Budget Setup? - Page 3 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain discuss the wondrous effects of boost and your miata...

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-16-2008, 11:27 PM   #41
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 1,614
Total Cats: 2
Default

Wow, dude great answers!!! I wish I could come up there and drive all those nicely setup cars! Thanks very much for the feedback!

As for the shocks, yea I kinda figured out that I needed to call Mazda a lil too late (doh)
But of course without the mazda part#'s, they prob wont be able to help me much either...

Also, I didnt realize there was modifying required to get the NB hats to work...My friend just threw them on his Illuminas w/ no problem...
Also saw some pics of them, but I dont see where/what the issue is...Wouldnt worse case be having to enlarge the hole to get the rod end through? Please add a lil to this if possible...

I'll def call Shaik beforehand and ask him when I'm ready to order the springs....
TonyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 11:32 PM   #42
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Atlanta93LE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 2,198
Total Cats: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tvalenziano View Post
Also, I didnt realize there was modifying required to get the NB hats to work...My friend just threw them on his Illuminas w/ no problem...
Also saw some pics of them, but I dont see where/what the issue is...Wouldnt worse case be having to enlarge the hole to get the rod end through? Please add a lil to this if possible...
Lots of info on m.net about this. Basically, the threaded section of the shock rod isn't long enough to squeeze all of the NB tophat pieces and bushings under a nut. FCM uses a custom extended shank nut and trimmed bushings to make it work. The diy-koni crowd use a modified lug nut (can't on a Bilstein, as the thread/pitch is diff.) and some swaybar bushings.
Atlanta93LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 01:16 AM   #43
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 1,614
Total Cats: 2
Default

Ahh, ok...will have to look into this. However, at THIS point, my plan is to try out the sleeves + 7"springs, and bumpstops....

Seems as there should be enough adjustment w/ where the GC's sit on the Bilstein shocks to allow to compensate for the 1" taller F spring...
Otherwise I'll have to decide whether to go w/ the NB hats for the difference, or just return/sell the QA1's, and get 2 6" ERS up front and leave the QA1's in the rear...(most likely the latter at that point)
TonyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 06:47 PM   #44
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Atlanta93LE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 2,198
Total Cats: 1
Default

FWIW: I'm running 8" 300# F/9" 220# R with ride heights of 12.25"f, 12.5-.75"r on FCM sleeves, and with room to adjust lower if I wanted.

You seriously need to just do something already.
Atlanta93LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2008, 06:50 PM   #45
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 1,614
Total Cats: 2
Default

Yea but I'm pretty sure FCM sleeves adjust a lil lower than GC's...but appreciate the feedback

I will be doing something soon, just trying to get finances in order, not to mention finish the loose ends and 1/2 completed projects I'm working on now...
TonyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 12:04 AM   #46
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,900
Total Cats: 0
Default

Arkmage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 12:04 AM   #47
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,900
Total Cats: 0
Default

Arkmage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 12:12 AM   #48
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VA, Germany, Afghanistan
Posts: 2,967
Total Cats: 3
Default

damn, double post FTW...i thought that posting the same thing within 5 minutes or so was blocked on this site..how the hell did you manage that one?
KPLAFIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 12:31 PM   #49
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 1,614
Total Cats: 2
Default

Nice, I'll measure these tonight and report back.....I guess we should start a pool?

In other news, Got a lead on some used ERS springs...hopefully it works out...
TonyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 02:54 PM   #50
Elite Member
iTrader: (39)
 
Zabac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: High Point NC
Posts: 4,854
Total Cats: 8
Default

Sweet, get the GC's yet?
Zabac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 04:17 PM   #51
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 1,614
Total Cats: 2
Default

No not yet, still trying to get everything together and prob buy everything in one spending spree...
TonyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 04:20 PM   #52
Elite Member
iTrader: (30)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 7,282
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atlanta93LE View Post
You seriously need to just do something already.
werd up! lol
__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
levnubhin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 04:56 PM   #53
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 1,614
Total Cats: 2
Default

well 1/2 my set of springs are at your house biznitch
TonyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 12:42 PM   #54
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 790
Total Cats: 0
Default

So, I put ~100 miles this weekend on the setup.

Grip is awesome, suspension is the furthest thing from harsh. The only time it has struggled was over depaved road construction, I couldn't maintain more then 6mph.

It is stiff, but not like a racecar at all. Don't get me wrong, this suspension will NOT absorb speedbumps, or potholes, but it is awesome.
reddroptop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2009, 11:04 AM   #55
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,295
Total Cats: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atlanta93LE View Post
Careful with the NB tophats; it's more difficult to diy-adapt NB tophats to Bilsteins than for Koni's. As for spring lengths, call Shaikh at FCM and see what lengths he recommends, when you order your bumpstops. He's done serious work to find what lengths work best at what rates for what allowable heights.
Any suggestions on how to DIY these? Shaikh won't sell me just the shank nut for the top... so I need another source. Apparently because its so precisely engineered... it has to be sold as his tophat package....
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 59 12-15-2017 09:00 PM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM
WTB HPDE miata - Texas Voltwings Cars for sale/trade 0 09-27-2015 07:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:25 PM.