Ohlins - Page 3 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain discuss the wondrous effects of boost and your miata...

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-03-2008, 07:27 PM   #41
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (3)
 
emilio700's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,308
Total Cats: 1,326
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_mazda329 View Post
Wheres your proof. The Ohlins shock travel, especailly in the rear, is good.
Ohlins DFV
F 96mm
R 76mm

PCV
F 84mm
R 84mm

Tein Flex
F 93mm
R 89mm

Tein Monoflex
F 98mm
R 81mm

JIC A2
F 85mm
R 93mm

Koni Race
F 85mm
R 72mm !

and just for laughs..

Stance GR+ and GR+ AL
F 104mm
R 76mm
emilio700 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2008, 09:15 AM   #42
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default




Quote:
Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
Ohlins DFV
F 96mm
R 76mm

PCV
F 84mm
R 84mm

Tein Flex
F 93mm
R 89mm

Tein Monoflex
F 98mm
R 81mm

JIC A2
F 85mm
R 93mm

Koni Race
F 85mm
R 72mm !

and just for laughs..

Stance GR+ and GR+ AL
F 104mm
R 76mm
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 08:57 PM   #43
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3
Total Cats: 0
Default

anyone here have info on running higher than standerd 8/6 rates ?
99nb8c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 11:14 PM   #44
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 12
Total Cats: 0
Default

Ohlins are well worth the extra money. Even if you have the money for Tein, wait till you can afford Ohlins. Its the damper that makes a car. I've experienced enough Japanese dampers that are more marketing than R&D. They will pretty much save precious time off those lap times and be more comfortable for daily. Way more responsive to road conditions (ohlin pcv= sub valve for faster reactions on compression / ohlin= DFV has sub valves on bump/rebound)
Name:  Laborday001.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  118.5 KB
Name:  Laborday005.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  106.6 KB
Name:  Laborday015.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  104.6 KB
Name:  Laborday003.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  114.9 KB
Name:  Laborday018.jpg
Views: 23
Size:  106.0 KB

back to class i pay attention
ron
ronmastas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 01:22 AM   #45
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

that m3 is bad ***.


Nice to have some educated suspension crew here.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 12:49 PM   #46
Junior Member
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 291
Total Cats: 0
Default

I'm on the fence between an FCM setup and the Ohlins. FWIW the guys at Performance Shock are steering me away from Ohlins. The lighter seals in the Ohlins means better performance on track, but are much more delicate and definitely not ideal for a DD. These are definitely not like Bilstiens that can go 100k mi without a rebuild. He quoted me $95+parts/shock for the yearly maintenance (basically an oil change) and $180+parts/shock for a rebuild. Add that to the cost of realigning and cornerweighting, it adds up quick.

OTOH they are much lighter and oooh soo sexy...
bryanlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 03:03 PM   #47
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 12
Total Cats: 0
Default

Depends on your perspective on a rebuild. If you daily your vehicle, they all put wear and tear on your damper. Its not to be associated with dampers being blown. You have to remember that Dampers are a wear and tear item so they will slowly degrade in performance. Top manufactures Ohlins, Penske, Bilstein, Koni recommend getting them reconditioned to maintain them in spec condition.

Interesting that Bruce would steer you away from the Ohlins
ronmastas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 07:54 PM   #48
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronmastas View Post
You have to remember that Dampers are a wear and tear item so they will slowly degrade in performance.
this is why I have bilstein/GC. I don't really want to drop money on TEIN revalves every couple years.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 08:35 PM   #49
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 14,353
Total Cats: 1,319
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post

Koni Race
F 85mm
R 72mm !
shock travel is for pussies
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2009, 11:32 PM   #50
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (3)
 
emilio700's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,308
Total Cats: 1,326
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savington View Post
shock travel is for pussies
Spoken like a former karter. We don't stinkin 'spenshn
emilio700 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 11:44 PM   #51
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 227
Total Cats: 0
Default

All I have to say is that if you want comfort, stay away from the Koni Races...if you want something that is easy to drive fast on the track, look at koni races...Oh and relatively cheap in the grand scheme of things...
oconnor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 11:58 PM   #52
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
Spoken like a former karter. We don't stinkin 'spenshn
can you order single shocks from tein?
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 01:18 AM   #53
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 12
Total Cats: 0
Default

Building a fleet of track miatas to go play with cali hpde guys!
ordered the last sets of ohlin pcv's


Name:  SDC10003.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  99.8 KB
Name:  SDC10008.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  129.1 KB
Red miata cost me $800 =) ; black one $2000 for 1.8
Name:  SDC10004.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  89.3 KB
Some assembly required
Name:  SDC10006.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  91.1 KB
Name:  SDC10005.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  82.8 KB
coming together
Name:  SDC10009.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  107.9 KB
Name:  SDC10011.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  120.6 KB

Working on the engine next. Got a couple of CA18det from early nissan 180sx's. Trying to adapt Miata tranny's it.
Name:  MiatatransonCApilotbush.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  82.5 KB
ronmastas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 01:29 AM   #54
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nellis AFB
Posts: 189
Total Cats: 1
Default

Nice there Ron. Hope you enjoy your Ohlins as much as I do.
mr_mazda329 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 01:21 AM   #55
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 17
Total Cats: 0
Default

go flex instead
mmagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 08:36 PM   #56
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nellis AFB
Posts: 189
Total Cats: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mmagic View Post
go flex instead
Why...
mr_mazda329 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Ohlins PCV coilovers, qty 3ish scenturion Miata parts for sale/trade 3 07-23-2015 11:21 AM
SBG GB: Ohlins Group Purchase 2015! SBGarage Sakebomb Garage 12 05-19-2015 03:38 PM
Ohlins dfv rear preload, NA* plohl Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 2 09-18-2012 11:59 PM
Hello - new member from Yorkshire snotrag Meet and Greet 1 11-16-2010 11:54 AM
Ohlins Coilovers for NA NB 89-97 Miata The Best! RotaryMiata Miata parts for sale/trade 17 01-22-2010 04:13 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 AM.