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I installed my basic's last night and am very happy with the front ride height but the rear just isn't low enough. I wanna drop it another .25" if that but i'm outta threads! I went on m.net to see install photos and assembly of the coilovers with stock mounts. There were numerous threads about the install instructions being incorrect. Needing to use the washer and the collar. Instead of just the collar.

Anyways, may seem like it would be slammed but it's really not my H&R springs sat about 10-15mm higher. I know their was some contraversy about where to place the 35mm spacer. Either above the top mount (as the instructions say) or below it. I did as the instructions say (above the mount) which will hold everything together tighter but not beable to adjust height as much. For those who have the basic's or SS which you did? I'm just affraid of switching it over so that I can adjust it down a little more that it will bottom out the shock?!?!? Looks like it's almost on the bump stop already; can't see how even changing the top will adjust that.

Thread on m.net about the issue: http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=175125
 

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Kinda figured new upper mounts would be the way to go. Not spending $300+ on them though. Talked to out machining guess down stairs at work and they're going to make me a set like FM's with as much shock travel as I want. May eventually do the fronts as well.
 

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thats very kool! any plans for public consumption? I`d be interested in it for sure! One observation tho, seems like the base plate where the 2 studs are look extremely thick..is it aluminum?

Here`a link of one guy who modified NB bumpstops using bearings in lieu of rubber
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/737924/4

Bearings and circlips can be bought at http://www.mcmaster.com/ keyword "spherical bearings"
 

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I put the thick spacer above the shock mount as shown in the Tein instructions. If I remember correctly I ran out of room to tighten the upper nut all the way, so I added a couple more washers into the mix.

Everyone has their own opinions on the matter it may seem, putting the long spacer below the strut mount made absolutely no sense to me though. :p
 

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thats very kool! any plans for public consumption? I`d be interested in it for sure! One observation tho, seems like the base plate where the 2 studs are look extremely thick..is it aluminum?

Here`a link of one guy who modified NB bumpstops using bearings in lieu of rubber
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/737924/4

Bearings and circlips can be bought at http://www.mcmaster.com/ keyword "spherical bearings"
No plans for public consumption! I figured a few guys would ask and i'm sure they're willing to make a few more to make a little extra on the side. Not sure price though but I would say around $150. Figure $40-$50 in parts and they will make a buck of them. We'll see! The base plate is thick and can be milled down; stock metal thickness was about 5-8mm and this is 12.7mm (.5"). Just how they were made before as spacers. Thought about it and I think i'm going to keep them that way. Due to the larger ID on the center section the little gold spring seat for the tein springs sits in there but moves alittle. So were going to machine a 10-14mm recess in the new mounts the same OD as the springs so that I can just ditch the gold tein seats. It is aluminum; billet not sure what type though!

Read the guys cardomain! Pretty cool and looks very easy to do; his purpose was to make sure the shock shaft didn't bottom out. His will just clear the shaft which works for his case. Mine is needing the clear the entire shock body with threads in extreme conditions. That and I will beable to get my extra 10mm of drop and gain almost all my shock travel back! SWEET!

Thanks for the linky on parts!
 

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man.....which I had em done....there in the same state as the were just no time to mess with them. I'll post up when I get them done or more progress is made. Really could be finished in a few hours....blah
 
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