The clack-killing nature of the cherry corporation stabilisers is a deliberate design decision/feature.
A new topic seeing the importance of the subject matter at hand, in light of not being able to find anyone having noticed this before.
My cherry stabilised MX11800 now clacks on all keys.
Took me about an hour (of muckin' about), should be doable in 15mins easy; most is from taking your board apart and getting it back together, and testing what you like best.
I would suggest only those who have at least two spare stabilizers to muck around with this, since it's destructive in nature; and who knows; perhaps you're already unknowingly hooked into the mushy default feel.
So to get the best of both world, easy non-destructive cap swapping, and retaining the CLACK! you will need some pliers, a stanley, and a screwdriver. Some quality duct-tape to test if you'd like to add that is optional.
*note, this was proven on PCB-mounted stabilisers only; having never seen plate mounted ones, no comment on those.
**edit, TLDRthread, pornQuickFix:On the left what I ended up doing, on the right the stock insert.
My posts containing more pics: 1, 2.
And a concise description of the result, as experienced by RC-1140:
And as ripster mentioned:"I just tried the mod, and I'm amazed. A real nice bottoming out sound on my stabilized keys now, and it doesn't feel like o-rings anymore! Great Mod!"
- Bottoming out feel/sound (the THWACK) - that is what this mod addresses, the last part of the travel.
- Sluggishness overall next to a Filco Stabilizer - not adressed with this, and I don't have Costar's to compare to either.
While I'm at it: it has been pointed out that there is a case of 'prior art', where the Koreans actually have been aware of this since around 2004; at least the toe-clipping part, and have been clipping their boards as a standard method ever since.