Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- 4 years in, and still loving this setup!
I also reviewed this a year ago, but mistakenly put it under the V-Maxx Classic kit without the swaybars (I got the kit WITH the FM Swaybars). I really love this suspension..... I've got it set really low, and I'm also running 16x8 wheels with BFG G-Force tires and a 260mm Momo steering wheel. It's like driving a gokart to work each day! An absolute pleasure. This suspension is a big part of the thrill. How is it possible to enjoy a car this much? The V-Maxx Classic coilover kit has been on my car for at least 4 years (and about 25,000 miles) and I'm really happy with it. One change I made this past year was that I added FM Sway Bar end links. I'd cobbled a kit together out of the McMaster Carr catalogue, but when they went dry (after a couple of years), they squeaked enough to drive me insane!!! Now back to performance like a new car.
- Definitely recommend, could use some helper springs up front
This is the best coilover package for the money. Period. It might not out perform the Fox suspension for ultimate control and adjustability, but for anyone who drives primarily on the street, they're perfect and hold your car nice and flat through the corners.
My only gripe is that the front coilovers have a longer single spring with the latest variant, and leave about a 1"-2" gap between the fender and the tire at it's lowest setting. For reference I'm on 14x7 RPF1's +19mm offset with 195/60r14 tires. I don't know if Flyin' Miata makes the helper springs for the front anymore, but I think they'd help with adjustability.
- Highly recommended! Get the sways.
I purchased this to replace an aging stock suspension. Aging? Well, it was fully aged, in fact. 23 years old. This kit made the car handle like new. Better in fact -- it now handles like a sports car, without any significant penalty in ride quality. It handles bumps and bad pavement just fine, with excellent rebound control. The car feels planted in all circumstances, and the improvement in the steering quality cannot be overstated. It also corners flatter, and seat-of-the-pants evaluation says it corners harder, although my tires are old and bald and I can't wait until spring 2019 to get the car riding on some modern, quality tires. Definitely spring (so to speak) for the FM roll bars. I think the kit would be incomplete without them. Overall, the kit feels very well integrated and of a piece, and it has made my '93 feel better than new. Highly recommended!