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Just got back from SEMA.

Interesting new product
FLT-A1us

Basically a FLT-A2 but now with twin tube yoke damper and only 5 adjustable setting instead of the original FLTA2 monotube damper with 15 settings

featuring
top pillow mount
two way height adjustable.
5-damper settings
twin tube damper

MSRP for is300 is $1050.
I think this is a great buy.

I will post picture of it later.
 

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looks like a SS competitor w/ pillows, i like
 

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Its a nice Item, but i heard 1100 is retail on the item.

It was a very nice unit, did you meet John ?

also what did you think of the HEADER :)

looked nice imo!

We also are placing a stocking order, but i think we will use it on our Project car.

We are also talking about trying to buy that Altezza that was at the show.

David
 

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ChinoXS203 said:
looks like a SS competitor w/ pillows, i like
Yes JIC did this to compete with the TEIN SS, funny part is

tein booth was next door to Jic.
 

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AltezzaBob said:
Just wondering, but what is a twin tube yoke damper??
To be more accurate. the damper is of twin tube design with 5 adjustable setting.. Not Monotube like the FLT-A2 which has 15 adjustable settings.

Different damper design cutting cost of the overall coilover setup.

1050 MSRP should give it about 900-999 street price.

This coilover system comes with pilow mount and almost identical to the FLT-A2. various Honda model MSRP at 850 will not have pillow mount.
 

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From what the guy at JIC told me, the A2 is made from many parts of the A1. Should be a good unit.

I'll withhold judgement on the header until we get an eval unit. It looks very nice however.
 

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ya the header is nice, but who knows.

It looks like JIC is trying to become a better company for the us spec is300

David
 

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These coilovers look great! Are they going to be gas? Also, I know they only have 5 settings instead of 15, but they would still cover the whole range from soft to stiff, right? Or would these be either softer or stiffer than the monotube design?


What are the advantages of monotube over twin tube? Any significant?
I was considering the monotube ones, but if these are similar, I'd save the cash...
 

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monotubes are harsher. its what all the pro's use however. i also believe ferrari and porshe uses monotube in their OEM applications. twin tube allows for more dampening.

i have the A2's and i think its comfortable for my taste. but to each his own. i need to upgrade my front springs to 16k now though. =T
 

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i will do a complete write up on them soon, we will be getting a set and i will install and see what's up.

After spending about 45 minutes talking about the company and design, i hope they will be worth every penny.

David
 

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I talked to the JIC install tech at SEMA. he gave a couple pointers in installing and adjustment.

We discussed the "knock" issue. He said 90% of the time it is installation error. the strut locking ring can come loose cause knock. the perch and strut lock rings should be checked every 1000 miles. Also the lower bushing lock nut should be check also.

Contact JIC if knocking cannot be resolved for customer support. Most of the time if you ship it back they will inspect it for you.

JIC are awesome coilovers. I've installed a set of FLT-A2 for a friends. awesome quality.

$1050 with pillow mount MSRP I just can't get over the price.
 

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Yellow you are correct,

this coil is meant to do a few things.

1. take care of the market in that price range
2. take over in the area where tein is still 300$ more for the same setup
3. It is Jic's first us spec coilover for the is300.

David
 

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YellowIS5spd said:
We discussed the "knock" issue. He said 90% of the time it is installation error. the strut locking ring can come loose cause knock. the perch and strut lock rings should be checked every 1000 miles. Also the lower bushing lock nut should be check also.

Contact JIC if knocking cannot be resolved for customer support. Most of the time if you ship it back they will inspect it for you.
This is the biggest load of shit I've read in a while. Whoever that person was, was feeding you some major horseshit. Unless JIC has changed their tune this is not true. I was "sponsored" by them and got no support and no effort to assist in my problem. Jon was sight unseen and only responded to 1 of my emails ever.

Buy JIC with caution.

All that being said, I like the performance of the FLT-A2's, but silent they are not. However my exhaust is now far louder than the coilovers will ever be so I'm not worring about it for now.
 

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YellowIS5spd said:
We discussed the "knock" issue. He said 90% of the time it is installation error. the strut locking ring can come loose cause knock. the perch and strut lock rings should be checked every 1000 miles. Also the lower bushing lock nut should be check also.

Contact JIC if knocking cannot be resolved for customer support. Most of the time if you ship it back they will inspect it for you.
This is the biggest load of sh*t I've read in a while. Whoever that person was, was feeding you some major horseshit. Unless JIC has changed their tune this is not true. I was "sponsored" by them and got no support and no effort to assist in my problem. Jon was sight unseen and only responded to 1 of my emails ever.

Buy JIC with caution.

All that being said, I like the performance of the FLT-A2's, but silent they are not. However my exhaust is now far louder than the coilovers will ever be so I'm not worring about it for now.

At one time that could have been correct, but since the (change or fix) of the problem i have 7 units out there with no knocks, hell i have 17 units before that with no noises also.....

Try contacting Jon again, I feel the threat of complaints has JIC USA doing things differently.
 

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im working something out with jon right now. he seems to have admitted there are a series of shocks that are bad and causing the knocking noise. he should be replacing my shocks in the next month or so to see if that will help. wish me luck and hopefully he'll come through. ill keep everyone updated.

BTW, although they are noisy, the JIC's kick ass in handling. knock on wood, i havent lost control in the car yet driving on track and canyon. (a little b/c im scared to push to extreme, a little because its easy to control when its sliding) :D
 

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well, please update here because I'd be highly interested if he has any real intention of solving the problem of the knocking coilovers. Or fixing the unfortunate owners coilovers. there's more than a few of us.

Perhaps I'll email and call, but if I get the oh so often "We don't have a knocking problem" response I'm coming after you. ;) Not really it will just live up to JIC history of not addressing the issue.

It's my theory that the only real reason they would be willing to assist is because they've got new products available for this market and would like to avoid any bad press so they can kick it off with good sales to recoop investment costs. If that's the angle then I'm more than willing to leverage it to my benefit to get rid of the Knock, Knock.

Frydryce said:
im working something out with jon right now. he seems to have admitted there are a series of shocks that are bad and causing the knocking noise. he should be replacing my shocks in the next month or so to see if that will help. wish me luck and hopefully he'll come through. ill keep everyone updated.

BTW, although they are noisy, the JIC's kick ass in handling. knock on wood, i havent lost control in the car yet driving on track and canyon. (a little b/c im scared to push to extreme, a little because its easy to control when its sliding) :D
 
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