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Cut to the chase, im driving a wira and got myself a pair of coilovers quite some time ago. I was actually warned that coilovers might rattle the interior pieces. Still got them at the end of the day. Yes, it does rattle the interior pieces, especially the door cards. I learned it the hard way.

I just want to know if every car(local and imported) actually goes through this if coilovers are installed in that particular car. I highly doubt this though, but would prefer to get some input on this. Or is it only affected by local cars? If yes, only older cars, or even new ones too?

btw, if you're driving a car with coilovers, and if you're in the same boat as me, what did you do? You learned to live with or you actually attempted to fix it somehow? Would like to know about this.

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Cut to the chase, im driving a wira and got myself a pair of coilovers quite some time ago. I was actually warned that coilovers might rattle the interior pieces. Still got them at the end of the day. Yes, it does rattle the interior pieces, especially the door cards. I learned it the hard way.

I just want to know if every car(local and imported) actually goes through this if coilovers are installed in that particular car. I highly doubt this though, but would prefer to get some input on this. Or is it only affected by local cars? If yes, only older cars, or even new ones too?

btw, if you're driving a car with coilovers, and if you're in the same boat as me, what did you do? You learned to live with or you actually attempted to fix it somehow? Would like to know about this.

Thanks.
what do you mean by rattling of interior pieces? is yours set too hard? it depends on the coilovers brand, price, damping, spring rate, and setup. cheap coilovers usually are non serviceable. those higher quality ones like tein etc have better damping. you can get those serviceable local brands like HWL or PRS and get it set up properly.

i'm using those cheap taiwan coilovers. these are non serviceable so nothing much i can do about it. planning to swap these to a proper ones soon. been using it for 3 years now.
 

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what do you mean by rattling of interior pieces? is yours set too hard? it depends on the coilovers brand, price, damping, spring rate, and setup. cheap coilovers usually are non serviceable. those higher quality ones like tein etc have better damping. you can get those serviceable local brands like HWL or PRS and get it set up properly.

i'm using those cheap taiwan coilovers. these are non serviceable so nothing much i can do about it. planning to swap these to a proper ones soon. been using it for 3 years now.
What I meant is that, in my car, I can hear the door cards rattling and some interior panels. I'm using hwl(6k/4k) hlsh. Now I'm on the softest setting possible. So do you notice any rattling in ur car?
 

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What I meant is that, in my car, I can hear the door cards rattling and some interior panels. I'm using hwl(6k/4k) hlsh. Now I'm on the softest setting possible. So do you notice any rattling in ur car?
I had my old front abs redone, means cut open, service/change and now is serviceable. Rear are hilo only. Then friend offered me his D2 coilover which he did not want anymore since his project car cancelled. Bought them cheap but even with softest setting still hard. Live with it for a few years already since the car nowadays rarely driven, but thinking of servicing my old set and change back......lol
 
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It depends on the fit quality of the car. I experience wira 1.6 on HWL 6k/4k hi lo...the ride is nonsense at normal pace and improve slightly at higher pace.

Does it rattle? In my friend case with his wira, it start to rattle...becomes slightly worst then stay there until today.
 
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What I meant is that, in my car, I can hear the door cards rattling and some interior panels. I'm using hwl(6k/4k) hlsh. Now I'm on the softest setting possible. So do you notice any rattling in ur car?
my suspension is not exactly soft. haha. these taiwan coilovers i have the damping is slightly harder than stock absorber and my spring rates are 6k/4k as well. it bounce and rattle. best example driving over those new red line speed bumps at highway corners. the dash and everything else brap brap brap. :rofl::rofl:
 
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my suspension is not exactly soft. haha. these taiwan coilovers i have the damping is slightly harder than stock absorber and my spring rates are 6k/4k as well. it bounce and rattle. best example driving over those new red line speed bumps at highway corners. the dash and everything else brap brap brap. :rofl::rofl:
Ever experience the glovebox auto open moment?
 

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name pun coilovers, comfort is second once u bough and fixed it.
i used before hwl 8k/4k , then jump to ftuned 6k/4k. I'm driving wira too.
the best u can compensate is with higher profile rubber. i run 195/55/ r15. ok lah....still got rattling , hahaha
 
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Cut to the chase, im driving a wira and got myself a pair of coilovers quite some time ago. I was actually warned that coilovers might rattle the interior pieces. Still got them at the end of the day. Yes, it does rattle the interior pieces, especially the door cards. I learned it the hard way.

I just want to know if every car(local and imported) actually goes through this if coilovers are installed in that particular car. I highly doubt this though, but would prefer to get some input on this. Or is it only affected by local cars? If yes, only older cars, or even new ones too?

btw, if you're driving a car with coilovers, and if you're in the same boat as me, what did you do? You learned to live with or you actually attempted to fix it somehow? Would like to know about this.

Thanks.
It all depends on your car. If it rattles fix it. There's nothing a screw driver/spanner and cable ties can't fix. I'm currently driving around a loaner Saga FLX on hardcore coilovers and I'm absolutely in love with it. Zero rattles from the car inside and out.

What I meant is that, in my car, I can hear the door cards rattling and some interior panels. I'm using hwl(6k/4k) hlsh. Now I'm on the softest setting possible. So do you notice any rattling in ur car?
Don't forget - those clicks on the coilovers 90% of the time is rebound rate - not dampening rate. Setting it to the slowest rebound rate doesn't mean it's the "softest". Just means the absorber will be slower to compress and rebound.
 
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Cut to the chase, im driving a wira and got myself a pair of coilovers quite some time ago. I was actually warned that coilovers might rattle the interior pieces. Still got them at the end of the day. Yes, it does rattle the interior pieces, especially the door cards. I learned it the hard way.

I just want to know if every car(local and imported) actually goes through this if coilovers are installed in that particular car. I highly doubt this though, but would prefer to get some input on this. Or is it only affected by local cars? If yes, only older cars, or even new ones too?

btw, if you're driving a car with coilovers, and if you're in the same boat as me, what did you do? You learned to live with or you actually attempted to fix it somehow? Would like to know about this.

Thanks.

wrong spring rate...

u need spring rate around 4-5k at front and 2.5~3k for rear....

problem solved
 
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wrong spring rate...

u need spring rate around 4-5k at front and 2.5~3k for rear....

problem solved
Then must find something in between. My older softer suspension was better in wavy road, now harder coilover good for flat road, jumps and skip on wavy road at high speed....lol
 

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It depends on the fit quality of the car. I experience wira 1.6 on HWL 6k/4k hi lo...the ride is nonsense at normal pace and improve slightly at higher pace.

Does it rattle? In my friend case with his wira, it start to rattle...becomes slightly worst then stay there until today.
Yeah, exactly. Its perfectly alright for me when im driving somewhat fast. The rattling will be there when im driving slow. damn...guess ur friend is one of them who learned to live with it...
 

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name pun coilovers, comfort is second once u bough and fixed it.
i used before hwl 8k/4k , then jump to ftuned 6k/4k. I'm driving wira too.
the best u can compensate is with higher profile rubber. i run 195/55/ r15. ok lah....still got rattling , hahaha
Nah dude, im not actually looking for comfort. Knew that i cant be looking for comfort when i was getting the coilovers. Its just that, when the stuffs rattles in ur car, being a car guy, it feels somewhat frustrating. Just want things to be proper and complete in my ride. Im running the same type of tyres too. haha..
 

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It all depends on your car. If it rattles fix it. There's nothing a screw driver/spanner and cable ties can't fix. I'm currently driving around a loaner Saga FLX on hardcore coilovers and I'm absolutely in love with it. Zero rattles from the car inside and out.



Don't forget - those clicks on the coilovers 90% of the time is rebound rate - not dampening rate. Setting it to the slowest rebound rate doesn't mean it's the "softest". Just means the absorber will be slower to compress and rebound.
It all depends on your car. If it rattles fix it. There's nothing a screw driver/spanner and cable ties can't fix. I'm currently driving around a loaner Saga FLX on hardcore coilovers and I'm absolutely in love with it. Zero rattles from the car inside and out.



Don't forget - those clicks on the coilovers 90% of the time is rebound rate - not dampening rate. Setting it to the slowest rebound rate doesn't mean it's the "softest". Just means the absorber will be slower to compress and rebound.
Okay, ill give it a try. will remove the panels that rattles and fix them up as u said. yeah, no wonder ur in love with it....Got it....
 

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wrong spring rate...

u need spring rate around 4-5k at front and 2.5~3k for rear....

problem solved
Okay, will keep that in mind. The rear coilovers already making some weird noise when im driving through bumps. Will look for that particular spring rate when im about service.
 

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I had my old front abs redone, means cut open, service/change and now is serviceable. Rear are hilo only. Then friend offered me his D2 coilover which he did not want anymore since his project car cancelled. Bought them cheap but even with softest setting still hard. Live with it for a few years already since the car nowadays rarely driven, but thinking of servicing my old set and change back......lol
So, if you install back the old abs, the rattling and stuffs wont be there anymore?Or is it something like, once they start to rattle, they gonna be there until you actually fix the real root cause?
 

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So, if you install back the old abs, the rattling and stuffs wont be there anymore?Or is it something like, once they start to rattle, they gonna be there until you actually fix the real root cause?
Not sure, as have not done any reversal yet......lol
 

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Okay, will keep that in mind. The rear coilovers already making some weird noise when im driving through bumps. Will look for that particular spring rate when im about service.
is it like knock knock sound? if so then the valve inside problem dy. HWL is serviceable so u can send it for servicing and setup again.
 

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Okay, will keep that in mind. The rear coilovers already making some weird noise when im driving through bumps. Will look for that particular spring rate when im about service.
is it grooop groooop sound ? mine sound like that when go over bump.
is not bottom scratching btw.
 
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