96 Montego, replacing a 95M... I miss: My running peeps in Tampa, running barefoot @ Clearwater Beach and First Choice BBQ, in Brandon. In So Cal I miss: The Malibu Canyons, CA 33 and In & Out Burgers ! I'm from Tampa, if I was from Tampa Bay, I'd be a fish!
Co-worker had some seat time on a set last few weekends at the local SCCA events. Put numerous drivers in the car (NB1) and compared to his box stock NB1. Times were no better if not worse between all drivers compared to the OE hardware. Folks felt the suspension was "ok". Quite soft overall and perhaps too much rebound in the rear. Car was a bit dicey on all seasons and only became marginally faster with rpf1's and 615k's.
Personally, I'm a big proponent of the Illumina/FM Spring combo. Sure you can't get ride height adjustment, but it's a great compromise for street/autox/daily duty--AND the shocks have a lifetime warranty
Originally Posted by DazedAndConfused
i just spent equal amount on s.tech springs and skunk2 shocks on my civic... wait wrong forum!
Did someone really ask this question?
1997 Miata - Winter Beater/Wifes summer car
2005 TI MSM - FM Intake, DP, Cat-Back, ebay FMIC, 15x7 +20 Rota Grid-V's with 205/50 - 10.5psi estimated 200whp
Definitely go for the Teins if you're only deciding between those too. I've been really happy with the Bilsteins and Ground Controls I recently installed which are similarly priced to the Teins. I like them a bit more than Tein and FM/Illumina setups I've experienced.
I've had both Racelands and VMaxx on Miata's and all I can say is that both are pretty much the same thing and absolutely horrible. Spring rates are way too soft and the shocks blew out in less than a month on both of mine. Pretty much the only thing they're good for is being slammed, because why should you waste an expensive coilover on that. Go with the Tein's if it will ever see the track!
I don't understand. I've rode in a ton of other cars with much more expensive suspension than mine
Bilsteins with GC coils
Koni adjustables with gc sleeves
And my car feels better with less body roll than all of these with my Racelands. They've lasted a year, 20,000 miles. No body roll and they aren't bouncy. Maybe a little softer than what would be optimal, but that's the only complaint. And its not even an issue that bothers me.
Now, I don't track but I do a lot of mountain driving... a LOT.
Maybe mine are defective? ;)
I also have prothane bushings, and racing beat sways.
Put your stock sway bars back on and tell me your car has less body roll than Tein Basics with stock sways.
These instances were on others' cars. The Godspeeds (on a 240) were BRAND new, the other set ups were probably between 1-2 years.