These arrived the other day from AR Auto Service in Portland, OR; a set of MSC single adjustables for an NB miata!
I was excited to get them in and try them out! Thanks to Eddie, they came pre-adjusted for a ball-park ride height and pre-set for baseline rebound/compression dampening. The shock bodies are shorter than OEM, so they have a wide range of usable shaft travel on a lowered car without the need to be riding on your bumpstops.
I took the car to Oregon Raceway Park, a busy track with lots of corners and elevation changes. I must say that they worked nicely right out of the box. Neutral steering. Great control in the downhill transitions of the "half pipe". The car seemed planted at the crest of the hills and allowed me to carry more speed than before into the unweighted turn entries. I was able to launch hard off of the curbing and still maintain composure. All and all, things went very well. While it rotated easily, I'm used to the car being a touch more tail-happy, so perhaps my choice of rear spring rate could have been increased a little. I haven't had a chance to check the shaft travel yet, so perhaps I could also still get the car a little lower. Luckily, these shocks are shorter than stock, so they are easy to remove/install with minimal tools/effort on the rear... which should let me be able to test a 450# rear spring trackside at the next event.
Thanks to all at AR Auto Service!! email@example.com
My set up last weekend was: Hoosier 245R on 9" 6ULs. Front: -3.5 camber, 4.5" @pinch weld, 4.5 caster, 850# spring. Rear: -3.0, 4 3/4" @ pinch weld, 400# spring.