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Old 03-17-2013, 03:53 PM   #226
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update: 3 months later ~aprox 1500 miles

i got new tires - Michelin Pilot Super Sports - to replace some rather old BFGoodrich Sport Comp-1s and with the increased grip levels, the coilovers shine even more.

the extra NVH from the pillowballs does take getting used to, as well as when the spring/spring top collars slam/clunk under big bumps. but i assume thats common on all coilovers.
Great update!
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #227
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Who are you purchasing them from? Just curious.
rallyracingsuspension.com it's there main website for all feal if u email them u talk directly to odi the owner
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:45 AM   #228
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Anyone with track experience with the coilovers have any thoughts?

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:11 PM   #229
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subscribed for autox and track thoughts
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:32 AM   #230
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bumpp for some pictures!! im still debating on these or fortune 500 with swift springs/ roller bearing.. same price for both.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:46 AM   #231
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bumpp for some pictures!! im still debating on these or fortune 500 with swift springs/ roller bearing.. same price for both.
Hmm custom valved by a very experienced individual, or a run of the mill generic coil over...
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:52 AM   #232
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Hmm custom valved by a very experienced individual, or a run of the mill generic coil over...
Exactly!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:27 AM   #233
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Is it best to order from Feal directly or go through a vendor on here that sells them?
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:18 PM   #234
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Is it best to order from Feal directly or go through a vendor on here that sells them?
Personally, Feal directly.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #235
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Personally, Feal directly.
Thanks. I figured that but didn't know if a vendor closer to me would be better (and cheaper)
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:12 PM   #236
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I should probably chime in since I've had these on my car for around 5k miles. I bought them directly from feal with great communication and service. So far I've had no noise and anyone who's ridden in my car says its super comfortable for how low it is and I run it at an almost full hard setting. I've been in cars running the popular BC racing coilovers and these blow them out of the water.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:03 PM   #237
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Some pics as requested.

Pre-Install shots 12/21/12 - Sitting on Subaru P1 Springs/Struts






You can tell from the side profile shots that the rear sits lower than the front (saggy butt), but is worsened by my tools/subwoofer box I have in the trunk.

You can also see the almost positive camber on the front wheels.


Post-Install - Taken 3/29/13








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Old 03-30-2013, 07:48 PM   #238
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Just installed mine today as well. Super impressed with the quality of the parts during installation - everything fit just like oem (but at almost half the weight). Little things like the brackets for brake and abs lines are so often unusable, it was refreshing to have everything buttoned down in just a few hours with no head scratching moments.

Out of the box, the drop was a little (!) aggressive for my Forester:


A 4.25" drop, near as I can figure. I'm sure roll center was all fubar, and the front tires rubbed on the inner fender lining at anything more than a half turn.

So I raised it up an inch & a half:





Apologies for the sub-par photography, I know I get annoyed when people post pictures on bright days where their tires are in shadow.

No real driving impressions yet (no way to push the car until I get the winter tires off). And I've barely started playing with the stiffness settings. Came out of the box with the stiffness set in the middle. Drove them that way for a few miles, and guessed that it was gonna be too hard for me for daily driving. Now I'm trying them set 3 clicks from soft.

Something I'm not sure is normal for my application, I'm getting some small/tight bouncing & oscillation at low speeds. A slightly bumpy road under 30mph seems to exacerbate it, and I can definitely feel it when I come to a stop (no matter how quickly), the whole car bounces front to back 3 or 4 times. I can induce it myself easily by shifting my weight side to side while the car is stationary. Any input as to whether this is something that be solved with the right damper setting? Is it something typical of all lowered Subaru's? Typical of a Subaru on squishy stock bushings and (relatively) hard coilovers? For what it's worth, I have rear subframe bolts ready to go in. I don't know how much they'll help anything, but I've read good reviews and they're cheap. :shrug:
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set the fronts harder than the rears. I believe i have mine set to 12 clicks from soft in the front and 6 for the rear.
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Makes sense, I'll give it a try.

I might have missed it from an earlier post of yours - but what spring rates are you running? Gorgeous RS, by the way.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #241
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Makes sense, I'll give it a try.

I might have missed it from an earlier post of yours - but what spring rates are you running? Gorgeous RS, by the way.
Thank you sir. Feal recommended 7k front 4k rear for GC chassis.
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I love pictures! Makes me want to order a set right now but I will wait a month or so.

Daemione: Much better with it raised up a bit!!
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:45 PM   #243
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Just swapped my winter wheels for my summer wheels yesterday, and adjusted the ride height. The coils looked great after a winter season. I did my routine maintenance of cleaning the threads of dirt, lubricating the movable parts, and anti-seizing the threads where the collars go over. There was only one coil that gave me a slightly hard time (seized up a little bit), but overall they look ALMOST brand new still. I'm very impressed!
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^ Thanks for the update Greg.
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would u all say these coilovers are family friendly for DD and little ones even newborns im still contemplating
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Quatty, I have a set on my 2011 wrx and I have a new born. I have the set at the softest setting and he is ok but you do feel the bumps! On about 15 clicks from full hard it is too harsh of a ride.

I highly recommend them also Odi offers great experience so I am sure if you call him up he can point you in the direction
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Quatty, I have a set on my 2011 wrx and I have a new born. I have the set at the softest setting and he is ok but you do feel the bumps! On about 15 clicks from full hard it is too harsh of a ride.

I highly recommend them also Odi offers great experience so I am sure if you call him up he can point you in the direction
thats what i was worried about expecting in june, im realy leaning on these cuz i dont want to spend 1700 of fully assembled d-specs and or get swift springs and struts go out then get kybs
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thats what i was worried about expecting in june, im realy leaning on these cuz i dont want to spend 1700 of fully assembled d-specs and or get swift springs and struts go out then get kybs
I had a set of kyb agx's with progress lowering springs on my 04 wrx and that was a stiffer ride to me. Also the kyb weren't the most reliable 2/4 broke and I couldn't adjust them
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I had a set of kyb agx's with progress lowering springs on my 04 wrx and that was a stiffer ride to me. Also the kyb weren't the most reliable 2/4 broke and I couldn't adjust them
sounds best then cuz my stockers have 93 k on em and id rather not get just swift springs and couple of months down the road have to replace them and i really dont wanna tear apart and throw some konis inserts on them
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