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The Tein FLEX Z coilovers are a new affordably priced, non-rebuildable, version of the popular STREET FLEX coilovers.
The FLEX Z coilovers include:
*392lb (7kg) front springs and 280lb (5kg) rear springs
*Ride height adjustment with separate spring preload settings
*16-way damping force adjustment using ADVANCE NEEDLE technology which provides a much wider range of damping force adjustment per click
*EDFC series compatibility
*Proprietary ZT coated damper bodies and 2-layer powdercoating for lower brackets and upper mounts.
Tein was able to bring cost down on the new FLEX Z dampers by making them fully sealed units (non-rebuildable). The biggest benefit to a fully sealed non-rebuildable damper, other than the extremely affordable price, is a maintenance free damper. Although, we strongly recommend periodical inspection of external components such as the seat locks, spring seats, dust boots, and bump stops. Instead of rebuilding the damper, or if a damper fails several years down the line, single replacement dampers can be purchased to minimize downtime.
These are a great option for folks looking for a street oriented coilover with separate ride height adjustments from spring preload. However, while the sealed damper design offers a lower cost, it does prevent any major spring rate changes as the internal valving cannot be altered.
BRIAN'S APPLICATION NOTES: The TEIN FILE photo above does not show it, but these New NC Tein Street Flex now include top hats and come assembled, which makes your install much easier, very nice! Notice front and rear springs are relatively close on rates, though balance preference is subjective I suggest most folks will want to upgrade front sway bar only with this setup.
Sean's Application Notes: With full control over your ride height and rebound adjustable dampers Tein has packed an impressive amount of features into a coilover at this price point. Ride on the street is FIRM, for customers looking for a more plush ride I'd recommend our Progress Springs and Koni shocks.