Suspension

  • TEIN SUPER RACING (SRC) - CSG Spec - Subaru BRZ / Scion FRS / Toyota GT86

    CounterSpace Garage is proud to announce the release of the CSG Spec TEIN SRCs!!

    97 test days at the track
    3742 laps
    61968 miles
    872 million data points
    2682 gigabytes of video footage
    3742 gallons of gas
    60 tires
    9 sets of brake pads
    24 citations
    2 BRZs
    5 engines
    29 months

    These are the numbers that culminate in today's announcement.

    CounterSpace Garage is proud to present the CSG Spec Tein SRC for performance enthusiasts. Originating from years of testing by CounterSpace Garage at the race track, Tein has customized the SRC with specifications developed by CounterSpace Garage. Optimized for high performance driving, these coilovers are designed to maximize grip both on the street and at the track.

    www.tein.com Description:
    Developed from actual competition, TEIN was able to create a fully adjustable damper that can be easily tuned for any track and weather conditions. Super Racing Dampers utilize a full-length adjustment system to allow shock length and spring pre-load to be adjusted independently. Separate 16 - way adjustments for compression and rebound damping enable the user to fine tune for any situation. TEIN has incorporated both camber and caster adjustment into the front pillow ball upper mounts for strut type vehicles. External reservoirs on SA type dampers allow for added oil capacity. Spring rates and shock valving were derived from many years of motorsports support, to provide the ultimate damper. Designed and tested for by advanced and professional drivers who are seeking complete damper tuning capability. [/quote]

    BRZ-CSG
    Photo Courtesy of Super Street

    To accurately represent the performance enthusiast, CounterSpace Garage utilized a lightly tuned BRZ to develop this damper kit. The concept behind the damper is to produce a performance coilver that could be used to drive to the track, compete and drive home. the primary focus of these dampers is track performance, While retaining street manners and comfort.

    Specifications:
    • 7kg/mm - 13kg/mm front spring rate, 10kg/mm springs included
    • 9kg/mm - 15kg/mm rear spring rate, 12kg/mm springs included
    • Steel Construction
    • Mono Tube internal construction
    • Inverted design for strut type front and rear
    • Ride Height adjustable via threaded body and spring seats
    • 16 × 16 way adjustable dampers, compression and rebound separately adjustable
    • Pillow ball upper mounts for increased steering feel, front and rear
    • Upper and lower camber adjustment on front
    • Caster adjustment on front
    • Dual EDFC (Electronic Damping Force Controller) compatible
    • Powder coated brackets with Teflon coated shock body for heavy duty rust prevention

    Contents of Damper Kit:
    Adjustable Shock Absorber × 4
    Main Spring × 4
    Helper Springs × 2
    Pillow ball Upper Mount × 4
    Lower Spring Seat × 4
    Seat Lock × 12
    Bump Rubber × 4
    Hook Spanner × 2
    Dust Cover × 4
    Instruction Manual × 1
    Sticker Sheet × 1

    Optional Spring Rates:
    • We recommend an additional set of 9kg/mm front 10kg/mm rear springs for those that prefer a more compliant ride.
    • 12kg/mm front 14kg/mm rear spring rates recommended for cars driven exclusively on R-compound or slick tires.

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    TEIN SRC - CSG Spec - BRZ/FRS - MSRP: $4685

  • TEIN Super Racing Circuit (SRC) S2000 Testing

    Buttonwillow Raceway 13CW track configuration is a very famous race track for time attacking in California.  It's trademark rough surface, rhythmic driving line, elevation changes, and various types of corners make it one of the most demanding tracks in the world.  It is here where many different suspension systems and aero setups are developed and put to the test.  Breaking the 2-minute mark on the 13CW configuration using street tires (140TW+) is the guideline for a fast driver and properly setup car.

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    CSG's sponsored driver, Ryan Houck, takes his 2009 Honda S2000 out to Buttonwillow with our CSG Spec valved TEIN Super Racing Circuit (SRC) coilovers on 16kg/mm springs.  Prior to this setup, Ryan was on KW Variant 3 coilovers and wanted to compare the KWs to the newly acquired TEIN SRCs.  Needless to say, Ryan broke into the 1:59s during his suspension testing, making him the first street tired (140 TW+), naturally aspirated S2000 on factory OEM aero additions to break the 2 minute barrier.  Check out Ryan's 1:59 video below!

    RHouckS2000

    CSG Sponsored Driver: Ryan Houck
    Car: 2009 Honda S2000 - Grand Prix White
    Setup:
    AP2 OEM Front Lip
    S2000 CR OEM Wing
    Bolt-in Rollbar
    Berk Technology 63mm Test Pipe
    J's Racing 60RS SUS Single Exhaust
    Bronze Volk CE28N 17x10
    Hankook RS3 255/40/17
    CounterSpace Garage Aluminum Lug Nuts M12x1.5
    TEIN SRC - CSG Spec Coilovers


    Berk Technology 63mm Test Pipe - S2000 - $99.99
    CounterSpace Garage Aluminum Lug Nuts M12x1.5 - $190.00
    TEIN SRC - CSG Spec - S2000 Coilovers - $4343.75

  • Buttonwillow 13CW Testing

    It almost feels like yesterday, but our testing on TEIN Super Racing Circuit (SRC) coilovers on our BRZ yielded some amazing results.  TEIN SRCs is TEIN's motorsports grade 2-way adjustable compression/rebound suspension kit.  On the first day of testing on the very first set of TEIN SRCs in the US, we lapped an amazing 2:01 with just Hankook RS3s and worn brake pads (the TEIN R&D Engineer was sitting shotgun with our beloved CSG driver).  That lap record was held for nearly a year before it was finally taken down by Maxrev's Street Tuned BRZ, also fitted with TEIN SRCs.  An amazing feat for Toyota/Subaru's much anticipated sports car, as well as, a testament to the capabilities of TEIN's SRC 2-way adjustable coilover.

    Since then, we have been the street tire record holders for multiple Southern California tracks with only three basic modifications to our car: TEIN SRC coilovers, Hankook RS3s, and Project Mu 999 Front/Rear brake pads.  We eventually added the Essex AP Sprint Kit to reduce our brake pad consumption from all the testing, driving instruction, and joy rides we have provided to the community.

    Check out a video of our Maxxis RC-1 testing in the winter of 2012 when we ran a 2:00 and nearly broke into 59s on the first day of testing:

     

    TEIN Super Racing Circuit - BRZ/FRS - $3930.00
    Project Mu 999 Front - BRZ/FRS - $300.00
    Project Mu 999 Rear - BRZ/FRS - $300.00
    Essex AP Racing Sprint Competition Kit - BRZ/FRS - $2099.00
    Project Mu 999 - AP Racing CP8350 Caliper - $348.33

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