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Old 11-12-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
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I have a 2004 mazdaspeed miata and im in the market for some coilovers. Just was wondering what some of you guys were using and what would be the best?
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949 racing xida club sports or bust.

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Xida 4-ways.
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Budget? That's a pretty big part of buying a suspension.
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Question: what BEAR is BEST?
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i like the solid steel bar hahah but my budget would be under 1500 or so
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If you want the best add a couple hundo to that and get the xida club sports.
Next best thing is going to be the SD bilstein+GC spring combo.
Of course you also didn't tell us what you intend to fit coilovers for. IF its simply to "slam" your car go kill yourself.
All this **** has been beaten to death, so try searching next time.
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Having done the SD bilstein and spending more than the XIDA's, I would say just get the XIDA Club Sports. Especially for the street.
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Add $500 to your budget and get Xida Clubsports.
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I'm sure there's something better than Xida but I bet they're rare and custom. And a couple grand a corner. And more Magnetorheological.
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Moton Motorsport shocks would be good too. Call Moton directly and demand they sponsor you too.
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I love it when people reply without asking his intended application, and what he's looking for in terms of feel and performance.
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I love it when people reply without asking his intended application, and what he's looking for in terms of feel and performance.
thats what he gets for asking a generic and undetailed question.
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So, Ryan - WTF do you want to do with the car?

Although, really, given your budget I don't think the answer will change. I will chime in with the others and preemptively cast my vote for you to expand your budget a bit and get the Xida Club Sports. Keep the 700/400 spring rates and get the dual spring option. Filled with win.
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Thread cleanup performed. C'mon, it's not a totally invalid question.

Personally, I've been pretty happy with my Bilsteins which were revalved by FatCat Motorsports several years ago (they are one of the few parts I kept when I sold my last car and transplanted onto the new one), though I'm somewhat hindered by the fact that I'm running FM springs which are a tad too soft and am too much of a perpetual cheapskate to upgrade them.

I'll give you the same answer I give everyone who asks this question. There are three people you need to call. In no particular order, they are Andrew at TrackSpeed Engineering, Emilio at 949 Racing and Shaikh at FatCat Motorsport. These three guys know Miata suspension, and will talk with you about your application and make recommendations which they feel are appropriate.

$1,500 is an adequate suspension budget for a Miata. You're not going to get the "best" (most expensive) parts available at that price, but you can certainly assemble a good street suspension setup without breaking the bank.
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Get the clubsports. Then race in a motorsport where AST offers contingency. Win a race in said series and use the contingency money to have the shocks rebuilt and converted to 5200's. Double adjustables for less than $3000 FTMFATW!!!!
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If 1500 is the max you're willing to spend, Fortune Auto from RSpeed are supposed to be very good. I'm using Tein Flex now and I enjoy them a lot. If you can get the preload in the rear figured out, they ride very well. I've also used KYB-AGX dampers and GC springs and perch and had a lot of fun with them also
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Collect some empty alum cans and save up to buy the Club Sports!
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plasma and sperm donation helps too

but with Fortune Auto: digressive damper design, big 50mm diameter piston, monotube, interchangable with swift springs, serviceable and dyno'd in US. Time attack awards won using their coilovers and RSpeed uses them supports them on their cars, they know their stuff and support the products they sell.

Tein: Have many years of experience, started making rally racing coilovers, if one coilover system is botched, they throw away whole line and start over (hear from word of mouth, take with grain of salt), very well handling system, many races won using their products and 949 racing supports them and uses them on his car(s)
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No personal experience (yet), but from researching on here - I'll be going w/ the xida club sports. I just wish they'd go on sale
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