View Full Version : JIC vs Tein battle...

11-11-2003, 02:54 PM
Where the hell is the post.....as usual the search function here proves to be useless....can anyone help me?


11-11-2003, 02:59 PM
You must master the search function my son.. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Linky (http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=67461487&Forum =All_Forums&Words=he%20vs%20flt&Match=And&Searchpa ge=3&Limit=25&Old=allposts&Main=67461463&Search=tr ue#Post67461487)

11-11-2003, 03:06 PM
I'll make it simple for you:

In the end Aaron prefered the JIC FLTA2 over the Tein HE.

11-11-2003, 03:08 PM
i like nitekids' jics. should be lowered though. still too high. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif haha

my car is going lower btw, nitekids. maybe i can be as low as yours..nah probably not haha..that's TOO low http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

11-11-2003, 04:06 PM
Dousan, I have a question, and I couldn't find the answer in the thread (although it is a big thread :P). When you say the HE's have "weak valving," what exactly does that mean? That they are easy to blow out? Or that the dampening provided by the shock is overall softer than other shocks?

11-11-2003, 04:09 PM
nah just felt even on full stiffness they were nothing like the JIC
the JIC at full stiff is SO HARSH
the TEIN Is still very streetable imho
right now i think my TEIN HE is 2 clikcs from ahrdest front and 2 or 4 in back from hardest.

i put it down to like 10 clicks and 12 clicks or something along that and its still streeable but nothing back breaking

the JICs when i changed the damper around, woah, world of difference

just how the coilovers shock valving is designed

i like the HEs still just if i had to do it all over, i would have gotten FLTA2s.

actually i wouldnt have gotten that either with what i know now but if i had the same knowledge back then right now, i'd get the JIC. now id get a completely different set of coilovers

anyways, JIC between damper adjustmenst, itis far more noticiable. at least that's how i felt about it

and i know i cant type well. sorry!

11-11-2003, 07:38 PM
Ask each vendor sales person for a shock dynograph of the particular systems you're considering, and compare..!

If they give some odd-ball reason as to why they are unable to furnish you with that information, they don't deserve your business.. something along the lines of it being 'an industry sekrat' is BS.

You should end up with something like what this intrepid racer aquired after his shocks were dyno tested: http://www.sccaforums.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=7;t=000676
Even though the manufacture is Zeal, (not surprisingly), the range of dampening looks like crap. Just take a look at the graphs yourself, and read some of the thread.
The only reason a vendor could use to not furnish you with graphs would be that their product actually sucks.