LS1 NA suspension problems - Page 2 - 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 03-01-2010, 04:32 PM   #21
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (3)
 
emilio700's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,312
Total Cats: 1,335
Default

There is no magical fix that will work those dampers, sorry. You need more damping.
emilio700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 04:44 PM   #22
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,889
Total Cats: 28
Default

OK thanks for chiming in Emilio. I think I'll probably go with longer springs for now in lower rates so I do not overpower the dampers, and raise the perches. That is until I can find a set of used Flex or the like.
ZX-Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 11:48 AM   #23
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,889
Total Cats: 28
Default

So I looked at the Teins last night and the 2.5" id springs are just going to be too close to the shock body IMO. The 2.75" springs are already pretty close. Plus I would need to fab some perches for the upper end.

Seriously looking at Koni races right now.
ZX-Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 11:57 AM   #24
meatbag
iTrader: (50)
 
gospeed81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7,357
Total Cats: 26
Default

I promise to take some hi-res pics tonight. I actually prefer them to be close though, as it allows for less deflection at the top end, ensuring they seat after becoming unloaded. This shouldn't be an issue for you though with 7" springs since you sill almost surely have them preloaded. Are you worried about coil bind causing contact with the body? Isn't this better than coil movement during bind anyhow?
gospeed81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 01:00 PM   #25
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,889
Total Cats: 28
Default

OK thanks, I really do appreciate it.

I am talking myself though into the Koni Race/GC setup though since they will be able to handle higher spring rates (750/450). It is still about $1400 though (new) without top hats and bump stops. Then again that is a lot cheaper than the Flex setup (twin or mono) with comparable spring rates.
ZX-Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 02:47 PM   #26
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,889
Total Cats: 28
Default

'Ground Control' to Major John... Countdown commencing Konis on...

Done deal. Looking forward to having a great track suspension. Shocks/springs go in this weekend, going racing next weekend. Texas Miata Challenge, Motorsports Ranch - Cresson.
ZX-Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 03:53 PM   #27
meatbag
iTrader: (50)
 
gospeed81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7,357
Total Cats: 26
Default

Wow...that was fast.

I WAS NOT going to talk you out of it though. I've tried every damn suspension setup under $1000, and was about to pull the trigger on an FCM setup before I found these cheap Teins.

If I'm not happy with them I will seriously save up for Oh-Oh-Ohlins.
gospeed81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 03:59 PM   #28
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,889
Total Cats: 28
Default

Yeah normally I would not move this fast on an item but I definitely have to do something to be ready for the track. Miata Challenge is in two weekends. Plus I did quick research and asking around before pulling the trigger. The Koni Races with hellastiff springs and the stuff I already have looks like a good value setup for the track.
ZX-Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 04:05 PM   #29
meatbag
iTrader: (50)
 
gospeed81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7,357
Total Cats: 26
Default

I think you'll be happy.

I almost regret not saving a little more and getting a real setup valved for stiffer springs, but I've yet to judge the SSs so I'll hold off on remorse.

I don't think you can really spend too much on suspension for a Miata.
gospeed81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 04:47 PM   #30
Junior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Houston, TX / Lafayette, LA
Posts: 269
Total Cats: 2
Default

Did you consider FM AFCO's? only a little bit more, and you get tons of travel and double adjustable and it included upper mounts and bumpstops..

I'm really happy with my set.
tann3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 05:18 PM   #31
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,889
Total Cats: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tann3r View Post
Did you consider FM AFCO's? only a little bit more, and you get tons of travel and double adjustable and it included upper mounts and bumpstops..
Those are really nice but they are $600 more than what I am spending ($2000 versus $1400). $2K also gets me into the custom valved Tein Monoflex range. I'm spending more than I probably should already

The Koni Races come with bumpstops BTW.
ZX-Tex 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 58 Yesterday 10:04 PM
My solution for Oiltemp and Oilpressure input into Megasuirt (MS3) Zaphod MEGAsquirt 41 01-24-2016 01:25 PM
Hey everyone another n00b here Big_gumby Meet and Greet 80 10-05-2015 05:06 PM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM
3rd Time's a Charm...hopefully. zephyrusaurai Meet and Greet 2 09-28-2015 11:59 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 01:24 PM.