TITAN or HWL ?

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Hello guys,

I'm just gathering some feedback about these 2 abs. Please dont flame the thread and I have no intention to flame both brand. I heard a lot of very good stuff and compliments about TITAN. Lately i heard is HWL adjustable (hi lo/soft hard) but lack of info about them. I'm changing my abs soon and keeping my options open.

I have tons of info about TITAN, now I'm looking for more info with HWL like technical specs, customer & after sale services, and what a incompetence absorber/suspension dude like me can benefit .. and not to forget the price.

Im driving an ugly Fenari, a family man, want a sport looks but comfort of a merc benz :lol: (just joking .. equal to stok is good enough)
 

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Titan:

1. Good after sales support.
2. Reasonable price for optional accessories - eg. pillow ball mounts
3. Custom build for each car - no 2 cars are alike
 

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truth words from a newbie who's planning upgrade to adjustable abs.

HWL
- reputation on rally and experience.
- absolutely love the cool looking tubes design
- 4 springs
- looks solid
- quality control? due to mass manufacturing
- warranty terms
- factory quite far from KL
- got 2 friend was on HWL complaints

Titan
- newbie in absorber market
- thumbs up from the 2 friends who was on HWL previously to titan
- 5km from my house
- assured of custom made till your taste
- quality control? due to individual hand made
- 2 springs
- price wise
- skeptical bout cutting rear spring, what if it's cut wrongly?

not bias to any company i just want stuff that's value for my money and reassures me it really works and of coz the warranty.
 

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i'm a HWL user. Happy with it! No complaints watsoever, just a lil bumpy cuz mine is Hi/Low only. =)
 

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hi guys

before this is... you know, blown outta proportion, in this case:

cutting springs is NOT as bad as it seems.
that's because we know what we're doing and what we want.

of course, it's also a last resort sorta thing, i personally prefer to have ready made springs (which also needs to be cut from the stock material anyways)
BUT we don't have enough quantity to justify the cost of making, say, 100 springs.
that's 50 cars! and to date, i think we've only sold about... half that number in 5 years of us in the market.
not only that, the K-car prices are way way tight for us as it is. We sometimes lose money selling at these prices! :(

BUT rest assured, i;m trying to look at other possiblities of other suppliers who can do smaller quantities for us.

stay tuned.
 

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Originally posted by crashnburn@Jan 25 2005, 15:23
Fenari ?!?!? dont think Titan or HWL make them for fenaris...
what about RG?
.got la...it has been there long time liao
 

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stanley,

are u saying i have to pay additional if i wanted a set of springs for my rear ?

btw, how many springs will i get 4 or 2 since dimdimmer mention about it ?
 

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no la gogsard, check your car price list all follow the price wan, only k-car does not have rear springs.

anyway does HWL have the service where they can re-tune their abs to ngam your feel? FOC?
 

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hmmm...i onces also choosing between HWL and TITAN.
just my 2 kupang..not putting myself on one side althought im a titan user.

TITAN
-good customer service
-inverted monotube
-2 year warranty
-can re tune and custom made
-solid and firm ride

just my tiny little opinion
 

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nope...esca is on his super fast monster saga...i kenot chase...my car slow... :P

cheers
 

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wanna ask bout HWL, does they give free alignment once done installation? is the price fixed? include installation?
 

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Originally posted by DimDimer@Jan 27 2005, 08:58
wanna ask bout HWL, does they give free alignment once done installation? is the price fixed? include installation?
price quoted including installation. i dun think they would do the alignemnt for u. price can still negotiate if more car
 

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Juz my opinion...... hope this helps u decide better

Titan = 2 years warranty, fully customized, superb after sales, awesome feel n handling..... nice colour oso...... hehehe :lol:

HWL = 1 year or 20,000km (sumthing like tt!), off the shelf product, after sales as i heard so far is so-so only, ride is acceptable.....boring colour...... <_<

Sat in a HWL b4 n currently own a set of Titans......

Long term investment..... Go for Titans.... ;)
 

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Originally posted by DimDimer@Jan 25 2005, 17:10
no la gogsard, check your car price list all follow the price wan, only k-car does not have rear springs.
mr stan aka ninja_iga, sorry to ask, can u explain a bit what this guy is talking about ?

what does it mean by k-car dun have rear spring ? is it means that i have to use my spring to match with TITAN damper ? titan have no spring for rear ?
 

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Originally posted by flamefox850+Jan 28 2005, 19:40 --></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (flamefox850 @ Jan 28 2005, 19:40 )</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-DimDimer@Jan 25 2005, 17:10
no la gogsard, check your car price list all follow the price wan, only k-car does not have rear springs.
mr stan aka ninja_iga, sorry to ask, can u explain a bit what this guy is talking about ?

what does it mean by k-car dun have rear spring ? is it means that i have to use my spring to match with TITAN damper ? titan have no spring for rear ? [/b][/quote]
flamefox bro

yes, our K-car range doesnt include rear springs.

We simply don't have the springs. (no volume to make springs)

if you so happen to have a spring that is suitable, yes TiTAN dampers can be tuned to match your springs.

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owhhh..a different characteristic springs between front and rear dun make problem ah ? how about use back all the springs that comes with that car...and use only TITAN damper..i think it's a better solution...or it is not ?:unsure:
 

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Originally posted by flamefox850@Jan 29 2005, 02:26
owhhh..a different characteristic springs between front and rear dun make problem ah ? how about use back all the springs that comes with that car...and use only TITAN damper..i think it's a better solution...or it is not ?:unsure:
flamefox

if it's soft, then it's pretty ok, safe understeer.
Ppl are usually worried about too hard/stiff rear springs.

yes, usually we use back the stock rears.
but sometimes, customers wants it lowered and stiffer, solutions like:

buying the L200 turbo rears (stiffer and thicker) can be a straightforward solution :)