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Old 08-05-2014, 08:31 PM   #151
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For a 2002 WRX, I would need the 04-07 Rear Top Hats for these to work, correct?

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Yea i think they went with the 04-07 shaft size. Mine have the 04-07 rears on them.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:29 PM   #152
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Yea i think they went with the 04-07 shaft size. Mine have the 04-07 rears on them.
Thanks Scoobiesdoobies. Going to order a set tomorrow.

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Old 08-20-2014, 11:59 PM   #153
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Although Apples x Oranges, I'm super curious on which would have the edge on the track with the same driver, same car or setup, etc. FEAL+RCE or these? So the consensus is to get these over the FEAL's because of height adjustability? Would like to read/hear about more comparisons of the two setups. As comfortable as a progressive spring/revalved strut combo? I'd like to feel that.

Unless I missed it in another thread, how much for a rebuild and who can perform? I realize it's a bit early to mention rebuilding but, it would be good information to know.

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Old 08-22-2014, 05:54 AM   #154
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Coils back up for sale. Complete with whiteline com c front tops and group n rear tophats 1375 shipped. Also new conical washers installed. Whole setup is brand new in box assembled by tic.

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Old 08-22-2014, 11:24 AM   #155
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My initial findings:

20-50 MPH: When the road gets rough, these things get working and they absorb rough patches of surface pretty well considering they are non adjustable (aside from height) and you can't just set them for soft daily driving. I wouldn't expect much in the way of comfort if your have them very low. But they are an improvement over the struts in these conditions.

20-50 MPH: singlular hits like rail road tracks, other one or two shot divots/peaks in the road, I think this suspension lacks the compliance I was expecting. I've ridden in a GD STi with a single adjustable K1 setup that was able to go quite soft and absorb these types of impacts VERY well. So if your looking for ultimate comfort for street, your not going to reach that with this coil-over as it is not adjustable.

At speed: 50+ MPH: They seem to keep the car more sprung/ready mid turn at speed to absorb something ahead, or handle an unexpected surface, which I like compared to the stock setup. They keep the car pretty flat and composed.

50+ MPH, highway: Comfortable, but yet again, not what I expected. Highway dips/heaves seem to cause a lot of driver bounce which I did not have before with the strut setup. I think the spring rate/damping combination causes the chassis to return to normal ride height faster than before. So if the car is rebounding in an upward motion, the driver gets displaced upward with more force, you bounce around in your seat (STi) more compared to with the struts. The WRX drivers may not see this as much as they have different seats.

Overall, I feel this setup has improved street handling, but not really improved comfort. I feel if they really wanted to market this as an improved comfort option, they should have stuck with the smaller springs (I believe they upped the spring rate just before production, or in the middle of it).

These are my opinions, mileage may vary. The last thing to note is the springs need time to compress before they settle in. I had to raise my car up 3 times while the springs settled just sitting in my garage.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:50 PM   #156
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My initial findings:

20-50 MPH: When the road gets rough, these things get working and they absorb rough patches of surface pretty well considering they are non adjustable (aside from height) and you can't just set them for soft daily driving. I wouldn't expect much in the way of comfort if your have them very low. But they are an improvement over the struts in these conditions.

20-50 MPH: singlular hits like rail road tracks, other one or two shot divots/peaks in the road, I think this suspension lacks the compliance I was expecting. I've ridden in a GD STi with a single adjustable K1 setup that was able to go quite soft and absorb these types of impacts VERY well. So if your looking for ultimate comfort for street, your not going to reach that with this coil-over as it is not adjustable.

At speed: 50+ MPH: They seem to keep the car more sprung/ready mid turn at speed to absorb something ahead, or handle an unexpected surface, which I like compared to the stock setup. They keep the car pretty flat and composed.

50+ MPH, highway: Comfortable, but yet again, not what I expected. Highway dips/heaves seem to cause a lot of driver bounce which I did not have before with the strut setup. I think the spring rate/damping combination causes the chassis to return to normal ride height faster than before. So if the car is rebounding in an upward motion, the driver gets displaced upward with more force, you bounce around in your seat (STi) more compared to with the struts. The WRX drivers may not see this as much as they have different seats.

Overall, I feel this setup has improved street handling, but not really improved comfort. I feel if they really wanted to market this as an improved comfort option, they should have stuck with the smaller springs (I believe they upped the spring rate just before production, or in the middle of it).

These are my opinions, mileage may vary. The last thing to note is the springs need time to compress before they settle in. I had to raise my car up 3 times while the springs settled just sitting in my garage.
Did you have a FEAL revalved setup before this?
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:39 PM   #157
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Did you have a FEAL revalved setup before this?
No. Stock strut to HVT.

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Old 08-28-2014, 04:15 PM   #158
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So I did some digging and discovered that these may not be able to be rebuilt/serviced due to its internal components. If I am correct, sorry TIC if it was supposed to be a hush hush thing. Please don't hate me hahahaha. The masses/consumer should at least know this minor detail.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:29 PM   #159
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You probably should have confirmed with tic before posting that.
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:40 AM   #160
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So I did some digging and discovered that these may not be able to be rebuilt/serviced due to its internal components. If I am correct, sorry TIC if it was supposed to be a hush hush thing. Please don't hate me hahahaha. The masses/consumer should at least know this minor detail.
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You probably should have confirmed with tic before posting that.
I don't think TiC would intentionally sell a disposable product, do you?
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:18 AM   #161
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I don't think TiC would intentionally sell a disposable product, do you?
Yes.
TiC sells many bushes. I would consider these disposable products.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:57 AM   #162
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TiC sells many bushes. I would consider these disposable products.
So your name fits your personality. Would you consider coilovers disposable?
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:15 AM   #163
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I don't think TiC would intentionally sell a disposable product, do you?
Hmmmm. You know tic used to be the leading supplier of disposable dspecs lol.
Badass struts but no way to rebuild.
Quit while your ahead......please.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:12 PM   #164
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Hmmmm. You know tic used to be the leading supplier of disposable dspecs lol.
Badass struts but no way to rebuild.
Quit while your ahead......please.
Your behind again sweet pea...as usual. Time to sell that Subaru and move on to Hondas.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:15 PM   #165
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Your behind again sweet pea...as usual. Time to sell that Subaru and move on to Hondas.
Lol im behind? You are the idiot making senseless stupid comments that you have no defense for.....
You were wrong so just own it cupcake.

And no subarus getting sold for a cummins
Im a big boy and im hanging over the bolsters in the tuna can now lol.
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:07 PM   #166
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I don't think TiC would intentionally sell a disposable product, do you?
This is the e-mail I received from HVT (the guys who actually make the coilvers):

Me: "I'm interested in the HVT Coilover for the 2005 STI.
http://turninconcepts.com/suspension...d-5x114-3.html

Can these coilovers be rebuilt or will I need to purchase a new set when they are worn?"

Response from HVT:

"Not at this time. The unit is pressed together so we can not disassemble and reassemble."


So, there you have it. These coilovers are NOT rebuildable, so you'll have to buy a new set or another set once they've worn out.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:29 AM   #167
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The side posts after my last, let's play nice now boys hahahahahahahaha.

What's wrong with Hondas A-Man? Not trying to be a dick or an enthusiast police but, Honda has a rich if not more diverse Motorsports heritage than Subaru. Don't let those ricer boys fool you. To each his own I guess hahahaha.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:32 AM   #168
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No. Stock strut to HVT.

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Old 09-04-2014, 03:23 PM   #169
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This is the e-mail I received from HVT (the guys who actually make the coilvers):

Me: "I'm interested in the HVT Coilover for the 2005 STI.
http://turninconcepts.com/suspension...d-5x114-3.html

Can these coilovers be rebuilt or will I need to purchase a new set when they are worn?"

Response from HVT:

"Not at this time. The unit is pressed together so we can not disassemble and reassemble."


So, there you have it. These coilovers are NOT rebuildable, so you'll have to buy a new set or another set once they've worn out.
This would have been nice to know before buying.



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Old 09-04-2014, 04:09 PM   #170
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Yep. Due to some unexpected family financial issues and this new news from HVT, I sent a request to cancel my order yesterday. Haven't heard back yet. Hoping they don't ignore me until it eventually ships and then charge a restock. I've bought several things from TiC and I don't get the impression they would do something like that.

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Old 09-04-2014, 04:12 PM   #171
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^ sorry to hear. 2nd batch seems so close already! last communication I had from TIC is about 2 more weeks..
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:25 PM   #172
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Ya that would have been nice to know as well before buying. Oh well...
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:45 PM   #173
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Had a set on backorder (waiting on HVT shipment) from TiC. Canceled after hearing they are pressed and non-rebuildable (also confirmed this with the vendor).

Looks like I'm going with KW Variant 1s instead..
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:39 PM   #174
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Yep. Due to some unexpected family financial issues and this new news from HVT, I sent a request to cancel my order yesterday. Haven't heard back yet. Hoping they don't ignore me until it eventually ships and then charge a restock. I've bought several things from TiC and I don't get the impression they would do something like that.

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Um... you're impression is correct. That would be a rather **** move, and we try really hard not to be ****s.

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Had a set on backorder (waiting on HVT shipment) from TiC. Canceled after hearing they are pressed and non-rebuildable (also confirmed this with the vendor).

Looks like I'm going with KW Variant 1s instead..
We can certainly change out your order for those instead. Drop me a message.

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Old 09-07-2014, 09:08 PM   #175
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Um... you're impression is correct. That would be a rather **** move, and we try really hard not to be ****s.
Got your email and appreciate the customer service. This is why I continue order from TiC and recommend you to others. When things free up a bit, I'll be ordering something to replace the D-specs (which I originally ordered from TiC) I currently have.

Thanks.
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