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Just Installed: Revel Touring Sports Coilovers (pics)

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Just finished the install on my 2018 sport 6mt the other day. So far everything feels great and the car looks fantastic:
Wheel Tire Sky Cloud Vehicle

I may need to do some minor adjustment on the rear spring preload since the divorced rear shock is always kind of annoying to get perfect on the first go, but it rides very well and the height is perfect, just seems slightly noisy in the rear, though that may just be that I haven’t driven a car with aftermarket coilovers in a year or two.
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Wheel Tire Sky Vehicle Car

Overall I’m really pleased with the quality and the only bummer is the brake line bracket was too thick to use the stock clip to hold it in place, so a series of carefully places zip ties will have to do. The coils are listed as 14-17 so maybe the 18 brake bracket is different? Some suspension pics as well:
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Bicycle Bicycle tire Automotive tire Light Bicycle frame

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What I like about these is that the dampening adjustment is at the bottom of the rear shock, so you don’t have to try and jam your arm up into the wheel well to adjust the settings on the fly. Why can’t everyone do that? Anyhow, hope you enjoyed the pictures!
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Prob could have just gone Godspeed, i dont see much difference between them, other than color and price.
Correct, godspeed monomax are made by the same parent company who makes these, but currently they are not in stock and I got these for ~830$ on ebay since they were the last set in stock from that particular seller. The decision was mostly price based, hah!
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After driving around for a couple days I can't help but notice the car still sounds a bit clunky. I've double and triple checked all my bolts, everything is tight, springs have correct amount of preload, and the car rides fine! But it just sounds clunky, like all the time. Driving on relatively smooth roads I just hear the faint rumbling of what sounds like a combination of tire and road noise but like it could also be suspension noise? Maybe I'm just paranoid. I know there is expected to be some extra noise/NVH with stiffer suspension but it almost seems excessive. It did come with adjustable end links for the front which I am using and I have them set slightly short than OEM, but otherwise I'm stumped lol. Car rides fine, feels tight, just kinda noisy.
I can see the pillow mounts being louder overall, but as for clunks, my left rear shock was only loose enough that a wrench showed me it was loose. Always go over each bolt/nut with a wrench cause they can be more than finger tight, but bouncing 1.5 tons on it can make it move.
Right after writing this I went out and started messing with the front end links again. I made them shorter and it got worse so I thought "Ok, they're just not long enough then". Well and behold, I lengthened them further than I had originally set them with the wheels on the ground instead of jacked up. Now the noise is almost completely gone aside from the usual "Coilover noises" which I am somewhat used to and was expecting. Sometimes quadruple checking is necessary, ha!
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