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Feb 22, 2010

Tanabe
Sustec Pro Five Coilovers

This unique coilover offers patented slide-valve damper technology for a large rebound adjustability range suiting all driving styles. Pro Fives are also compatible with Tanabe's TEAS (Tanabe Electric Active Suspension) controller, which gives the driver total control of the damper's characteristics from inside the vehicle.
310-783-0200
tanabe-usa.com

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Buddy Club
P1 Racing Lower Control Arms

Factory lower control arms are bulky, heavy and over time the bushings can start to fail. The P1 Racing LCAs retain factory suspension geometry, but weigh only 2 lbs due to their aircraft-grade aluminum construction. To make the P1 Racing Lower Control Arms virtually maintenance free, Buddy Club manufactured its own P1 low-deflection bushings, durable enough to withstand the rigors of motorsports but with no noise, making them ideal for street driving.
909-923-9188
buddyclub.us

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Password:JDM
Solid Tower Bars

Password:JDM's front and rear strut tower bars and lower tie bars are handmade in the U.S. Each individual weld shows off the company's commitment to excellence and quality-everything from the machining, tubing extrusion, welding and coating.
562-801-1808
passwordjdm.com

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Tokico
HTS Series Shocks & Struts

The dampening/rebound-adjustable HTS series provides you with a superior combination of handling, stability and ride quality that you've come to expect from TOKICO. All TOKICO shocks and struts are engineered to be application specific. With more than 65 years of manufacturing experience, R&D and OE-quality standards, TOKICO offers a limited lifetime warranty on its products so you can drive with confidence.
859-986-2359
tokicousa.com

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Password:JDM
Spherical Bearing Kit

Password:JDM's new Spherical Bearing Kit by Pro Car Innovations is a must-have for anyone who does serious track duty or any other form of road race or daily spirited driving. A perfect finishing touch to your suspension setup, these will help maintain consistent suspension geometry on hard cornering, therefore getting more pavement contact from your tires.
562-801-1808
passwordjdm.com

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Whiteline
End Links & Bushings

Designed to match and integrate with adjustable sway bars, key alignment products like these end links and low-compliance bushings combine to deliver a fully balanced handling solution. The KTA135 offers an eye-to-eye length adjustment range from 335-435mm with the EVO X application.
61 2 4340 2355 (international)
whiteline.com.au

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Tein
Basic Dampers

The BASIC damper offers a high-quality full coilover at an entry-level price. Designed to be used with OEM upper mounts to reduce noise, the BASIC dampers have a single threaded ride height adjustment for easy use and include the same quality and technology as competing models. TEIN has utilized a shortened shell case to allow improved ride comfort and performance at lowered ride heights, which means less bottoming out than an OEM suspension with lowering springs.
562-861-9161
tein.com

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Tein
Super Racing Coilover

Developed from actual competition, this fully adjustable race damper can be easily tuned for any track and weather conditions. Super Racing dampers utilize the full-length adjustment and separate 16-way compression and rebound adjustment to produce a great competition-ready suspension. The Super Racing coilovers are designed and tested for circuit use by advanced drivers who seek complete damper tuning capability. The setup is also EDFC compatible for the ultimate in-car suspension tuning capability.
562-861-9161
tein.com

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Godspeed
Suspension Components

Godspeed products are constructed from high-strength steel alloys that offer durability and strength, yet remain lightweight. All Godspeed products allow incredibly controlled suspension adjustability, predictable response and offer a lifetime warranty.
626-442-3988
godspeedproject.com

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Godspeed
Type-RS Coilover Dampers

Featuring 16 levels of damper force adjustment and full-height adjustment, these coilovers can be easily adjusted with the turn of a knob. Height adjustment is made easy with CNC-machined locking perches for accuracy and smooth adjustment. You can easily raise your car to OEM height or lower your car for track performance.
626-442-3988
godspeedproject.com

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Powerflex
Front Control And Rear Upper Arm Bushing Sets

Powerflex adjustable arm bushing sets offer adjustable caster, adjustable rear camber and improved anti-dive geometry for increased traction and reduced understeer. This stainless spherical polyurethane hybrid bushing set is designed to offer the minimal deflection of a spherical joint with the low NVH of a polyurethane bushing. Wrenches are included for easy adjustment.
44 01895 460033 (international)
powerflex.co.uk

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Vogtland
Tec Line Height Adjustable Suspension Kit

Equipped with heavy-duty, twin-tube dampers and designed with a shorter body, the Tec Line makes it possible to lower your vehicle without sacrificing suspension travel. These kits are TÜV-approved and provide an adjustment range between 1 to 3.5 inches lower than the factory ride height. The racing-style coilover spring rates are suitable for the street yet high enough for light track use.
866-563-5745
vogtlandsuspensionusa.com

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Tanabe
Sustec Stabilizer

Tanabe's Sustec Stabilizer is a high-quality antiroll bar made from hollow chromoly that's lightweight and very strong. Through extensive research and development, the Sustec Stabilizer helps drivers achieve neutral handling balance for spirited driving.
310-783-0200
tanabe-usa.com

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Zeal
Function-T

The Function-T completely eliminates the use of hexavalent chrome with a nickel-boron plated shell. Different from existing chrome plating products, the new construction is much more anti-corrosive and practically eliminates spring seat seizing to the adjustable brackets. Camber-adjustable pillow-ball upper mounts are standard on all inverted monotube layouts for strut-type suspensions, and custom spring rates are available free of charge for your own custom function coilovers.
714-847-0694
endlessusa.com

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Moton
Club Sport Dampers

The four-way adjustable Moton Damper features 15 positions of high-speed bump adjustment, six positions of low-speed bump adjustment, 15 positions of high-speed rebound adjustment and 10 positions of low-speed rebound adjustment. The low-speed bump adjuster is effective in helping to control body roll while adding to turn-in and helping control pitch and squat. The reservoir is connected to the damper by a high-pressure hose and is equipped with swivel banjos for easy installation of the canisters in the car, regardless of the position.
770-886-8777
motonsuspension.com

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Ksport
GT Pro

The GT Pro has all the features offered with the Kontrol Pro, but the GT Pro is an inverted shock design, which makes for a more serious damper. With KSport's inverted shock, the piston as well as all valves and seals are encased in 6061-T6 aluminum for ultimate durability. In addition to durability, inverted shocks yield a lower center of gravity, high chassis rigidity and lower shock oil temperatures.
480-829-8100
ksportusa.com

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Eibach
Pro-Plus Performance Handling Package

Offering a 10 percent discount over buying individual kits, the Eibach Pro Plus Package includes the popular Pro-Kit springs along with the matching antiroll kit sway bars. The special pricing is also available as a Sport-Plus Package, which replaces the Pro-Kit springs with Eibach Sportline springs, providing an even lower ride height. All kits include Eibach's million-mile warranty.
800-222-8811
eibach.com

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Energy Suspension
Polyurethane Components
Whether you're driving in a straight line, on an open track or on the street, racers have known for years how well polyurethane bushings work for increased suspension performance and feel. Improvements in e.t.'s at the dragstrip and lap times at the track speak for themselves, so regardless of whether or not your Honda is an all-out race car or daily driver, it will perform better and last longer with Energy Suspension performance polyurethane components.
888-913-6374
energysuspension.com

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Greddy
Type-S Suspension Kits
Designed for the optimum balance of traction, comfort and adjustability, GReddy Type-S suspension kits offer a well-balanced solution for your car. Instead of using heavy spring rates that offer harsh rides and easily lose traction on bumpy roads, Type-S systems utilize a relatively soft spring with a longer stroke to maximize traction on the streets and track. The 32-way adjustable damping, adjustable base and spring perches, thick billet upper mounts and a lightweight coil spring make the Type-S a great product at a good price.
949-588-8300
greddy.com

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Greddy
Damper Remote Controller
The GReddy Damper Remote Controller enables users of GReddy Type-S suspension kits to control certain suspension adjustments from inside the driver compartment. Offering 32-way adjustability and a way to save five user-defined setting combinations, this is a hot item for making on-the-fly adjustments. Another noteworthy feature is this unit's security, which prohibits anyone without a pass code from making adjustments to your settings.
949-588-8300
greddy.com

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HKS
Hipermax III & Hipermax III Sport
Designed and tuned for street applications and daily driving, the Hipermax III combines track-quality control with excellent ride and handling characteristics for real-world street speeds. The Hiper Linear Piston Fluid Channel System damping system creates a positive relationship between piston speed and damping force, making it possible to produce a suspension that provides track-level control and feedback with exceptional ride quality.
310-491-3300
hksusa.com

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5zigen
Proracer Braces
By increasing the strength of your chassis with braces, the suspension setup in your car can work more efficiently as a whole. Chassis tuning is key to cutting seconds off your lap time and increasing the overall responsiveness of your car during spirited driving. ProRacer braces are suited to street cars, so they also maintain a high level of real-world comfort.
310-608-5575
5zigenusa.com

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Tein
S.Tech Lowering Spring
TEIN S.Tech Springs are an excellent step toward suspension tuning. Offering approximately a 1.5-inch drop for a more aggressive appearance and increased road-holding capability, S.Tech springs are designed to be used with OEM or similar shocks, and each application is road tested in the U.S. for the proper balance between performance and comfort. The spring length is also guaranteed not to sag more than 5mm.
562-861-9161
tein.com

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BC Racing
BR Series Coilovers
These coilovers are perfect for enthusiasts looking for a high-quality, streetable suspension that can also perform on the track. Featuring 30 levels of damping force adjustment, pillow-ball mounts and adjustable camber plates included when applicable, BC Racing has your coilover needs covered.
407-637-2941
bcracing-na.com

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Sources

Energy Suspension
San Clemente, 92673
888-913-6374
http://www.energysuspension.com
Tokico
Compton, AK 90220
800-548-2549
http://www.hitachi-hap-la.com/tokicogasshocks
5Zigen
Carson, CA 90746
310-608-5575
http://www.5zigenusa.com
GReddy Performance Products
Irvine, CA 92618
949-588-8300
http://www.greddy.com
Tanabe USA
Torrance, CA 90501
310-783-0200
http://www.tanabe-usa.com
Moton Suspension Technology Inc.
Cumming, GA 30040
770-886-8777
http://www.motonsuspension.com
Eibach Springs
Corona, CA 92879
800-507-2338
www.eibach.com
Ksport
Gilbert, AZ 85233
480-829-8100
http://www.ksportusa.com
Endless USA
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714-847-0694
http://www.endlessusa.com
Buddy Club USA
Ontario, CA 91761
909-923-9188
http://www.buddyclub.us
Password:JDM
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
888-795-3601
http://www.passwordjdm.com
Tein USA
Downey, CA 90241
562-861-9161
http://www.tein.com
Godspeed
South El Monte, CA 91733
626-442-3988
http://www.godspeedproject.com
Vogtland Suspension USA
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
866-563-5745
http://www.vogtlandsuspensionusa.com
BC Racing
Casselberry, FL
407-637-2941
http://www.bcracing-na.com

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