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Top 5 Mazda Miata MX-5 Coilovers that Won't Break your Bank Account

Here’s our price/quality coilover choice for you, while we couldn't include every manufacturer and suspension option out there, we've picked the top 5 here:

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TEIN Street Advance Coilovers

About TEIN:
TEIN ("TE"CHNICAL "IN"NOVATION) was established in Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Japan in 1985 as company specialized in suspension manufacturing.

TEIN Street Advance Coilovers for the Miata
TEIN Street Advance Coilovers are great for daily or spirited Miata driving. Made in Japan under strict quality control standards and developed by highly trained suspension engineers..

As per TEIN website, the Street Advance damper is the evolution of their popular Super Street coilover. Developed to provide a sporty ride feeling and aggressive stance, along with wide-range damping force adjustment using their new Advance Needle technology, giving the driver a much more noticeable feel in damping force change. The shortened shell case design provides optimum damper stroke at lower than standard MX-5 ride height. Your Miata ride height is adjustable via the ZT coated threaded sleeve. Updated internal components and external coatings increase durability and coilover life.

Main Features:

  • Steel Construction
  • Twin Tube internal construction
  • Larger piston diameter for strut type front and rear (22mm)
  • 16-way Damping adjustment with over 200% increase in damping force change.*
  • Ride Height adjustable via spring seat
  • Powder coated damper body
  • Non-welded ZT coated Adjustment Tube
  • Full-Length Dust Boots
  • 1-piece Aluminum Spring Seat with Delrin Thrust Washer
  • 1-year Manufacturers Defect Warranty

Here is a review and discussion about TEIN Street Advance on Miata.net

Bilstein B14 Performance Suspension Series (PSS)

About BILSTEIN
Founded by August Bilstein in Westphalia, Germany in 1873 as a producer of metal window fittings. It was in 1927 that Hans Bilstein made the first move towards the automotive accessories industry. Today BILSTEIN is more orientated to the tuning industry, combined with its commitment to motor sports, equipping all AMG Mercedes and over half of the teams in the 24 hour race on the Nürburgring with BILSTEIN accessories.

Bilstein B14 Performance Suspension Series (PSS) for the Miata
The Bilstein B14 PSS Suspension allows adjustable ride height without the expense of a fully adjustable damping system. This system features both coilover and standard mono-tube gas pressure shock or struts with performance level valving for application specific, progressive rate coil springs. The solid aluminum spring seat and lock nut allow a selective adjustment of the Miata's ride height. Spring travel and vehicle body height change, but the spring seat remains pre-loaded throughout the allowable range of adjustment for the MX-5.

Some specifications:

  • Threaded body adjustable range of 20 mm at both axles, while installed
  • Lowering of approx. 30-50 mm at front and rear
  • Road-tested by Bilstein under motor sports conditions and fine-tuned
  • Spring plates and lock nuts made from a special aluminum alloy
  • Surface coating using Triple-C-Technology® for long-lasting corrosion resistance
  • Round threads for ease of adjustment
  • Quality sport springs made from highly durable material
  • Bilstein gas pressure technology
  • Bilstein mono-tube/Upside-Down technology, made in Germany
  • German TÜV certificate

Here is a review of Bilstein B14 Performance Suspension Series (PSS) on Miata.net

V-MAXX Classic and Xxtereme Coilovers

About V-MAXX Autosport:
Founded in 2004 in the Netherlands, V-MAXX Autosport has fast become a familiar name on the tuning scene. Manufacturer of a complete range of sport suspension and sport brake products distributed to dealers in over 65 countries worldwide. V-MAXX is known for offering outstanding value for money and a complete range and innovative design. This is backed up by positive independent reviews in magazines and on internet forums (Redline, Elaborare).

V-MAXX products are all individually German TüV approved and come with a 2 year warranty.

V-MAXX Classic and Xxtereme Coilovers for the Miata MX-5
With the Classic Coilovers, the ride height of the Miata can be easily adjusted allowing to achieve the ultimate stance. Damping is preset by V-MAXX to give a balance between sporty handling and ride comfort for fast-road driving.

Features Include:

  • Fully adjustable front and rear - Lowers by 35-65mm
  • Zinc plated damper bodies
  • Uprated dampers with sports settings
  • Uprated sports springs
  • TUV approved for use across Europe
  • Dual alloy spring seats
  • 2 years manufacturers warranty

Check our V-MAXX Coilovers Goup Buy DISCOUNT open till the 1st of March 20016.

BC Racing BR Series Coilovers

About BC Racing
Bor-Chuann Enterprise (BC-racing) was founded in Taiwan in 1999. Specialized in design and manufacture of performance shock-absorber providing reasonable prices and good quality.

BC Racing BR Series Coilovers for the Miata MX-5
The BC Racing BR Series Coilovers are suitable for street driving and occasional road course duty. With a fully threaded cartridge design, the BR Series have easily accessible compression/rebound addjustment knobs for 30 way ride heights. The kit come with pillowball mounts to provide the most feedback possible from the suspension and to sharpen the already excellent steering response of the Miata. As per BC Racing website, the BR series coilovers use a large 46mm diameter piston in a 53mm diameter damper body to maximise oil capacity. As the damper unit operates the oil contained within heats up. The viscosity of oil changes as its temperature varies which can lead to changes in the damping characteristics of the unit..

Some of the main features:
Mono-tube shock design
Full height adjustability through shock body, not spring
30 levels of damping force adjustment (compression/rebound)
Pillowball mounts and adjustable camber plates included (where applicable)
Adjustable rear camber plates available
Separate full length height adjustable
One year warranty
Completely rebuildable and individual parts are available separately for purchase

Interested in reviews or opinions about BC Racing BR Series Coilovers, here is an interesting thread on Miata.net forum

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Megan Racing Street Series Full Coilovers

Megan Racing Street Series Full Coilovers

About Megan Racing
Founded in California in 2001, Megan Racing always gave priority to provide high quality performance parts at reasonable prices and are manufacturing fully adjustable coil-over damper kits since 2004.

Megan Racing Street Series Full Coilovers for the Miata
Megan Racing Street Series Coilover Kit for the 1990-2005 Mazda Miata offers 32 levels of adjustable damper force with full independent height adjustment. This damper kit also features front and rear pillow ball upper mounts for camber correction and suspension tuning. Made of extremely durable steel and featuring springs that are constructed of SAE-9254 cold-wound steel, the quality and durability of this coilover kit on the road surpasses other coilovers in its class.

Some of the spefcifications:
10KG Front and 8KG Rear Spring Rates
32 Levels of Adjustable Damper
Pillow Ball Upper Mounts
Rubber Dust Covers
Adjustable Ride Height
Aggressive Spring Rates
Single-Cylinder Design
Aluminum Brackets
Hardware Included
1 Year Manufacturer Defect Warranty

Levels of Damper Adjustments Recommended By Megan Racing:
1 to 8 suggested for track use
9 to 16 suggested for mountain/aggressive use
17-32 suggested for common street use

Here is a track testing of the Megan Racing coilover damper kit on NA Miata.