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i know this a bit out of place but there seems to be much more people going through this catagory than thw suspension one. i want to buy these but ive heard some bad reviews about jis. is it the whole company or is it only their lower line stuff. im really hooked on these for some odd reason. i dont want these to blow on me after a short term of use and i wanted some other popels input on these coilovers. please reply if you have had experience with these.
 

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Never used JIC myself but from what i hear they can be pretty stiff. If your car is a daily driver it might be a bad choice if you live in an area with some really rough roads. As far as performance on the track I haven't heard anything bad yet.
 

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they are a stiff coil over but I like them, spendy but worth it IMO.
 

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im not worried about how stiff it is. im worried about product dependability and quality of the coilovers. i also hear customer service is horrible.
 

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mods, move this to the suspension section.
tuner1014, the people who post in the suspension section know suspension, or try to help based on what they know. in this section (i'm not bashing anyone) there are more noobs and people who don't know suspension or whatever, just basic maintenance and things...and some who don't even know that much...lol

as far as JIC FLT-A2's, here's my opinion.
JIC of north america SUCKS. their customer service blows, and for some reason their coilovers are known to have some defects.
keep shopping for coilovers. there's nothing special about these, don't be hooked on them just b/c of the colors.

if you want good FLT-A2s, try and get some from japan. this is one of the few times i will say that ordering a "jdm" part is actually better than it's "usdm" counterpart.
 

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mods, move this to the suspension section.
tuner1014, the people who post in the suspension section know suspension, or try to help based on what they know. in this section (i'm not bashing anyone) there are more noobs and people who don't know suspension or whatever, just basic maintenance and things...and some who don't even know that much...lol

as far as JIC FLT-A2's, here's my opinion.
JIC of north america SUCKS. their customer service blows, and for some reason their coilovers are known to have some defects.
keep shopping for coilovers. there's nothing special about these, don't be hooked on them just b/c of the colors.

if you want good FLT-A2s, try and get some from japan. this is one of the few times i will say that ordering a "jdm" part is actually better than it's "usdm" counterpart.
I was at JIC N.A. this last summer where I met the owner/operator Jon and the customer service guys. You have to remember with their "horrioble" customer service that they do A LOT more than just build and sell coilovers. Their shop was full of all sorts or porsches (CROSS suspension project), a 700+hp GTR, etc, all of which were being worked on along with them having a drift team, and having to keep the cars up to par to compete. They just get swamped, I ended up doing a clutch in their S13 and pulling the tomei 2.2L SR from their S15 because they were so swamped with work a couple of days before an event. They do all the assembling of their coil overs in house, which does leave room for error with how busy they get, but they do make it right if there was a mistake, or if it were to fail (at least in my experience they've made it right). They also sell the JDM ones out of their shop as we left there with 4 sets of JDM FLT-A2's.
 

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raen419 said:
mods, move this to the suspension section.
tuner1014, the people who post in the suspension section know suspension, or try to help based on what they know. in this section (i'm not bashing anyone) there are more noobs and people who don't know suspension or whatever, just basic maintenance and things...and some who don't even know that much...lol

as far as JIC FLT-A2's, here's my opinion.
JIC of north america SUCKS. their customer service blows, and for some reason their coilovers are known to have some defects.
keep shopping for coilovers. there's nothing special about these, don't be hooked on them just b/c of the colors.

if you want good FLT-A2s, try and get some from japan. this is one of the few times i will say that ordering a "jdm" part is actually better than it's "usdm" counterpart.
i hear that there were som defects. i also heard that its a hit or miss coilover. if you get a good one it is bomb but if its a lemon it sucks. hmm. ive heard this on honda forums and what not but never heard anything for nissans. i know its prolly the same but. whats your thoughts on it?
 

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I had them and I wont buy them again. All four struts blew at the same time. Just after a year. On the fronts the height adjuster threads for some odd reason started clunking even though the lock collar was kept tight. And their customer service sucks as stated before. They were not as stiff as I would of liked them either. Im going to try Silkroads, or KTS next. Depends on how much money I can come up with.
 

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had jic flt-a1. damper adjust knob had problems, felt REALly loose. read many other reviews of jic line-up had same problem. coilovers was stiff, too stiff for daily perfect for track...noisy too
 

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a big determinant in a coilover for those of us w/o loads of cash or rich parents is rebuildabilty (lol). a great coilover is nothing if you have to spend months of downtime or riding on stock suspension because your JDM coilovers had to go back to japan to be rebuilt. I'm not claiming JIC's are such coilovers, but make sure the company/brand you're dealing with has excellent customer service, and is willing to do more than take your money, ship your product and never talk to you again. savvy?
 

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JIC will take atleast a month to rebuild your coil overs. Which is why Im looking at the KTS only 550 for all new struts, and no down time.
 

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don't go with tein super drifts.
do you even know what you're looking for out of the coilovers you buy?
 

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well its between super drifts and the jic's not because there the two i prefer its cuz i have a discount on those two and w/o the discount i wouldnt be able to get anyother coils.
 

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I would buy the JIC over the super drifts. Ive heard there not damped correctly, their quailty is worse than JIC's, and why would you need them that stiff I dont forsee those spring rates allowing much weight transfer.
 

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spring rates can't allow or dis-allow weight transfer.
only handle the weight transfer better.

however, i don't see the point of these uber-stiff rates. looks to me like it's just another fad. like flushness, lowness, wide wheels, deep dish, etc.
 

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raen419 said:
spring rates can't allow or dis-allow weight transfer.
only handle the weight transfer better.

however, i don't see the point of these uber-stiff rates. looks to me like it's just another fad. like flushness, lowness, wide wheels, deep dish, etc.
you said it. i wish i could but them in 8/6 spring rates but eehh tahts life. if i cannot stand it i can just buy some springs with the money i save.
 
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