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My new V-Maxx coil-overs
I have had the new FM V-Maxx coil-overs on my ‘95 for awhile now and just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know I am extremely pleased with that setup (I bought the full NB upgrade version). The only other modification to the suspension was a previous addition of front and rear FM sway bars. After driving the car on the street for several weeks and at one HPDE the suspension has dropped about a quarter inch to 12.25” front and 12.75” rear with the following wheel alignment: Caster +4.5, Camber -2.0 front and –1.85 rear, zero Toe front and 1/32” Toe_In at the rear – the car was corner weighted to my weight in the drivers seat before the alignment and my weight was simulated in the drivers seat for the alignment. With the FM sways set full soft front and in the middle position rear the car has essentially neutral F/R handling balance with very good turn-in. I run 205/50/15 Nitto NT01 tires on 15x7 Enkei RP-F1 9.8-lb wheels for HPDE and with this setup the car is absolutely amazing on the track and not only has way more mechanical grip and stability compared to the tired OE suspension, but the car is now far easier to drive at or near the limit. That wonderful suspension simply transformed the car into a whole other animal. I was not expecting that great an improvement in track performance because FM states the V-Maxx is a street/track compromise suspension setup with emphasis on track handling, but I am totally loving it now that it is 4-5 seconds faster on the track ran recently, and the ride on the street is only slightly stiffer that prior to the new suspension. You folks are the best – thanks for the excellent product offering and outstanding sales and tech support. Now I have to save my pennies for the FM Butterfly Brace to stiffen up that old chassis a bit.