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Old 04-21-2015, 06:43 PM   #521
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I bet that if just maybe... you might contact them... about just revalving shocks... they might throw you a quote... and it might be.... approximately $500.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:56 AM   #522
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If you own a set of Bilsteins already Two-Six Motorsports can revalve them and the approximate cost is $500 for the set.
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:01 PM   #523
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As closure for top vs. bottom helper springs, i have to keep mine on top, as the slider will not fit over the sleeves.

My sleeves were installed correctly as well (only possible to install one way). No idea why they're sitting so low.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:29 AM   #524
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If you own a set of Bilsteins already Two-Six Motorsports can revalve them and the approximate cost is $500 for the set.
Good to know. Bilstein also offers revalving services for about $125 each (or $500 for the set).

Ramon did the custom valving on my NA shocks. They're pretty fantastic.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:43 AM   #525
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Thanks for the plug guys. Right now our site is still very new and we don't have the revalving option listed. We are a little less than $500 on a revalve but that includes freight. We have been working hard to make our bilstein valving the best in the industry. Lots of r&d on our cars and others. I am very excited to say we are continuously improving and finding time on the autox course and the race track.
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Anyone else see that FCM is going to be offering pretty much the same things discussed in this thread? Awesome, right?
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Ramon did the custom valving on my NA shocks. They're pretty fantastic.
What this thread REALLLLLLY needs is a database of what valve stacks are being used. I would have revalved my shocks by now, but really I'd be shooting in the dark.

What does "Ramon" use? What does FCM use? What do you use?
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Anyone else see that FCM is going to be offering pretty much the same things discussed in this thread? Awesome, right?
Link?
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Interesting....
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Is the world ready for $1500 stock bilstein coilovers?
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ISC top hats $180

46mm bumpstop from Ground Control$50

Spec Miata sleeves $150

I'd suggest a couple packers for the front shocks to keep them from hitting the inside fender at sub 5 inch pinchweld heights.

Revalve $500(TSM)-1000+(FCM)

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I'd suggest a couple packers for the front shocks to keep them from hitting the inside fender at sub 5 inch pinchweld heights.
If anything touches before the bumpstop, your top hat is too deep. If you're using an off the shelf part it can't be helped, but if you're paying to have them custom made, why would you not have them made the correct length?
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If anything touches before the bumpstop, your top hat is too deep. If you're using an off the shelf part it can't be helped, but if you're paying to have them custom made, why would you not have them made the correct length?
Agreed, a 6 inch spring would work in front with a stock NA top hat. I had 7 inch springs and opted for the 1 inch ISC top hats. I only had an issue with slight rubbing at the track.
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Agreed, a 6 inch spring would work in front with a stock NA top hat. I had 7 inch springs and opted for the 1 inch ISC top hats. I only had an issue with slight rubbing at the track.
That makes zero sense. top hat and spring length dont work like that.
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ISC top hats drop like 3/4 of an inch from stock NA. But yeah I don't think you meant that.
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Agreed, a 6 inch spring would work in front with a stock NA top hat. I had 7 inch springs and opted for the 1 inch ISC top hats. I only had an issue with slight rubbing at the track.
What I was saying is that you should have gotten a 3/4" or 7/8" hat instead of 1". Then the bumpstop would engage before your tire hits the fender without having to reduce the overall available stroke.
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Is the world ready for $1500 stock bilstein coilovers?
Are all these DIY Bilsteins not basically homebuilt Spec Miata kits anyway?

SM kit is 90-97 Bilstein HD, Ground Control sleeves, and Eibach springs. Essentially what everyone here is doing, but with ebay sleeves.

is the world ready for $1500 Bilsteins.. that SM kit is around $1500, available for years.

I get there us revalving being done for ideal set ups, but seems very SM to me.
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Are all these DIY Bilsteins not basically homebuilt Spec Miata kits anyway?
They are, but the damping on the SM billies sucks HUGE dicks.
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They are, but the damping on the SM billies sucks HUGE dicks.
So what's better? There's the NA (SM) Bilsteins HD, NB Bilsteins HD, Sport NB, and MSM, correct?
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