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Old 01-14-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Coilovers with the lowest drop?

My guess is GC/Koni Yellows?

Brand/Model/Drop/Price/Pictures would be awesome.

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I bought Eibach coilovers and dropped the height 3.5 inches

Tires were tucked! Looked like a gocart with fenders!
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go check eBay or clubricer
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I wouldn't slam a miata without something like Olins or something that dramatically increase the suspension travel. otherwise riding on the bumpstops = installing rubar for shocks.
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I bought Eibach coilovers and dropped the height 3.5 inches

Tires were tucked! Looked like a gocart with fenders!
Eibach coilovers = Ground Controls, correct?
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ground control coilovers use eibach race springs
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:03 PM   #8
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you'll bottom out koni yellows if you slam the car. try the flex.
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Don't stance let you get real low as well?
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Don't stance let you get real low as well?



yep, with increased travel due to the mount design....
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Thought that was why all the driftnz creationz guyz liked them.
Grab ur touq eh.
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Yes, but I think they are $1,400 :(

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yea, the stance,d2,ksports will get you inexpensive shock body type lowering. Tein Flex's and Ohlins will cost more but you get more R&D and Quality Control. It's all about application, $$ and expectations.
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If it didn't have the stickers that car would be pür sax.
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Yes, but I think they are $1,400 :(

I'm guessing that's not his daily driver.
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I think it is his DD... RusMan might know or just ask Rob.

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looks nice but needs less camber, and yes i am in no way contributing to this thread because i know nothing of suspension, but if you go too low won't you also be looking for different lower control arms?
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you'll bottom out koni yellows if you slam the car. try the flex.
Well I dont think my car is slamed but the ride heights are 11.5" in the front and 12" in the back (measuring from the center of the wheels to the fenders).
I have konis with GC coilovers (6" long in the front and 7" in the back). If you dont plan on going too low I'll suggest to get the 7" long ones, 8" wont lower your car much even with the perches all the way in the bottom.
You can use the Mazdaspeed shock mounts for an additional ~3/4" travel.
MY CAR NEVER BOTTOMS OUT
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Rob doesn't daily his car anymore, only occasionally, as far as I know at least, I don't want to be speaking for him.

And as far as I know Stances will let you drop a miata the lowest, I know I have them, great coilovers, I love them.
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As much as I bag on Tein Flex for being too short... If you really want to slam your ride, you should buy my Tein Flex (on the parts for sale forum). They have shortened shock bodies, with shock length adjustable separate from the lower spring perch. Run 'em with stock 7/6 rates, or bump 'em up to 9/6 or 9/7 (mine come with springs for all 3 options) to stay off the bump stops a little more. And if you tell me what ride height you want (wheel center to fender), I'll even set 'em up for that height so when you un-box 'em, all you have to do is bolt 'em on.

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