07-12-2013, 04:13 PM
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Bethesda, MD
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NA Bilstein coilover on the cheap
I have been reading every thread I can find searching with every combination of "Bilstein + ebay + sleeves + coil over + NA + mounts + bumpstops" and here is what I have come up with for getting the best bang for the buck coilover setup. The car is a 1994 miata that I will be adding a turbo kit to over the next month or so. It will be street driven 99% of the time, so I need something that is good handling but complaint and something that has great suspension travel for these shitty DC roads.
I just bought a set of 94R billies with 100k on them. They are rusty but I got 'em for what ended up being around $100 shipped and none are leaking, so I don't mind the strip+repaint procedure. Now comes getting the setup ready for my occasional autox/daily driver, heres what I was thinking.
350lb QA1 8" springs for the front, and 275lb SSS 9" springs for the back
Ebay coilover kit for the sleeves and drill out included aluminum upper perch (haven't picked a kit out yet, any recommendations?)
ISC mounts all around (unless someone else has a better idea to have decent ride height and lots of travel).
Not sure on bumpstops, I hear they are unnecessary for the ISCs? Is this true?
I plan on running the sleeves on top of the existing shock mounts, provided I can get what I am looking for in ride height (12.5-12.75).
Anybody have any opinions on this setup or have any other suggestions? I love this car but the stock suspension leaves much to be desired.
Thanks in advance! -Charlie
Last edited by cmalouf; 07-12-2013 at 04:25 PM.