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· Candy ass miata man
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Okay, so I have ricelands and 2" ISC tophats, a friend brought it to my attention that I need new bumpstops apparantly if I want more spring travel?

I bought theses so I could lower my car to around moderatly slammed height, and still remain some spring travel so when I track my car it dosnt handle like crap. So I am wondering if I just throw the tophats on as of now, is it just compressing my sprigns more which would be counter productive? Or what?

Sorry for the noobness, but I am willing to learn, I dont understand the tophats completely so all the info is appreciated and I couldnt find anything with info that helped.
 

· Candy ass miata man
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Question, at my current ride height my "helper springs" I think they are called, cuz the racelands have 2 seperate springs, the smaller spring is COMPLETELY compressed, would it be beneficial to take it out completely. I am refering to tracking my car and handling, not juts going as low as possible. So from a functional stand point.
 

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I honestly dont know, and the coils are installed ( and I plan on not taking them fully off when putting tophats off. So another raceland owner will have to answer. I do know however that tons of slammed guys do exactly what I will be doing. Its just I care about handling and those guys dont so I dont know if at a higher ride height than slammed people if itll benefit me. I plan on to be moderatly slammed.
 

· Candy ass miata man
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Omgggggggggg these are amazing, when I first got my coilovers the previous owner had them setup for autox so they were very high, the coilovers felt very good and awesome untill I lowered it and it all went to hell but now I am even lower (1/2"-1" lower) and it feels just like when I had my car at the coilovers previous owners settings!!

Now I need to get them for front, the front of the car is horrible and the rear is sooo smooth and solid now haha.
 

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Holy bananas thats beyond me, I read majority of it untill he got super technical and I just cant understand it haha. So is he against tophats? From what I gathered it sounded like he was saying the only thing they are good for is to go lower.
 

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I am 11" hub to fender and over bumps my car feels absolutely amazing, I took out my helper springs aswell, it makes my front scare the hell out of me (NA tophats) because I never realized how shitty the coils are at lower ride heights. I have nothing to say but good things about these so far, But I live in PA so have snow tires on and havnt had a track day on them, clearly ha so cant fully test for these but as of now I say they are a must have.
 
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