Why MX5 Parts NI Now Stocks Tein Suspensin

If you have been invested in the Japanese performance or street scene for any amount of time TEIN is a name you'll recognise! TEIN have been developing performance suspension for decades and have become a trusted brand! With packages to suit all budgets, TEIN is one of the few fully inclusive suspension companies providing both street and track set ups. Their product goes beyond offering a ride height adjustment and all suspension packages they provide provide an well rounded improvement to handling and vehicle response. 

 

TEIN’s History

"The one, who conquers Kanagawa, conquers the country." In the early 1980s, there were 2 youngsters who stood out in the crowd, in the kingdom of rally; Kanagawa. They were Hakaru Ichino and Yoshio Fujimoto. A co-driver and a 4driver, who actually started out as rivals from different teams. They were very aware of each other. Without a word, their runs and speed fiercely attracted one another. "Where can I find that incredibly fast driver named Fujimoto?" As Ichino's rally activity shifted to all Japan events, he was told to find his partner; "the" driver. Without hesitation, he found out through his friend how to reach Fujimoto and called him. "Why don't we compete in all Japan events together?" Of course Fujimoto immediately agreed. There was absolutely no reason for him to turn down such offer from Ichino, for whom he had sense of reverence. "Mr. Ichino always stays cool, and is great at gathering information. I can leave everything to him!" This was where it all began.

Exceptional performance and durability. TEIN shock absorbers were then given high marks not only for use in rally events but also in other fields; on the street and at the circuit. They achieved an astonishingly high 80% share of dampers used in N1 Taikyu races (currently known as Super Taikyu). "There is NO doubt in what we have been doing at TEIN. We can go for it!" In 1990, their wait was over and they released original products under the TEIN brand. In no time, they were flooded with orders, exceeding their production capability. Their success as an International rally team shed light on the company.

In 1987, 2 years after their first season competing in all Japan events, they made their first challenge in overseas races; Hong Kong-Beijing Rally. 2 years later in 1989, they finally made their way to WRC. Things went well and smoothly for Fujimoto. He became the first Japanese ever to be chosen as a driver for a Toyota works team. In 1995, he was crowned with an overall victory in the Safari Rally; and again he was the first Japanese to have this distinction. Their names; 'Ichino' and 'Fujimoto', became well known throughout the world. "Rally is where we started. We would always like to be in-touch with the real market. Putting ourselves at the forefront of the scene allows us to listen to the consumers' real voice." By experiencing TEIN products firsthand, their conviction as company executives were developed and refined. Their company, TEIN, continues to compete in motorsports to this day.

 

 

The TEIN Kits We Stock

Street Basis Damper Kits 
MK1   MK2    MK3

High Quality Street Performance Height Adjustable coilover. Perfectly balanced spring rate and damping force to offer a comfortable ride with superior handling, accurate steering feedback and high speed "flat ride" feel. 

 

Street Advanced Kits
MK1    MK2   

High Quality Street Performance Height Adjustable coilover. Perfectly balanced spring rate and damping force to offer a comfortable ride with superior handling, accurate steering feedback and high speed "flat ride" feel. 

 

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