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  1. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Is anyone aware of a strut available for the 14-19 Soul designed for lowering springs? My understanding is that lowering springs on a stock length strut will not work as designed and lead to premature strut wear. Bilstein makes a line of struts called "B8" designed for this purpose, but they do...
  2. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    I’ve been sitting on these lowering springs for a while waiting for time to do struts l. Well that time came this week. They were starting to lose their dampening ability. I was concerned the springs would affect ride quality. They absolutely did NOT! Installed the springs with new Bilstein...
  3. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Hey guys, wanted to get a suggestion on aftermarket or OEM suspension which will make a ride more comfortable than it is right now and will increase current clearance at least by 2-3 inches. May be you will say it is already nice, but where I live, roads are not the best and every time I'm going...
  4. Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    Does anyone know of a lowering kit or coilovers for the GT line 2.0? I don't want "Stance" I just want an inch or so, and want to stiffen it up. I've noticed it rolls, and looses the rear end around turns. It also seems that liftoff oversteer is a problem. So, aside from better tires, suspension...
  5. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I have a 2015 Exclaim with about 27K mile. I purchased it used a few months back and so far my wife loves it. We've noticed the rear suspension is very soft, in a bad way. So much so that it feels like the rear is bottoming out when we pull out of our driveway with our three young kids in the...
  6. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    This is getting crazy. Has anybody had issues with the oem cheap plastic strut bearings? I have had 3 installed in the last 6 months, only to get a single pop noise when sitting still and slightly turning left or right. the noise is a single snap type noise from the driver front suspension...
  7. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi friends, it has been a whirlwind lately, however, I have been having a binding noise when turning wheel for a little while now, on My 2011 kia soul + only coming from the left side. I knew this was the exact sound and symptom of the top mount/bearing for the strut assembly. So I take it to my...
  8. Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    During the launch at the LA auto show, one of the KIA reps said the the GT-Line Turbo was lowered in comparison to the other models (it does appear a bit lower than the 12 exclaim my mom has). KIA lists "sport tuned suspension" on the turbo. Does anyone know what the actual tuning differences...
  9. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hi, folks: I had my 2015 Soul Exclaim in for service this week and to check out a groaning noise coming mainly from the front and sometimes the rear suspension. The noise is more prominent in cold weather. My car has 30K on the clock and is fully stock. Amazingly, the technician was able...
  10. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Does anyone know what other Kia /Hyundai models share the same suspension as the the first gen ? I’ve searched the forums can’t find it . Trying to go air but as many of you know our aftermarket support is extremely limited. So if I can use parts from other models it might make life easier.. thanks
  11. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    2019 Tech Turbo with <50kms on it so far. as expected, highways and smooth roads allow for a very comfortable ride. but once i get onto uneven/less awesome city streets, i can feel every indent/dip, etc. — really feels like an econocar, no different from my Yaris MT HB, which also features...
  12. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Has anyone actually replaced there replace suspension? My car is getting a lot drift in corners and I don't know if I am ready to drop $1700ca on a new suspension. Any advice?
  13. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I have 16 base MT car, I live in San Diego and we have a lot of rough roads with ****ty patchwork in them. I like my car's general ride, even the highway bounce is fine, but on any broken surface it really doesn't filter anything out. I rented a Ford Escape one time and that really smoothed out...
  14. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    I just ordered my Megan coilovers since that’s the only company that makes them for the soul . at least that I could find after the coilovers I’m going to piece Together a air setup. What are you running and what’s your review of it . I’m curious to know who has Megan and what’s your thoughts on...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hello to All I am looking for advice as to whether or not I can change my 18" tires to 16" (continentals) to reduce the harshness of the ride which is "beyond terrible" as one person put it. I've read of good results here on the FOrum but am not sure that this change will help my car as it is a...
  16. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    I have searched the forum and haven't really found any information about my question. I saw a listing on eBay for a Zigato SS Coilover suspension kit for the Gen2 Soul. It's kinda pricey so, before I decide to save up for it, I want to figure a few things out. 1.) What exactly does a CO...
  17. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Happy holidays all! We had a white Xmas here which meant slippery roads. My wife was negotiating a right-hand turn but the car kept going, only gradually curving right until the two left wheels slammed (mostly) perpendicular to the curb, against the curb while the steering wheel was being held...
  18. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    Does anyone have info on a company that makes coil over shocks for a 2010 Kia Soul 2.0 that have a separate rebound, and compression adjustment?
  19. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Our 2014 Soul! has developed knocking / clunking over uneven pavement and small bumps, coming from the front end (you can feel the clunks through the floorboard even). It's most prominent at low speeds, say under 30 mph. I've had the car on ramps and been underneath checking for loose...
  20. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    Wow, I love my 2013 Soul i, but the front end suspension when you hit a bump sounds like it's about to come off. Is there an after market stabilization bar for the car available for it? Or is there some then else I need to do to make the front suspension to feel solid and firm. THANKS SO...
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