Recently, We have confirmed that some eBay stores are guilty of selling counterfeit TEIN S.TECH springs.
To assure authenticity of any TEIN product, please make your purchases only through a TEIN Authorized Dealer.
TEIN S.Tech Springs are an excellent step towards suspension tuning. They offer approximately a 1.5 inch drop for a more aggressive appearance and increased road holding capability. Designed to be used with OEM or OEM replacement shocks. Each application is road tested in North America for the proper balance between performance and comfort.
Genuine TEIN springs come with a 1 year limited warranty, spring length is guaranteed not to sag more than 5mm, and free of any manufacturer defects.
TEIN would like to inform you of the differences between the counterfeit TEIN S.TECH springs and the authentic S.TECH springs. Difficult-to-identify counterfeit S.tech springs are being sold on eBay and China websites. Such replicas may be very poor quality and extremely dangerous;
- NO precise lowering spec.
- Unknown quality, which may lead to sagging, rust, cracking and noise issues
- Unknown Engineering Data
- Poor quality springs can lead to suspension failure
To assure authenticity of any TEIN product, PLEASE make your purchases only through a TEIN Authorized Dealer.
Counterfeiters often use manufacturer's ad photos of genuine products, but send counterfeit products.
Genuine S.Tech springs have the part number and lot number printed parallel to the coil itself.
The counterfeit spring has the number printed parallel to the ground, and uses a heavier font.
The authentic Tein S.Tech has the TEIN trademark and "TEIN" branding directly printed on on the spring.
The counterfeit spring has a 'TEIN' sticker.
Common on China websites and offered for less than half the price of the authentic Tein S.Tech spring, the TEIN sticker is visible in this photo from a China internet seller.
These counterfeit products end up on eBay for sale to unsuspecting buyers.
Compare the counterfeit and authentic Tein S.Tech springs. Differences in design and construction illustrate a difference in engineering.
The counterfeit's product quality is unknown, leaving performance, handling and most important, your safety at risk.
While visually very similar boxes, the font of the text "STYLISH SPEC" on the authentic TEIN S.Tech box is thicker and brighter than the counterfeit product.
The label on the authentic Tein box is nicely aligned and spaced inside the green box border.
On the counterfeit Tein box, the label is too big for the green border and the label overlaps the border.