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Old 06-12-2008, 05:29 PM   #41
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red drop tops **** is tip top.
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red drop tops **** is tip top.
Thanks.
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why? isn't caster good for road feel and turn-in?
Makes the steering really heavy mid-corner too. I want to lighten it up a little. I have plenty of road feel
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Suspension:
Tein Flex, standard springs
RB Solid front sway bar
no rear sway bar

Chassis:
hard dog sport double diag, I guess that makes the car a little stiffer

Brakes:
Goodwin BBK
EBC Greenstuff pads
Plain ol' brake fluid

Drivetrain:
3.90 torsen from a '99
1.8 from a '94

Wheel/Tires:
16x7 K1's
205/45/16 T1R's
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:37 PM   #45
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Ok I'll play...

Koni Yellows, full stiff front, full soft rear
GC coilover, 650 front 450 rear
RB hollow bar front, stock 12mm rear
205/40 16's Azenis
fleabay tower bar
4 pt. double diagonal roll bar
Hawk HP+ all around
Brembo slotted rotors
SS lines and ATE superblue
4.1 Torsen

uninstalled:
ES bushing kit with diff mounts, MMR motor mounts
all new bearings, ball joints and tie rods from 93LE
(as soon as i get some time off work)

still want FM butterfly brace and rails (or homemade one)
6UL 15x9's with 275 hoosiers for auto-x
new rear top hats for a bit more travel
750lbs front springs

Are those the same as Koni adjustable?
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:16 PM   #46
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I think all Koni's (for the Miata) are adjustable.
I should have been more specific, they are the Sports, yellow in color, sorry if this was missleading pal, I have just always heard them refered to as Yellows around my neck of the woods.
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Well I asked because a few sites list the koni adjustable and the koni race..
http://www.gomiata.com/konadshocab8.html
Either way im glad to see what spring rates you using with them as I see them in my future.
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I am pretty sure the race ones are adjustable as well, actually I am 100% sure.
Hope this helps.

Lev-my advice to you (and this is what I would do if i was doing it again) is to buy just the rear ones new, and buy blown front ones (cheap) and have them re-valved to race spec, and get a 700-750 spring instead of the 650.
That's how I would do it if I had the knowledge then that I do now.
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Did you have to have yours revalved for the springs your using now? Would they need to be revalved for 500lb springs?
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No, these are new out of the box settings, car feels pretty good with the hollow bar up front, but I feel like I need a little more spring and shock to get faster...esp. once I start using hoosiers. The rear feels really awesome though, I am very happy with it, very good throttle control (I don't know if that's the correct term).
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Okay

I've got

GC/Eibach Race/Tokico Full soft rear, full stiff front
FM Sways
Chaps S15 15x7 w/ 205/45/15 Yokahama S Drives
Brakes will have to wait till I finish with my turbo :-D
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Okay

I've got

GC/Eibach Race/Tokico Full soft rear, full stiff front
FM Sways
Chaps S15 15x7 w/ 205/45/15 Yokahama S Drives
Brakes will have to wait till I finish with my turbo :-D
What spring rates?
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Well I asked because a few sites list the koni adjustable and the koni race..
There are two common Koni shocks for the Miata- the Koni "Sport" and the Koni "Race".

Both are yellow and are adjustable. The "Race" shock could be considered a re-valved version of the "Sport", as they are both of similar construction, but their valving adjusts over a different range.

I'd suggest calling up Shaikh at FatCat Motorsports and Brian at Goodwin Racing to discuss the correct shock for your application. I've had the opportunity to learn from them both at some length- very knowledgeable dudes.

Links:
http://www.fatcatmotorsports.com/
http://www.good-win-racing.com/
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:29 PM   #55
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Joe, how sure of that are you, I know the race shocks are shorter than the sports, but I could have sworn they were silver as well. I can't seem to find any pics and the pic on brians site show a sport shock. I'm a littl lost on this one.
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I've got a ghetto setup... I guess two owners ago the guy cut the springs and they were way soft, so it was sitting on the bump stops, so the previous owner found some Escort Wagon springs (yeah...) and slapped 'em on the front, then it was sitting too high (duh), so he used some sort of permanent spring compressor to bring the height down to normal again... These springs are like rocks...

But the upside is the car came with a complete parts car, so I'm going to drop in the stock '94 shocks/springs into it shortly, hopefully it'll clear up the crazy bumpy ride.
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Stance GR+ coil-overs (standard 8k/f, 6k/r springs)
FM sways front and rear
Gearhead's garage endlinks
stock 15's w/ Azenis
stock rotors w/ EBC Greenstuff pads

waiting on longer/heavier rear springs and tires for my 6UL's...
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why would you only increase the rear spring rates? Sounds like you're going to have a real tail happy setup.
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why would you only increase the rear spring rates? Sounds like you're going to have a real tail happy setup.
i say longer/heavier because i havent decided which to do yet. my car is hitting the bumpstops in the rear over big dips and bumps. i havent decided yet if i'm going to just get longer rear springs to get off the bumps or go heavier all around. 9kf/ 7kr maybe...i need to talk to stance and see what they think.
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You need new rear top mounts, there simply isn't enought travel back there.
I would not go heavier spring in the rear.
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