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Old 12-14-2012, 10:58 PM   #41
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get megans or what ever there called. stiff as hell and have bumpstops. what more can you ask for street. I got them and slammed my car. but then again, i like to make people wait when i cross rail road tracks too.
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get megans or what ever there called. stiff as hell and have bumpstops. what more can you ask for street. I got them and slammed my car. but then again, i like to make people wait when i cross rail road tracks too.
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Why dont you get a new hat or maybe a tranny to tuck back your sack and stretch out your butt?
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Anyone know of a more comfortable street suspension than 450/500 and 300/350 XIDAs?
The vmaxx is 400/260 that i find very nice.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:54 PM   #46
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What did you end up buying? Looking for something really comfortable as well.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:09 PM   #47
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What did you end up buying? Looking for something really comfortable as well.
Haven't gotten anything yet. Emilio is telling me 450/300 is not even enough for my 185 width summer tires, suggesting 550/350.

That much spring rate for that little tire does have me rather confused.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:15 PM   #48
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I would take Emilio's advice regarding the spring rates. AFAIK, he doesn't charge extra for different rates, so he's giving you that recommendation for a reason.

I just ordered 700/400 Xida's Friday. Really looking forward to getting them.
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Why not megan ez-streets?

600$, full coilover, 800-600 spring rate for daily use it seem's more then good?
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Cheap shocks with those kind of spring rates don't sound like a good match for our roads, but I have no experience with the Megans. If you get them, let's take a ride in each others' cars and see how they compare to my FM springs and Illuminas.
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I am pretty much in the same dilema than the OP, but with maybe a couple track days. When i see people riding vmaxx and flying miata ofering them i dont know why megan coun't do the job in my head megan quality > vmax?
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Post up shock dyno's of megans.

If not, then already they're inferior to vmaxx.
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Ah, and those Megans have been track tested by FM also?
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Yeah that too.

At least there is some thought/development put towards the vmaxx working on our cars.
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I am pretty much in the same dilema than the OP, but with maybe a couple track days. When i see people riding vmaxx and flying miata ofering them i dont know why megan coun't do the job in my head megan quality > vmax?
Even if the damping quality and spring-shock matching is equal or better - and I've seen no evidence that Megan has put in the R&D that FM has - you're talking about 800 lbs spring rates. Xidas are said to give a decent ride at high spring rates, but they're a $2000 set of shocks that the racers say "defy conventional logic" in the way they handle bumps at those rates. I don't see a cheapish shock being streetable, especially on Montreal's roads, at nearly FIVE TIMES the stock spring rate (and about twice the spring rate of what's on FM's kits). Furthermore, I don't see what you're trying to accomplish with those kind of rates on a daily driver that will rarely see the track and is driven on the unmaintained roads of a corrupt, bankrupt province.

I'm serious about trying each others' setups, though. More data points is more better.
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I would take Emilio's advice regarding the spring rates. AFAIK, he doesn't charge extra for different rates, so he's giving you that recommendation for a reason.

I just ordered 700/400 Xida's Friday. Really looking forward to getting them.
I'm doing 800/500 duals on my track car, I have 600/400 on my street car and the **** is bauce as ****.
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Even if the damping quality and spring-shock matching is equal or better - and I've seen no evidence that Megan has put in the R&D that FM has - you're talking about 800 lbs spring rates. Xidas are said to give a decent ride at high spring rates, but they're a $2000 set of shocks that the racers say "defy conventional logic" in the way they handle bumps at those rates. I don't see a cheapish shock being streetable, especially on Montreal's roads, at nearly FIVE TIMES the stock spring rate (and about twice the spring rate of what's on FM's kits). Furthermore, I don't see what you're trying to accomplish with those kind of rates on a daily driver that will rarely see the track and is driven on the unmaintained roads of a corrupt, bankrupt province.

I'm serious about trying each others' setups, though. More data points is more better.
There are two options:
Xida
MSM Bilstein w/ eBay perches and <400/300 springs

Those two set-ups are awesome, I've never driven anything that comes close to those two. I'm not sure the MSM set-up handled better than my Tein Flex, but it sure rode better on the street.
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Even if the damping quality and spring-shock matching is equal or better - and I've seen no evidence that Megan has put in the R&D that FM has - you're talking about 800 lbs spring rates. Xidas are said to give a decent ride at high spring rates, but they're a $2000 set of shocks that the racers say "defy conventional logic" in the way they handle bumps at those rates. I don't see a cheapish shock being streetable, especially on Montreal's roads, at nearly FIVE TIMES the stock spring rate (and about twice the spring rate of what's on FM's kits). Furthermore, I don't see what you're trying to accomplish with those kind of rates on a daily driver that will rarely see the track and is driven on the unmaintained roads of a corrupt, bankrupt province.

I'm serious about trying each others' setups, though. More data points is more better.
i just read on FM vmaxx and it's seem's that as long as you don't go below 12" front and 12.5"back it sould last.

and what do you think of st suspension (kw) and STD since you live in montreal you should know about them they are very popular here.
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I've never tried V-Maxx, but read good things about them. According to FM itself, the FM spring and Illumina combo gives a better ride - it's more street-oriented than the V-Maxx - which is why I decided to go that route even though it cost more. I also like that the damping is adjustable and their ride height is right where I want to be, so I had no desire for adjustable ride height.

I've never heard of ST or STD, nor have I heard of anyone at St Eustache running them, especially not Miatas. Of the few Miata track guys I've talked to, I've seen Koni, Tokico, and KYB. For what it's worth, at 5:00 and 10:30 in the following video you can see not only how poorly I drive, but how the FM suspension responds when pushed a bit. For a suspension that's set up to be tolerable on bad roads, I feel it does pretty well for casual lapping, at least at my skill level.

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I'm pretty happy with my Vmaxx's. I don't have the adjustable dampening but it hasn't been an issue so far.
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