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Old 02-24-2009, 09:39 AM   #21
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are you a professional race car driver? if you are then you should be looking at motons. otherwise you will be just fine with your current setup.
I run approximately 30-hours of track time per year, and I'm running TT this year. So I'm not technically a professional, nor a racecar driver...but my results are potentially coming to a magazine rack near you.

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I just bought adjustable, custom valved Bilsteins from FCM today... about $2200 out the door with CA tax and shipping. If you price a comparable Flex setup from Emilio (~10/6, and custom revalves on both ends) it's $2199 without tax. About a toss pricewise and a revalved Bilstein will ride quite a bit better than the stock ones you're familiar with. I personally like Bilsteins having had a number of sets on different cars and that's what tipped me in favor of the FCM setup, plus Shaikh is local to me, 949 isn't.
fcm sounds more attractive every time I look that way. I could then run up to 700/450 too. What about rear shock body length though?
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stance gr+ 550/300, rb tubular front bar, and you are set.
we're talking about REAL suspension, not rice bullshit.
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Anyone interested in my Bilstein HD / ground control set-up with FCM stops and FM rear mounts? I believe I made my decision. The bilsteins are 3-years old, and have about 5000 miles on them, lol.
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why not just send shaikh your current setup?
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:54 PM   #25
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why not just send shaikh your current setup?
Down's time will suck the life out of me.
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FCM would be my choice if I ever switched suspension.
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Best damper according to cars i've driven and Sport Compact Car's comparison was KW Coilovers.

I had variant 3's briefly on my RX8 and although they never saw track time, it was leaps and bounds better than anything i've ever driven (on the street) and according to SCC's tests (on the track).
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Down's time will suck the life out of me.
He's got cores. If that isn't your thing, I've got an extra set of R-pkg shocks that would make good cores.
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we're talking about REAL suspension, not rice bullshit.
stance stuff is actually very decent. 2 local guys running them and they are very very satisfied with them (one of them drives evo and other one drives sti - both of them are pretty advanced drivers)
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He's got cores. If that isn't your thing, I've got an extra set of R-pkg shocks that would make good cores.
PM me a price, please.

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tell shaikh that matt yates wants you to get a quick turnaround. if he doesn't hand deliver them...
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stance stuff is actually very decent. 2 local guys running them and they are very very satisfied with them (one of them drives evo and other one drives sti - both of them are pretty advanced drivers)
Stance is junk. Too much high-speed compression means you get unnecessarily shitty ride quality. I don't care if a couple people are satisfied with them - people like VMaxxxxxxxx coilovers too and they are shittier than stock suspension. Until someone wins an event on Stance, me no care.
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Anyone interested in my Bilstein HD / ground control set-up with FCM stops and FM rear mounts? I believe I made my decision. The bilsteins are 3-years old, and have about 5000 miles on them, lol.
PM me with price.

Didn't get raped by Uncle Sam this year (school and kid ftmfw). This means good things in Miataland.
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I just bought adjustable, custom valved Bilsteins from FCM today... about $2200 out the door with CA tax and shipping. If you price a comparable Flex setup from Emilio (~10/6, and custom revalves on both ends) it's $2199 without tax. t.
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That assumes that you need to revalve for 10/6 or 10/7, which you don't. So the correct price is $1699 shipped, and they're in stock.
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I understand that you can run up to 10k front spring on stock flex valving. But what are the benefits of getting them valved to spec for the springs? I ask because i have 9k/6k setup on stock valving and am looking for better ride quality. 100 bucks to re-valve with 949 right?
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I understand that you can run up to 10k front spring on stock flex valving. But what are the benefits of getting them valved to spec for the springs? I ask because i have 9k/6k setup on stock valving and am looking for better ride quality. 100 bucks to re-valve with 949 right?
No benefit to revalving for 10kg springs since you don't need to. "better" as in increased comfort on the street? Again, no need. The Flex are dead on right out of the box and still can be quickly adjusted to match 500 lb springs. There is a reason they are so popular.

You may notice I don't make revalving mandatory in the drop down menus until you choose 12kg front and 9kg rear.
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That assumes that you need to revalve for 10/6 or 10/7
Come on, there's more to valving than just spring rate, particularly on dual purpose cars like many of us drive. I don't want to start any arguments but if I really believed that a stock valved Flex was equal to a Bilstein custom valved to my car and intended uses, I'd have bought them. My comparison wasn't intended to show you in a bad light Emilio, you're a good guy whose products I have and will continue to buy. In this particular case though, my research and experience led me to buy what I feel is the best for the price.
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