Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- Pleasantly surprised
I had heard these would be uncomfortable to daily but after getting them on the car I am amazed how how awesome these feel. The increased cornering performace has me slightly afraid to push further considering Im much faster in the corners with absolutley no complaints from the car. I couldnt be happier with the level of customer service and the performance of this product especially considering the price range. People talk about bang for your buck but these are more like high explosives for pennies!
- A value-oriented performance coilover.
The TL;DR: A good entry level performance coilover that requires a little help.
Firstly, I'm a huge suspension nerd. On my other vehicle, I measured motions ratios, calculated natural frequency, and ordered a very custom setup. Thankfully Miatas have been around a while and folks like Flyin' Miata have already figured out what rates work well. The 9K/6K rates (in metric) are a nice balance between predictable handling and a playful rear end. I also don't really know why'd you go softer than 9/6, as I find it to be pretty comfortable when valved correctly.
When I first installed these coilovers, the rebound felt good, but the compression felt like crap in the rear. I later found out that the issue was I was hitting bump stops. Even with recommended ride height per FM, the rear just had too much sag. At this point I opted to install 2" tophats in the rear, which avoid the bumpstop issue. The coils are worlds better now, but unfortunately sit incredibly low even with the helper spring almost fully compressed! Note that this issue is specific to the rears, and the fronts are totally fine.
The other thing I'd like to share is that I don't find the adjustability to really do much. There's minor difference in the clicks, but overall they are not very sensitive compared to other coilovers I've used. For instance, 3 of 30 clicks on my BC racing shocks means the difference between crazy oversteer and a balanced car.
Despite these minor complaints, the value is definitely here. The perfect spring rates, overall good dampening that's more track-oriented means a solid package for your NA/NB miata! Oh, and the folks at FM are awesome :)
- Excellent product and support!
I live in the Tampa area, so the roads are generally smooth, but any bumps that I do find are felt but by no means jarring. No bouncyness, and I haven't felt any bottoming out so far. The way the car performs during hard turns puts a big ol' grin on my face every time! I love how they handle any imperfections smoothly but then nearly eliminate any body roll when I'm feeling froggy. Would definitely recommend to any who ask, and the FM support was very nice to have when I hit a snag removing the stock suspension.