08-31-2006, 09:20 AM
Tour de Franzia
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Total Cats: 326
my assessment on aftermarket miata suspension
I've been trying to find a spring a bit more stiff than the FM crap (which is too soft for track use). Apparently no one makes a spring, because they would rather see you spend money on thier overpriced coilovers.
H&R is probably the highest quality and most reliable spring, but they don't make anything stiff enough for sport driving.
Bilstein is the only company who revalves and modifies for a realistic price.
Bilstein is the only company who actually provides a product with any longevity.
Koni wants too much to revalve ($120 minimum, and they don't guarantee the work)
Tein stuff is supposedly rebuildable, but no one stocks the parts, and tein hasn't contacted me in a week.
FM charges $120 for 2 heim joins!!!!!
aftershocks is the only company I've called who will actually talk to me, and probably the best suspension company out there.
many people know very little about suspension.
I think I am going to make some coilovers from junkyard parts.