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I have noticed the coilovers on my Miata I just bought has fortune auto coilovers on it. I do not care too much for them and wanted to switch over to something a little softer. Does anyone have a recommendation? I have been looking at some skunk2 coilovers, but haven't really heard anything about them. I will probably still hold onto the fortune auto coilovers, for when I get serious about building a Miata, but for now just need something a bit softer.
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Don't replace crap with crap. Cheap coilovers don't ride well. Being low generally doesn't ride well. If you want comfort you have a few options. Stock replacement shocks and stock springs. Good shocks and a lowering spring from somewhere like Flyin' Miata. Bilsteins with coilover perches and relatively soft springs (maybe 450/300) and set to a moderate ride height. If you want the best of performance and comfort, Xida's.
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I didn't install the coilovers on it, I'm just looking to swap them out. Haven't heard much about them, but do not think I will go back to stock suspension. I will have to check out Flyin' Miata and Xida's. Still pretty new to Miatas. Have only really done work on Hondas before this. What do you run on your Miata?
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Read the DIY Bilstein coilover thread. Good info in there.
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Fortunes aren't that terrible, certainly better than skunk. You've probably got them preloaded too high or you need to lower the dampening adjustment.
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Read the DIY Bilstein coilover thread. Good info in there.
I have been looking into Blistein, they seem to be pretty good, I will check it out soon.

gooflophaze - The coilovers aren't bottomed out, but yeah it could be that I just need to adjust the dampening. I haven't really messed with the car since I have gotten it, just done basic maintenance. I will have to check to see how the preload is. Thank you for the input.
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The fortunes certainly ainít cheap.

give Rspeed a call and make sure they are setup properly. They are very helpful
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Alright I will have to do that thank you!
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Fortune Auto makes pretty good stuff for being the generic china garbage most forum folks have dubbed them.

It'll be cheaper for you take them off, send them to Fortune Auto and have them resprung and revalved to what you actually want.

Send them an email explaining your situation and theyll help you through the whole process, including figuring out what spring rates will meet your current needs. I've dealt with them a few times and have had their products on multiple cars. Really great company to work with.

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Alright, awesome thank you for your help.
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Meister R CRD for $995 or the Meister R Sportives for $599 (being improved so out of stock). Both of those got good reviews. The Sportives are fairly new and are being improve upon after the sale of the first batch.
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Originally Posted by my97miata View Post
Meister R CRD for $995 or the Meister R Sportives for $599 (being improved so out of stock). Both of those got good reviews. The Sportives are fairly new and are being improve upon after the sale of the first batch.
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Originally Posted by my97miata View Post
Meister R CRD for $995 or the Meister R Sportives for $599 (being improved so out of stock). Both of those got good reviews. The Sportives are fairly new and are being improve upon after the sale of the first batch.
Okay cool I will check them out.

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Please unless you have some actual input on what coilovers to use don't post. No point in you doing this.
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Originally Posted by acedeuce802 View Post
Don't replace crap with crap. Cheap coilovers don't ride well. Being low generally doesn't ride well. If you want comfort you have a few options. Stock replacement shocks and stock springs. Good shocks and a lowering spring from somewhere like Flyin' Miata. Bilsteins with coilover perches and relatively soft springs (maybe 450/300) and set to a moderate ride height. If you want the best of performance and comfort, Xida's.
OP, did you read this?
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Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
OP, did you read this?
Yes I have read all the posts on this thread. What suspension setup do you have on your miata? And please don't post if you do not have any helpful knowledge or tips.
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Droolmonkey, hes laughing at you because you are asking the same damn question that newbs ask every week. Probably top question of all time....
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Originally Posted by DroolMonkey View Post
Yes I have read all the posts on this thread. What suspension setup do you have on your miata? And please don't post if you do not have any helpful knowledge or tips.
No haters please! Only compliments! Tell me i'm pretty!


I have a custom valved Bilstein setup on one, Xidas on the other.

Because ain't nobody got time for trash.
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I have a custom valved Bilstein setup on one, Xidas on the other.

Because ain't nobody got time for trash.
Okay cool, How do you like the Bilstein setup? I am not trying to waste my money on crap, I honestly only know hondas. So I'm not sure what suspension setup is any good (as if you probably couldn't tell). What do the Xidas run you?
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