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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2007, 07:13:37 PM »
I just fitted mine with springs from a tuner named Cobb, they dropped the car 1 inch and are much stiffer then the factory ones. They were designed to use the factory struts and shocks. Springs + new sway bars were 350 pounds with shipping. Dealers will always over charge for things, If you look there are other options for what your looking for.

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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2008, 12:08:57 PM »
Right MPS aero has eibach springs and Mazda's own dampers...Finally cleared that up at a local dealer!
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2008, 05:36:03 PM »
Right MPS aero has eibach springs and Mazda's own dampers...Finally cleared that up at a local dealer!

Are they the same dampers as the Non-aero setup though?
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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2008, 04:38:10 PM »
Right MPS aero has eibach springs and Mazda's own dampers...Finally cleared that up at a local dealer!

This has been mentioned before. According to Mazda UK it has eibach dampers. But then again Mazda Uk dont seem to know their arse from their elbow.

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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2008, 06:22:28 PM »
Right MPS aero has eibach springs and Mazda's own dampers...Finally cleared that up at a local dealer!

This has been mentioned before. According to Mazda UK it has eibach dampers. But then again Mazda Uk dont seem to know their arse from their elbow.

i'll check the part numbers for the mps against the 3 sport.. i assume that if the Aero comes with stock dampers, it would be the same as the sport ones..  ???
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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2008, 08:46:13 PM »
Right MPS aero has eibach springs and Mazda's own dampers...Finally cleared that up at a local dealer!

This has been mentioned before. According to Mazda UK it has eibach dampers. But then again Mazda Uk dont seem to know their arse from their elbow.

i'll check the part numbers for the mps against the 3 sport.. i assume that if the Aero comes with stock dampers, it would be the same as the sport ones..  ???

Neel the Aero would be like a bouncy castle with Sport dampers and Aero springs.

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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2008, 12:32:20 AM »
I would be willing to bet the dampers are the same on the regular MPS as they are on the Aero...the reason being is because Mazdaspeed released Dampeners with thier full coilover setup...I cant begin to understand why they would have 3 stages of dampeners.

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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2008, 08:12:17 PM »
I believe the dampers on the aero are different from the MPS...pretty sure this is the case although proving this is difficult!
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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2008, 08:14:32 PM »
I believe the dampers on the aero are different from the MPS...pretty sure this is the case although proving this is difficult!

lets give your aero an indepth examination when u get it  ;)  :P  ;D lol
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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2008, 04:43:35 PM »
Love to mate!!! tomorrow is the day, slough is the place (Socker) absolute driving pleasure is the game!!! Well excited ;D
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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2008, 11:42:32 AM »
Love to mate!!! tomorrow is the day, slough is the place (Socker) absolute driving pleasure is the game!!! Well excited ;D

I'm so jealous! Grr!  Seriously, good for you mate, let us know how it goes and post some pics when you get chance. :)
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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2008, 04:23:44 PM »
Right now i am confused, having done abit of research the EVO review as below states Eibach springs and dampers?!?!!? If that is the case the 500 option is not evaen a choise is it??? The dampers and springs alone are worth more than 500!!!

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/208443/mazda_3_mps.html
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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2008, 07:34:34 PM »
Yeah but again.. my bet is on them reading that from teh marketing blurb..
only way to find out will be to get part numbers.

How are you finding the ride compared to the furby? and what suspension setup did you have on the furb?
Im soooo jealous.. im *trying* to hold out to see if the revisions reach the UK, i really want a metro grey one.
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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2008, 09:57:11 PM »
Right now i am confused, having done abit of research the EVO review as below states Eibach springs and dampers?!?!!? If that is the case the 500 option is not evaen a choise is it??? The dampers and springs alone are worth more than 500!!!

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/208443/mazda_3_mps.html

read that too, wouldn't be the first time Evo or any other mag got their facts wrong. Letters pages now and again have owners writing in to  correct them.

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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2008, 08:37:21 AM »
On the Fab i had the standard shocks and and the eibach springs. The ride was firm but not oo harsh. Whatr amazes me most about the MPS is that the Eibach sperings and what ever dampers they are are amazing! They are solid around corners keeping roll to a minimum, giving you tonnes of confidence around bends, but they also absorb lumps and bumps really well! I have not once cringed from hitting a speed bump too hard or a hole in the road or anything for that matter! Really comfortable at slow speeds and really firm when needs to be.

I was suprised to be honest the FAB was quite a bit more uncomfortable than the MPS!

Mate you reallyu do want one trust me!!1 You been on a test drive yet? Do you live near Uxbridge?
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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2008, 08:37:21 AM »