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Old 05-16-2013, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how many people here feel their Gen 4 OB:
- 3.6R suspension is too soft or too firm?
- 4 cyl suspension is too soft or too firm?

i'm sure SoA & OE shock mfg's might want to know!!

sorry, Administrator, i don't know how to start a voting thing...

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Old 05-16-2013, 02:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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let me be the first to say:

my 3.6r suspension is fine under 25 mph. above 25mph the susupension wallows too much and laterally pitches the chassis going over bumps. it is horrible. a gmc Terrain rental car i had handled better.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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11' 3.6R still too soft (sway and bounce) with 19mm RSB. In comparison I liked the 13's I have test driven.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My 13 OB is adequate for what it was designed for.
I would not change anything...
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2011 2.5. I think the suspension is built for comfort. That would be fine, except that prior to the 19mm RSB, it wallowed like a hippo when cornering. With the 19mm sway bar, it wallows like a piglet when cornering.

Sway bars don't affect ride quality, except over very rough roads. With the 19mm bar, you are shaken, not stirred when going over potholes.
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My 2010 2.5 was way too soft like a marshmallow. I like my 2013 2.5 much better. It is firmer and handles better.
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2013 2.5i feels great to me, I think the suspension update for 2013 will be the divider between people who say "too soft" and people who are overall happy or say "too hard".

For what she is, she handles just fine
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Have had zero concerns about handling with my '11 3.6. no suspension modifications made.
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Have had zero concerns about handling with my '11 3.6.
no suspension modifications made.
Ditto for my '11 2.5i. Soft spring rates are exactly appropriate
for a rough-road capable car with gobs of suspension travel.

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Old 05-16-2013, 11:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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'13 3.6R that doesn't wallow at all at speeds up to 80 mph. Surprisingly agile on a twisty road. It's no Miata but it's a nice (and appropriate) step up from our 2001 OB VDC. Can handle mid-corner bumps at 75 that unweight the inside tires with no problem.
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