Ride harshness comparison between Tein Flex coilover vs. H&R Sport Sprint Set with KYB GR-2/Excel-G
I have had the Tein Flex coilover setup (on the "softest" setting) on my GS since 2005 and am now getting tired of the noise (you can hear and feel
every single imperfection in the road).
Bottom line is that I need a suspension that is
- Lower than OEM ride height
- Handles better than OEM suspension
- Is not harsh and loud like the TEIN FLEX
- I will never take the car to a track, but I occasionally like to drive fast around bends, so handling is still important to me
- Not interested in another coilover setup as that is cost prohibitive at this point.
Right now my car sounds like its broken because of the noise that the TEIN FLEX causes because all noise gets transmitted into the cabin as the pillow top of the coilover is not rubber, but is metal. Its been like that since Day 1 and I bought it brand new and I've been happy with it.
Fast forward to 2013, I am now 8 years older than and now its just a pain in the ****.
Maybe the suspension needs to be rebuilt. I don't know and I don't care. I just want to get rid of it and get something that is quiet and not "teeth filling rattling" hard.
My car's mileage is roughly 83K miles and the car is still in amazing condition. If I am driving on very smooth road, most people think the car is fairly new. However as soon as there are some imperfections in the road, my car sounds cheap, broken and rides as if it has no suspension.
I plan to keep my existing non-OEM wheels/tire setup - 18 inch HRE's with 245/40 front and 275/35 mm rear.