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    Looking for opinions on what struts to get for stock springs on a 99. Not looking to get new springs. Mostly for spirited driving. I only autocross once or twice a year so that is not a priority.

  • #2
    RE: Struts for stock springs

    You have two great options here :

    1) get a set of Koni yellows. They have 3 setting on the spring perch that allows you to have the car at stock height and about .5" lower and the shocks are adjustable. Having the spring perch set a little lower on the shock does not effect spring rate or ride quality.

    2) Get the suspension of a NB with "sport suspension". They have a slightly lower ride, slightly stiffer springs and nice Bilstein shocks.

    Both options will improve handling over a stock setup and won't comprimise your ability to drive the car around on Atlanta streets (i.e. scraping speed bumps, sharp driveways etc...) Either option shouldn't cost more than $500, IIRC a new set of Konis is ~$450 and i've seen used sport suspensions go for $150-$300.

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    • #3
      RE: Struts for stock springs

      Or if you just want some stock struts I'll sell you mine for cheap.

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      • #4
        RE: Struts for stock springs

        i was looking to do the same thing because i think my shocks are going but the more i look at it for an extra $100 you can get springs too. yes it will scrap over bumps more but even when the car is a daily driver and mine is, its still a toy at heart so why not get springs too.
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        • #5
          RE: Struts for stock springs

          I ran KYB GR2's with my stock springs before switching out shocks and springs.
          1995 Triple Black Miata

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          • #6
            RE: Struts for stock springs

            Sawyer is selling a set of Eibach springs if your interested. It'll lower the car about 1.3" which isn't too extreme but gives the car a lot better appearance. Just an option to consider to go along with your new struts.

            Oh and Koni FTW! :D

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            • #7
              RE: Struts for stock springs

              I have the springs and sways from a 2001 hard suspension, if your interested.
              01 Mica Green, Enthuza muffler, Rota wheels, TEIN springs, RB sways, Big assed stripe that adds 20hp

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              • #8
                RE: Struts for stock springs

                About how many miles are on them?

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                • #9
                  RE: Struts for stock springs

                  I'm not sure of the mileage on the springs as we never installed them. :D

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                  • #10
                    RE: Struts for stock springs

                    Pickup some Konis

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                    • #11
                      RE: Struts for stock springs

                      +1 on the Koni yellows w/ stock springs,I'm thrilled with this set up on my car


                      I put a set of the Koni STRt's on the wife's car this weekend and for the money they seem to be excellent choice for a DD a bit firmer than stock and a whole lot better than factory shocks with 200K on them

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                      • #12
                        RE: Struts for stock springs

                        Originally posted by adjake
                        Looking for opinions on what struts to get for stock springs on a 99. Not looking to get new springs. Mostly for spirited driving. I only autocross once or twice a year so that is not a priority.
                        What class do you autox in? I drove Kevin's NB with Koni Sports and stock springs (he's bound to the stock springs by class rules), and thought it drove pretty damn excellent.

                        Another option is the NB sport package ("hard") suspension bilsteins. I have an assembled set with the stiffer springs still on them for $375. Bolt on and go. That would probably be a legal move to make in your class, since it's from a different package car from the same year.
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                        • #13
                          RE: Struts for stock springs

                          Originally posted by ben91


                          Another option is the NB sport package ("hard") suspension bilsteins.
                          repost :lol:

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                          • #14
                            RE: Struts for stock springs

                            Now you're just going after him. :lol:

                            Originally posted by miata5620
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                            • #15
                              RE: Struts for stock springs

                              naaaaaaa:whistle:

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