. Compared to TEIN S. TECH and TEIN H. TECH springs, TEIN GRAVEL TECH springs offer much stiffer path and coil distribution for off-road driving. The name of TEIN GRAVEL TECH is called Dirt Trial Master and is intended to limit competition.
Street Coilover Systems
BASIC– TEIN BASIC DAMPER is the entry level coilover kit from TEIN. Compared to the OEM suspension, the TEIN BASIC DAMPER has a higher spring speed and a stronger damping force. All applications are optimized to adjust the spring speed to the shock absorber, minimizing under- and over-damping. The TEIN BASIC DAMPER has adjustable travel speed and short stroke dampers. Other features include a twin tube shell, a newly designed spring seat and a three-stage powder coating. The TEIN BASIC DAMPER is the perfect choice for entry-level users who want the same spring and shock absorber with optimized damping forces right out of the box. TEIN BASIC DAMPER is also known as Driving Master and is designed for street use.
SUPER STREET– TEIN SUPER STREET DAMPER is one step ahead of TEIN BASIC DAMPERS. Compared to the TEIN BASIC DAMPER, the SUPER STREET DAMPER has a similar spring speed, but with a damper that includes 16 and 20 level damping force settings. Like the BASIC DAMPER, the SUPER STREET DAMPER has adjustable travel speed and short-stroke shock absorbers, twin-tube shells, a newly designed spring seat and three-stage powder coating. You can adjust the damping force levels 16 and 20 by simply turning the knob on the top of the damping. With its damping force adjustment capability, users can easily change suspension stiffness in response to driving conditions, such as soft adjustment for street driving and rigid adjustment for track guidance, or use various stiffnesses to record low under or override. Also known as the TEIN SUPER STREET DAMPER Driving Master, it is designed for street use.
COMFORTABLE SPORTS– The TEIN COMFORT SPORT is a coilover kit developed for sport and comfort. Compared to the OEM suspension, the TEIN COMFORT SPORT has a higher spring speed and stronger damping force, while minimizing comfort and silence. This was done at a carefully selected spring speed and was fitted to a single tube shock absorber incorporating Micro Speed Valve Technology. COMFORT SPORT combines seamless and luxurious travel with added stability and control. Compared to the BASIC and SUPER STREET DAMPER, the TEIN COMFORT SPORT offers a slightly less sporty ride, but still greatly enhances comfort and silence. The TEIN COMFORT SPORT offers 16-step damping force adjustment, Micro Speed Valve Technology, reverse cover, travel direction adjustment, newly designed spring seat and single tube cover. The TEIN COMFORT SPORT Cruising Master is also designed for street use.
EURODAMPER– TEIN EURO DAMPER is very similar to TEIN COMFORT SPORT in all respects, please read the above section for details. As its name suggests, TEIN EURO DAMPER is made for European cars. Features and technology are similar to TEIN COMFORT SPORT models. The TEIN EURO DAMPER is also known as the Cruising Master for street use
TYPE FLEX– The TEIN TYPE FLEX is a coilover kit designed for performance and comfort. With many years of experience in motorsport, TEIN TEIN TYPE FLEX has created the ultimate balance between comfort and performance. Compared to the OEM suspension and other entry-level covers, the TEIN TYPE FLEX increases cornering performance while still being comfortable enough for street use. This is achieved with a higher spring speed and a twin-tube internal shock absorber, which allows increased piston stroke and increased durability. The TEIN TYPE FLEX has 16 adjustment levels, cushion top supports, three-stage powder coating, full-length travel adjustment and a newly designed spring seat. The TEIN TYPE FLEX is the ideal coilover system for users who participate in less intense motorsport events such as track days and time attacks while still being able to drive the same setting on the street without too much comfort. Also known as the Control Master, the TEIN TYPE FLEX is designed for both street and race restrictions.
MONO FLEX– TEIN MONO FLEX COILOVERs have been developed for competitive motorsport. Features include 16 levels of damping for both compression and rebound, cushion top mounts, Micro Speed Valving (MSV) technology, reversible cover, single tube design, Teflon coated shock absorber, cone spring washers, full length adjustment . At the heart of the TEIN MONO FLEX heat exchanger system is a single-pipe dampener that allows increased oil capacity, better heat dissipation and a larger valve. This single-tube flap provides a stiffer spring speed for racing. TEIN MONO FLEX is designed for users who are looking for aggressive treatment on the street and in the field. The TEIN MONO FLEX is a step up from the TEIN TYPE FLEX, which increases performance but reduces comfort. Also known as Winding Master, TEIN MONO FLEX is used for street and competition purposes.
Competition Coilover Sytems
SUPER DRIFT– TEIN SUPER DRIFT COILOVERS are specially designed for drift. With the help of D1 Drifting pilots and teams, TEIN has used their feedback and developed the TEIN SUPER DRIFT. The spring speed and damping force have been selected to enhance control of the car during drift and to facilitate a better slip. The TEIN SUPER DRIFT is equipped with a full-length shock absorber, which allows for separate walking height and preload adjustment. Other features include 16 adjustment levels, a specially developed drift valve, Teflon-coated shock absorber body, twin-tube housing and a newly designed spring seat. The TEIN SUPER DRIFT is the ideal diversion system for all levels of drift. The TEIN SUPER DRIFT cushion ball includes top mounts that allow you to adjust the tilt and travel more sensitively. Also known as the TEIN SUPER DRIFT Side Master, it is designed for competition use.
SUPER RACING– TEIN SUPER RACING COILOVERs have been developed based on actual competition experience. Both the spring speed and the impact valve come from motorsport experience. The TEIN SUPER RACING features a fully adjustable shock absorber with a full-length adjustable system that allows independent adjustment of impact height and preload. There are 16 adjustment levels for compression and bounce that allow the user to fine tune the suspension. Upper brackets on the front cushion ball allow adjustment of the roller and roller. External tanks on SA-type dampers increase oil capacity and final performance. Other features include a high tensile racing spring, single-tube housing, aluminum design and Teflon-coated shock absorber. TEIN SUPER RACING is ideal for advanced and professional drivers who want full damping tuning capability. Also called TEIN SUPER RACING competitors, it's called Circuit Master.
HT TYPE– TEIN TYPE HT COILOVER KIT was developed based on the experience of TEIN Tarmac racing. Both spring force and impact valve have been tuned to narrow tracks such as the Gymkhana and Autocross racing, allowing for quick transition response and optimum grip. There are 16 adjustment levels for compression and bounce that allow the user to fine tune the suspension. The mono tube design allows optimum performance. The TEIN TYPE HT is ideal for drivers looking for a quick and sharp answer to narrow courses such as Gymkhana or Autocross. The TEIN TYPE HT is also called the Gymkhana Master and is intended to restrict competition.
TYPE HG– TEIN HG COILOVER KIT was developed based on the experience of TEIN pebble racing. Both spring speed and impact valves are tuned to gravel tracks such as rally and dusty racing. The TEIN TYPE HG is made of steel for added durability to maintain the difficult conditions of gravel driving. There are 16 adjustment levels for compression and bounce that allow the user to fine tune the suspension. To prevent aeration, TEIN has developed a specially unique free piston in the TEIN TYPE HG structure. Other features include a twin-tube design and an outer tank for the longer stroke needed for pebble runs. The TEIN TYPE HG is ideal for heavy gravel driving such as Rallycross, Rally Race and Dust Race. TEIN TYPE HG also known as Dirt Master and is intended for use in competitive restraints.
TYPE FREE– TEIN GRAVEL COILOVER KIT is the entry-level dampener for TEIN for gravel racing. Like the TEIN TYPE HG, impact valves have been tuned to gravel tracks such as rally and dusty racing. The stroke of the piston is designed and tested to be perfect on uneven surfaces and resistant to pebble racing. Other features include 16 levels of damping force adjustment and twin tube housing design. The TEIN TYPE GRAVEL can be used with OEM springs, however, it is recommended to use the optimal performance of the TEIN G TECH springs. The TEIN TYPE HG is ideal for users who are aggressive on gravel and want to use various springs. TEIN TYPE Gravel is also called Dirt Trail Master and is intended for use in racing. WARNING: The TEIN TYPE GRAVEL damping kit does not contain springs.
TYPE N1– The N1 TEIN coil set has been developed through extensive road racing experience. The N1 TEIN TYPE is the TEIN flagship for the road race; it is the pinnacle of innovation and technology in the TEIN competition. The TEIN TYPE N1 damping stroke and valves are specifically designed for road racing. Preliminary features include 20 levels of various compression and bounce settings, full-length stroke height adjustment, outer tanks and single-tube design. TEIN recommends the use of TEIN racing springs with TEIN TYPE N1 shock absorbers. The TEIN TYPE N1 formwork is ideal for professional racing. The N1 TEIN TYPE is also called Circuit Master and is intended for racing use. WARNING: The TEIN TYPE N1 damping kit does not contain springs.
TYPE Gr.N– The TEIN N damper has been developed through rigorous testing of the P-WRC. The TEIN N Group is TEIN's flagship for off-road use, the pinnacle of off-road slip system and TEIN's latest technology. Advanced features include adjusting the 3 + 1 damper, full-length stroke height adjustment, outer tanks and inverted mono tube design. TEIN's latest technologies include the Micro Speed Valve (MSV), the Temperature Compensation Valve (TCV), and the Hydraulic Impact Damper (HBS). TEIN N is used by many rally teams around the world and is ideal for teams looking for a serious performance coilover system for off-road racing.