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Old 02-11-2010, 10:37 AM   #21
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No experience with miata set ups, but I've always found most high $$ set up's fall short of expectations. I don't think many of the companies realize we drive on real roads with bumps and pot holes.

However, I have always had good luck with Bilstein shocks and decent set of springs. Being able to get custom valved Bilsteins with good springs must be a really nice set up.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:40 PM   #22
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I drove my car with the Flex to work today. It is noticably less comfortable than before. Not too horrible, but the SS were straight up pleasant.
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I love my flex's on the street. I am switching over the a 12/8 Monoflex that I will still drive on the street. That will not be so comfortable.
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Ben did you set them at full soft?
Did you verify how far bumpstop touch is at rest?
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:45 PM   #25
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Full soft rear, I think 2 clicks from soft in the front.

I set them up per your guidelines. They're not real bad, they're also just not real comfy.
At full soft, they feel considerably stiffer than the SS at their full stiff setting.
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Talked to Shaikh earlier...definitely convinced the Billie revalves for my specific rate range are the way to go. Just gotta wait on direct deposit for paycheck.
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argh. I need valved shocks like whoa.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:01 PM   #28
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I ended up scoring a good deal on some used Tein SS.

I've read more than a few posts similar to Ben's, and hope they live up to the promises.
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Where are you finding these deals on tein SS's? Ive been looking frantically trying to find a lead on them, but seriously cannot find a used set.
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Where are you finding these deals on tein SS's? Ive been looking frantically trying to find a lead on them, but seriously cannot find a used set.
There was one here recently. Patience finally payed off.

My problem is I always see deals, but have blown my load before they come around. This time I just kept selling other parts and raising funds, saving, and barely had it to jump on a deal.

If I hadn't seen that deal that day, or had happened to have another $100 in my PayPal, I would ordered FCM revalves already.
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