FM V-Maxx XXtreme coilovers - Sport package for NB
- Product Review (submitted on August 9, 2017):
Bought these coilovers for my 2003 NB, install was very straightforward and the kit comes with everything you need. Between taking the old set out, putting these in and getting ride height right, you're looking at about 8 hours of work.
I was genuinely surprised by how comfortable they were on my first drive. You're absolutely going to feel bumps and crappy road surfaces more but it's not jarring or harsh if you have the damping turned down, but body roll is almost non existent. I've put about 500 miles on them through city streets, long freeway stints and bashing through my hometowns county roads, some buttery smooth and some like washboards.
The spring rates are excellent, just stiff enough. The car is a little more prone to understeer than before but I have Flyin' Miata sway bars, and a little messing around with those does the trick, of course that all comes down to your handling preferences. With the damping turned up the car becomes a little monster, the ride is very very firm but the handling is honestly better than any other car I've driven. It turned my body rolling goof ball Miata into a serious daily drivable racer, and the best part is once you've had enough you can turn the damping down in about 2 minutes. All in all it's a great, all around, no compromise set up. Tons of thanks to FM!