Medieval-Pro Damper Kit Product Update Feature Request

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Medieval-Pro Damper Kit Product Update Feature Request

Postby MrHeeltoe » March 30th, 2014, 1:18 am

I have a PM in with Mods to get vendor status active on my account, but posting here to get the word going.

Every time we sell out of Medieval-Pro Dampers it blows us away. We know this kit is not an inexpensive one, and making matters worse they are on offer for a chassis with a cult following. Yet but there always seems to be demand for more! This will be out FIFTH run bringing us to a cool 100 sets!

For 2014, the Medieval-Pro damper kit will be updated featuring the new valving design of the Street Advance damper offering a wider dampening force adjustment range. It will also offer the corrosion resistant coating on the rear threaded shock shafts. We are fully open to hear any other suggestions you might have. If you've been waiting to get in on a Medieval-Pro Damper Kit because there was something about it you were not sure about, now is the time to speak up!

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Postby MinkelR » March 30th, 2014, 6:25 am

This is good news!! If I weren't broke I'd be all over this.

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Postby 87g1teger » March 30th, 2014, 8:08 am

threaded front shocks to adjust height... they seem too long...as in damper travel...
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Postby 87g1teger » March 30th, 2014, 8:14 am

a better way to remove the tightening/loosening the top nut.... a better way of holding the main damper shaft while tightening the top nut...

the ability to be easily rebuilt (look at FOX shocks)...

have a separate/remote fuild resivour (look at S2k stuff)

improve clearance from dampening adjust knob to hood clearance to add the remote adjustment system Tein offers for all other shocks

im sure I have more... but I cant remember right now....
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Postby MrHeeltoe » March 30th, 2014, 4:43 pm

threaded front shocks to adjust height... they seem too long...as in damper travel...
--- yeah people have said this and I was not sure it was really necessary for the average driver. The height you get in the meat of the travel range of the existing MP kit already drops the car a good 2-3 inches. Maybe I underestimated how low people make their cars? Maybe folks aren't setting theirs up quite right? Maybe it is really too long? A full threaded front damper is a good solution but makes the assembly larger in diameter (limiting wheel clearance a tad), and will raise cost. Also, the only way to get the front to go shorter is to further limit stroke and therefore reduce the amount of available travel. This has drawbacks of its own. So we will look into it, but not sure how practical it will be.

a better way to remove the tightening/loosening the top nut.... a better way of holding the main damper shaft while tightening the top nut...
--- Really the best thing to do here is use an impact wrench. I hate to say it. No shock manufacturer is easy to tighten by hand here.

the ability to be easily rebuilt (look at FOX shocks)...
--- Tein can rebuild these dampers. Frankly anyone can tear them down. But you run into a problem charging the gas chamber. It requires a very special tool that only they have. So the dampers are easy to rebuild, but they must be sent in. We can have Fox make them instead, but then I think your cost will get closer to $1200 a corner rather than $1200 a set.

have a separate/remote fuild resivour (look at S2k stuff)
--- Sure, that is going to increase cost A LOT. Plus I think the benefit here is going to be more for the wow-factor when you crack open the box than a real functional improvement. Are we having people race with this kit and over-heat the dampers?

improve clearance from dampening adjust knob to hood clearance to add the remote adjustment system Tein offers for all other shocks
--- Unfortunately this is more a problem with the car's design than the kit we make. The upper mount sits right under the hood, and there is a certain minimum amount of threads that need to poke out to install the motors. That said, I will take a look and see if we can make more room here. An EDFC option would be great.
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Postby redteg73 » April 1st, 2014, 4:02 am

I just want to throw in i appreciate you still making these, without them i would have no options for front or rear shocks anymore. I haven't yet made my purchase but these at some point will go on the racecar.

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Postby MrHeeltoe » April 1st, 2014, 4:36 am

Thanks for that. We actually will be doing some incentive pricing on our next run. We've never done that before. Maybe it is enough to earn some extra business this year :)
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Postby raisedhaze » April 1st, 2014, 1:29 pm

MrHeeltoe wrote:Thanks for that. We actually will be doing some incentive pricing on our next run. We've never done that before. Maybe it is enough to earn some extra business this year :)


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Postby MrHeeltoe » April 1st, 2014, 2:25 pm

Well, to know for sure we wanted to see what changes we'd need to make to see if that was going to impact the cost at all.
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Postby MrHeeltoe » April 7th, 2014, 2:53 pm

Any other suggestions? How about complaints?
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Re: Medieval-Pro Damper Kit Product Update Feature Request

Postby Biscuit » April 8th, 2014, 9:40 am

MrHeeltoe wrote:have a separate/remote fuild resivour (look at S2k stuff)
--- Sure, that is going to increase cost A LOT. Plus I think the benefit here is going to be more for the wow-factor when you crack open the box than a real functional improvement. Are we having people race with this kit and over-heat the dampers?


That option would be best for rally cars. No real use here on daily drivers and race cars.
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Postby MugenBOI » April 8th, 2014, 10:22 am

MrHeeltoe wrote:Well, to know for sure we wanted to see what changes we'd need to make to see if that was going to impact the cost at all.

When is the 2014 model going to be out on the market ?


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Postby JLAUDIOinCIVIC » April 17th, 2014, 3:30 am

i have no comments other than i might be interested in a set.. please update as soon as pricing and whatnot is ready
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Postby Biscuit » April 17th, 2014, 10:45 am

I will buy the kit.
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Postby Mr NW Classic » April 27th, 2014, 9:47 pm

Great seller! *high five*
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Postby Biscuit » May 2nd, 2014, 9:17 am

Can I get a link to where this is for sale?

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Postby 87g1teger » May 3rd, 2014, 6:27 am

more shock travel....
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Postby iZC05 » July 8th, 2014, 11:15 pm

Definitely getting a set early next month. :D

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Postby raisedhaze » July 9th, 2014, 2:09 pm

I'm pretty sure I'll buy a set too if you address some of the improvements mentioned.
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Postby Spunkster » June 26th, 2015, 9:22 pm

I can't get to the second page of this thread for some reason, but I will give my belated 2 cents and also a review of the new valving as my car was the test car used by Tein.

The rear shots need to be just a bit longer for an Integra as I am as high as I can get them and it's still very low.
The Front are a little long when you are trying to even out the front and rear you have very little travel especially with the bump stops in place...mine were cut down originally.

As for testing:

I love the new valving...it is a vast improvement over the old. The tires keep better contact with the road and the ride is less bumpy.
Tein switched out my 5000kg rear springs for 4000kg rear springs and it has helped with the stiffness of the rear end and made it more compliant.

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Postby evtsteward » June 27th, 2015, 12:18 pm

Hey Spunkster. Marcus is all over my Vintage Integra Facebook and the CRX RPR pages also. In case you'd like to get a better response.
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