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Old Sep 25, 2018, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by letsgetthisdone View Post
FA's aren't that great. I've ridden in a few cars with them. Pretty much felt marginally better than all the pick your color 36way Chinese dampers.
From FA site:
"The advanced suspension technology found in our dampers is derived from successes in World Challenge, Redline Time Attack, Formula Drift, One Lap of America, NASA Racing Series, along with being the official suspension supplier of Global Time Attack."
And according to you FA's coilovers design/quality is comparable to ebay chinese garbage? Ok lmao
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Old Sep 25, 2018, 08:22 AM
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Lol shock dyno results. Most of you wouldn't even know how to apply the data to how the car is going to work.
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Old Sep 25, 2018, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Evo9isLife View Post
... yes, this is why I mentioned their shock dyno testing results they post on their site.
Ahh. I should have been more specific: results on track (lap times, for which I'm fine with FA) and, in the case of OP, street manners (Ohlins owns).
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Originally Posted by Evo9isLife
From FA site:
"The advanced suspension technology found in our dampers is derived from successes in World Challenge, Redline Time Attack, Formula Drift, One Lap of America, NASA Racing Series, along with being the official suspension supplier of Global Time Attack."
And according to you FA's coilovers design/quality is comparable to ebay chinese garbage? Ok lmao
I mean. This a direct observation of riding in and driving a few cars equipped with FA's, and a few cars equipped with Ohlins. The Ohlins are better. You wouldn't understand until you drive a car with them...

Being the "official" whatever of a race series means you sponsor the race series. IE- give the series money and give out contingency prizes.
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Old Sep 25, 2018, 08:30 AM
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Ohlins, there is no substitute...
https://www.ohlins.com/product/road-...001-2008-ct9a/
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If you wanna bring up racing credentials, I think Ohlins has that on lock.
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Originally Posted by MinusPrevious View Post
If you step back & look at what FA has done, you really have to appreciate the business paradigm
  • Offer custom builds per customer spec (valving, spring rates & high level springs)
  • Customer service, anytime, over the phone
  • Rebuild / upgrade services
  • Offer a product line that is competitive with other high level suspension manufacturers
  • Continue to upgrade the product line
On a side note, You know FA has reversed engineered their competitors offerings & have dyno'd them
The rebuild price has jumped up considerably in the past 6 months. I had my FA coilovers rebuild a year ago and it cost 50 or so per corner. Low 200's. Now the cost of getting them all rebuilt cost 600 dollars now... One of the main reasons I went with FA was the low cost rebuild service but now being so high, I would've went ohlins or something since it'll probably cost the same for rebuilds.
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Old Sep 25, 2018, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by CaptainSquirts View Post
The rebuild price has jumped up considerably in the past 6 months. I had my FA coilovers rebuild a year ago and it cost 50 or so per corner. Low 200's. Now the cost of getting them all rebuilt cost 600 dollars now... One of the main reasons I went with FA was the low cost rebuild service but now being so high, I would've went ohlins or something since it'll probably cost the same for rebuilds.
Build a client base with introductory rates ,establish a name, then raise prices. Bummer. Rebuild cost was 50% the reason I was considering FA.
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Build a client base with introductory rates ,establish a name, then raise prices. Bummer. Rebuild cost was 50% the reason I was considering FA.
Remind me of the DENNIS system in It's Sunny in Philadelphia...

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Remind me of the DENNIS system in It's Sunny in Philadelphia...

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Originally Posted by letsgetthisdone View Post
If you wanna bring up racing credentials, I think Ohlins has that on lock.
Im not arguing racing credentials, or even which coilover or manufacturer is "better" in general. Im defending FA on the basis of best bang for your buck which is what the OP is looking for. If FA500 is 8.5/10 and Ohlins is 10/10 I dont see how that extra 1.5/10 is worth another $800+ in the context of bang for your buck.
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Originally Posted by Evo9isLife
Im not arguing racing credentials, or even which coilover or manufacturer is "better" in general. Im defending FA on the basis of best bang for your buck which is what the OP is looking for. If FA500 is 8.5/10 and Ohlins is 10/10 I dont see how that extra 1.5/10 is worth another $800+ in the context of bang for your buck.
If you're not arguing motorsports credentials, why did you bring it up? Did you not know that Ohlins is among the top manufacturers of motorsports dampers? And by top I mean REAL Motorsport.... Le Mans, Formula1, MotoGP, etc...

Sounds like you haven't driven on both in order to come to that conclusion.
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Originally Posted by Evo9isLife View Post
Im not arguing racing credentials, or even which coilover or manufacturer is "better" in general. Im defending FA on the basis of best bang for your buck which is what the OP is looking for. If FA500 is 8.5/10 and Ohlins is 10/10 I dont see how that extra 1.5/10 is worth another $800+ in the context of bang for your buck.
He also wants "streetable for daily driving". The best bang for the buck ,in that context, is Ohlins
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Originally Posted by kaj
He also wants "streetable for daily driving". The best bang for the buck ,in that context, is Ohlins
This. Ohlins have insanely good street manners.
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