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Old 05-29-2014, 08:10 PM   #26
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Yeah, i heard about that too and was worrying a bit. Time will tell...
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:13 PM   #27
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Yeah, i heard about that too and was worrying a bit. Time will tell...
I had no issues with my silver top versions when they were on my dspecs. Max caster max camber. But they have been redesigned slightly since....
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:53 PM   #28
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Glad someone besides myself has now experienced these. I can't wait to see more reviews rolling in.

I'm also using the Com-C and GpN combo with these. My Com-Cs are over 2 years old and I've had no issue with them so far. I do plan on stepping up to the HVT camber plates in the near future.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:23 PM   #29
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Glad someone besides myself has now experienced these. I can't wait to see more reviews rolling in.

I'm also using the Com-C and GpN combo with these. My Com-Cs are over 2 years old and I've had no issue with them so far. I do plan on stepping up to the HVT camber plates in the near future.
Pretty sure hes the 2nd person on nasioc to have them installed too! Congrats!

Im mainly after comfort and less nvh thats why I love the com c hats.
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:02 AM   #30
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So I just got my coilovers installed today and wow, what a difference. I previously had BC BR with swift springs and these feel completely different. The BC's were SO bouncy compared to these. Even the KW v1, and H&R's I've had feel nothing as nice as this. The HVT's absorb all the little bumps and dips in the road so well, I feel like I'm driving a different car. The dampening is soo good and there is no bouncy feel and absorbs all the dips with ease. The HVTs soft on the road and yet so composed in the corners. I think this has been the best $1000 I've ever spent on the car. The original tester said it feels like a 3 series. They definitely have a solid German car feel to it.

Tracking the car Monday as well with AZP. Should be a blast.

Picking up the fiancee later who usually hates sitting in my car. I'm sure they'll pass the wife test lol. For those who need a coil that is comfortable with good performance, this is it.
Thanks for the review! I'm expecting mine tomorrow and install this weekend. I can't wait.

What's your ride height measurement?

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Old 05-30-2014, 12:51 PM   #31
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Interesting coilover. I'm glad someone's hitting the sub $1000 mark hard.

I do wonder why they chose the 225 lb/in both front and rear. It may be of the assumption that people only upgrade the front sway bar generally, or stay stock. However, if you do upgrade the rear, the car can begin to oversteer with the higher rear spring rates. 225 lb/in is a good place to be though, firm enough to feel sporty to the average consumer yet still soft enough to not follow road waviness.

Maybe I'll point my brother to a set. He just blew out his rear D-Spec while hauling a ton of rock in the back of his Forester for some home landscaping. We went over a big bump, clunk, and it started leaking fluid. He's currently planning to swap in one from my set that's currently sitting in the garage, but that has plans for rally-x, so I might lean him towards this as a solution. He's looking for OEM, well more STI rate-ish rates, but does prefer more stock ride height (using lift blocks on the D-Specs now). This seems to lower the car some, but I don't know how much is done via coilover length and how much is simply droop. I do like how much suspension travel there is for these coilovers, something hard to find typically.
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:20 PM   #32
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The supplied springs are 6k/6k which is 336 lb/in.
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Old 05-31-2014, 02:54 PM   #33
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The supplied springs are 6k/6k which is 336 lb/in.
They claim 4k/4k
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:25 AM   #34
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The supplied springs are 6k/6k which is 336 lb/in.
They are 4K front and rear.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:51 PM   #35
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Thanks for starting this thread. Great first review. I'm so excited to get mine in. I went with Vorshlag camber plates up front and group n in the rear. Also upgraded the springs to swift, should be a nice touch
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:55 PM   #36
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Thanks for starting this thread. Great first review. I'm so excited to get mine in. I went with Vorshlag camber plates up front and group n in the rear. Also upgraded the springs to swift, should be a nice touch
Same rate? I was unaware that they offered an upgrade. I thought the valving was made for the spring rate already
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:08 AM   #37
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They are 6k front and rear. correcting the site now.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:29 PM   #38
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the car felt great on the track, maybe a bit soft on some corners, but rotates very well and was overall very impressed with them on the track. Even the instructor was surprised how well it handled...and this isn't even a "track" coilover.



much different from his ride...R8 and this.

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Old 06-02-2014, 09:30 PM   #39
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and the best part is, driving home in a comfortable ride.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:09 AM   #40
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and the best part is, driving home in a comfortable ride.
So much want already. Please hurry mailman.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:34 AM   #41
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I know I can't wait for mine! I'm wondering how they will be with the Swift springs. Anyone think I made a bad call on those?
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:07 PM   #42
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Any reason why u made the upgrade? Same spring rate? Jw. The springs from hvt should bebvery good quality already. The shop that did my install AZP, was surprised to see they were paired with ast springs.
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Any reason why u made the upgrade? Same spring rate? Jw. The springs from hvt should bebvery good quality already. The shop that did my install AZP, was surprised to see they were paired with ast springs.
Ast springs are from holland and swifts are japanese.
These are a european type damper made in the usa so I feel more comfortable having ast springs on there. Otherwise whats thw difference in feel between them and any oyher jap coil.
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These are a european type damper made in the usa so I feel more comfortable having ast springs on there. Otherwise whats thw difference in feel between them and any oyher jap coil.
Damping profile. There shouldn't be anything magical about springs unless you're looking at progressive rates, unless there is just huge variation in quality.
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Damping profile. There shouldn't be anything magical about springs unless you're looking at progressive rates, unless there is just huge variation in quality.
I would rather have ast over swift just for the euro bling factor lol. Also because swift doesnt make dampers just springs.

And keep it all from the same manufactuer.
I dont understand throwing swift springs on these dampers anyways just due to the fact that swifts are on most lower budget taiwan coils.

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I would rather have ast over swift just for the euro bling factor lol. Also because swift doesnt make dampers just springs.

And keep it all from the same manufactuer.
I dont understand throwing swift springs on these dampers anyways just due to the fact that swifts are on most lower budget taiwan coils.
You really don't have a clue.
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You really don't have a clue.
Then clue me in big boy

The bling factor was a joke hence the lol after.

These are ast's at heart and are fixed dampening.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:43 PM   #48
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Ast springs are from holland and swifts are japanese.
These are a european type damper made in the usa so I feel more comfortable having ast springs on there. Otherwise whats thw difference in feel between them and any oyher jap coil.
I know that, and I agree with all the above, so asking why he would change to Swifts. Maybe he thought there would be cheap springs on the HVT's and thought he needed "upgrading"
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I know that, and I agree with all the above, so asking why he would change to Swifts. Maybe he thought there would be cheap springs on the HVT's and thought he needed "upgrading"
Are the HVT springs linear like the Swift?
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I know that, and I agree with all the above, so asking why he would change to Swifts. Maybe he thought there would be cheap springs on the HVT's and thought he needed "upgrading"
Ya I was thinking the same. Then again I was under the assumption the springs were 4k also lol
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