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Old 04-07-2010, 01:57 AM   #21
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I have the FCM shock mount kit on all four corners. This is with GR2's and stock springs and 46 mm bumps. My ride height is 12.75" front and 13" rear. With this set-up DD it's quite a blast to drive. Not seeing any autox use yet, but when I do, I might go with bilstein hd's and GC 375f/250r.

Why not sell off the FM rears and go with FCM mounts all around with risers in the front, along with your revalved bilsteins and FM springs? Which bumpstops did you get, 36mm?

One other benefit of the FCM mounts is to reduce NVH. And it has done that quite well for my experience.
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I would not worry about it to much in terms of front travel

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Please digest this fact: simply by using a properly sized bump stops (eg FCM 36mm or 46mm) with the NA mount and any NA Miata shock (Koni, Bilstein, KYB, Tokico), you can gain enough travel to put the tire into the fender liner. You can't add any more useful travel than that!
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I agree, My research suggests that the increase in front travel will put you at more risk of putting the tire on the fender. I think the big advantage to the FCM front mounts is the reduced noise and vibration. This is appealing to me since one of my goals is to quiet down the car.
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I agree, My research suggests that the increase in front travel will put you at more risk of putting the tire on the fender. I think the big advantage to the FCM front mounts is the reduced noise and vibration. This is appealing to me since one of my goals is to quiet down the car.
Oh yeah, you've got a turbocharged performance motor, a performance suspension and high performance tires on a 20 yr old design roadster that is notorious for being loose as a goose and you're going to get some FCM shock mounts to quiet it down??? Trying to chase down rattles and thumps in a performance oriented NA Miata is an exercise in futility! If I want quiet and fast, I drive my Evo.

Did you get your shocks back from SD yet?? I'm still waiting on mine.
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Oh yeah, you've got a turbocharged performance motor, a performance suspension and high performance tires on a 20 yr old design roadster that is notorious for being loose as a goose and you're going to get some FCM shock mounts to quiet it down??? Trying to chase down rattles and thumps in a performance oriented NA Miata is an exercise in futility! If I want quiet and fast, I drive my Evo.

Did you get your shocks back from SD yet?? I'm still waiting on mine.
You are probably right . I got my shocks today. Each shock has a printout, and they are clearly labeled which corner they go on.

Wish I could make heads or tails of what the graph is telling me. The curves are very smooth when compared to the ones that brain posted int he SD group buy thread.
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You are probably right . I got my shocks today. Each shock has a printout, and they are clearly labeled which corner they go on.

Wish I could make heads or tails of what the graph is telling me. The curves are very smooth when compared to the ones that brain posted int he SD group buy thread.
When did you send your shocks to Bernie?? I sent mine on 3/24, going to Gorilla Glue the Ground Control spring isolaters to the NB tophats this weekend.
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I'm late to the party, but I like my FCM mounts, even though my car is now way too low. I did notice a reduction in road noise and little bumps, and the handling or steering input did become more direct and snappy. I'd say it was worth it. I just wish I had gotten the spacers, but I'm too lazy to fix it now. I will just have to continue dragging speed bumps and hitting curbs with my bumper.
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