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post #1 of 13 Old 08-29-2008, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Why is my suspension so bouncy??

so i just bought my car from a dealership. its a 2002 wrx, i was it has tein coil overs with edfc.i dont know exactly which one it has. is there anyway to find out?anyways, so when i drive the car is super bouncy. like when im on the freeway and go into a small bumo in the lane , the car will fling me into the air. is this normal? it never happened with my civic. i have tried going hard (00) on the edfc thing and soft (16,16) and both do the same thing cept the 16/16 is a little better but not really. would it be better to go to the stick suspension?
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I'm a little confused. If the suspension was bouncy, it would absorb those small bumps and stuff. It sounds more like it is working the way it should to me ( I have the same setup). Even on the softest settings, my Teins are much harsher than stock.

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i mean i just want the car as a daily driver. im not going to race it or anything. The only thing i wil do is take it when i go snowboarding. do you guys think that it would be better for me to swap back to stock? fyi i do love the lowered look and adjustability just not the launches out of my seat when i hit a bump. it feel almost dangerous.
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how many miles on the coilovers? They might need a rebuild. Prob last 25-50k miles depending on driving (less if you really push em)

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how do you know if they need to be rebuilt? does it all depend on the mileage? ### i don think i could find that since i got it from a dealership. i already tried to find out what tein ssuspension it was and they couldn't tell me. i just want a smoth ride and be able to take turns . it feels like if they is a bump in the turn it will push me up and i will lose control. i want the ride to be as smooth as my sisters g35.
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My jetta has only lowering springs, and whenever it hits a bump, it feels like my suspension is banging because I guess it's hitting the bump stops... It's hella rough, it's worse when you have lower profile tires too. I got 50 series Falken tires. Do you have upgraded rims and tires also? I test drove a 05 Civic Si that had 18" wheels and probably like 30-40 series tires on it, and the thing was so bouncy and loud (road noise).... It ended up having terrible flood damage in another state, and they moved to Cali, and registered it as a clean title. Gota watch out for scammers....

I know I'm comparing apples to oranges, but just saying, they could be other factors to look into...

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wtf subeast?

Take it to a suspension shop. It could probably use an alignment anyway. They'll tell you how much life is left in the shocks.

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What? Was I totally off or what? lol....

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You have no clue how much that crap costs. EDFC is a fancy control system and the coilovers are rebuildable. There's no reason to chuck all that for a stock setup simply because it's worn out.

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Actually I do, the coilovers (basic setup is $800) and some of the more expensive kinds can range between $1000-$2000...
True, but even new it's still going to be quite stiffer and bouncier than the stock springs and shocks right? Unless, when new, they are better ride quality on the soft setting...

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look up EDFC pls

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I dont know I think what he is saying is that the coilovers are too stiff and just throw the car around every bump, and he is trying to figure out how to calm the suspension down. I could be wrong though.
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no thats pretty much right "07wrx...." ig uess ill just take it to a shop. im just worried that they will tell me some bs just because i dont know anything on suspension. i live in cali( silicon valley/bay area) if anyone know of nay good shops.
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