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Re: Feal CoilOver 441MI-05 7K 7K


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216672 posted 09/16/15 11:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting EMX5636:

Well, only about 10 miles on them, but two airborne occasions over a train bridge near me.


Damn dude, you weren't kidding. Glad you'll be putting these through their paces. Brake lines look sweet.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216675 posted 09/17/15 12:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey David. I ordered a set of those brake line mounts recently and can't wait to get them. Thanks for making them available.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216731 posted 09/17/15 04:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
minneSNOWta! I was wondering if that might be you! Yeah, those are handy little buggers. Glad to help!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216741 posted 09/17/15 06:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What are these brake line mounts you speak of and where do I get them?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216761 posted 09/18/15 01:04 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
We can get them for you if you'd like: click

Lead time would be about two weeks. Gentleman above got our last set yesterday!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216881 posted 09/19/15 10:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So this post is almost on page 3... What's the verdict?
BC @ 1k vs. Feal @ 1.5k
Are the feal worth the extra money?
If so why?


Edited by tektic (12/16/15 09:04 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216886 posted 09/20/15 01:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The Swift springs are more consistent from spring to spring, and more linear. The standard Asian supply springs aren't terrible, but they aren't so linear. BC's are available with Swifts, but then you are looking at a cost increase of ~$300

The valving on the Feal is quite a bit better as well. BC's valving isn't bad, but can be pretty generic. Their cartridges tend to be used across a number of different applications, whereas each Feal kit is valved for the specific application.

I'd say the Feals are worth it, if you are looking for shocks that perform damn well but you can't drop the cash for a set of Ohlins or the like. Still, price of entry is a bit higher than the BCs, so it all depends on what you are going for i suppose.

$1500 sounds a bit high. They are $1350 direct from Feal. Heeltoe is running a special too, so there are some deals out there as well.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216963 posted 09/21/15 06:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm looking at these for my Talon more so than my Galant. I'm getting the Talon ready over the winter for some track day use.

Can these be built with Swift assist springs in mind? I'd assume so. It would be nice to try and minimize inside wheel lift while cornering with stock differentials.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216989 posted 09/21/15 02:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey Drew,

I spoke with Feal for you today to get some feedback and info.

The Assist springs work very well if you would be using a one of their road race kits with stiff springs, and Feal would spring/valve the kit for your exact requirements. Base MSRP is $1550, and Assist springs run $125/pair.

The default 1G AWD kit uses 7k springs F/R. For optimal performance, they wouldn't recommend Assist or Helper springs with the default kit. Everything has already been mathematically calculated to achieve 30% droop of total travel to help maximize wheel to surface contact during full rebound, which should help with the stock diffs. Putting them in the default kit could be detrimental to performance, as they would eat up too much stroke.


Edited by ApexHunter (09/21/15 02:08 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217008 posted 09/21/15 05:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
From my perspective, most of these style "street/strip" style coilovers, don't have the travel to require helper springs. The 30% droop number sounds about correct on my Galant, and full extension doesn't release the spring in the collars so really no need. Now if you wanted a gravel or dirt rally specific setup that requires a lot more travel, then yes, helpers are definitely recommended, but I think you're in the realm of DMS, Hotbits, KW etc.

As for my feedback so far... I think they are definitely a little more plush than the KSports were, probably mostly due to the Swifts. I haven't messed with damping adjustments much, but I'll try to do a couple back to back drives on them at full soft and full hard to get an idea of how much window there is. PA roads are not nice to cars/wheels/suspension etc, so I intend to hopefully give these things a pretty thorough thrashing. I've had a few requests for video of said train bridge jumping, so I might have to break out the GoPro.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217101 posted 09/22/15 03:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
OK cool, I've driven on different cars I've owned, coilovers that don't have enough droop travel and the ride sucks. My STi would lift while auto-xing, but that car had diffs that could keep up with it.

I'm getting the Talon ready for auto-x and track days. I'd also be running a Whiteline rear bar I have. I'll shoot Feal an email in the spring when I'm ready to buy, sounds like they'll set me up.

I'm actually helping a friend pull sprints from his STi struts for a gravel re-valve.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217109 posted 09/22/15 06:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Right on. Yeah, they'll take good care of you. And they have been known to work some magic with the STi struts!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221386 posted 12/07/15 12:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Can anyone comment on the total available travel? I.e, measure the length of the shock between the upper perch and the bump stop? Also, On the Feal website they offer a "max travel" variant of the 441 kit (but only for Evo/WRX/etc). Would they be willing to make that an option for our cars? Reason being: I'd like to get more travel than I have on my BC stuff, which is about 2" TOTAL. That's fine as long as you stick to 8k/6k rates or more, but I'd like to go a little softer, say 6k/5k, which I'm told will make my BCs bottom out (info direct from BC racing). If these have more travel than that, or if the max travel version is available for our platform, that would be more to my liking.



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Edited by belize1334 (12/07/15 01:53 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221417 posted 12/07/15 11:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Unfortunately i don't have any on hand at the moment to measure. Can anyone lend a hand?

These are all built to order, and I would be surprised if the max travel option was not available for the E39A kit. I'll contact them for you to confirm.

I will say that these ride smoother than the BCs i had on my car. If you are looking for more compliance, even with the OTS 7k/7k, these will provide.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221484 posted 12/09/15 08:54 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
These at the standard spring rates are definitely plusher than my K-sports were. Enough in fact, I'll probably be adding about 1/2" of ride height to keep from tire rub with me driving like a jackass.

As far as the measurements, I can probably get you some by the end of the weekend. I'll get full extended, and at ride height (supplied amount of coil preload) available travel. That way we can dial in some droop/sag measurements as well with coil preload if need be. Someone just send me a reminder please in a day or two!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221494 posted 12/09/15 10:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That would be awesome, Justin!

One thing about the Swifts is that they are much more linear and consistent than your standard Asian supply "linear" rate springs. So a 7k spring will remain a 7k spring, and not rate up during compression as many others do.

edit- BTW, if anyone is considering a set of these, please do hit me up. I have discounted pricing available for .org


Edited by ApexHunter (12/09/15 10:14 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221501 posted 12/09/15 11:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Isn't it possible to do a groupbuy for these?

Are these worth the extra money, compared to the 1000 range coilovers? My car is far from a daily, and I rarely go to the track with her. Really doubting what coilovers to buy...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221514 posted 12/09/15 02:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm actually already doing GB pricing, but without the PITA factor of GB management. We have done many successful GBs but are working on trying to automate the process a bit more first to provide better service and make management fast and simple before we do anymore.

BC is a decent product, as I'm told by people who have taken them apart for service or customization. Off the shelf the FEAL is superior. The BC valving is a bit generic. The Swift springs are much more linear and consistent. You pay for it though with the FEALs. And the brake and ABS line mounting may require a bit more creativity.

FEAL is built in house in USA and quality control is top notch. USA based support is valuable also. And ultimately, the dampers perform at a higher level but you are still at a "entry level" esque price point.


Edited by ApexHunter (12/10/15 01:26 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221515 posted 12/09/15 02:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
PS: galantgti I realize you are overseas so I would like to add that the US based support while geographically wouldn't be an advantage, at least the people building them are the same as the ones you talk to when you call them. No private label/3rd party BS.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221516 posted 12/09/15 04:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting belize1334:

I'd like to get more travel than I have on my BC stuff, which is about 2" TOTAL. That's fine as long as you stick to 8k/6k rates or more, but I'd like to go a little softer, say 6k/5k, which I'm told will make my BCs bottom out (info direct from BC racing). If these have more travel than that, or if the max travel version is available for our platform, that would be more to my liking.




I feel those rates may be too low to take advantage of what the coilovers can offer. The 7/7 that they come in appear to be appropriate rates without being too stiff even for a DD. We all do have different tolerances though.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221555 posted 12/10/15 01:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Spoke with Feal this morning, and while they have not yet built a 441MI-05 to "Max Travel" spec, they are confident they could do so if you are interested.

I for one, am interested. It would use slightly softer rates (i'm thinking 6/6?) and appropriately matched valving and dampening adjustment curve. Seems like a very cool idea.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221562 posted 12/10/15 02:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
A little more definitive info for you here:

Quote:

We can certainly make a Max Travel kit for the Galant Vr4! The spring rates we recommend for this kit are 6/4k, but can use the default rates as well. Valving would be slightly different to accommodate the spring rates you choose.






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221587 posted 12/10/15 09:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Good to know, I might look into swapping out my cartridges. I'd probably still run stiffer rates since mine is subject to landings... Haha



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221594 posted 12/11/15 12:04 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah Justin! LMK man!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221624 posted 12/11/15 12:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quote:

We can certainly make a Max Travel kit for the Galant Vr4! The spring rates we recommend for this kit are 6/4k, but can use the default rates as well. Valving would be slightly different to accommodate the spring rates you choose.




That's awesome. Does your contact have information on total travel with either the 441 or 441 max travel (info says 20% increase). I know they are set up for 30% sag and that with the cartridge design the ride height doesn't affect travel, but I can't find anything definitive about the actual total travel. It'd be nice to have a real number for, say, total internal shock travel and total travel before bump stop engagement. Regardless, if they're confident that they can be set up to work with 6k/4k rates then I'll probably be in for a set after the holidays.


Edited by belize1334 (12/11/15 12:22 PM)

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