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2G It's time for coilovers...

Posted by YERFDOG, Jul 26, 2017

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  1. YERFDOG

    YERFDOG Proven Member

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    Hey everyone!

    I would like some input on this setup for my GSX:
    https://groundcontrolstore.com/coll...n-ground-control-koni-complete-suspension-kit

    The car is only street driven (with occasional backroad cruising) so I'm looking for a "comfortable/tolerable" ride. Is this a good setup for that? I only plan to drop the car max 1.5", IF that. How about the price range? Are FEAL's worth the extra $300 or so? Overkill for my driving? Thanks!
     

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  2. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    I wouldn't use those ground control top mounts. They will destroy the shaft on the koni's. Wait another paycheck and get the feals. They are the best off the shelf option.
     

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  3. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    Yeah those top mounts are not spherical so they will bind and cause spring issues when turning,

    I second the feals, i myself use BC and they are good and they actually cost less then the GC units you listed,
     

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  4. 99ECLIPSEGSXDSM

    99ECLIPSEGSXDSM Proven Member

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    FEALS FTMFW!!!
     

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  5. Feal Suspension

    Feal Suspension Supporting Vendor

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    Please keep in mind that Koni shocks are NOT rebuildable, meaning when they are blown they need to be thrown away and another set purchased. Also, looking at the price point of $1200, it will only be another $150 for a 441 kit which is rebuildable in house in CA with replacement parts readily available. Couple that with the spherical bearing top mounts and Swift springs, I believe this kit is one of the best on the market at this price point.
     
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  6. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    Koni's are rebuildable at multiple places in the USA. TrueChoice, ProParts, and Koni USA.


    Waiting on Feal to sponsor my autocross car a set of their three way adjustables. :sneaky:
     

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  7. GRNDSM

    GRNDSM Moderator

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    How much does it typically cost to rebuild Feal shocks? My last quote to rebuild a rear Tein shock was $290, or... I could buy a new damper for $310... I asked them to ship it back and converted to Konis.
     

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  8. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    The main issue on 2g coilovers is the upper front mount. Very few coilover kits available for the 2g have a proper spherical mount, and without that, it's going to result in binding. The GC kit for the 1g is great, but the 1g front suspension is different than the 2g. Feal is one of the only kits that have a proper upper front mount.
     

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  9. Feal Suspension

    Feal Suspension Supporting Vendor

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    We charge $100 per corner to rebuild our road kits, and $125 per corner to rebuild the 451/460 rally kits.
     
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  10. YERFDOG

    YERFDOG Proven Member

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    Thank you to everyone who responded! Definitely gonna go with the FEALS now.
     

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  11. GRNDSM

    GRNDSM Moderator

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    That is very reasonable!
     

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  12. ceedawg

    ceedawg Supporting Member

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    When you order the coil overs from Feal, the checkout says " chassis not compatible with radial bearing"s so I am confused! The 2g's do not use MacPherson struts. So I ordered with out the bearings
     
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  13. RWD4G63

    RWD4G63 Proven Member

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    The radial bearing goes in between the spring and collar on a MacPherson strut suspension. It's pointless on a wishbone setup because the shock doesn't turn with the wheels. The top mount on FEAL's is a spherical bearing.
     

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