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Old 10-03-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Hey guys I need help deciding on which suspension to get for my 99 NB, I recently just bought it and I'm ready to get my stance right. I'm looking for something lower than 1,000, it's gonna be for street use only. And of course imma put turbo in it(: Haha
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You're going to have a hard time finding anyone here who cares about "getting your stance right". We care about legitimate performance, and it takes a lot more than $1k to get a decent set of shocks under a car.

Under $1k, it doesn't really matter what you buy - it will all be mediocre and ride poorly compared to a high-end setup. Buy used so you don't lose too much money when you decide to upgrade in the future.
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You're going to have a hard time finding anyone here who cares about "getting your stance right". We care about legitimate performance, and it takes a lot more than $1k to get a decent set of shocks under a car.

Under $1k, it doesn't really matter what you buy - it will all be mediocre and ride poorly compared to a high-end setup. Buy used so you don't lose too much money when you decide to upgrade in the future.
I'm trying to get my stance first but I am going for performance not just form. I'm willing to go over 1k for a great set up so I wouldn't have to upgrade for awhile. Hahaha I didn't make myself clear in the post, Function over form.
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Hey guys I need help deciding on which suspension to get for my 99 NB, I recently just bought it and I'm ready to get my stance right. I'm looking for something lower than 1,000, it's gonna be for street use only. And of course imma put turbo in it(: Haha
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Tein Street Advance using your existing upper mounts.

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Don't waste you money on a "cheap" set of coilovers.... If you want the car to handle and perform like it's a "true" race car, then go with either the Xida's or FatCat's. You won't be dissapointed in either.

Then get a RB front anti sway bar, and loose your rear bar.
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I believe there's a set of tein monoflex for sale used at CR right now.
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Don't waste you money on a "cheap" set of coilovers.... If you want the car to handle and perform like it's a "true" race car, then go with either the Xida's or FatCat's. You won't be dissapointed in either.

Then get a RB front anti sway bar, and loose your rear bar.
You're an idiot too.

I also really like it when people recommend a $2000 set of emulsion valved shocks with steel bodies, ebay sleeves, QA1 springs, brake-line hose for external cans, welded valve bungs (lol).
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Tein Street Advance using your existing upper mounts.
I wish that deal was around back when I was living in poverty and had the Bilstein/GC set-up.
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I wish everyone would stop trying to build a setup for a DD around 700/300 springs and no rear bar because "fast guys are doing it"
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I love the way my FM Vmaxx handle, and think the comfort is "ok" for daily driving, but think they're a tad over-valved for these dog-chit roads I gotta commute on.

would fm springs + tokico or billie shocks feel moar comfay?

Because street car.
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I wish everyone would stop trying to build a setup for a DD around 700/300 springs and no rear bar because "fast guys are doing it"
My daily is 600/400 with an RB rear bar, lol.
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My daily is 600/400 with an RB rear bar, lol.
you're obviously not fast.

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I think valving has more to do with it than spring....(I know, obvious statement is obvious).

My ricelands were like 400/350 or something and felt much softer than current 390/280 vmaxxes (or whatever the rates are..somewhere in that range) because they had next to no valving (ie: valved for some stock chinese car as discussed in the riceland thread)
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But seriously, Racelands will git ur stance rite fa sho and they are perfectly acceptable for a street driven miata.
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I am not looking to get my stance right. However I do need help deciding.

I have Vmaxx Extreme sports on order, but I just found out today that FM won't get new ones in until november (plus another week to ship them to me). I don't feel like waiting that long. So time to dive back into this.

As you can see, I drive a '99 (so no need to worry about tophats), and I already received the FM Sway bars, so I will probably just keep them. I haven't put them on yet, but for the purposes of deciding assume I have. The car will be mostly DD-ed, with the occasional autoX or track day.

From what I have found by searching, the Xida CS are baller and about the best damper you can buy for less than a bajillion dollars. I am still considering these, though I would obviously rather spend less.

Other options look like FCM (though they are not adjustable?), Tein Street Advanced (or possibly Flex's). Is there anything else I should be looking for? I am looking at adjustable dampers to help for both the street and the track, and also because I just like tweaking stuff.

Should I just stop being a ***** and make it rain on the xidas?
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