follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
Delicious Tuning
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum - FT86CLUB > Technical Topics > Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing

Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing Relating to suspension, chassis, and brakes. Sponsored by 949 Racing.


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-17-2013, 02:10 PM   #1
mr. slim
SoCal86
 
mr. slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Drives: '13 Whiteout FR-S
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 574
Thanks: 354
Thanked 191 Times in 103 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Coilover Review: FEAL SUSPENSION 441 coilover kit

Hey FT86,
Recently I got the opportunity to test out a set of FEAL SUSPENSION's new coilover kit for the FR-S/BRZ. These coilovers are put together by human hands and are made to you LIKING! They are built by non other than Odi Bakchis, a professional Formula D drifter. So you know these coilovers can take a beating and they're made by enthusiasts for enthusiasts!

Coilover Specs (taken from their site):
Quote:
- Cost: $1350
- One way adjustable, 30 click dampening
- Height Adjustable
- Monotube, Nitrogen filled gas shocks
- Assembled and rebuildable in USA
- Camber plates for the front w/ aluminum top mounts
- SWIFT Springs 7k in the front, 6k in the rear
They also offer different valving and spring ratings if one desires!

Review:
Me being in Los Angeles I drove to Rancho Cucamonga where FEAL SUSPENSION is which was about a ~40 mile drive. The 134/210 freeway is one that can let you really feel your suspension, stock or not. After installation and the way back home the 7k/6k Swift springs are a PERFECT set up for daily driving. They're slightly stiffer than stock but are still noticeably stiffer when driving hard and taking hard turns! By that these are the kind of coilovers that you can take to the tracks and canyons and would perform well!

My car is set at .75 finger gap in the front and 1 finger gap in the rear. Odi says that is the ideal suspension height for the FR-S, its low (not slammed) and still consists of its perfect suspension geometry.

Contact info:
Website: http://www.fealsuspension.com/
Phone: 909.477.3030
Email: odi@fealsuspension.com

They currently have two sets in stock so get them ASAP!

Current pic for now!


Pics of the front!


The rear!

Last edited by mr. slim; 01-17-2013 at 04:34 PM.
mr. slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
mr. slim
SoCal86
 
mr. slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Drives: '13 Whiteout FR-S
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 574
Thanks: 354
Thanked 191 Times in 103 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Better pics of the drop:

DSC_0462 by anguloko


DSC_0463 by anguloko


DSC_0466 by anguloko


DSC_0467 by anguloko


DSC_0468 by anguloko


DSC_0470 by anguloko


DSC_0471 by anguloko

Last edited by mr. slim; 01-20-2013 at 03:38 AM.
mr. slim is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to mr. slim For This Useful Post:
Anthonytpt (07-09-2013), chanomatik (01-06-2014), fooddude (03-07-2014)
Old 01-17-2013, 02:31 PM   #3
jwbrocloud
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Drives: Raven MT
Location: Houston, the heights
Posts: 173
Thanks: 52
Thanked 28 Times in 23 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
More pics. Does he offer different spring rate options?
jwbrocloud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
mr. slim
SoCal86
 
mr. slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Drives: '13 Whiteout FR-S
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 574
Thanks: 354
Thanked 191 Times in 103 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwbrocloud View Post
More pics. Does he offer different spring rate options?
Yes he actually does! He makes them for you liking and purposes. I chose the 7k/6k for daily driving and canyon runs, and of course occasional "accidental" drifts

hit him up!
odi@fealsuspension.com
mr. slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 03:38 AM   #5
mr. slim
SoCal86
 
mr. slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Drives: '13 Whiteout FR-S
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 574
Thanks: 354
Thanked 191 Times in 103 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
bump! got some new pics!
__________________
.: SUPER KAWAII :.
.: BUBSQUAD :.
.: LivinLow :.
.: FRS86 :.
mr. slim is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mr. slim For This Useful Post:
DriftEightSix (01-21-2013)
Old 01-22-2013, 02:59 AM   #6
zkubidu
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Drives: SWP BRZ
Location: So Cal
Posts: 79
Thanks: 33
Thanked 39 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
The front is set as low as the perches will allow? Or is the photo before the front height has been set?
zkubidu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 02:26 PM   #7
mr. slim
SoCal86
 
mr. slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Drives: '13 Whiteout FR-S
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 574
Thanks: 354
Thanked 191 Times in 103 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zkubidu View Post
The front is set as low as the perches will allow? Or is the photo before the front height has been set?
Right now they're maxed out. And that's the .75 finger gap you see.
When purchasing you can request for a smaller spring so you can go lower.
Hope it helps
__________________
.: SUPER KAWAII :.
.: BUBSQUAD :.
.: LivinLow :.
.: FRS86 :.
mr. slim is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mr. slim For This Useful Post:
Enraged21 (07-09-2013)
Old 07-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #8
Enraged21
#RememberTheBuster
 
Enraged21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Drives: Firestorm FRS MT
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 597
Thanks: 637
Thanked 154 Times in 102 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
how much of a drop can these be dropped?


Quote:
Originally Posted by mr. slim View Post
Right now they're maxed out. And that's the .75 finger gap you see.
When purchasing you can request for a smaller spring so you can go lower.
Hope it helps
Enraged21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 12:06 PM   #9
loogs
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2013
Drives: on cruise control
Location: Long Island
Posts: 618
Thanks: 234
Thanked 145 Times in 109 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
get some wheels on that thing XD
loogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 12:50 PM   #10
ubersoph
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Drives: 2013 BRZ
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 308
Thanks: 67
Thanked 56 Times in 33 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Does anyone have a direct comparison between the FEAL suspension 441 and the Fortune Auto 500s?
ubersoph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 01:42 PM   #11
Enraged21
#RememberTheBuster
 
Enraged21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Drives: Firestorm FRS MT
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 597
Thanks: 637
Thanked 154 Times in 102 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ubersoph View Post
Does anyone have a direct comparison between the FEAL suspension 441 and the Fortune Auto 500s?
I've searched and couldn't find anything.
Enraged21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 09:25 PM   #12
chanomatik
Snow Don't Hurt!
 
chanomatik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: 2013 BRZ Limited 6MT CBS
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Posts: 2,538
Thanks: 6,416
Thanked 1,494 Times in 901 Posts
Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
How are these holding up for ya? Got new wheels yet?
chanomatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 10:19 PM   #13
Calum
That Guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Drives: 2013 asphalt FRS MT
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 4,686
Thanks: 4,902
Thanked 2,792 Times in 1,451 Posts
Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Is that 7kg/mm front and 6kg/mm rear?

And can you define a finger gap?
Calum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 10:22 PM   #14
OrbitalEllipses
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Drives: Attitude
Location: MD
Posts: 10,048
Thanks: 884
Thanked 4,884 Times in 2,901 Posts
Mentioned: 123 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Calum View Post
And can you define a finger gap?
.....stick your finger in the wheel gap. That's finger gap. Of course some people have sausage fingers and others pasta fingers, but you get the idea.
OrbitalEllipses is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to OrbitalEllipses For This Useful Post:
Calum (01-06-2014)
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tein SRC (Super Racing Circuit) Coilover Review CounterSpace Garage Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 83 03-26-2019 08:19 PM
D2 RS/K-Sport Kontrol Pro Coilover Review DarrenDriven Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 62 04-08-2016 01:32 PM
Coilover Suspension Kits! TEIN | Tanabe | Cusco | KW & More! Lowest Prices + FREE S&H AJ@ECSMotorsports Brakes, Suspension, Chassis 23 03-09-2014 11:20 AM
The OFFICIAL Ohlins Coilover Suspension thread - High End Competition Suspension ModBargains.com Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 63 05-22-2013 08:15 AM
Coilover suspension oxygen Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 1 07-27-2012 04:04 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.