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blackinches 05-03-2010 10:27 AM

isc coilovers
 
has anybody tried them? saw the group buy for them and saw that importimage was carrying them, but i have yet to see any reviews on them.

Th3Franz 05-03-2010 10:33 AM

my friend Chad has a set coming so we'll do a comparison between our cars :)

blackinches 05-03-2010 12:38 PM

what setup are you running?

Th3Franz 05-03-2010 03:42 PM

Bilsteins + pinks with Cusco sway bars F&R

Scrad 05-03-2010 03:54 PM

Yeah mine should be here today. Waiting for the UPS man so show up. I plan on getting them installed on Weds. Then I will be writing up a review. I'll put them on the softest settings first and do some around town driving and whatnot. Then will put them on the stiffest and go to an autox.

I've ridding in Franz's car and liked his setup and could tell the car handled better than my stock spring struts on the track, so it will be nice to compare the 2.

I'm running Perrin 22mm bars front and back on the stiffest settings with stock links and the AVO zero offset LCA bushings.

FYI the ISC's will be the street sport versions, 6/8.

Hurry UPS man hurry...

GTLEGACY007 05-06-2010 04:54 PM

Interested to see how these coilovers work out, as i'm contemplating a set. Aside front front and rear sways, what supporting mods are good with coilovers?

Bolksey85 05-06-2010 05:01 PM

LCA bushings because they're known to tear, end links so the added stress doesn't blow the stockers, and maybe rear camber/caster links (can't think of the car guy term offhand) so you can dial in your alignment as desired.

Scrad 05-06-2010 09:26 PM

I got the coilovers the other day and they are pretty nice looking. They seem to be pretty well built. Nice packaging and everything is already to go. The instruction manual was kinda lacking, but does give you the information that you need.

I just didn't get time to put them on yet, since I was waiting for a new up and gaskets to fix my exhaust leak. But, I should have them installed next Weds. So I will update then.

tobey457 05-07-2010 10:33 PM

Mine will be here Monday thanks to AJW Performance. Should have them installed by Wednesday evening, review and pics will follow.

Scrad 05-12-2010 02:14 PM

Got the ISC's installed check out the review here, http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...18#post2947218

tobey457 please post up your pics and review.

tobey457 05-12-2010 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scrad (Post 2947225)
tobey457 please post up your pics and review.

Just got done installing mine (street comfort), having some binding / twisting springy metallic BOING noises coming mostly from the front. :lol: I know that sounds odd, but it's the only way I can describe it right now. From talking to Andrew at AJW he said the top hat nuts are on super tight from the factory, so I have to loosen those. Also wondering if my preload is maybe a bit on the loose side, which maybe adding to the noise factor. Hoping once those areas are addressed the noise will go away... if not these coilovers will need to find a new home.

Just by throwing numbers down and guessing while setting up my coilovers, somehow I got my coils set so that my ride height F/R is even at about 1 3/4" fender gap on the first shot. I was shocked that I got them even, and that close. Car looks 100% better, but I want about a 1" - 1 1/4" gap so I will have to adjust my ride height more tomorrow.

Didn't get to drive it too much, and the noises made me think it might be better to wait and push them once I get the noise fixed... but my initial thoughts are that the ride quality feels good, body roll is reduced, and the steering wheel just feels more alive and connected.

Once I get the noises fixed, the ride height adjusted, and some seat time I will post up my review and pics.

Scrad 05-13-2010 06:37 AM

Yeah I know what your talking about with the noise. I notice it when I back out of my garage. But I don't have things set like I want and I figure the springs have to settle first. I think your right on the preload I didn't have my springs very compressed so I know they are a little loose.

Th3Franz 05-13-2010 11:08 AM

additional noise is pretty normal for coilovers with metal pillow ball mounts. Sometimes, greasing the top of the springs can help reduce binding and reduce the noise. It's one reason why helper springs are used.

GTLEGACY007 05-13-2010 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tobey457 (Post 2947726)
Just got done installing mine (street comfort), having some binding / twisting springy metallic BOING noises coming mostly from the front. :lol: I know that sounds odd, but it's the only way I can describe it right now. From talking to Andrew at AJW he said the top hat nuts are on super tight from the factory, so I have to loosen those. Also wondering if my preload is maybe a bit on the loose side, which maybe adding to the noise factor. Hoping once those areas are addressed the noise will go away... if not these coilovers will need to find a new home.

Just by throwing numbers down and guessing while setting up my coilovers, somehow I got my coils set so that my ride height F/R is even at about 1 3/4" fender gap on the first shot. I was shocked that I got them even, and that close. Car looks 100% better, but I want about a 1" - 1 1/4" gap so I will have to adjust my ride height more tomorrow.

Didn't get to drive it too much, and the noises made me think it might be better to wait and push them once I get the noise fixed... but my initial thoughts are that the ride quality feels good, body roll is reduced, and the steering wheel just feels more alive and connected.

Once I get the noises fixed, the ride height adjusted, and some seat time I will post up my review and pics.

Got these coilover on order myself, very interested to know what's causing this and if you resolve it.

tobey457 05-13-2010 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scrad (Post 2947982)
Yeah I know what your talking about with the noise. I notice it when I back out of my garage. But I don't have things set like I want and I figure the springs have to settle first. I think your right on the preload I didn't have my springs very compressed so I know they are a little loose.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Th3Franz (Post 2948323)
additional noise is pretty normal for coilovers with metal pillow ball mounts. Sometimes, greasing the top of the springs can help reduce binding and reduce the noise. It's one reason why helper springs are used.

My front coilovers are making noise at every change of motion, from braking to turning, slow down, speed up... noises everywhere. It's definitely not now and again, the only time the front suspension is silent is when the car is going over 30mph and going straight. The rears are not making any noise at all.

In talking with Andrew at AJW it sounds like they had a batch where the top hats were on super tight, and I think I got the worst set of the bunch. In his experience, loosening that top bolt can take care of most of the noises, then tighten it back down to a somewhat normal tightness. I can not BUDGE that top bolt on either front coliover, I've damaged two allen wrenches trying to do so... any suggestions?

I understand that coilovers might be prone to more noises, but these are far beyond any acceptable level IMHO. I've owned several sets in the past and can't remember hearing a peep from any of them. I'm hoping mine are defective... that sounds weird!


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