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Old 02-22-2012, 03:31 PM   #101
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Looking forward to pics. Let me know how it handles with the sways as well.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:21 PM   #102
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Just to clarify, what Thomas (pretendingtowork) is running are the Feal inserts/shock combo valved for gravel, paired with king 1.5" lift springs. They have a progressive rate about 30% higher then stock.

What I'm running on my car are revalved for gravel (by Feal) 04 STi struts and king lift springs.

Odi also has a strut insert option for us older chassis cars as well, very similar to what Thomas is running up front, but insert's all the way around rather then the shocks in the rear. A good solution for older chassis folks looking to upgrade to a good damper for RallyX but don't want to source a set of 04 STi struts. Those paired with Kings would be a good combo as well for the older chassis guys. It's all stuff based on dampers meant to withstand the punishment of rally use, so a good choice for RallyX folks!

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Old 02-22-2012, 06:26 PM   #103
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Yeah, Anthony is a suspension guru. The guy I go to for anything suspension related. Listen to him for the technical talk.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:19 PM   #104
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Alright, sweet, I'll be running the same setup as Thomas then, just on a little newer 3rd gen, so I should enjoy the same type of a ride then. Curious how much the sways (22mm front & 19mm rear Rallitek sways) I'm getting will mess with the ride though. Guess it'll be good in both on & off-road, but not the greatest at either.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:42 PM   #105
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Alright, sweet, I'll be running the same setup as Thomas then, just on a little newer 3rd gen, so I should enjoy the same type of a ride then. Curious how much the sways (22mm front & 19mm rear Rallitek sways) I'm getting will mess with the ride though. Guess it'll be good in both on & off-road, but not the greatest at either.
Ride will be fine on normal paved roads. You're not really going to loose any ride comfort at all. Offroad, you'll lose a bit of wheel independence when going over large bumps, but it will still work well. Especially if you're running a fairly grippy dirt tire. I run 22mm front/rear bars on my wagon and it still feels like it works well still in the dirt.

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Old 02-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #106
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Ride will be fine on normal paved roads. You're not really going to loose any ride comfort at all. Offroad, you'll lose a bit of wheel independence when going over large bumps, but it will still work well. Especially if you're running a fairly grippy dirt tire. I run 22mm front/rear bars on my wagon and it still feels like it works well still in the dirt.

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Alright, cool, that's what I thought. Thanks for confirming my thought process Anthony.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:16 AM   #107
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Well I got them put in today, wasn't too hard, mainly because Odi put the Kings on the struts for me and then shipped them out (thanks Odi!!!!). Job took a total of 4 hours, and that includes the trip to O'Reilly's to get a breaker bar for the rear strut's lower bolt. It looks pretty badass with the awesome (fistable+) wheelgap. I still need to adjust the rear struts, as they are sitting just a little higher than stock right now, but I need to find a spanner wrench that fits first. Tomorrow I'll continue the hunt. I'll post pics after completion.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:22 PM   #108
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Greg,

Your spanner wrenches are on the way, no need to buy anything.

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Old 02-27-2012, 08:52 PM   #109
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Your spanner wrenches are on the way, no need to buy anything.

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Sweet!! Thanks even more Odi!!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:06 PM   #110
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Adjusted the rear struts up by an inch and a quarter. I'm sitting at ~4.5" of wheel gap in the front and ~4" in the rear, so I need to do a little more adjustment in the rear (~.5") and I'll be happy.

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #111
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^^Looking good!
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #112
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My Feals and Kings helped me get another 1st at my rally x last weekend. Gave the suspension a once over and it seems to be holding up just fine.




Anthony got 3rd on his Feals and Kings also.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #113
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My front right one blew last week after only 600 some miles. Sent both and should be to Odi tomorrow. Hopefully he can figure out what went wrong and get them back to me quick. Guessing one of the seals or something wasn't aligned or something. Wasn't even off-roading at all last week before it happened.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:50 PM   #114
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My front right one blew last week after only 600 some miles. Sent both and should be to Odi tomorrow. Hopefully he can figure out what went wrong and get them back to me quick. Guessing one of the seals or something wasn't aligned or something. Wasn't even off-roading at all last week before it happened.
Yeah, you had mentioned that, which is why I wanted to do a quick once over on my suspension to see what condition it was in. Aside from being super dirty it seemed fine.

I wonder how Anthony's suspension is holding up?
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #115
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Yeah, you had mentioned that, which is why I wanted to do a quick once over on my suspension to see what condition it was in. Aside from being super dirty it seemed fine.

I wonder how Anthony's suspension is holding up?
Ah, you read it over on DI? Glad yours is good though. I'm figuring it's like I think it is, hopefully it's nothing bigger than a seal or something.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #116
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Yeah, you had mentioned that, which is why I wanted to do a quick once over on my suspension to see what condition it was in. Aside from being super dirty it seemed fine.

I wonder how Anthony's suspension is holding up?
Mine felt great all weekend! Worked really well actually. This is the 2nd RallyX on these now as well as some in between event shenanigans and their holding up great.

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Ah, you read it over on DI? Glad yours is good though. I'm figuring it's like I think it is, hopefully it's nothing bigger than a seal or something.
Yeah they should take a pretty darn good beating. Whatever the issue was with them I'm sure Odi well get them sorted for you no prob.

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #117
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Mine felt great all weekend! Worked really well actually. This is the 2nd RallyX on these now as well as some in between event shenanigans and their holding up great.

Yeah they should take a pretty darn good beating. Whatever the issue was with them I'm sure Odi well get them sorted for you no prob.

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Glad to hear yours are still good too.

Can't wait to get mine back and back in. I'm getting the feeling I will need some dirty time soon. Maybe I should get my backup stockers revolved for some backup with the proper fit, and get a set of spring compressors.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:40 AM   #118
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hey I was wondering when you guys are going to release the coil overs for the 08+ chassis??
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #119
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I just wanted to post up here as im running Gregs old struts. Sent them in to Odi, seems there as a o-ring that got goofed on the last rebuild but he got them back to me real quick i was very pleased. This weekend is rally-x time so we shall see how then hold up.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:09 PM   #120
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I just wanted to post up here as im running Gregs old struts. Sent them in to Odi, seems there as a o-ring that got goofed on the last rebuild but he got them back to me real quick i was very pleased. This weekend is rally-x time so we shall see how then hold up.
You taken her out for a run yet?
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:30 PM   #121
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Would something like this be possible for 09-13 forester xt struts and shocks?

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