experience on HWL adjustable suspension?

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I m also running 6k front and 4k rear on wira sedan. Even though not as comfortable as OEM suspension..but the handling increase..

JERM...its all depend on ur personal liking. Like all the bros here mention.
Comfortable = 6K F / 4K R
Semi Performance = 8K F / 6K R
Hardcore =10K F / 8K R

The height will need to test and trial. adjust to certain level and test drive..normally the shop u buy from will free adjust for u till you satisfied.

I m using tyre profile 205/45/16, half finger front, 1 finger rear. Nvr have scratches under bumper or fender so far.
 

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I'm running on 8K F / 6K R.
Tyre profile 205/40/17, half finger front, 1 finger rear.
Abit bumpy on uneven roads, but performs really well at corners.
 

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I bought a set of HWL fully adjustables, hi/lo/soft/hard/body (roll?) that you can find a lot of people selling in this forum
 

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I bought a set of HWL fully adjustables, hi/lo/soft/hard/body (roll?) that you can find a lot of people selling in this forum
no no..not body roll. :rofl: Its body-shift. :biggrin:

Previously, adjustables are only adjusting the seat height of the spring. But nowadays, another version or rather improved version of adjustable has born. Named, body-shift adjustable. The difference is, the absorber bracket aka lower mount is now a separate part from the absorber and adjustable independently.

the body-shift shines when u want a lower ride height and retain the spring travel so it wont bottom out soon. For normal adjustable, u lower the spring perch to lower the car. This affect the spring travel and bottom out soon. Hence, unda-steer-ahh.. :rofl: and bumpy ride.


good thing HWL are serviceable. Those buying cheaper adjustables surely scratching their heads when the abs leak.. :banghead:
 

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Does hwl hi/lo adj have body shift? Currently contemplating on hi/lo or fully adj. Price factor is making me wonder is it worth it. Driving a Neo btw.
 

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get the hi-low soft hard (included with bodyshift).....worth the extra penny...


if u did bought hi-lo only...once u not satisfied with the damping adjustment then scratch head to get it overhauled and re-adjust to your damping preferences..... :biggrin:
 

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hrm.... when u refer to damping adjustment, are u meaning the spring rates or the damping of the abs.
damping boss....thats the meaning of soft-hard adjustment on the absorber... :adore: if normal hi-lo u can't adjust the damping unless overhaul the abs and change the valve inside......if soft-hard surely u just need to twist the damping adjustment knob only....


for spring rate no matter what type or brand of adjustable u still need to buy another set of spring with diff rate to change...
 

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what is the suitable spring rate for drag perpose if im planing to used hi/lo HWL absober... what i have in mind is like 8k f/6k r .....since i ride eg3 n i plan to shave about 100 - 200kg from my stock body is it gone be gd with the set up or do i need to stiffen it even more plus i plan to lower it to 1 inch at the front n mybe 1 1/2 or 2 inch at the back
 

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its not fully short stroke...but u can use the body shift function to mimick the short stroke (making the whole absorber assembly body shorter than normal or longer than normal)

so u can always use full absorber shaft and spring travel distant yet still can lower the car to the lowest setting...(so less bumpy than normal lowering spring base method)
 

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its not fully short stroke...but u can use the body shift function to mimick the short stroke (making the whole absorber assembly body shorter than normal or longer than normal)

so u can always use full absorber shaft and spring travel distant yet still can lower the car to the lowest setting...(so less bumpy than normal lowering spring base method)


oic..so whats brand actually come out with fully short stroke absorber?
 

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oic..so whats brand actually come out with fully short stroke absorber?
i think most european brands do have short stroke absorber...but thats for track use... :adore:

and another issue was the price :biggrin:
 

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hi bros,

I am not using HWL but GAB SS, but i guess its safe to ask here, since we are oso talking abt suspension :D

I am driving swift sport and just changed to F7 R5 spring rate. I have been using it now for 3 days and the cornering now is good, but not comfortable.... very stiff. Is this because my car kerb weight is light (1100kg) and causes it to be uncomfortable at road bumps and uneven road? I have changed the dampers to the lowest setting, but still feel uncomfortable and the car bouncy. Thinking to change to lower spring rates like F5 R4. Am I going to the right path?

Need sifu advises... many thanks!
 

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hi bros,

I am not using HWL but GAB SS, but i guess its safe to ask here, since we are oso talking abt suspension :D

I am driving swift sport and just changed to F7 R5 spring rate. I have been using it now for 3 days and the cornering now is good, but not comfortable.... very stiff. Is this because my car kerb weight is light (1100kg) and causes it to be uncomfortable at road bumps and uneven road? I have changed the dampers to the lowest setting, but still feel uncomfortable and the car bouncy. Thinking to change to lower spring rates like F5 R4. Am I going to the right path?

Need sifu advises... many thanks!
what was your spring rate before 7&5? i think 6&4 was good enough....perhaps if 5&4 was on soft side....

but before changing into another spring maybe u can try firm up your damping more than before and see if u like the way it reacts.... :adore:
 

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Hi bro PomenGTR,

Previously on stock suspension, so i am not sure on the spring rate. The default from GAB is F7 R5 and the damping is 16 clicks front and 16 clicks rear (max 32) which is too stiff, hence i tried soften the dampers. I have survey most of after market japanese coilovers and the rating is from Greddy, Ohlin, HKS is F5 or F6 and R4.... so it got me thinking to get lower spring rates.... I dun attend track sessions, and i am going to lower abit as well, so i guess i just need a little harder than stock.
 
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i do agree that 7&5 is on the stiff side for your car...

as example my car was a stock standard proton satria 1.6 with kerb weight +-1112kg (from wiki site) and currently using 6&4 spring combination...not too soft nor too stiff..(wifey and father in-law didn't complaint about the ride quality)....(earlier i'm using 8&4 combo that awesome on corners but a bit too stiff for daily usage)

so your decision for 5&4 spring should work fine.....

and if u were looking decent spring replacement u can try call for top perfect sg. buloh (HWL manufacturer) because they were selling springs for adjustable...almost common spring rate available....and priced rm250/pair if i remember correctly.... :adore:
 

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Thanks bro.... but will HWL springs fit GAB coilovers? haha... anyway going back to RS One to change to lower spring rate since its only 3 days after install...

BTW ur car stock satria? ur siggie show a roll cage wor.. wakakaka :D
 
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Thanks bro.... but will HWL springs fit GAB coilovers? haha... anyway going back to RS One to change to lower spring rate since its only 3 days after install...

BTW ur car stock satria? ur siggie show a roll cage wor.. wakakaka :D
oh ya..yep u always can go back to the dealer/seller and request to change the springs...


most common adjustable springs are interchangeable..in fact i'm using gab springs for the hwl shocks....(coz stumbled upon them very2 cheap 2ndhand spring while looking for softer option earlier)



errrrrr...thats my other satria...the stock one was opposite of the green one.... :driver:
 

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hello..
i'm driving a vios '06 (first model facelift)..
planning to buy HWL hi lo soft hard..
what is the best spring rates?
tamau keras sgt.. tamau lembut sgt..
tapi mau corner sedap sedap..
in JB where to get? how much?
tq..