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TEIN Dampers - Flex Z ACURA

Brand: TEIN | Category: Coilover Systems

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More Information Year Model SubModel Cylinders Liter Aspiration Eng Desg. Fuel Notes
Click For More Info 2001 - 2003 CL ALL V6 3.2 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -6.3~-0.3in (-160~-8mm); Ride Height Range (R): -5.7~0.7in (-146~18mm); BB6 Chassis; FWD; 2Door
Click For More Info 2013 - 2018 ILX ALL L4 2.4 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -3~-0.2in (-75~-6mm); Ride Height Range (R): -2.6~-0.7in (-65~-19mm); ZF2 Chassis; FWD
Click For More Info 1994 - 2001 INTEGRA GS
GS-R
LS
RS
SPECIAL EDITION
L4 1.8 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -4.8~-1.4in (-121~-35mm); Ride Height Range (R): -4.8~0.2in (-123~5mm); DC2 Chassis; FWD; 3Door; w/ Rear Fork Mount
Click For More Info 1997 - 2001 INTEGRA TYPE R L4 1.8 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -3.3~-0.1in (-85~-2mm); Ride Height Range (R): -4.6~0.6in (-116~14mm); NA2 Chassis; RWD
Click For More Info 1990 - 2005 NSX ALL V6 3.0 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -4~0.2in (-101~4mm); Ride Height Range (R): -3.8~-0.1in (-97~-2mm); From 09/1990 Thru 12/2005 Production Date; NA1 Chassis; RWD
Click For More Info 1991 - 1996 NSX ALL V6 3.0 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -2.8~1.6in (-71~41mm); Ride Height Range (R): -3.9~-0.3in (-100~-7mm); From 06/2000 Thru 10/2002 Production Date; CL2 Chassis; 4WD; Wagon
Click For More Info 1997 - 2005 NSX ALL V6 3.2 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -4~0.2in (-101~4mm); Ride Height Range (R): -3.8~-0.1in (-97~-2mm); From 02/1997 Thru 12/2005 Production Date; NA2 Chassis; RWD
Click For More Info 2005 - 2008 RL ALL V6 3.5 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -4.4~0.3in (-111~7mm); Ride Height Range (R): -2.2~-0.4in (-57~-9mm); FG2 Chassis; FWD; 2Door
Click For More Info 2009 - 2012 RL ALL V6 3.7 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -4.4~0.3in (-111~7mm); Ride Height Range (R): -2.6~-0.7in (-67~-19mm); KB1 Chassis; FWD
Click For More Info 2002 - 2004 RSX ALL L4 2.0 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -2.4~0.1in (-60~2mm); Ride Height Range (R): -3.1~-0.9in (-79~-24mm); EG1 Chassis; FWD; 2Door; w/ Rear Fork Mount
Click For More Info 2005 - 2006 RSX ALL L4 2.0 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -2.4~0.1in (-60~2mm); Ride Height Range (R): -3.1~-0.9in (-79~-24mm); DC5 Chassis; FWD; Front-Left has Left-Hand Threads, Tighten in Anti-Clockwise Direction (Spring Seat & Lock); the Adjustable Range Of the Camber Angle Is Limited, Adjust the Angle Within the Appropriate Adjustable Range Of the Toe Angle
Click For More Info 1999 - 2003 TL ALL V6 3.2 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -6.7~-0.7in (-170~-18mm); Ride Height Range (R): -5.9~0.5in (-151~13mm); YA4 Chassis; FWD
Click For More Info 2004 - 2008 TL ALL V6 3.2 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -3.1~-0.1in (-80~-3mm); Ride Height Range (R): -6.2~-0.6in (-158~-15mm); EP3 Chassis; FWD; Front-Left has Left-Hand Threads, Tighten in Anti-Clockwise Direction (Spring Seat & Lock)
Click For More Info 2015 - 2018 TLX ALL L4 2.4 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -3~-0.3in (-77~-7mm); Ride Height Range (R): -4.7~0.8in (-119~21mm); FG4 Chassis; FWD; 2Door; Lower Bracket (SPS12-Q7848) Required; OE Spring Insulator Requires Modification
Click For More Info 2004 - 2008 TSX ALL L4 2.4 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -5.6~0.4in (-143~11mm); Ride Height Range (R): -5.8~0.6in (-148~15mm); Fits JDM Model; 2006-2014 HONDA STREAM L4 2.0; From 07/2006 Thru 05/2014 Production Date; RN8 Chassis; FWD; Use of EDFC Recommended, Since Rear Interior Needs to be Removed for Dampening Adjustment
Click For More Info 2009 - 2014 TSX ALL L4 2.4 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -3.3~0.1in (-85~2mm); Ride Height Range (R): -3~0.5in (-76~13mm); From 05/2012 Thru 08/2013 Production Date; GP4 Chassis; FWD; Interior Removal/Modifications Needed to Avoid Interference
Click For More Info 2010 - 2014 TSX ALL V6 3.5 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -3.7~-0.2in (-93~-5mm); Ride Height Range (R): -2.9~0.8in (-73~20mm); CU2 Chassis; FWD
Click For More Info 2011 - 2014 TSX ALL L4 2.4 ALL ALL ALL Ride Height Range (F): -3.7~-0.3in (-95~-8mm); Ride Height Range (R): -3.4~0.1in (-86~3mm); CU4 Chassis; FWD

Product Description

Incredibly Low Price & Made in Yokohama!
FLEX Z inherits all the features and quality of STREET FLEX but the adoption of new platform allows its price to be set at amazingly low range ($800 to $1,050). FLEX Z, of course, maintains the long-favored “Made in Yokohama” quality. Ride height adjustable shock absorber, fully loaded with TEIN’s comprehensive technology, is now more affordable prices than ever.Sealed Structure
Sealed Structure

New Approach to Achieve Amazingly Low Prices
After careful consideration, we came to the conclusion that we need to establish new manufacturing systems and to develop a new product platform, in order to achieve low prices the customers demand. Until now, all TEIN dampers can be disassembled for overhaul; Now, we introduce our new “Sealed Structure” for the FLEX Z. Below is a brief description of this new production process for our FLEX Z at TEIN HQ Factory in Yokohama, Japan.

Top end of shell pipe is drawn, oil & gas are injected then the opening is completely sealed by crimping process. This “Sealed Structure” process also reduces the production time, compared to the production of existing disassembable dampers.

In addition, pursuit of efficient production system, such as use of seam welding, allows us to drastically reduce the production cost.

Twin-Tube System for Comfortable Ride on Streets!
Considering the use of larger tires/wheels and the lowered ride height, FLEX Z uses twin-tube system, in pursuit of ride comfort on streets.

In order to maintain the ride quality on streets with rough spots here and there, a shock absorber has to have sufficient stroke, be low-frictional and move smoothly.

As an oil chamber and a gas chamber are not arranged serially in a twin-tube system, it is easy to secure enough stroke. Also, low gas pressure keeps friction low.

Its smooth stroke movement makes it possible to follow rough and bumpy road surfaces quite well, offering supple ride at low speed and stable ride at high speed.

Full-Length System for Ride Height Adjustment w/ Minimal Change in Ride!
Full-length ride height adjustment system, used for FLEX Z, enables adjustment of ride height by adjusting the case length, without changing the damper stroke length and/or spring pre-load. This has the advantage that the change in ride quality is kept minimal when the height is adjusted.

This system not only makes it possible to maintain good balance between the low-down appearance and ride comfort, but also provides more setting choices for sport driving as well.

Damping Force Adjustable to Change Ride to Desired Settings!
FLEX Z has ever-popular 16-level damping force adjustment (comp./rebound together) feature with the use of needle valve. By turning the adjustment knob, damping force (stiffness) is adjusted linearly step by step, to change the ride and handling of the car to suit driver’s needs/preferences.

Use of well-reputed “ADVANCE Needle” at the needle valve for oil flow control secures sufficient damping force adjustable range.

Whether it’s for the handling characteristics of sport driving or for the ride quality according to numbers of passengers, finding the most desirable setting is easier than ever.

Compatible with EDFC Series to enable In-Car Damping Force Adjustment!
With EDFC (Electronic Damping Force Controller) series installed, damping force can be controlled from the cockpit with ease. Stepping motors attached in place of adjustment knobs control the damping force quickly and accurately.

Use of EDFC turns 16-level adjustment into finer 32-level or 64-level adjustment mode (64-level only available with EDFC ACTIVE / EDFC ACTIVE PRO), to provide the optimum performance by fully utilizing the damping force adjustable range drastically widened by the use of “ADVANCE Needle”.

With EDFC ACTIVE / EDFC ACTIVE PRO, damping force can be controlled automatically according to changes in G-force and/or vehicle speed, to offer very smooth and slick ride like never before. (Some models are NOT compatible with EDFC series.)

Upper Mounts Included for Easy Installation!
FLEX Z kit includes upper mounts exclusively designed for each vehicle model; either reinforced rubber mounts or pillow ball mounts.

Pillow ball upper mounts for front strut suspensions have camber adjustment feature. (Some vehicle models use OE mounts.)

Highly Durable & Reliable!
After many years of research and study, TEIN has developed optimally-shaped dust boot made of most suitable material. Elastic & highly-durable dust boot effectively prevents damages to the piston rod and foreign substances from getting inside the shock absorber. (Some vehicle models use OE dust boots.)

Final assembly of shock absorbers is done in the clean room, which is almost equivalent to operating room. Room pressure is kept under control to shut out dust & dirt and all workers entering the room must take air shower, to make sure all the assembly work is done in completely clean air, in order to maintain higher level of accuracy and reliability.

Thoroughgoing Rust-Proofing!
Upper mounts and lower brackets are coated with rich TEIN green powder paint. This powder paint has high coating film strength, is highly durable yet is low-pollution due to non-use of harmful solvent. After the shot blasting pre-treatment, the patented “2-layer/1-bake” treatment using anti-rust powder paint is applied for superior durability and high corrosion resistance. (Patent No. 4347712)

On shell case, TEIN’s self-developed one-of-a-kind “ZT Coating” is applied, for tougher protection against chipping, often caused by bounced pebbles, and rust. With zero claim rate, against adhesion, out of 500,000dampers sold, we are confident that people living in snowfall area or near seashores would even be very satisfied.

Highly Durable & Reliable!
For strut suspensions, sufficiently-thick ribbed plate is used for knuckle bracket to maintain high rigidity. Flange shape edge of the bracket provides larger contact area with the bracket lock, which is fastened with the conical washer inserted in between, to effectively prevent loosening of the bracket lock most commonly occurs on front strut suspensions.

Brackets for brake hoses and ABS sensor harnesses etc are exclusively designed for each vehicle model for hassle-free installation.

Shell case is made of high-strength steel STKM13C and solidly-constructed for firm handling and stable ride.

Smooth Ride Height Adjustment & One-of-A-Kind Adjusting Wrench!
FLEX Z has adopted the new wrought aluminum spring seats and low-friction hard-resin thrust washers. These effectively reduces the friction with springs, caused during ride height adjustment, and makes it easier to adjust the ride height with pre-load on the springs.

Shell cases are treated with “ZT Coating”, a superlow-friction fluorine resin coating, which is tightly baked onto the surface in-house. This special coating provides superior protection against rust and high lubricity, for keeping a smooth adjustment for a long period.

FLEX Z kit includes one-of-a-kind user-friendly ride height adjusting wrench. It has a 12.7mm (1/2in) sq. hole for attaching spinner handle and/or torque wrench for tightening at high torque.

No-Sag Springs!
Included springs are made of high-tensile steel SAE9254 (tensile strength 200kgf/mm2 or over) and cold formed for excellent resistance to sagging and for superior quality stability.

Surface is powder coated for superb protection against chipping & peeling, for high durability and for superior anti-corrosion performance.

High-quality spring can be used under various conditions without any worry.

The most suitable shape of spring (straight or barrel-shaped) is determined for each vehicle model, to provide wide ride height adjustable range and to secure sufficient stroke without compromising ride comfort.

High-Spec Damper Oil
Specially-formulated high-spec oil exhibits stable viscosity characteristics at any temperature; from low to high, to allow shock absorbers to stroke smoothly and to generate damping force stably under various conditions. The oil has superior anti-foaming characteristics hence the bubble cavitation and/or thermal degradation hardly occurs, making it even suitable for tough sport driving. The oil also does not deteriorate much with age, making it possible to maintain and deliver superior performance for the long term.

Replacement Service to Bring Used Shock Absorbers Back to Life!
TEIN makes NO compromise on after-sales service of FLEX Z. Replacement Service is available for FLEX Z, in the place of overhaul/revalving service, as its “Sealed Structure” components cannot be disassembled.

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