FM V-Maxx Classic Stage 2 suspension kit (NA6 chassis)
V-Maxx Classic coilovers matched with FM sway bars: a complete handling package for a low price.
V-Maxx coilovers give you an adjustable setup for ride and handling. FM sway bars let you adjust your handling balance and make the car corner flatter and transition faster. Mix them together and you get the V-Maxx stage 2 kit - an excellent recipe for handling. It`s what the Hammerhead teams used at the punishing Targa Newfoundland.
About the sway bars:
Sway bars are used to make your car corner flatter and react faster by keeping the body (and all the weight) under control. Ours are set up for neutral handling and are adjustable so you can tailor the handling of your Miata to your own driving style.
Our swaybars are hot formed from 4140 CrMo spring steel. This means they`re stronger than the cold-formed bars found elsewhere. We`ve designed them to keep the same handling balance as your stock sways, but they have two settings in the front and three in the rear for fine-tuning. Includes brackets and urethane bushings with waterproof grease.
NA6 sizes are 0.875" front and 0.625" rear.
About the V-Maxx:
Improved! The rear shocks now have offset bushings for extra clearance between the spring and the halfshafts. This gives you a wider range of height adjustment. We also added a single long front spring for decreased coil bind at higher ride heights.
You`d be amazed at how many suspension systems we test at Flyin` Miata. Even with a full line of parts, we`re always looking for good options to pass along to our customers. When we first tried the V-Maxx suspension from the Netherlands, we didn`t expect it to be any good due to the low price. To our surprise, it was better than most - but it wasn`t quite right. So we changed the spring rates and bumpstop design until we had an end result that met our expectations, and worked with the manufacturer to bring our version to market.
So what makes them work?
The fixed shock damping is well-matched to the springs. A 1/2" shorter rear shock body gives extra compression travel for improved ride and handling, even at lower ride heights. Since the spring perch is adjustable, you have full control over ride height and cornerweighting. The spring rates are 391 lb/in in the front and 258 lb/in in the rear, which gives a good handling balance.
Since the spring perch is adjustable, you have full control over ride height and cornerweighting. A 1/2" shorter rear shock body gives extra compression travel for improved ride and handling, even at lower ride heights. The shock damping is well-matched to the springs and fixed. The stock upper mounts are retained. They also have a two-year warranty.
This package includes a set of NB upper mounts and all the required bushings and washers to install the NB suspension in an NA car. This allows you to take advantage of the newer design Mazda developed after 10 years of Miata production. You also don`t reuse any of your original suspension parts, so installation is easier as you don't need a spring compressor.
They`re not quite in the same league as the Fox in terms of outright speed, but they do offer excellent value and are a good choice for someone who wants an inexpensive coilover setup. Includes springs, four shocks, adjusting tools and bumpstops.
NA Miatas are all getting up there in age and the chassis are starting to get a little floppy. As these spring and damping rates are significantly stiffer than stock, they will work best on a car with good chassis bracing. The FM butterfly brace is probably the best thing you can do to make your older Miata feel new again.
Not compatible with FM`s rear upper mounts, as this combination provides more compression travel than the suspension can physically deliver. We recommend the use of factory upper mounts only.
|Part number||13-16720 1990-93 NB|
|Designed for:||1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (non-MSM), 2005 (non-MSM), 2004-05 MSM|
|California emissions||Emissions regulations do not apply|
|Proposition 65||Warning: Cancer and reproductive harm|
|Flyin' Miata exclusive||Yes|