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Old 06-19-2010, 07:52 PM   #361
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My fronts are fine, the rears just squeek like hell after I got the sillicone lube on there. Oh, well I can live with it. Just wanted to make sure I didn't screw anything up.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:23 PM   #362
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My rears squeaked before I had them replaced. I thought it was my bushings and other things but it was actually the shocks. It's weird that it only squeaks sometimes, but when it wants to squeak it squeaks like CRAZY. I called raceland and got it all resolved in matter of minutes. They sent me new shocks and a return label to send the defected ones back. Now with the replacements @ 100 miles and with ZERO squeakish. Oh and btw the defected ones squeaked from the start, so I don't know about you guys. Raceland customer service rocks though.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:24 PM   #363
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Wow that's nice.

Mine actually don't squeak at all when its dry out. When it was raining a few months ago after it rained they'd squeak for a day. Then stop.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:25 AM   #364
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I finished installing mine today. Went a lot smoother on the rears then the fronts but I was trying to do it all wrong on the front haha.

Anyway, they ride about how I expected. Definitely nice enough for a street setup/dd car and right now the car is sitting way too low right now. I'm running stock wheel/tire sizes at the moment and the front and back are tucked where as before i had a four finger gap between tire and fender. So it was a sizeable drop to say the least. I was tripping out how low it was at first.

I feel like the springs could be stiffer and the shocks need a little more dampening for an aggressive street/track setup (which is ultimately what i'm after down the road when I have more money to throw around) but if you want to drop your car and still have it be a bearable ride then this is the ticket. It corners a lot flatter then stock which I was excited about. The weak point is definitely my tires now not the huge amounts of body roll like with the stock setup.

As long as these hold up for a while I definitely give my seal of approval. Perfect for anyone that wants to drop their car the 'right way' (and i use that term VERY loosely but you get the idea). I'm almost debating getting a set for my bmw 330ci that I daily. They really ride that smooth but give an aggressive enough edge to where I'm happy.

Bottom line far from perfect but HUUUUUUGE bang for the buck. If you're looking into these and you're alright with the compromises it has then by all means run to buy a set.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:37 PM   #365
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:25 AM   #366
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so can a na use the raceland coilovers? on the website it says they are for the NB miatas
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:22 PM   #367
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they have both NA and NB models the site stoped carrying the NA stuff alittle while ago though.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:02 PM   #368
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so can a na use the raceland coilovers? on the website it says they are for the NB miatas
If you search you can run the racelands NB coilovers on the NA with NB or ICS tophats. If I remember correctly.

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Old 07-14-2010, 09:08 AM   #369
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Yes you can. That is what I ended up doing since I could not find a NA set. The NB shock mounts are much nicer too!
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:37 AM   #370
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Has anyone used the ISC tophats as opposed to the NB mounts? I read on the website that the ISC Tophats lower the car by 3/4", which I'm trying to avoid since I'm aiming for 12.5F and 13R to avoid scraping my butterfly brace.

Also, I have FCM bumpstops on my existing RB Springs/AGX shocks. Does anyone recommend I use them instead of the ones that come with the Racelands?

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Old 09-17-2010, 11:13 AM   #371
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at 12.15"-12.75" I couldn't run ISC racing tophats... too much travel was needed to hit the bump stops. I'm on NBs now.
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:19 AM   #372
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I would look for >"7 springs for the back if I were to do it again. Im at mid-slammage .
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:14 PM   #373
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Mine squeek a little bit but nothing compared to the creaking of the body of my car. Im thinking its from the door bars? sorry to kinda get off topic but does anyone elses car creak under (attempted) body flex?
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at 12.15"-12.75" I couldn't run ISC racing tophats... too much travel was needed to hit the bump stops. I'm on NBs now.
Yep, it seems NB mounts are the ticket. A no-brainer low cost upgrade for NA mounts anyway to get the extra travel in the rear.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:11 PM   #375
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Yep, it seems NB mounts are the ticket. A no-brainer low cost upgrade for NA mounts anyway to get the extra travel in the rear.

I just checked Rosenthal and they're only $16.95 each, so I would agree that they're cheap and a no brainer. I assume you only need the rear mounts and nothing else if you want to put the NB shocks on the NA, correct?

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you need all 4 mounts i thought.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:20 PM   #377
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Just to close the loop - Yes you need 4 mounts, and the NB also need 2 bushings and 2 washers per mount, although the rumor is that the Raceland washer can substitute for one of the NB washers. Total cost - $103 + 12 UPS.

I have my Racelands, just waiting for the mounts to come in next Monday.
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the rumor is that the Raceland washer can substitute for one of the NB washers.
I can confirm that. The washers shown in my photo above work just fine as the lower washers with an NB mount.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:20 PM   #379
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Is it obvious on how to assemble the tophats - bushings and washers? Anyone have a picture?

Edit - never never mind - here's the picture

https://www.miataturbo.net/suspension-brakes-drivetrain-49/nb-top-hats-28427/

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Old 09-28-2010, 11:57 AM   #380
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i just bought a pair, so hopefully they were worth it.
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