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I just got this email from Tien

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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in TEIN High Performance Suspension products.
We are proud to announce the release of our S.Tech lowering springs for the
'07+ MazdaSPEED3!

Our S.Tech line is designed to be used with the factory shock absorbers,
providing a lowering spec of -1.0" for the front and -0.6" rear. We have
provided part number and pricing details below, and have attached a photo of
our S.Tech equipped test vehicle as a reference.

All TEIN products are available for purchase through any of our authorized
dealers, for which a complete list can be accessed by visiting
http://www.tein.com/dealer_list/index.html. Please contact us at your
convenience if you have any questions or concerns.

Application: '07+ MazdaSPEED3

- S.Tech Lowering Springs - Part # SKM80-AUB00 - MSRP $370.00

Best regards,

TEIN Sales Team

Staff @ TEIN USA INC.
9798 Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241
Phone: (562) 861-9161
Fax: (562) 861-9171
www.tein.com
 

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i might buy one soon.
i guess there are no reviews for me to look at since it just came out..
anyway.. can u please post the picture they sent you also?
 

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There is a MOCC sticker under the mirror. I wonder who it is?
 

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That's far too much for springs, IMO, and "designed to work with the factory dampers" is a definite red flag because the MS3 dampers are garbage. Maybe the cost of engineering springs that actually work with the dampers makes them cost more, but the first thing they should have done is toss the OEM dampers in a dumpster, and designed some springs around another solution.

Or just not bother since there are several spring sets around that are also tuned for the factory dampers; all of them cost less, and none of them solve the main problem, which aren't the springs.

Nice try, but no thanks. These are just another set of poseur springs, expensive ones at that. And the drop is waaay too much for what the chassis can handle, IMO, especially with the awful factory dampers.
 

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I just received my Tein S-tech.
Paid $255 shipped brand new in box.
I will post pictures and impression as soon as I install them :)
 

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[quote author=kwon1982 link=topic=140203.msg3051121#msg3051121 date=1239382297]
ye they have,

2.9/163 front (1.0 drop)
4.3/241 rear (0.6 drop)
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Yikes.

Way too much front drop for having a lower spring rate than stock...

The rear rate actually looks OK for the amount of drop they advertise, but as a set, I wouldn't even think about putting those on my car...
 

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These are progressive springs.
I guess those are minimum spring rate??
I checked Tein website but couldn't find any more info on that..
 

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Well, TEIN's website lists the same exact rates for the regular 3 springs, and judging by the fact that the advertised drops for both the Mz3 and MS3 S-tech differ in about the same amount as stock MZ3/MS3 ride heights differ, it's my guess that they're using the same exact springs for both...
 

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[quote author=boostedminime link=topic=140203.msg3049441#msg3049441 date=1239305543]
iv been runing mz3 s-techs on my ms3 for the past 9k miles now lol and i only paid 160 shipped
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+1 cept ive had mine on for 15k and i got em for 60
 
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