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Tein Flex / Blitz ZZ-R - Opinions? 180sx

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Hey

 

Can get a set of second hand Type Flex. (the twin tube ones) for $950.

Finding it hard to find any reviews about them..especially these ones. Spring rates seem odd..they're 7/7

 

Background info, after new shocks. Car's to be used on "weekends only" / drift. So not really a daily driver etc..

Other suspension mods are strut braces and also sway bars soon. (whiteline f+r).

 

Was going to get something 8 / 6. Pref in a mono tube..

 

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Blitz ZZ-R,

 

Can't find ANYTHING about them..other then they may be re branded BC's?

 

Tossing up between zz-r and bc br's..

 

Might just get BC BR's (type RH if it matters) if all else fails..

 

Anyones 2 cents?

 

Any help would be appreciated

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I run Tein ControlFlex and they're ok. Don't remember the spring tension, but I'm fairly sure it isn't 7/7, probably more like 7/5.

You notice bumps and joins in the road, but it's reasonably streetable.

 

That said, MonoFlex (or other brand's mono-tube offerings) are in a completely different class and price bracket to twin-tube shocks.

If you can afford to go down that path, you'll probably be happier with their damping characteristics.

 

Anyway, here's a dyno sheet of the Tein Flex.

 

180sx TeinControlFlex-DynoSheet.png

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Thanks for that

 

Going by Tein's specs on the site they state 7/7kg :wacko:

 

A mate says they're too soft..more suited to grip racing. He has 12/8..

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Yeah I got control masters type flex which are perfect for my daily, although I feel every bump on the road, iv gotten used to them so they must not be that hardcore, from my experience, perfect for my n/a 180 on the streets and with the little power I have would suit track in my application

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Thanks for that

 

Going by Tein's specs on the site they state 7/7kg wacko.png

 

A mate says they're too soft..more suited to grip racing. He has 12/8..

your mate is an idiot

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Haha, very succinct Bling.

 

Unless you're running a lot more weight in the front, there's no need for 12kg springs, particularly for any amount of street driving.

Irrespective, the damper needs to be valved to suit spring rates, or be double-adjustable.

If you raised rebound on Teins [valved to suit 7kg springs] to suit 12kg springs, you would be running a lot more compression than needed. It would suck ass.

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Haha, very succinct Bling.

 

Unless you're running a lot more weight in the front, there's no need for 12kg springs, particularly for any amount of street driving.

Irrespective, the damper needs to be valved to suit spring rates, or be double-adjustable.

If you raised rebound on Teins [valved to suit 7kg springs] to suit 12kg springs, you would be running a lot more compression than needed. It would suck ass.

Thanks for that

 

Going by Tein's specs on the site they state 7/7kg :wacko:

 

A mate says they're too soft..more suited to grip racing. He has 12/8..

your mate is an idiot

 

Yeah, rb25 s13, its a track only drifter..not street rego'd

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Might jump onto the BC band wagon.. -_-

 

BC BR's vs Blitz ZZ-R ?

 

Both specs seem the same..

 

Slightly off topic, the inverted series by BC, have a smaller piston dia.

I dno much about inverted other than its supposed to help with unsprung weight..whats with the smaller diameter? It states '42mm Race use only'

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