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Old 03-17-2016, 04:28 PM   #21
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so im guessing used ones are pretty hard to come by.
yes, rare but not impossible. But expect to pay 80+% of new for them. I was the first in line for a long waitlist on the set that I found.
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Id rather save up for new ones anyways. Because seems like they're definitely worth it. Now i just get to read and figure out what spring rates i want.
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700/400

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lol but all kidding aside those rates work well. They are more comfotable on the streets than me friends fiesta st and handle great on the track.

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that seems to be a popular set up.
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Xida's or bust. It is worth every penny to save up and just go with Xida's to start with.
+1 Ultimately they'll cost less. You'll never change them.
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I would completely skip the blisteins and just save up for the Xida's. Money spent on them is money that is not going towards Xida's, and Xida's are where you want to be.
While the OP has stated they aren't a beginner, people who are beginners would probably be better off with a budget Bilstien setup to start with. I've seen a lot of people screw up a good handling car by not knowing how to tune the dampers. So if your new to track days, then having one less variable can be helpful in focusing on other driving fundamentals rather than chasing a setup because you think the car is wrong.
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I've been running used spec miata take-offs for a few years. Will probably sell them soon to upgrade to xida's if you're interested. Bilstein shocks, gc sleeves, 700/325lbs eibach springs, isc racing tophats, nb bumpstops and adjustable eibach rear swaybar. I'll probably put the whole setup for $500+shipping, if you can wait a month or two.
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While the OP has stated they aren't a beginner, people who are beginners would probably be better off with a budget Bilstien setup to start with. I've seen a lot of people screw up a good handling car by not knowing how to tune the dampers. So if your new to track days, then having one less variable can be helpful in focusing on other driving fundamentals rather than chasing a setup because you think the car is wrong.
I totally disagree. I'm a beginner, and setting up the dampers is not difficult. Either way, it's going to be a better setup than budget bilsteins. If you are going to do Xidas eventually, just do it now if it's at all possible budgetwise.

Start at ten clicks in from full soft. It'll be better than damn near anything else out there, and can be fine tuned from there as you gain more experience.
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The problem is that the midranged stuff isn't really that much cheaper than Fox or Xida.
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