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Old 11-12-2010, 01:03 AM   #1
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just picked up a 94 and on the way home the ride was scary on the freeway when the road was bumpy feels like it will run into a wall. car has 137k on it struts are probably done by now if they are original?
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i'm not a grammar **** or anything, but seriously what the **** are you saying?

feel like i'm reading a goddamn 2nd grade book report
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He is saying the car rides like ****, and asking if the stock struts are good at 137,000 miles.

The struts are 16 years old. This is a no brainer. Replace them.
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He is saying the car rides like ****, and asking if the stock struts are good at 137,000 miles.

The struts are 16 years old. This is a no brainer. Replace them.
What he said.
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i'm not a grammar **** or anything, but seriously what the **** are you saying?

feel like i'm reading a goddamn 2nd grade book report
What do you expect from someone who came over from CR
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:51 AM   #6
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So the point of this thread is to ask for advice pertaining to replacement of beat stock shocks?

**** it, I say leave them on. Stock shocks are kind of strange...they can seem shitty, but really start to shine when pushed. You need to learn to drive faster. The car will gain it's composure once you're closer to the limit. The limits on these cars are kind of like the lean angle feasible on a motorcycle...it's much farther than you imagine.

Have fun.
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'cept I've actually surpassed the limits of the lean angle on a motorcycle - only once.
The reasons for my motorcycle crashes, in chronological order are:
1. Traffic - careless bitch pulled out in front of me (20mph).
2. Wet pavement combined with guy in front of me deciding he wanted to pit at the last second T16-Mid Ohio(30-35mph)
3. Wet pavement and tapped the rear brake at the end of a long straight while simultaneously letting off the clutch after downshifting T7-Mid Ohio(~100mph)
4. Surpassed the limits of lean angle while passing a slow group T2-Ginerman Raceway (35-40mph)
5. Coming out of a turn a little hotter than I expected, leaned farther, never reached the limits of lean angle, rear tire hit the rumble strip on the outside of the track T10, CW, Hallet Raceway (would be T2 if going CCW)(25mph)
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:10 AM   #8
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'cept I've actually surpassed the limits of the lean angle on a motorcycle - only once.
The reasons for my motorcycle crashes, in chronological order are:
1. Traffic - careless bitch pulled out in front of me (20mph).
2. Wet pavement combined with guy in front of me deciding he wanted to pit at the last second T16-Mid Ohio(30-35mph)
3. Wet pavement and tapped the rear brake at the end of a long straight while simultaneously letting off the clutch after downshifting T7-Mid Ohio(~100mph)
4. Surpassed the limits of lean angle while passing a slow group T2-Ginerman Raceway (35-40mph)
5. Coming out of a turn a little hotter than I expected, leaned farther, never reached the limits of lean angle, rear tire hit the rumble strip on the outside of the track T10, CW, Hallet Raceway (would be T2 if going CCW)(25mph)

serious post is serious (and 5 downs makes you a crazy bastard)
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according to the DON on miata.net struts have nothing to do with ride quality lmao
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i took my car twoday on the road and it was ruff like i hit a wall when i was driving and it was scary i think my shocks r bad im not sure if i shud replace dem or no beecause i dont like driving into walls.
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When I got my car it was pretty rough as well. You get used to it.
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i just got a set of the raceland coil overs for 300 bucks and they work great!! for everyday street driving
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im not used to shocking going out that quick i had a 93 civic with 210k on original shocks it was riding soft but not as shitty as the this miata. also a double wishbone suspension. seems like honda quality is a bit better well at least i think so. and i have owned many hondas shocks seem to last longer. but i know it depends on driving style and how much abuse your shocks take form the type of road you drive on and how you drive and if there is a 300 lb fat guy owned the car before me for many miles.
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What do you expect from someone who came over from CR
cr? inform me i ive been on hmt then moved to rhmt when hmt was bought out and became basically ht= thieves
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Check this **** out. It could save your life one day.

Jack your car off of the ground, and put it on jack stands so that all 4 corners of the suspension are free-hanging. Take pics of all 4 coilovers with wheels dismounted and post them up.

When I bought my '90, both front springs were busted. One of them was in 2 pieces, the other was in 3. Neither was functional.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:58 AM   #16
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you should probably get Xidas. They are getting shilled heavily lately, and everyone needs $2500 shocks for a stock DD.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:18 AM   #17
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You should probably drive off a bridge if your comparing 130k miata shocks to 200k civic shocks. You really aren't going to fit in here.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:29 AM   #18
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You could always take the cheap way out and just refill the struts with gas and oil. Typically that is why they go bad. You will need an air-compressor to do it, 4 tire valve stems, some oil and a 17/64th drill bit. Weight of the oil that you use can vary depending on how you want the car to feel, I would suggest 0w30 if you want it to be real soft. Drill a hole 1 inch up from the bottom on each strut. Add in the oil, it does not take much, somewhere around 6fl/oz. Fit the valve stem in, sometimes this can be pretty tough but it is doable. You might want to caulk around the stem just to be sure it wont leak. Fill the struts to about 80psi and you are good to go.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:11 PM   #19
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Sounds to me like you need more seat time. I don't recall seeing you (in front of me) at the 1996 SCCA runoffs, so I doubt you have the talent to take advantage of your current suspension setup anyway.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:21 PM   #20
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Your car is probably unsafe at any speed. Did you gut it and put a turbo or v8 in it? In other news I had a delicious breakfast at ihop today. 2x2x2 pancakes, eggs, and bacon.
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