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Old 03-17-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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i dont know much about the company, and i am not sure about their product, but these are the cheapest set of coilovers i can find.

they cost about 900 dollars, and they have heavy spring rates at 10/8 and i believe 32 way adjustable damping.

they do look heavy, but for the price i shouldnt complain about the weight should I?

does anyone have any advice about these? If they are crap, I will just mix and match my suspension.
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yeah, don't ******* buy them. I like how the advertise "32 way adjustable" They really mean 1-way adjustable with 32 clicks and more like 3-5 levels of damping. ******* retards. Yeah dude, buy this cheap bullshit, I don't give a ****.
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They are not the "cheapest" on the market.......
They are not over priced for what you are getting either.
Look to be comparable to the "Flexes", but with stiffer springs.
Same construction and adjustability and just a bit cheaper than Teins.
Look into rebuild availability......
Suspension really is one of those wear items that is also a "highly personalized" item. What may be good for one, may not be good for another.
My setup is only "great" at 10/10ths, which is only a fraction of its life.
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if you are looking at cheaper coilovers then take a look at stance and bc racing. either way i would still get illuminas + fm springs. cant beat it for the price.
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if you are looking at cheaper coilovers then take a look at stance and bc racing. either way i would still get illuminas + fm springs. cant beat it for the price.
That's what I keep wanting to pull the trigger on but no 15x9 6UL fitment FTL so I in the meantime, I will keep waffling.
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I have megan coilovers installed. Ill try to answer any question you have for them.
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I have megan coilovers installed. Ill try to answer any question you have for them.
have they started to wear out on you already?
how hard is it to replace individual parts?
what is your opinion on their performance compared to coilovers such as tein flex?
and have you had any problems with them before?
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have they started to wear out on you already? Ive had them for a bit longer than a year i believe. They have what i believed "settled". At about the half year mark, they have become a little softer.

how hard is it to replace individual parts? The coilovers are a direct fit. Getting our old crap out is another story.

what is your opinion on their performance compared to coilovers such as tein flex? Ive never driven another miata before so i can not directly compare. I can compare this however: My miata was able to completely outperform my cousin's S2000 on a turn.

and have you had any problems with them before? The 32 click adjustable is useless. There is a VERY NOTICEABLE difference between full soft and full hard. I think its very annoying adjusting it 32 times to get them all correct. The perfect setting for me? Full soft. As im sure you searched (Not), The springs on these coilovers are harsher than most. When i switched to 16" OEM wheels, the ride was not enjoyable. Back on my stock 14s, im loving it.

If i had a choice between Megans or (Name any coilover within 500 dollars of megans) I would chose the Megans. If i had to do it over again, i would go with a infamous AGX with springs combo.
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They have what i believed "settled". At about the half year mark, they have become a little softer.
Settled? If something changes with your springs or shock that means something's wrong with those parts.


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I can compare this however: My miata was able to completely outperform my cousin's S2000 on a turn.
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The 32 click adjustable is useless. There is a VERY NOTICEABLE difference between full soft and full hard. I think its very annoying adjusting it 32 times to get them all correct.



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i'll think i'll go with the FM combo then. haha
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Well I wouldn't. The FM springs are not very stiff feeling.

I had Megans on my old 2.5RS and loved them. My buddy with a 240sx had a set too... loved them. My mate with a Miata has a set too and guess what? He loves them too.

They really are a good value coilover. If you buy a set you will love them. They may not have the brand name of other coilovers but they perform just as well, if not better than the Tein basics.

Don't let the haters sway you, they are really good fun to drive on. I'm selling my Bilstein/FM setup to pick up a set of coilovers, may get some of these again.
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how much you gonna sell your FM kit for? the only thing im worried about the Megans other than how fast they might soften up on me, is my lack of knowledge on them.

I dont know how easy it will be just to replace a spring or shock if if i blow one out from the major potholes and interstate speed bumps on the ramps.

just replacing the single parts or sets of parts is my concern.
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I understand that but you can buy replacement springs pretty easily and no doubt the same applies for the shock bodies.

They do seem to be somewhat unchartered territory in the Miata world, people really swear by Koni's or $$$$ coilovers. But in the Suby world Megans have really grown in popularity. I have never met a Megan owner who's disliked them. The only people I heard complaints from are those relaying what someone else said.

And while there probably is merit behind them not being the ultimate coilover setup, I find it hard to believe that the average consumer in the price range would be able to tell the difference.
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I have never met a Megan owner who's disliked them.
I've never met a Megan owner who was fast on a track or autocross course, either. Asking a Megan owner how they like their suspension is like asking a virgin how they like sex; they don't have the qualifications to provide an opinion that's worth anything.
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That's what I keep wanting to pull the trigger on but no 15x9 6UL fitment FTL so I in the meantime, I will keep waffling.


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I've never met a Megan owner who was fast on a track or autocross course, either. Asking a Megan owner how they like their suspension is like asking a virgin how they like sex; they don't have the qualifications to provide an opinion that's worth anything.
I dissagree with that statement. There was a fella in a Subaru Legacy Outback Sport wagon who ran Megans and was competitive nationally in autocross, same fella also happened to be a Subaru Master Mechanic.

Even speaking to one of the workers at Gran Turismo East, a pretty well respected suspension tuning place down, had nothing but good things to say about them.
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Does this look like a Subaru forum to you? Just because a suspension works well on one car doesn't mean it will do anything for another. Subies aren't even the same suspension DESIGN as a Miata.
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I dissagree with that statement. There was a fella in a Subaru Legacy Outback Sport wagon who ran Megans and was competitive nationally in autocross, same fella also happened to be a Subaru Master Mechanic.

Even speaking to one of the workers at Gran Turismo East, a pretty well respected suspension tuning place down, had nothing but good things to say about them.
feel free to disagree, but you're wrong. Off to the shock-dyno...
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Does this look like a Subaru forum to you? Just because a suspension works well on one car doesn't mean it will do anything for another. Subies aren't even the same suspension DESIGN as a Miata.
I'm completely aware of that and responded to you saying "Megan owner" which would include cars of other type.

Examples as such are to provide a little bit of assurance that they aren't going to blow up on you at first sight.

Hustler, wrong at what exactly? Have I made a claim anywhere about Megans being the be all end all of coilovers? Nope. I disagreed with a statement about all Megan autocrossers being slow and not worthy of opinion, backed up with evidence too. Which isn't really wrong.

Please help me out with some shock dyno's, I remember finding a bunch a whlie back but have failed at finding them since.

My thing with shock dyno's is how much they translate over to regular enthusiast use; daily driving, mountains runs, autocross and casual tracking. If I was building a race car I would spare no expense and get the best tested coilovers possible. But the vast majority of cars on here aren't being used for such use so I think these coilovers are an acceptable solution to most desires.

I have no desire to turn this into a flaming thread. I like talking about these issues.

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I have no desire to turn this into a flaming thread. I like talking about these issues.

Spend your money at FCM. I want to give him my money, badly...but I have different goals.
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