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Old 10-18-2019, 12:01 AM   #1
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CSG Tein Flex A vs RCE superstreet 1's

Looking to replace my stock dampers and RCE yellow combo for something a little more geared for track and auto X while still retaining OEM or better ride quality. They are nearly the same price. Paring it with 245/40/17 SX2's and RR street BBK on the front. Just looking for thoughts from owners.

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i was wondering about this as well. looking for a mainly street coilover that has better ride than the PP sachs. the new 949 xidas also fits the bill but out of my budget. so its down to these 2.
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Looking to replace my stock dampers and RCE yellow combo for something a little more geared for track and auto X while still retaining OEM or better ride quality. They are nearly the same price. Paring it with 245/40/17 SX2's and RR street BBK on the front. Just looking for thoughts from owners.
No experience with the Flex A's - but I did swap from RCE yellows/Stock dampers to the SS1 coilovers and am pretty happy with the SS1 performance. The Flex A's have the same spring rate, the damping is probably somewhat different.

Let me split my observations into 2 parts. Impact harshness and then response to "lower" frequency undulations.

I'd say the SS1s are better than stock in impact harshness over sharp bumps when the shocks are dialed back to a street setting.

With about 2x the stock spring rate however (fronts at least), you will notice the difference in ride. In a lot of ways it's good : handling in general, less body roll, etc -- but it does have some drawbacks for particular road surface/speed combinations. If memory serves the spring stiffness effect was a little more noticeable from Yellows to SS1's than from stock to yellows, but you get the better damping at the same time that helps things out.

"ride quality" seems to mean something different to everyone. The performance benefits are there and in general the ride is not worse than stock - just somewhat different - at least to me.

Hopefully that helps.
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another interesting option thats in the same price bracket is HKS GT IV 20spec and spec-A.

20spec is 5K/5K
spec-A is 6K/6K but has more front stroke

both were designed to be more comfortable street daily coils.

coilover shopping is a real headache
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