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I recently installed some Tein H-Techs on my stock shocks. According to Tein they lower 0.7in front and 0.8in rear on the 4th gen. I decided to go with such a small drop because I live in Alberta, Canada and drive my lude year round. We get a lot of snow in the winter and it's no fun plowing it all and getting stuck. My old 3rd gen had Nuespeed Race Springs with a 2.5in drop all around and that was just too low. With the Teins I don't have to worry about speed bumps and scrapping on driveways.

At first I wasn't sure that I went low enough, but once I got used to it and let the springs settle a little bit I am very pleased with the results. The only pictures I have at this time are with my winter steelies still on:




Like I said, it's a moderate drop, but it is noticeable. I don't really like the slammed look anyway. It's too impractical.

The handling is great. It's not a huge improvement over stock, but the turn-in is more direct and there's a little more tendancy to oversteer at the limit, while still feeling mostly neutral. Easily modulated with the throttle. I like it.

A pleasant surprise was that the ride is also improved over stock. My old stock springs were probably getting a little worn out (I have 262,000kms, or about 163,000 miles on the car) so they rode a little squishy. With the new Teins the ride feels more solid and less bouncy, yet it's not harsh. I can cruise over dips and bumps in the road just like before.

I highly recommend these springs for someone looking for a moderate drop and a little improvement in handling. Especially if you drive your lude everyday and have some sketchy roads to deal with.

 

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congrats on your baby droppings. Stock springs are indeed "squishy". :joy:
 

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good point on the drop. i was thinking about the tein s tech for my 5th gen which are 1.5" in front and 1.3" in the rear. i dont think we get as much snow here in mn as you though haha
 

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To update: The car has lowered a little more which I imagine is due to the springs settling since I installed them and took these pictures.

Still a great drop and I wouldn't want to go any lower with our roads around here. I'm very happy with the results.
 

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Nice amount of drop if you ask me. I'm from BC so I can afford to go a bit lower but I don't want any scraping issues trying to get to work haha!
 
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