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View Poll Results: Turbo or Suspension?
Wait on the turbo and splurge on the suspension. 7 18.92%
Wait on the turbo, but clip the suspension budget back. RACE = overkill. 11 29.73%
Turbo it now. 220rwhp cures all handling woes. 19 51.35%
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:14 PM   #21
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you're asking this at miataturbo.net

what answer were you expecting?
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:34 PM   #22
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Must...turbo...miata... You will be much happier if you are like me. Once the boost hits, all of your woes go away.
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:53 PM   #23
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hmm, id say go budget on both, run about 6 psi on a budget, and get a nice budget suspension. Best of both worlds, and both are still upgradeable, upgrade when and if you get the money =P.

Thats what i did with my car, spent 400 bucks on suspension, 1100 on turbo, gonna go 1k for body work/paint, then go back to suspension.

Its all up to you though.
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:12 PM   #24
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I voted for suspension, but maybe it's because I haven't upgraded mine yet...
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:37 AM   #25
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miata handles great out of the box, it's just too slow so i'd go with a turbo
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:04 AM   #26
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I don't know about on the track, but on the street I don't think I've ever bottomed out running old school FM springs, Konis, and the FCM mount/gc bumpstop combo. I'm at like 11.75 rear/11.5 front I think. Only on the one speedbump entering my friend's appartment do I have to be real careful b/c it is ginormous.
But the FCM mounts give you a shitload of extra shock travel. Otherwise the rear would be sitting on the shock bodies.

At 12" (OEM springs / Konis lowest perch) I would scrape over every speedbump, if I had a passenger they would have to exit the vehicle or I'd get stuck after I made the front wheels over.

I raised it up front the lowest perch to the middle, and could immediatly notice a difference in the rear shock travel. Especially around corners.

With FCM or GC bumps your shock don't just smack a flimsy piece of rubber and stop traveling, they acutally work as a progressive spring so as you begin to crush them, they acutally are working for you. It's hard to notice you run out of travel because it's such a smooth transition.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:33 AM   #27
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Depends on what you want. I say suspesnsion and go race it autox or track. I doubt that you would care were you run since with a turbo you'd be in an SM2 in auto x so no limits on your suspension pretty much. I would say the grouldcontrol setup that was mentioned before or a KYBAGX with FCM bumpstops and some racingbeat racing springs or FM springs. Then go get a decent alignment. How much do you care about tire wear? Icehawks alignment is pretty good on m.net. Just make sure the shop that does your alignment lets you sit in it or puts weights in the driver seat to make sure it is adusted with weight in the seat
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:41 AM   #28
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You don't always notice or think you were bottoming out until you have all that travel back. Travel is your best friend.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:54 AM   #29
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exactly what i was trying to say.....
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