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Old 11-20-2012, 10:17 PM   #176
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I'm looking at these for my '07 WRX...

I want some opinions from the '06-'07 owners...
02-07 is all the same. Your 07 is not special.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:33 PM   #177
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02-07 is all the same. Your 07 is not special.
I know.. I know.. But mine is a LIMITED!

I wanted to see other '06/'07 owners and pics
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #178
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my guess is that the mounting tabs on the strut body are sized to the 08-10 struts.

the 11+ struts have the tabs/holes extended approx 10mm outward to account for the wider track.

therefore, using 08-10 sized struts on the 11+ results in more neg camber for the 11+ guys, but nothing extra for the 08-10 guys
We have added about one more degree of negative camber to the front 08+ WRX kits. This should help the 08-10 norrow track cars achieve near 3 degrees.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:15 PM   #179
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I just had Odi install a set of 441 coilovers on my EJ205 99 RS Coupe. I highly recommend his product and his install services. Here is the story.

First a little background on why I decided to go with Feal. I've owned and driven in many cars with various coilover/spring+shock setups (honda, nissan, evo, subaru, bmw) and have always been drawn toward spring/shock combos for the street. My other cars are an 06 G35 Sport and a 02 BMW 330i with M-Sport suspension and Koni Yellow shocks. I have a ~25 mile work commute, of which includes the entire stretch of the Pasadena/Arroyo Seco 110 freeway. I prefer driving the BMW to work as it handles the 110 beautifully, better than any previously owned cars. I wanted my Subaru to rival the BMW and was looking for someone who understood my needs. Other suspension options I was looking into were KW, JRZ, RCE but those were overkill and too pricey for my needs. I was seriously considering a set of Fortune Auto 510 coilovers, but ultimately went with Feal because they are local.

For those of you who don’t know the 110 freeway, its one of the more dangerous freeways in Los Angeles with frequent accidents and deaths because of its turns. Granted, there are only 5 or 6 sharp turns, the average Joe just drives too fast for what is safe in their particular vehicle. The road surface is also poorly maintained with many potholes and surface variations – many of them smack dab in the middle of the big turns that upset any cars suspension. Having a super stiff overdamped suspension is not desirable. I do not race/speed/double lane on the 110 (or anywhere for that matter), as I’ve seen much too many wrecks for my own good there.

I had initially visited the Feal shop to have him evaluate my car because I was inquiring about either the full coilover setup or his shock rebuild program. My Subaru had a set of pink JDM GC STi inverted struts with unknown spec Eibach springs-specific to the JDM STi struts, as this setup was on the car in 2002 (maybe earlier), well before 2004 STi’s landed on our shores. I wanted to improve upon the setup, with a bit more comfort and compliance in mind because of my commute on the 110 freeway. I had also been dealing with the dreaded strut clunk on the passenger rear strut, but was able to keep it at bay with occasional greasing.

After driving my car on a known test route, Odi was able to confirm that the ride quality was what you expect from factory STi parts. He determined that a set of 441 coilovers would fit my needs. Fast forward a few weeks and some vacation time and I was able to return to the Feal shop.

He made sure that the setup would meet my strict criteria of ride quality and comfort but Odi assured me with the correct spring rates/damper profile, I would not be making any sacrifices with his products. The install was smooth with no hiccups. There were some slight variations with my original ride height and Odi made sure it wasn’t chassis related. While I wanted to have my car significantly lowered, Odi mentioned issues of control arm geometry and parts rubbing and advised against going any lower than what he recommended. Anything that contradicted my criteria he let me know. I took all his advice and let him do his work.

The day after the install I drove around socal for 200 miles I was so excited. The ride quality and compliance far exceeds my expectations. I’m still playing with the rebound/compression settings, but as far as the spring rates and overall setup goes, I’m very pleased. I understand that my Subaru will never quite be equal with what comes from BMW, but it sure is a lot closer than I ever thought it would be.

Cliff notes: I had Odi at Feal install 441 coilovers on my 99 Subaru. I like the new set up a lot. Go buy a set.

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #180
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Nice write up. Actually they just repaved most of the 110. Slowing down would have pretty much solved all of your issues.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:31 PM   #181
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I just had Odi install a set of 441 coilovers on my EJ205 99 RS Coupe. I highly recommend his product and his install services. Here is the story.

First a little background on why I decided to go with Feal. I've owned and driven in many cars with various coilover/spring+shock setups (honda, nissan, evo, subaru, bmw) and have always been drawn toward spring/shock combos for the street. My other cars are an 06 G35 Sport and a 02 BMW 330i with M-Sport suspension and Koni Yellow shocks. I have a ~25 mile work commute, of which includes the entire stretch of the Pasadena/Arroyo Seco 110 freeway. I prefer driving the BMW to work as it handles the 110 beautifully, better than any previously owned cars. I wanted my Subaru to rival the BMW and was looking for someone who understood my needs. Other suspension options I was looking into were KW, JRZ, RCE but those were overkill and too pricey for my needs. I was seriously considering a set of Fortune Auto 510 coilovers, but ultimately went with Feal because they are local.

For those of you who donít know the 110 freeway, its one of the more dangerous freeways in Los Angeles with frequent accidents and deaths because of its turns. Granted, there are only 5 or 6 sharp turns, the average Joe just drives too fast for what is safe in their particular vehicle. The road surface is also poorly maintained with many potholes and surface variations Ė many of them smack dab in the middle of the big turns that upset any cars suspension. Having a super stiff overdamped suspension is not desirable. I do not race/speed/double lane on the 110 (or anywhere for that matter), as Iíve seen much too many wrecks for my own good there.

I had initially visited the Feal shop to have him evaluate my car because I was inquiring about either the full coilover setup or his shock rebuild program. My Subaru had a set of pink JDM GC STi inverted struts with unknown spec Eibach springs-specific to the JDM STi struts, as this setup was on the car in 2002 (maybe earlier), well before 2004 STiís landed on our shores. I wanted to improve upon the setup, with a bit more comfort and compliance in mind because of my commute on the 110 freeway. I had also been dealing with the dreaded strut clunk on the passenger rear strut, but was able to keep it at bay with occasional greasing.

After driving my car on a known test route, Odi was able to confirm that the ride quality was what you expect from factory STi parts. He determined that a set of 441 coilovers would fit my needs. Fast forward a few weeks and some vacation time and I was able to return to the Feal shop.

He made sure that the setup would meet my strict criteria of ride quality and comfort but Odi assured me with the correct spring rates/damper profile, I would not be making any sacrifices with his products. The install was smooth with no hiccups. There were some slight variations with my original ride height and Odi made sure it wasnít chassis related. While I wanted to have my car significantly lowered, Odi mentioned issues of control arm geometry and parts rubbing and advised against going any lower than what he recommended. Anything that contradicted my criteria he let me know. I took all his advice and let him do his work.

The day after the install I drove around socal for 200 miles I was so excited. The ride quality and compliance far exceeds my expectations. Iím still playing with the rebound/compression settings, but as far as the spring rates and overall setup goes, Iím very pleased. I understand that my Subaru will never quite be equal with what comes from BMW, but it sure is a lot closer than I ever thought it would be.

Cliff notes: I had Odi at Feal install 441 coilovers on my 99 Subaru. I like the new set up a lot. Go buy a set.
Wow, thank you for taking the time to write this up. I am glad you are enjoying the new suspension.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:58 PM   #182
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Picked up a set of these in Nov. thinking that we wouldn't get much to any snow this year....
Turns out I was wrong

Cannot wait for the spring time to test these out in my '07 STi, for mostly weekend Autocross sessions and daily driving. Will report back later!

Feal customer service has been nothing but helpful!

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:00 PM   #183
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I'm thinking about buying a set before spring and installing them after winter season.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:01 PM   #184
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96accord are you deciding between these or the STs as well?
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:36 PM   #185
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96accord are you deciding between these or the STs as well?
96accord go with the feals, I installed a set of st's on my buddies car and I was not to impressed with them.

I am extremely happy with the feals!
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:50 PM   #186
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My buddy who has an '04 (might be an '05) STi put these on and he loves them! He keeps telling me to get a set.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:00 PM   #187
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I don't think ST makes a set for the 08+ do they?


I'm planning on getting a set of the newly redesigned 08+ Feals for spring time. Glad to see that they've added some more camber adjustment to help out the 08-10 guys.

I have a question for Odi/Feal. Should I expect that these coilovers will require yearly rebuilds to maintain ride quality and performance?
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:26 PM   #188
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Yeah I haven't really heard anything but positive feedback about the Feals, but I have heard some negative feedback regarding STs.

Leaning towards Feals due to that, but I'd like to hear about the rebuild question posted above.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:54 PM   #189
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When did they redesign the 08+ version? I bought these over the summer and am wondering if I have the new version or not. I'm guessing they have different front camber plates?
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:58 PM   #190
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When did they redesign the 08+ version? I bought these over the summer and am wondering if I have the new version or not. I'm guessing they have different front camber plates?
i was wondering this too? i heard they changed the rears so you can go a bit lower? but i bought them last summer and my only real problem with my set is that the rears are maxxed at a fat one finger gap
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #191
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Yeah I haven't really heard anything but positive feedback about the Feals, but I have heard some negative feedback regarding STs.

Leaning towards Feals due to that, but I'd like to hear about the rebuild question posted above.
The st's my buddy has have plastic spring perches which I was not impressed with. FYI his car is a 2012 charger
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:07 AM   #192
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We have added about one more degree of negative camber to the front 08+ WRX kits. This should help the 08-10 norrow track cars achieve near 3 degrees.
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When did they redesign the 08+ version? I bought these over the summer and am wondering if I have the new version or not. I'm guessing they have different front camber plates?

Feal posted this on 12/07 so im assuming the change was recent. someone on the previous page was upset that he could only get about -1.4* camber on his 08-10 (with plates and stock bolts maxed), whereas someone with the 11+ could get about -2.5ish
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #193
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The st's my buddy has have plastic spring perches which I was not impressed with. FYI his car is a 2012 charger
As do ALL of the KW's. It's their thing.. So that they do not bind to the housing due to corrosion and such. It's there for a reason, not to be cheap.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #194
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After jumping between many suspension companies looking for an affordable setup for my build, I have decided to follow through with these. I trust that the preset setup is sufficient. As for adapting to the winter, how are these at MAX ride height? I know that a low center of gravity is optimal for racing, but what about those days or that month you want to get your car up to the slope?
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:23 PM   #195
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After jumping between many suspension companies looking for an affordable setup for my build, I have decided to follow through with these. I trust that the preset setup is sufficient. As for adapting to the winter, how are these at MAX ride height? I know that a low center of gravity is optimal for racing, but what about those days or that month you want to get your car up to the slope?
That's why I am waiting until after winter to get these.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:52 AM   #196
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We have added about one more degree of negative camber to the front 08+ WRX kits. This should help the 08-10 norrow track cars achieve near 3 degrees.
for those of us who were early adopters that have your "original" 441 design, can we exchange our camber plates for the fixed design you have now?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:55 AM   #197
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for those of us who were early adopters that have your "original" 441 design, can we exchange our camber plates for the fixed design you have now?
Would be curious about this as well, I was rather confused when I went for an alignment and all they could squeeze out was -1.4 camber upfront.

Made me question the tech doing the alignment, until I did some research.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:29 PM   #198
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for those of us who were early adopters that have your "original" 441 design, can we exchange our camber plates for the fixed design you have now?
+1 I would be willing to swap mine out.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #199
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+1 I would be willing to swap mine out.
are you saying you're willing to swap with me because you have the newer design or because you have the old design and want them fixed, as well, from odi/feal?
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are you saying you're willing to swap with me because you have the newer design or because you have the old design and want them fixed, as well, from odi/feal?
I have the old design and would like the new.
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