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As magxzine can imagine, TEIN as with many other manufacturers has some proprietary methods for manufacturing shock absorbers, with several processes pioneered in-house. In fact, there are some machines developed specifically by TEIN engineers solely for our own use. So, to show that to the public may be detrimental to us since we do not dsporg such information to be released to the public. This is information that can reach another suspension manufacturer!!! Second, consumers are just as interested in seeing how their products are made.

So why not show them?!

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So it sounded like a prime opportunity to have TEIN show the public our factory. We felt bad for our guests, though. The day before was to be a trip to Fuji Speedway. But, due to bad weather the event was canceled.

We were hoping our tour would make up for that missed event! Again, we have to limit what we can show the public. Our Materials Yard, where we keep inventory of parts to magazinee for manufacturing our suspension.

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Other than steel components, we also use aluminum alloys. We stock three grades of aluminum billets, each one to be used depending on the application and use. For aluminum damper shell magaaine, we use an A grade extruded tube, however. Aluminum billets are cut into smaller billet blanks using either our band saw or circular saw.


A series of some of our many lathes maagzine to machine many types of our suspension components. A sampling of some of the suspension components our lathes can process, from prototype magazin finished product. Some of our components are machined from billet blanks, which we cut from larger bar stock, using various grades of steel and aluminum depending on the product requirements.

These steel pucks will end up becoming our pillowball cases for strut type upper mounts.

We use tubing of various sizes to make damper shell cases to lower brackets for full-length adjustable dampers. Lower brackets, after any necessary welding, go through shot blasting prior to any surface coatings. Semi finished piston rods that have just been gun drilled for damping adjustable suspension applications.

Still a few more steps to being completed sub assemblies. We have many lathes to handle different processes, such as piston rod machining. Here, threads being cut for piston valve assembly. Vital for our piston shafts is our high-resolution inspection machine. It is capable of detecting msgazine the slightest flaw on the piston shaft surface.

Each and every piston shaft is inspected. If defects are found, we must discard the shaft. Such small parts require great detail, which this machine can do consistently. It also runs nearly non-stop!!! A recent addition to our factory is this Laser Cutting Machine, capable of cutting steel up to 16mm thick using a carbon dioxide laser beam.


Quite a fast and efficient process! The second floor of our factory handles our surface coating stages. First, we shot blast our steel components.

This allows our powdercoatings to adhere better to the steel bodies. The tour went faster than expected, and considering the factory was in full swing when we had it, it was difficult to hang around the machinery for very long with TEIN staff trying to navigate around us. We even had to speed through some demonstrations by factory staff.

Fortunately we were able to showcase a lot of our machinery and even some prototypes.

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Overall, it looked to be a fun experience for our guests. I got to speak with several of them and they were all impressed with our manufacturing.

So many people wanted to purchase TEIN suspension kits right away!!! We hope to continue doing tours for guests each year.

We had just over 40 guests for our tour on January 19th. After final assembly, dpsort are packaged up and shipped out!

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