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Feal 441 Coilovers Look Interesting

Old 09-24-2018, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by hufflepuff View Post
So i still can't comment on the Feals, having never run them, and not knowing anyone else who has ever run them... but there are lots of people who run Fortune Autos regionally and have had very positive experience with the Fortunes.

I've been running the Fortunes for 2 years doing autocross, time attack, and HPDE.

They have nice initial quality and (it appears) long-term durability. They haven't needed a rebuild. I am not easy on my suspension.
I've set two lap records and won many events, so they are fast.
They are comfortable on the street... more comfortable than my NC miata on stock springs and Konis.
They have easy adjustability and it WORKS. I can totally transform the car, and it was a huge help switching from rain to dry and back again this last weekend.
They have OUTSTANDING customer support. Fast and responsive.
Assembly and rebuilds are in VA, which is local to me. I can visit their shop if i desire.
Rebuilds are reasonably priced and are comprehensive.
If you do racing, time attack, or drifting, they have a BALLER contingency program.
They are easy to dial-in and inspire confidence out of the box. people with fancier and more expensive suspensions are struggling with all the bells and whistles, while i just hit the ground running.


Three wheeling on a harsh curb.
What is the program you speak of exactly? I'm about to pull the trigger on some my self i think. What rates were you running?
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 04sunlight View Post
What is the program you speak of exactly? I'm about to pull the trigger on some my self i think. What rates were you running?
Google search "Fortune auto contingency" and it should pop up.

I run 10k front 7k rear springs, OEM front sway, no rear sway, great balance and enough body control for anything less than Hoosier r7.

Oh yeah... Having run the green springs they come with, the Swift or hyperco spring upgrade is worth it.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:16 PM
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Intresting. Thank you. Will you by chance be at summit this weekend? I'd love a ride along if you will be there instructing or giving rides. Even more so interested in the no rear sway. But hands down my current set up is far to soft to deal with that.

Last question what tires are you running in the dry? Re71s?
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:37 PM
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It's a shame we can't all get together and drive each other's setups. Would love to try Fortune or Feal and my MeisterR's side by side. It sounds like we're all running the same spring rates, so we could really isolate the damping component.

If only there was some sort of "road" trip..
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:58 PM
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It's a shame we can't all get together and drive each other's setups. Would love to try Fortune or Feal and my MeisterR's side by side. It sounds like we're all running the same spring rates, so we could really isolate the damping component.

If only there was some sort of "road" trip..

Let's make it happen. I used to do one every year with the d-series forum at the dragon. Was a blast
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 04sunlight View Post
Intresting. Thank you. Will you by chance be at summit this weekend? I'd love a ride along if you will be there instructing or giving rides. Even more so interested in the no rear sway. But hands down my current set up is far to soft to deal with that.

Last question what tires are you running in the dry? Re71s?
Unfortunately i will not be a summit this weekend, but i plan to be in November with NASA. disconnecting the rear sway allowed me to get aggressive and curbs and corner exit with no wheelspin. it's awesome when you let a suspension travel freely! In the dry, if its just for fun, i run something long-wearing like falken rt615K or Hankook RS4 or maxxis VR1 etc. For time attack i run say a maxxis RC1 or Toyo R888R or a Hankook Z214 or a Hoosier R7.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:33 PM
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Let's make it happen. I used to do one every year with the d-series forum at the dragon. Was a blast
Seconded.
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