EvoX coilover

yonez

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yonez

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Hi all,

Any recommendation on evoX coilover? Currently on kyb absorber and eibach prokit. I was looking at gab ss series. Any good?

Thanks.
 

johnsonlam

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Depends on how you define "Good"
Good - Comfortable yet performing well?
Good - Best Performance but sacrifice comfort

I tested an EvoX with M7 suspensions. It feel solid and planted and surprisingly comfortable as well. But the price tag, there are many cheaper options IMHO.

GabSS, I had it in my Lancer, tuned here and there, it is neither super comfortable (bouncy, the shock rebound rate not strong enough) not super stiff enough for Sepang. There are some rolls still. TiTan will be a better option compare to GAB SS. Cost and tunability wise.

Am personally running on Bilstein + Eibach (Stock for GSR Premium) i have 2 sets of the same. Very comfortable on daily drive, with upgraded Anti Roll bars, taking cornering quite well, but still on a soft side on hard driving. So far, best setup for this car. (PM me if you want to take over my 2nd set which is around 8,000km only from Japan)

Thinking to upgrade to something closer to Ohlin's setup. A taiwanese manufacturer "VPS" is having these and an EvoX installed it and he clocked impressive time in Sepang. Haven't sat in it yet. Price, this is good, tuning options, its claimed to be as comfort as stock and can be tuned to be aggressive in Track.

Hope these helps.
 

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Thanks for the info John. Now I had other choices for upgrade other than Tien SS. What would you recommend if the wheel were 19" for comfortable and long distance drive (ie KL to Kongsi, Balik Pulau)? Hope this help Yonez in making choices too.
 

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Hahah to Kongsi ah? Depends on you take Teluk Bahang, Jalan Baru or Bayan Lepas way... HAHHAA .. Joking..

19" .. hmm... Thinner profile tires will be a little bumpy.. you will need better shock and rebound control for that... May need custom tuned to get the right feel the owner needs.

In this case, if it's a questionable variable.. might be safer to go for custom tuned suspensions... TiTan would tune it until you like it.

I had good experience with TiTan on a Nissan Sunny. Am going to try VPS this round.
 

edyshazny

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Hehe... normally Jalan Baru. Bayan Lepas now straight road already to Simpang Empat. Not much can feel compare to Jalan Baru right :)

My tyre setup is 255/35/19 and Gab SS doesnt really give me the feel i want especially if i went back to penang with more than 2 person in the car. Been trying many setup, but result is the same even i harden it, the roll is there (my view is up and down and side by side especially on bumpy road from putrajaya to puchong). Was thinking about other choices for upgrade. Tien SS way too expensive to think about.

Cool! Hopes to hear ur review on VPS. Any idea where I could get that Titan custom suspension?? Sunway izzit?
 

yonez

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Depends on how you define "Good"
Good - Comfortable yet performing well?
Good - Best Performance but sacrifice comfort

I tested an EvoX with M7 suspensions. It feel solid and planted and surprisingly comfortable as well. But the price tag, there are many cheaper options IMHO.

GabSS, I had it in my Lancer, tuned here and there, it is neither super comfortable (bouncy, the shock rebound rate not strong enough) not super stiff enough for Sepang. There are some rolls still. TiTan will be a better option compare to GAB SS. Cost and tunability wise.

Am personally running on Bilstein + Eibach (Stock for GSR Premium) i have 2 sets of the same. Very comfortable on daily drive, with upgraded Anti Roll bars, taking cornering quite well, but still on a soft side on hard driving. So far, best setup for this car. (PM me if you want to take over my 2nd set which is around 8,000km only from Japan)

Thinking to upgrade to something closer to Ohlin's setup. A taiwanese manufacturer "VPS" is having these and an EvoX installed it and he clocked impressive time in Sepang. Haven't sat in it yet. Price, this is good, tuning options, its claimed to be as comfort as stock and can be tuned to be aggressive in Track.

Hope these helps.
Thanks for the input. I'm looking for comfort and performing well. After all this is DD car.

How much are they - m7, gab ss, vps? I know ohlin is 5 figures :) . Can't afford that much.
 

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Hehe... normally Jalan Baru. Bayan Lepas now straight road already to Simpang Empat. Not much can feel compare to Jalan Baru right :)

My tyre setup is 255/35/19 and Gab SS doesnt really give me the feel i want especially if i went back to penang with more than 2 person in the car. Been trying many setup, but result is the same even i harden it, the roll is there (my view is up and down and side by side especially on bumpy road from putrajaya to puchong). Was thinking about other choices for upgrade. Tien SS way too expensive to think about.

Cool! Hopes to hear ur review on VPS. Any idea where I could get that Titan custom suspension?? Sunway izzit?
Yeah, I really had problem setting up GAB SS too..

TiTan is in Ampang.. Pandan Mewah side...

Tien SS, one Halfcut one poped up recently.. < RM 5k.

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Thanks for the input. I'm looking for comfort and performing well. After all this is DD car.

How much are they - m7, gab ss, vps? I know ohlin is 5 figures :) . Can't afford that much.
Yonez.. here is a rough figure.

M7 - RM 6-8k (depends on model)
Gab SS - RM 3K
Titan - RM 4k
VPS RM 4K
Ohlins is .. yes.. 15K
Bilstein Stock new - RM 8k
Bilstein Stock Used - RM 4K :D
 

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Yeah, I really had problem setting up GAB SS too..

TiTan is in Ampang.. Pandan Mewah side...

Tien SS, one Halfcut one poped up recently.. < RM 5k.

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Yonez.. here is a rough figure.

M7 - RM 6-8k (depends on model)
Gab SS - RM 3K
Titan - RM 4k
VPS RM 4K
Ohlins is .. yes.. 15K
Bilstein Stock new - RM 8k
Bilstein Stock Used - RM 4K :D
Wow. They are not cheap. Dang.

Thanks for the price.