Rest assured that every item in Tanabe USA's catalog undergoes testing prior to release.
Every quarter, Tanabe USA holds an R&D Test Session to ensure the best quality in new items. These prototype parts for the enthusiast's car are tested prior to their release in the North American and European markets. Testing involves all soon-to-be-released items from our complete catalog of springs, coilovers, stabilizers, tower bars, and underbraces.
Tanabe's R&D team travels from Japan to our USA location for the single purpose of the R&D Session. While here, they professionally install and test the prototype parts directly on the vehicle.
Parts which fail testing are sent back to Japan for revisions, while parts that pass testing move on to production.