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Old 10-29-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default My Flyin' Miata v-maxx review from track records to cruising with my gal

When I bought my first set of Flyin' Miata v-maxx classic coilovers I was impressed.I used those for autox , probably 50,000 daily miles, got a stack of FTD trophies and a Pro Solo trophy.

Fast forward to this season, I decided I needed something with a bit heavier spring rates. V-maxx had the xxtreme track pack. It was a dream come true, sold the classics, bought these.

Once installed they immediately went on track and drove me to and from the track.
8 hour drive in 1 day, girlfriend still smiling.


1st in TTE 5 of the 6 race weekends, all events were stacked with drivers, they had to cap TT registrations.

I set track records at 4 of the 6 tracks we attended. Unfortunately missed Lime Rock because of a blown water pump in the first session. Even still missed track record by 00:070!! And this last weekend the car was amazing but I was running my rain tires due to a tire puncture. Still beat the previous track record by a full second but was outgunned by a Hoosier wearing e36 who got my by 00:279 which I am happy with.

I have run these at full stiff since day 1. I have no idea how to set up suspension, my alignment is wacked out of control. All bushings have 185,000 miles on them. The car absolutely rips. If someone where to put Xidas, afco, penskes on my car would I notice, maybe? Honestly I had a budget to build the car. Going with these allowed me the ability to buy wheels, tires.


I am so glad I stuck to my guns on these. Zero issues with an entire season of HARD track miles street miles. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another set. What really sold me was the warranty. They are willing to stick behind their products, I had an issue with a clunk, I instantly thought it was the shock. I emailed Flyin' Miata and they talked me through the diagnosis process. It ended up being a lower ball joint. I am happy to the hills for these puppies.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:10 AM   #2
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I'll second this. Vmaxx aren't the best, but they work well and are backed/sold by a very good company (Flyin MIata).

My only frustration was the odd spring size that made it difficult to find new springs.
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Thanks for the reviews.

For a daily driven, bolt-on MSM, who only sees hard driving on the back roads and the occasional hoon, which FM offering would you recommend?: Classic or XXtreme?
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I don't think the girlfriend smiling test is a good measurement of suspension. It's more of a measurement of your girlfriend

Mine was somehow smiling after 16 hours on budget bilsteins.
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Most people's perception of "streetable" and "comfort" is so different.
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Where's that "right in the feels" picture?

How did the switch in suspension affect lap times? Lap records might just mean the driver is great or the car is otherwise very well set up. I would guess both.
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Thanks for the reviews.

For a daily driven, bolt-on MSM, who only sees hard driving on the back roads and the occasional hoon, which FM offering would you recommend?: Classic or XXtreme?
classics. Cheaper, softer springs and no adjustments to get wrong
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I think it has something to do with the nut behind the wheel, Clark is fast!

Awesome to hear the Vmaxx's sustained the abuse through your season!
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I don't think the girlfriend smiling test is a good measurement of suspension. It's more of a measurement of your girlfriend

Mine was somehow smiling after 16 hours on budget bilsteins.
So much this.

Mine stops smiling the moment she THINKS about the car.
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glad you like what you bought. On a different note... don't be a douche and buy the track day photographers photo's if you plan to use them. That guy works for a living...
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I don't think the girlfriend smiling test is a good measurement of suspension. It's more of a measurement of your girlfriend
Need better pics of girlfriend to make that determination.
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There are plenty in my build thread. turbofan can confirm she is not a man. IMO she is actually quite beautiful
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Yup, and that girl is one of the few that gets down and dirty in aidan's filthy engine bay, it's quite admirable
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A couple years ago, a guy at a track day had a set of FM Afcos and he was stinking fast. Guys set track records with Spec Miata suspensions, so sometimes good drivers can get great times from compromised setups.
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Let me know when all of the oil leaks out the adjusters.

They are definitely stand up about their warranty though. Great company. But I am on my second set and all the shocks have air in them again, I can hear it when I stand on the door bar and bounce up and down. For a budget friendly set of coilovers they worked well for me though, but I jump a lot of rumble strips and curbing. Also had one of them partially seize. I have also broken track records with them, some of which that had previously stood for years, but I would definitely consider these more aimed for a street car that might see an occasional track day, not a dedicated racecar.
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^^^ So the FM V-Maxx classics are good for the streets as a budget system.
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