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FM V-Maxx XXtreme Stage 2 Sport package suspension kit (NA8 chassis)

FM V-Maxx XXtreme Stage 2 Sport package suspension kit (NA8 chassis)
FM V-Maxx XXtreme Stage 2 Sport package suspension kit (NA8 chassis)
$1,249.00

Price as configured: $1,249.00

Long name, but it's a very affordable all-around suspension setup.

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V-Maxx coilovers give you an adjustable dual-spring 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. 

NA8 sizes are 1.0" 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.

The XXtreme Sport package comes with 391 lb/in front and 258 lb/in rear spring rates. It`s a decent all-around setup - stiff enough for track and autocross use, firm but useable on the street. Those are the same rates used on our non-adjustable V-Maxx shocks. If you`d like a track-oriented setup with 25% stiffer spring rates, check out our Track Pack for the same price. The springs are also available separately if you`d like to have multiple sets on hand.

So what makes them work? One of the problems with a lot of coilover setups is that the spring can go loose under full droop. When that happens, there`s nothing to extend your shock any further so you`ve essentially reached the end of your suspension travel. The secondary spring in the V-Maxx coilovers helps to extend the wheel further and give more useful suspension travel.

The secondary springs are 112 lb/in, which gives them enough strength to overcome the damping of the shock. On most cars, they are just barely fully compressed at rest. Other systems will use helper springs as soft as 5 lb/in, which simply isn`t enough to do anything useful when you`re moving down the road.

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 stock upper mounts are retained. They have a two-year warranty and are available in a TUV approved version with different spring rates.

The XXtreme Sport package is currently only available in the NB fitment. So we've come up with a special package allows NA owners to update their cars to the superior NB specification. It includes a set of upper mounts and all the required bushings and washers to install the later suspension in an early 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 with no spring compressor required. 

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. V8 cars need to run a longer spring in order to avoid coil bind. 

Additional Information

Additional Information

Part number I13-16755 1994-97 NB
TÜV approval available No
Fits: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Manufacturer No
Flyin' Miata exclusive Yes
Fits Exocet? Yes
California emissions No
Reviews

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

OUTSTANDING!
Way better than I expected. Kit went together perfectly on my 94. I've had it on for about 5 months now. During this same time I also installed a set of 15X9 C3M wheels wrapped with 225X45 RS3 tires. The car sits a lot lower.... rides way better than before and handles fantastic...I also performed the performance alignment as suggested in the kit instructions. I autocross this car monthly since the install and my wife drives the car all over the place in-between the times we race it.... I couldn't be happier... only thing now is I need a new clutch and more power.
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Review by B Sharp / (Posted on 11/20/2016)
Do it, drive the car, check the bolts, go drive it HARDER
So, I have about 300m miles on my new kit at this point. It was a pain in some respects to install and doing it on a driveway can be tough but not insurmountable. A few things:
1. Get a couple pieces of 2x6 as you'll need them once you get all 4 corners on the ground after placing the shocks - standard jacks WILL NOT fit under the car at baseline preload as suggested in instructions
2. Point the adjuster knobs away from the sway bar endlink mounts or you'll run into clearance issues putting the end link bolts in and tightening them
3. Even using the long bolt method, getting the struts to move can be hard, I ended up cutting the springs to get more slack - used the long bolt/angle grinder to the loaded spring combo for the happy meal of easy removal
4. If you car has never had the suspension taken apart or you live in salty places, PB Blaster and a breaker bar will likely be your friend
5. Find an alignment shop ahead of time that can deal with a lowered car - many have rack arms that are 8" tall and the ramps have very short approach angles and simply - I have to go 40m away to get aligned
6. The Racing beat end links are stiff and do not really line up that easily but you just need to deal with it - I heard the FM is solving that problem with their own design but it was not an option for me when I bought my kit
7. Drive it, check the bolts, go drive it HARDER

Simply, 5.5 stars, support from Eric and Kieth on the simple questions was excellent, as it a kit the price beats most everyone else's combination, fit and finish are excellent - do this and you will corner like a go-kart.
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Review by Left Handed Elvis / (Posted on 5/6/2016)
Awesome setup, wroth every penny
I just installed this last weekend. I haven't gotten a chance to really push my car, my initial impressions are that my car rides better, and handles better at the same time. Once I get an alignment, I will hit some twisty roads to really see what this suspension can do.
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Review by Everyonesgrudge / (Posted on 3/4/2016)
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FM V-Maxx XXtreme coilovers for NA - Sport package (currently on backorder)
Flyin' Miata sway bars (NA8 chassis) (currently on backorder)

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