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Old 04-09-2009, 12:27 AM   #41
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3/4 fastest CA track miatas are on 12.5/8, 12/7 and 12/7. The 4th guy is on 9/7 or 10/7, IIRC. Soft rates are for autocrossers with aforementioned life partner issues.
the texas crew goes a different direction, so does a national champ, and whatever. I have no real data other than friend's track times and I'll have more facts in about 1-month when I skullfuck a bunch of rich people. We'll see if I need more valving.
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the texas crew goes a different direction, so does a national champ, and whatever. I have no real data other than friend's track times and I'll have more facts in about 1-month when I skullfuck a bunch of rich people. We'll see if I need more valving.
You've been saying that for at least 3 months now. Many have already lost hope that you'll even take your car to a track, ever.
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:20 AM   #43
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You've been saying that for at least 3 months now. Many have already lost hope that you'll even take your car to a track, ever.
may 22 is the next track day I've paid for...hopefully I'll get a shake-down before then. Its been a long ******* time.
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Spring lengths to use on the Koni's? Sports and races. Adjustable perches worthwhile or is the stock included perch OK?

QA1 springs are cheap and well regarded quality wise. Limited lengths available though. Race front, Sport rear, QA1 springs on the included perches and you've got a quality set up for $850.
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i checked out the QA1 springs today.
definitely cheap. what is normal spring length for aftermarket miata kits...12inchs?

i want to downsize my wheels to 14x8 so i will probably go with a spring length about an inch shorter than most.

making this my street go-kart.
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make sure the qa1 springs won't block. I haz swift springs because I's a man.
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swift springs have a pretty light spring rate right? lowers the car only 1 inch?
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i think im going with the 10in springs 450/550 rates. just wondering how much this is gonna drop my car.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:58 PM   #49
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swift springs have a pretty light spring rate right? lowers the car only 1 inch?
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i think im going with the 10in springs 450/550 rates. just wondering how much this is gonna drop my car.
needs more suicide.
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needs more suicide.
well they dont run the rates i want in 12 inch springs......so my next closest choices are 14s or 10s so i will have to go with 10s.

if i wanted to be ricer about it, i would take it even lower. guess i dont need to worry about bottoming out though in those "brOOtal" turns though seeing this is a daily driver.

i'll make it track ready if i buy my neighbors car in a couple of months.
supra for streets and miata for track.......tasty combo
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I run 7" springs up front, 6" springs in back. I need 6s up front, I'm getting a little coil bind.
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I run 7" springs up front, 6" springs in back. I need 6s up front, I'm getting a little coil bind.
swift springs have less coils per spring to stop blocking.
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savington - what spring rates are you running
edit: nm savington. i saw your previous post with the rates.

hustler - can you get swifts in ordered rates...or are they a predetermined rate that just comes with the package
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savington - what spring rates are you running
edit: nm savington. i saw your previous post with the rates.

hustler - can you get swifts in ordered rates...or are they a predetermined rate that just comes with the package
I'm talking about 2.5"id springs. You can get them in almost any rate and any length.
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I know the Canadian guy who won Nationals in that CSP car in 07.
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I run 7" springs up front, 6" springs in back. I need 6s up front, I'm getting a little coil bind.
The shorter spring has less travel available, so if you're getting coil bind with the 7" you'll coil bind the 6" even sooner ...

If you want a spring which offers more travel for the length -> get either Hyperco's new OBD series or Swift.
I went with Hyperco because I've heard from a bunch of sources that Swift lose their rate over time and that Hyperco are the best out there.
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Just an update for Sav since I probably made him throw up with some of my comments about cheap coilovers. I have koni race shocks and koni adjustable perches in the mail to me...and am working on getting the springs as we speak. No MR stuff for me, even though I am still a little curious.
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