FM V-Maxx Classic coilovers for NB
FM V-Maxx Classic coilovers for NB
Emissions: Emissions do not apply.
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Warranty: 2 years
Improved! The rear shocks now have offset bushings for extra clearance between the spring and the halfshafts. This gives you a wider range of height adjustment. We have also gone to a single long front spring to give maximum travel without coil bind.
To answer one of the most common questions - yes, this price is for a full set of four.
An exclusive to Flyin' Miata! Like many of our other suspensions, this has been tortured at the Targa Newfoundland. Twice.
You'd be amazed at how many suspension systems we test at Flyin' Miata. Even with a full line of parts, we're always looking for good options to pass along to our customers. When we first tried the V-Maxx suspension from the Netherlands, we didn't expect it to be any good due to the low price. To our surprise, it was better than most - but it wasn't quite right. So we changed the spring rates and bumpstop design until we had an end result that met our expectations, and worked with the manufacturer to bring our version to market.
So what makes them work?
The fixed shock damping is well-matched to the springs. A 1/2" shorter rear shock body gives extra compression travel for improved ride and handling, even at lower ride heights. Since the spring perch is adjustable, you have full control over ride height and cornerweighting. The spring rates are 391 lb/in in the front and 258 lb/in in the rear, which gives a good handling balance. The stock upper mounts are retained. They also have a two-year warranty.
They're not quite in the same league as the Fox in terms of outright speed, but they do offer excellent value and are a good choice for someone who wants an inexpensive coilover setup. Includes both sets of springs, four shocks, adjusting tools and bumpstops.
We recommend the use of factory upper mounts only.
The material quality of these things is beyond appalling, they look like some no-name junk you would buy off of eBay for $300. The fasteners are all junk with poorly-machined threads, there is rust on the threads of the shock shafts and the collar threads, and it's just embarrassing that FM would put their name on a product this low quality. They sat on a shelf in my garage for too long however, so now I'm stuck holding the bag as it were. I couldn't be more disappointed.
We tried to reach out to Eric to figure out what was going on here, but weren't able to get in touch. This definitely isn't what we're used to, and we'd love to dig into this. Eric, if you read this, please get in touch so we can figure out what's going on.
I had the Koni/FM spring setup on my previous (99) car, and then installed the V-Maxx Classics (along with FM sway bars and end links) on my 2004 earlier this year. These are both great kits, but overall I'd say the Koni/FM combo delivered the same handling benefit with a bit more of a refined ride. V-Maxx - even the classics" are a bit noisy and bouncy for my taste. I know they're priced well, but for similar money, if i had it to do over again i'd go Konis.
I guess the other element is ride-height adjustability, but IMHO it's more trouble than it's worth, The Konis stanced my '99 just right and I didn't have to worry about busting my knuckles with the stupid adjustment rings & wrenches.
Purchased for my NB. Installed them myself. I have now gotten a whole season in and driven them on all kinds of roads and can say that these are very good quality entry level shocks for everyday driving and nice stance. Don’t cheap out and buy the $400 ebay coilovers. These guys at FM know exactly what they’re doing. Their products are built and developed by Miata specialists!
I was looking for a straight upgrade, not a huge drop, and didn't want to mess with adjusting dampers. These fit the bill at an outstanding price. I've been autocrossing Miatas for over 10 years but never had money to spend on upgrades until recently. I had an autocross two weeks after installing, and I was floored by how easy the car was to drive hard compared to the stock HardS setup. It was like the car was thinking ahead for me. They're equally good at Summit Point and comfortable to drive on the street to get there and back.
Love my new FM V-Maxx Classic coil overs. Owned an NC for 5 years and it was 100% stock and I thought it handled good. Now own a NB and with this new suspension I think it handles great! I live about 40 minutes from the Tail Of The Dragon here in Tennessee and get to take some runs on it 3-4 times a month. Car stays flat in hard cornering,steering feels much more responsive and positive and this suspension gives me a lot more confidence to push harder than I was comfortable doing before.As far as the looks? I set the springs at FM's suggested heights of 12" front and 12 1/2" rear and the wheel gap is gone,looks MUCH better and I'm not scrapping on anything.I don't find the ride rough at all. Stiffer than OEM but that was the point. Guys tried to tell me I couldn't get a decent set-up for under a $1,000 but these V-Maxx suit me just fine! Only complaint I have is that Flyin Miata didn't send me any window decals so I can't advertise their product!!