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Old 12-07-2018, 10:31 AM
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I have been searching all around and I can find shock body length data and ride height measurements, but I cannot find stroke length data.

Has anyone come across any for stock shocks or aftermarket ones? I am trying to find the longest stroke length I can to figure out if a future project is viable. Of most interest is stock NB1 shocks, since I have those on the car at the moment (need to get a spring compressor before I can meausre for myself though).

If not, I will start collecting all the cheap used/blown shocks.I can get my hands on and start measuring.
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https://5xracing.com/i-20995069-kyb-...zda-miata.html

I think these are stock replacement
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Sweet. That's at least one data point. I will have to compare that to a set of NB stock ones when I get time to measure.
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Default NA NB Miata shock dimensions

My measurements

NA OEM Showa
Front
344mm body
121mm stroke
464 max length
Rear
242mm body
131mm stroke
374mm max length

NA OEM Bilstein
Front
342mm body
122mm stroke
464 max length
NA Rear OEM Bilstein
242mm body
127mm stroke
369mm max length

NB OEM Showa
Front
342mm body
119mm stroke
463mm max length
Rear
246mm body
131mm stroke
378mm max length
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Thanks a ton! I will compile all the data I gather into a google doc or something so it is more easilly accesable.

Do the Xida (xidas? What's plural?) Have more stroke length than the stockers?

I need to go scower the blistien coil over thread next. I am sure there is data on the NB billies in there.

My end goal is to try and find how much suspension travel one can get out of budget miata parts without having to go for the Paco long arm kit. I have the 3" lift on the way, but that just gives stock travel higher height, so I eventually want to ditch that ib favor of longer springs and top hat spacers or something. I will be taking measurements off my NA6 and NB1 with various wheels and tires I have arround once I get some time as well.
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Do the Xida (xidas? What's plural?) Have more stroke length than the stockers?
NA/NB Xida XL/GS do not have more stroke than OEM. You wouldn't want that anyway.
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I figured as much, but good to confirm. Still in love with the gen 2 Xidas (I think they are the races now?) On my NA. Best purchase ever.
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