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Old 01-27-2013, 03:02 AM   #1
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Default Suspension too bouncy and harsh Feal 04 Sti struts and V7 springs

I have Feal revalved 04 Sti struts with version 7 springs on them and this setup seems way to bouncy and harsh. I hate it. I've been thinking of just hunting down a set of KYB GR2s and going with a factory wrx setup but I'd like to keep the feal struts. Would a different set of springs help?
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:54 AM   #2
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What was the rebuild profile.....does it match that spring?
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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When I ordered them from Feal I just ordered their Tarmac Spec.
They aren't bad on smooth roads, but here in new england those can be difficult to come by. I Feal everything over rough stuff.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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Are you confusing firm with harsh?
When you hit a bump is there a crash or do you just feel it more than a regular car?
When you say bouncy, does the car pogo after a bump? In other words does the car keep bobbing after you hit a single bump?

Many people are not used to a proper firm ride. I'm not saying that is your case but just be sure you are not confusing firm with harsh.

Perhaps a mismatch with the springs?

Call Feal and ask them what they think.
To be honest this is the first time I have ever heard of a possible complaint regarding a Feal product.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:10 PM   #5
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It sounds like you didn't have them match the damping profile to the spring rates.

When I had Feal rebuild my struts, I asked them to specifically valve them to match my JDM pink spring rates.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:43 PM   #6
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Are you confusing firm with harsh?
When you hit a bump is there a crash or do you just feel it more than a regular car?
When you say bouncy, does the car pogo after a bump? In other words does the car keep bobbing after you hit a single bump?

Many people are not used to a proper firm ride. I'm not saying that is your case but just be sure you are not confusing firm with harsh.

Perhaps a mismatch with the springs?

Call Feal and ask them what they think.
To be honest this is the first time I have ever heard of a possible complaint regarding a Feal product.

I'm not knocking or complaining about feal. The setup handles awesome in the twisties and probably are great on a track. I recant my previous statement of them being bouncy. In my case it probably is that I'm not used to a proper firm ride as you put it. I guess it's they are just more firm than I'd like for DD and was thinking maybe I could change it with a different set of springs.

Thanks for trying to help guys

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Old 01-27-2013, 08:22 PM   #7
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What top hats do you have? When I first installed Feals with RCE yellows, which are lower and stiffer than yours, it was unbearably bouncy. I put Com-C's in that solved the issue. It is still stiff but well damped. The stiffer top hats allow the shocks to do what they are supposed to do.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #8
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Call Feal and ask what the ideal spring rates are for those struts.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:37 PM   #9
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i had feal revalve struts for my rce blk wagon springs .
they came out great, no bobble head. an handles the twisties better then some coilvers.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #10
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If you're driving an 2002, I would replace the front strut top mounts if you haven't already. Go with Group N or Whiteline Com C.

- Andrew
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+++++ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ believe me they make a big difference.
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