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Flyin' Miata FOX suspension for NA

Flyin' Miata FOX suspension for NA
Flyin' Miata FOX suspension for NA

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The best suspension we've ever offered for the NA.

Made in the USA

Exclusive to Flyin' Miata



FOX has been a suspension specialist for 40 years, and have won a huge range of motorsport events from the Paris-Dakar to the Indy 500. As a supplier to Ridetech, they've dominated Pro Touring recently. It's fair to say they know their way around shocks. They also understand the importance of proper suspension travel. Since they've also supplied shocks for the Ford Raptor, they also know how to build to an OE level of quality and durability. So, as you can imagine, we were pretty excited to work with them.

To develop these coilovers, we took measurements of the suspension's full range. FOX then designed a shock setup that would work throughout the whole range. After an initial fitting and test, they brought their race trailer out to our local track and we spent two full days with a two FOX engineers, three Miatas and two drivers to fine-tune the valving. We baselined against our current offerings, and used cars ranging from a typical FM II Miata to the 500 hp Targa Miata. This is the end result - a Miata suspension built from the ground up for us.

Our goal was for a high performance suspension that wouldn't punish on the street. We placed an emphasis on stability in corners, turn-in and body control combined with a very high level of grip. The adjustment was designed to primarily adjust the low speed rebound damping, which is mostly affected by body movements. You can adjust from a street setup to a hyper-aware track setup quickly and easily.

There are a lot of little details on these parts that aren't immediately obvious. The springs sit on a high density plastic ring that acts as a bearing, allowing the spring to rotate on the perch without the expense of a Torrington bearing. The internal washers are disc ground for high accuracy, giving more consistent behavior of the shock. Even the body of the shock is given Kashima coat, which is a superior form of hard anodizing to protect the shock under the worst conditions. The lower bearings have a Teflon liner so there's no need to grease them. Even the shocks are light - 40% lighter than a typical aftermarket unit. They are a monotube design.

The shocks have 5" of shaft travel. That's pretty spectacular, and it's part of the reason they can deliver searing track performance without punishing you day-to-day. When we put an experienced Miata driver and track instructor behind the wheel, he couldn't believe how comfortable they were on the street and how hard he could hit the berms. They just work.

Due to the long travel and maximum compression available, you can run just about any ride height with this setup. If you want to run low, the shocks will allow the suspension to compress as far as possible. If you want to run high, that long shaft travel will mean you still have droop available. You may have to use a longer spring for particularly high heights, such as a Baja application.

The standard spring set is 550 lb/in front and 375 lb/in rear. This is suitable for street use and track use, and it's what we use on the V8 cars we build for customers. On the V8 track car, we used 750/500, and the standard valving can deal with up to 900 lb front springs.

The springs will go loose at full droop. To avoid this, we do offer a helper spring kit for an extra $250. They won't make a difference to how the car drives, but they will keep the springs seated when the suspension is fully extended. It's mostly for ease of maintenance.

There may be some interference between the bottom of the shock and V8Roadster lower control arms. Some grinding will be required in this case.

The kit includes four shocks, bumpstops, front and rear springs and new front and rear mounts. No parts are reused. These shocks are built in the USA and can be rebuilt. 1-Year Limited Warranty for the original customer against defects in materials and/or workmanship.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Part number 13-1614X
Fits: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Manufacturer FOX Racing
Flyin' Miata exclusive Yes
Fits Exocet? Yes
Proposition 65 Warning: Cancer and reproductive harm
California emissions Emissions regulations do not apply

Customer Reviews 10 item(s)

Works for lited miatas
I used this for a lifted Miata application. I got longer springs and try to work perfectly. Have yet to take them off-road but they eat up every bump and dip on the road like they were not there. Really happy with this set up was worth the money.
Review by OrianCat / (Posted on 11/14/2019)
Remarkable on street or track.
I was lucky enough to get one of the first sets of the Fox suspension installed on the V8 Miata that FM built for me. This is an outstanding setup, with excellent control on track, and the ability to soak up really awful surfaces on the street. The car is genuinely hard to upset, and responds quickly without being twitchy or harsh.
Review by Zandr / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Daily Use
I DD my '96 spring through fall and needed a suspeion that could be come table everyday but still provide the handling I expect when having fun on twisty roads. These have excellent valving on the dampers that allows them ride incredibly comfortable for the standard spring rates. I've previously experienced several FCM set ups that were quite nice, but can't provide the dual use that the Fox set-up can. The ride height is easily adjustable, mine is currently 13" front and 13.5" rear. I have the stock 19mm front roll bar and no rear bar currently. With the dampers set at 19 clicks from firm on the front and 22 from firm on the rear I can say that this is the most comfortable Miata suspension that I've experienced that isn't a stock set-up. This is a very well sorted suspension, even in Indiana and the rough roads that winters leaves us with each spring. Thank you FM!
Review by TLiechty / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Great product street and track #Exocet
I only have 1 thing I would like different. I wish the body was shorter. I'm running these on 1.6 NA powered Exocet. I removed the front upper camber correcting plates for a proper amount of travel. With Exomotives plates in I had about 1" of travel. Currently I'm running rear plates with shy of 2" travel. Plans are adjustable upper rear control arms to correct geometry & eliminate plates. I've been running this set up on the street and finally got 2 days autocross about 50 miles on track could not have been happier. I chose standard spring rates per Keith's suggestion.
Review by mrvwcastner / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Best single upgrade yet!
I am very happy with this kit. I chose to go without helper springs for my '94 and have put in roughly 2500 miles of DD, mountain roads and 260ish track miles. As they say, the lack of helper springs is only ever noticable when jacking up the car, and even then it simply isn't an issue as the springs stay in place and aligned on their own. I'm running 12.75" in the front and 13.25" in the rear, stock sways and I'm comfortable with with 17-19 clicks from bottomed. The ride on the street is smooooth (road vibrations greatly reduced), yet firm (big bumps still are big bumps!) with the standard spring rates. The feel at the limits of adhesion on the track (200tw 195 width tires on 15's with race brake pads) in both braking and turning is GREAT. Even when on all season tires on the stock wheels with basic brakes, I feel confident with every steering and braking input I make.
Review by Andrew / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
This is beyond my expectations for what I thought was possible.
My initial impression is wow! The previous alignment was not as aggressive in the front. The front end is much more eager to change direction now. We shall see how it is once I can really go play.

The suspension is still fantastic. It is fun hoping between the Miata, the Fiat 500 Abarth and the Buick to feel the differences. The Miata has the better body control than the Abarth but the compliance falls closer to the Buick. This is beyond my expectations for what I thought was possible.
Review by Aeroflyer / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Foxed Miata
I am really impressed ! The custom 450/300 rate springs were definitely the right choice for my purposes . The car has the ride I wanted (very comparable to my wife A4 Sportline )but has enough spring that it corners fairly flat , much less pitch change under acceleration and braking. I need to play with the ride height a bit before I send it in for an alignment , but over all ,one very happy customer.

Wishing now I hadn't delayed and had purchased them a year ago....

Review by Fred Bugden / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Great performance in wheel to wheel racing
I installed the Fox suspension on my K24 swapped race build and absolutely love it. Keith helped me select the ideal spring rates for my application, and now the car is predictable and near impossible to upset. It soaks up curbs and bumps like they're nothing! At a track day last weekend I had several people approach me just to comment how composed the car looked through corners, and that in places it almost looked airborne but the tires miraculously stayed planted. If you're looking for a suspension for wheel-to-wheel competition, this will fit the bill!
Review by shuko / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
I don't know if you guys need me to tell you that a $2000 fox suspension is great, but it sure is. With the FM recommended settings of 19 clicks back from full firm, the suspension feels barely firmer than my 50k mile stock suspension, but handles bumps way better. The increased suspension travel helps a ton with bigger potholes. I have the upgraded sway bars as well, so I can't attribute all the benefit to the struts, but cornering is flat as can be. Great overall suspension.
Review by Gio / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Amazing Performance for Track Use!
I use my FOX suspension with my Exocet race car. Yes, these work GREAT with Exocet's! I'm using 550/375 spring rates. The damping provided by the FOX shocks is outstanding. They produce massive grip levels while never being harsh or overdamped and are excellent on curbing. The shock tuning is ideal. I have not felt a better shock in a Miata, or Miata-based car. Even while driving around track properties, the FOX feels incredible. I see why they're also perfect for street usage too. I recommend the helper springs highly for anyone who will be making suspension adjustments. The FOX suspension is an exceptional price when compared to its competition. Don't scrimp on shocks which are critical to your build - get the best you can. You won't be disappointed with selecting the FOX suspension.
Review by Spencer / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
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