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Old 09-23-2005, 11:17 PM
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It depends what the buyer really needs. In my case, I just want a no-fuss height adjustable suspension. The Basic c/o's accomplish that for much less than the Super Streets. I have a feeling I would have set the dampening settings to almost exactly what the Basics are set to by TEIN, so why pay more?
True dat, Blake. It is really based on what people's needs are and you are right, the Basics provide an ideal setup for those that don't necessarily need to adjust the dampening for stiffer settings.

I guess I just get kinda fixated on the availability (which is what I like) vs. the fact that most people don't need to have adjustable shock settings.

Either way, both setups are great bang-for-the buck products.
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:39 PM
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by drexappeal
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you're not upselling peeps to the Super Streets? The adjustable dampening is definitely worth it! Just a little 411 from my end.

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ps...especially if they decide to bring back the possibility of upper pillowball mount and edfc compatibility.
Don't get me wrong, I love the tein basics and if you need that drop, it's the best way to go for coilovers (especially for the pricetag!). I'd upsell to the tein superstreets depending on their needs too, but of course, I'd go with KW V2s, and I did .

Drex, did you finish the euro-us plate ghetto mod yet?

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Old 09-23-2005, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mig888
Don't get me wrong, I love the tein basics and if you need that drop, it's the best way to go for coilovers (especially for the pricetag!). I'd upsell to the tein superstreets depending on their needs too, but of course, I'd go with KW V2s, and I did .

Drex, did you finish the euro-us plate ghetto mod yet?

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Couldn't make it in time before closing, so gotta do it after I get the brake pads installed tomorrow or possibly Sunday...I'm gonna post a question on the other thread for you. Don't want to stray too much from Waveykat's thread.
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Old 09-24-2005, 12:04 AM
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ahaha werd? i'ma in bklyn too...i THINK i seen you car b4...u fill up at BP on stillwell n 86th?
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:08 AM
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ESP Electronic Stability Program

so over the weekend i took a trip out of town while on the high way the ESP message came on..

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the message came on friday night and came off on sunday night
then yesterday when i was driving to the gas station it came back on >>>

is it because i have 19 wheels and lowered my car can this cause the problem can someone help me before i go to the Stealership please thanks in advance i have and appointment for oct 4

by driving the car with this problem would it cause any damage to the engine or anything in the car???

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Originally Posted by WaveyKat
so over the weekend i took a trip out of town while on the high way the ESP message came on..

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the message came on friday night and came off on sunday night
then yesterday when i was driving to the gas station it came back on >>>

is it because i have 19 wheels and lowered my car can this cause the problem can someone help me before i go to the Stealership please thanks in advance i have and appointment for oct 4

by driving the car with this problem would it cause any damage to the engine or anything in the car???
If your cruise control doesnt work then what you have is a mismatch in the front to rear tire profile so that now the ESP can no longer measure properly. It either thinks the front is moving faster than the rear or the rear is moving faster than the front and thus it cancels the operation and the safety function is disabled.

You wont damage anything but in a dangerous situation the ABS is not enough to give you traction in a sharp avoidance turn and that could mean a great deal in a split second.

Without ESP your car is just another brick rolling down the road.
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...... i have and appointment for oct 4

waveykat, u have an appointment where? Manhatt or soverign? yeah i think u should bring it in, but they MIGHT charge u kuz u have Aftermarket parts, like ur 19s and ur tiens....so ask the service manager to CALL U BEFORE THEY DO ANYTHING that u have to be charged for
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i have 19x8.5 wheels and 235/35/19 tires and yes i have an appointment in manhattan
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what is the tire size you are using on the rear?
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Geeze, what did people do before ESP and ABS and BAS? OMG, WATCH OUT!! were going to crash... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh crack!

Actually, now i got to thinking, I want to ask...

WHAT HAPPENS if your driving along, and a 19" tire blows... assuming you pulled safely over... You go to replace your 19 with your spare, and now what.

WHAT DOES THE COMPUTER DO? Does it lock everything up? DO you turn ESP off? Do you have to run in DYNO MODE?
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same size tires all around 235-35-19
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was your car staggered before?
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nope they ws always 19x8.5 all around with 235-35-19
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you might have another problem
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Replace module



Vehicle was in the dealer for 2 days.

Hmmmm......just noticed the mileage .....they made 27 miles

WTF?


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Vehicle was in the dealer for 2 days.

Hmmmm......just noticed the mileage .....they made 27 miles

WTF?
You are lucky you didnt get one mechanic that was totally pedantic as he would have done about 50 miles. Seriously, how do you test a safety system for function if its only means of measurement are the rate at which the wheels spin.
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Geeze, what did people do before ESP and ABS and BAS? OMG, WATCH OUT!! were going to crash... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh crack!

Actually, now i got to thinking, I want to ask...

WHAT HAPPENS if your driving along, and a 19" tire blows... assuming you pulled safely over... You go to replace your 19 with your spare, and now what.

WHAT DOES THE COMPUTER DO? Does it lock everything up? DO you turn ESP off? Do you have to run in DYNO MODE?
If you have increased the outside diameter of the wheel then yes it will get really confused but dont worry you will have gotten a lot more speeding tickets because your car will have been travelling faster than the speedometer indication.

Generally only the length of the rim spokes increases and the profile of the rubber decreases. So even if you use a spare tire (tyre) then it wil run exactly the same way.

What you may find is that the spare has a shorter bolt. That needs to be take into consideration because the brakes will be totally ruined if the long bolt goes into a generic Mercedes spare wheel.
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ok took my car in and the Sa told me it could be because i have 19 wheels and lowered my car thats why me ESP light is on and i need a wheel alignment now i have to remove my heel and put the stock ones back on DAMN!!
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i have installed 19x8.5 front and 19x9.5 rear no problem with the ESP. i would put the stocks and see what happened.
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Originally Posted by WaveyKat
ok took my car in and the Sa told me it could be because i have 19 wheels and lowered my car thats why me ESP light is on and i need a wheel alignment now i have to remove my heel and put the stock ones back on DAMN!!
That really sucks. I was hedging my bets on a damaged speed sensor from when the wheels were changed out.
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Originally Posted by WaveyKat
ok took my car in and the Sa told me it could be because i have 19 wheels and lowered my car thats why me ESP light is on and i need a wheel alignment now i have to remove my heel and put the stock ones back on DAMN!!

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If I were the SA I would say it's the MB Flathood Emblem....it's disrupting the airbalance of the vehicle causing the ESP malfunction message.









They didn't even perform a short test?

They just saw the wheels and thats it?

Post your receipt....
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Squeaking Rear Suspension

ever since i lowered my car with with the tein coilovers a few days after am hearing a squeaking noise coming from the rear of the car everytime i go over a bump or even if i shake the car from the rear like bounce it up and down i hear a squeaking noise does any one had or got this problem or know how to fix this squeaking NOISE please help thanks you
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Originally Posted by WaveyKat
ever since i lowered my car with with the tein coilovers a few days after am hearing a squeaking noise coming from the rear of the car everytime i go over a bump or even if i shake the car from the rear like bounce it up and down i hear a squeaking noise does any one had or got this problem or know how to fix this squeaking NOISE please help thanks you
Which ones did you get? Basic or Super Street?

This sound is most likely the coils making noise. TEIN does have a sleeve that you can buy and have slid onto the springs, so that it reduces the noise (if it bothers you that much).

That's the only thing I can think of.

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