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Old 10-25-2013, 08:36 AM   #61
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I've have three different adjustable damping shocks installed since 2005, I've touched them like 2 times ever.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #62
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The come with shock plots look at the ****** website. I give up with you one sided *** holes. I gave an explanation you can read more about them on their website. The are slightly cheaper than vmaxx due to shipping and they have more adjustability and run an 8/6 ratio. That's why I like them more I had vmaxx they were ok. DONE! IM unsubscribing
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #63
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honestly, I'd probably buy megans before vmaxx.
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New to site, have been spending several hours searching for info on STREET shocks to replace expensive Racing struct/lowered spring/ 2" ground clearance HARD ride that came with car.... another hour and will go back to Googling.. not worth ABUSE from INSIDERS who know everything. davzway Flame away.. nothing new to a General Contractor for 40+ years
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:52 PM   #65
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What's wrong with you, Dave? I'm here to help.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:59 PM   #66
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Do you want a smooth ride? What is the intended use of the car?
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #67
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What's wrong with you, Dave? I'm here to help.
Nothing (there are those that would argue the point). Seriously, I appreciate the few who have sincerely taken pitty on the newbie who did spend 3-hours+ looking at the old stuff in order to not ask a question asked and answered a dozen times over the past few years- and then get flamed for asking a question directly related to a member's experience with what was stated on the thread due to it's being three years old. That was the point- interested in gas used and mileage experience with the Greddy turbo on the 1.6. I will read and keep my trap shut. I do appreciate your consideration and thank you for your time. Davzway
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Just let me know if I can help.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:27 PM   #69
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I been researching suspension as well. I was leaning towards the Tein Basis, can anyone with basis chime in on what they're like?
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:51 PM   #70
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I been researching suspension as well. I was leaning towards the Tein Basis, can anyone with basis chime in on what they're like?
They are ****.

Really, don't waste any money on it. I'm a cheap cynical bastard, I wanted to hate it, but the 949 suspension is simply outstanding. Just do it right and buy the 949 stuff.

The suspension that 949 has put together is better than anything on the market in any way you can measure or feel. Unless you are confined by a race class regulation **** anything by anyone else, get the 949 stuff.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:53 PM   #71
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On a serious note, do you guy get BC coilovers in the US? They seem pretty good bang-for-buck being monotube, proper height adjustment (lowering the shock body not just the spring, so you don't give up travel) and fairly light. They certainly **** all over my old Tein Super Streets.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:55 PM   #72
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I'm trying to figure out what is more annoying: these braindead lazy noobs asking us the same question for the trillionth time while absolutely refusing to search.

or

People that imply there is literally nothing under the sun that anyone would ever be satisfied with aside from $1800+ race coilovers.



Probably the n00bz
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:03 AM   #73
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I paid like $680 for my Megans and I'm pretty happy with them. I set them to full hard at first but then backed down to med/hard. I can only compare to stock suspension and a few laid out VWs I've driven in. Definitely a better ride than those.

I would buy 'em again. The fully soft setting probably isn't far off from stock damping if that's what you're into.

p.s. I love how the thread that started full of flaming turned into somewhat legitimate suspension discussion.
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I should of stated that my car is only for daily driving. Never going to go tracking/autox my miata is at 103,000 miles and I think the stock suspension is still intact. Was just wondering when the shocks do blow, seeing what my options were.
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I should of stated that my car is only for daily driving. Never going to go tracking/autox my miata is at 103,000 miles and I think the stock suspension is still intact. Was just wondering when the shocks do blow, seeing what my options were.
Your shocks were blown at some point somewhere about 60,000 miles ago.
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Your shocks were blown at some point somewhere about 60,000 miles ago.
+1. Mine were completely blown and useless at 90k.

ANYTHING you put on the car will be better than 103k stockers. Hell, you could put a set of Koni Str.T shocks on there with your stock springs and maybe a new set of bumpstops (I wouldn't hesitate to get Fatcat 36/46 or 36/36 stops) and it will ride like a completely different car. The difference will be dramatic.

Like 18psi said earlier, you do not have to spend $1800-$2000 on race coilover suspension for a daily driver.
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Your shocks were blown at some point somewhere about 60,000 miles ago.
I only had the car for about 2 months now. Seems to drive fine to me. In that case, I'll look to change them soon at the end of year.
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+1. Mine were completely blown and useless at 90k.

ANYTHING you put on the car will be better than 103k stockers. Hell, you could put a set of Koni Str.T shocks on there with your stock springs and maybe a new set of bumpstops (I wouldn't hesitate to get Fatcat 36/46 or 36/36 stops) and it will ride like a completely different car. The difference will be dramatic.

Like 18psi said earlier, you do not have to spend $1800-$2000 on race coilover suspension for a daily driver.
Sorry, but i'm just a real genuine noob. What is the purpose of bump stops?
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Sorry, but i'm just a real genuine noob. What is the purpose of bump stops?
To stop your shocks from destroying themselves when you run out of spring travel.
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To stop your shocks from destroying themselves when you run out of spring travel.
I'm really leaning towards the Tein Basis, and looking at the description of what comes with it, they already provide the bump stops or are Fat cat bumpstops a better upgrade?
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