Tein Flex Z Coilovers - Tesla Model 3 Performance and AWD LR
Coilovers are one of the best ways to add handling performance and aggressive aesthetics to your vehicle. See our guide to Tesla Model 3 Coilover Suspension Kits for considerations when purchasing coilovers and a full rundown of products available on the market.
TEIN's roots come from Japanese rally cars of the early 1980s. Two fiercely competitive rally rivals found that no suspension would work for them. At the time there were no shock absorber available for the ir rally car and they could only do so much adapting them from other vehicles. With nothing on the market, they set off on a journey to make their own. TEIN Shock Absorbers dominated the rally scene and started finding themselves on more than 80% of the N1 Super Taikyu road racing cars.
Coilovers are a great way to improve the handling and aesthetics of your Tesla Model 3. They are designed to lower the vehicle's center of gravity and reduce body roll for better handling with a properly matched damper to handle the change in suspension rates from stock. As a bonus, the lower wind resistance signature will make the vehicle more streamlined and improve range. Yes! You can handle better, look better, and improve your range!
Made in Yokohama, Japan, TEIN FLEX Z Coilovers offer a quality suspension setup and an affordable price. We would recommend this over a set of lowering springs and struts as the FLEX Z is designed to have infinite adjustability without sacrificing damper stroke length and the dampers are specifically designed for the spring rates. These can be thought of as "comfort" coilovers as they are designed to improve ride-quality and performance in everyday street driving.
TEIN accomplishes offering this amazing value by using a "sealed structure" damper which is closely related to their EnduraPro damper line. This means the FLEX Z damper is not designed to be disassembled or rebuilt. Instead the entire absorber unit can be replaced when worn, allowing for shorter down time and do-it-yourself replacement.
TEIN FLEX Z Coilovers offer adjustment from 3.8" to 0.4" of lowering in front and 2.6" to 1.1" lowering in the rear, though are designed optimally to be set at 1.4" of lowering in the front and 1.6" in the rear. All TEIN products come with a 1-year limited warranty and spring length is guaranteed not to sag more than 5mm.
- 560 lb/in (10.0 kg/mm) with optimal damper range of -1.8"-1.0" lowering in front
- 560 lb/in (10.0 kg/mm) with optimal damper range of -2.0"-1.2" lowering in rear
- 16-level damping force adjustment
- STKM13C high-strength steel construction with "ZT Coating" for corrosion resistance
- includes reinforced rubber upper mounts
- Compatible with EDFC Series for In-Car Damping Force Adjustment
- Distinctive TEIN Green Powder Coat Finish
For Model 3 RWD Standard Range please see our other product listing. For a deep dive on all of the benefits of the FLEX Z line please see the TEIN site.