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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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2013 SE coupe suspension

As most of you 2013 SE coupe owners have already realized the rear suspension is pretty quirky! Especially if you are rounding a corner and hit any kind of bump, the car will travel laterally. To me, this is pretty un-nerving and deters me from taking advantage of the so-called sport-like suspension.

It is pretty doubtful that Hyundai will come out with a modification (free/recall or even as an option that we could purchase) so has anyone done a rear suspension mod on their own?

Actually with a torsion beam I am not even sure anything can be done without spending major $$. Although I would love to hear your opinions or/and experiences....
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Hmmm, actually sounds like a rebound issue, maybe the rear suspension is TOO tight?
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just put some springs from a sedan on the rear, should fix the issues that differs from the sedan and coupe.
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I would think it is more than just the springs ... but I am no suspension engineer.

Hasn't anyone else who owns a coupe SE looked into an adjustment or mod for the rear?
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The GS as well. A certain Circle (RT70 and 72) makes my coupe feel like its loosing grip in the rear. And its going to kick out.

There should be Enhancements soon. The Coupe is a little new.

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I really hope the enhancement comes out soon as it really spoils any confidence I have in the cars handling! I took a corner the other day at 45 (not even a sharp corner) and hit two bumps in a row... the car felt like it was going to fishtail... that sucked!!!

BTW ..what is RT70 and 72 ???
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its a good thing for a front wheel drive to oversteer. about the bump issue its just due to the stronger spring than the regular 4door one.
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That does make sense, I would just hate to install new rear springs and find it did nothing to help the lateral movement over bumps. So far I cannot find anyone who has tried this .... any comment from Hyundai .... or any suspension specialist that can address this...argh!!!
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Your troubles can be over with, with less than a $150 fix...admittedly the rear shocks on our cars are...junk. From another forum I am a member of, we are and I have already done so, replacing the rear shock absorbers with KYB #554384 Gas-A-Just shock absorbers. They totally smooth out the Elantra's skipping and rough/unsure feel on rough roads and highway/freeway bumps that plague our Elantras right from the get go. These shocks make a WORLD of difference in the way the Elantra not only drives, but takes bumps and ruts and highway expansion joints and all that! It will feel like a different car ALL together, especially at highway speeds. I bought mine from Rock Auto for $62.50 a piece, and WOW! You will love these people...don't even mess around, get the KYB's!

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I forgot to mention that the ride problem plagues ALL of the Elantra's...coupes, sedans what have you. The KYB shocks will fix em all right up.

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