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Old 04-01-2009, 12:12 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by jrw View Post
how are the Illumina's holding up with those rates?
Just fine. I did some searching b4 I bought them and found several people using these rates with no problems. I haven't seen anyone use a higher rate and I didn't want to experiment.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:41 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Stein View Post
So, after all is done, do you think it would be as good as or better than the FM Stage 2 kit with their sways/illuminas/springs? Price will end up being the same, at least for the NB's as I won't need bumpstops or top hats. Price is $824 plus the $30 discount on the GB right now.
I think it is. While I've heard good things about the illuminas, the bilstiens are race-proven and are revalve and rebuild friendly. You'll also get adjustable ride height and a wide choice of spring rates.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:34 PM   #23
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I'm seriously losing my mind.

I've taken all advice in stride and made a few phone calls to dealers.

Overall my findings have been bad things to say about EVERY product I've found for the damn NA miata and its driving me NUTS! Before I ever get suspension on this car, I'm pretty sure I'll be BALD!

I found a few bad reviews from like 2003 about JIC, has anyone used or know anyone with JIC FLT-FAS units? I talked to a guy today who said they'd be great for auto-x and light track use, but would benefit greatly on 30+ minute track sessions with the JIC FLT-TAR's which are Mono tube. Since I'm not going to make this thing into a race car anytime soon I'm leaning to the FLT-FAS units, but still am waiting on a friends source for some Tein Flex Prices..

Basically I've hit a dead end and don't know where to go from here.
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Originally Posted by elesjuan View Post
Basically I've hit a dead end and don't know where to go from here.
I finally just decided to "go with what I know" and get a set of twin tube flex with 550/350 springs because those work for my friends, I've driven on that combo, like the drivability and behavior on the track, they're livable on the street, and they have the lap time potential I want.
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