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Offline sk4tec

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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2008, 08:52:41 AM »
Perhaps the Eibach's are variable rate ??? Anyhow sounds like they did a good job of tuning.

One difference will be the chassis being a lot stiffer, if the Furby\Polo are like my old Golf. I had a Golf 1.6 and a Golf GTi (mk v). The stiffer suspension of the Golf put much more strain on the chassis and it wasn't stiff enough. Every bump would cause flex in the chassis, and of course this flex isn't damped.

My 3 Sport actually has softer suspension than my GTi, but handles better (well ok its go trick rear suspension as well).

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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2008, 12:00:37 PM »
Below is taken from Mazda UK official site......


'Models featuring the Sports Aero kit are equipped with special Eibach springs and dampers that lower the car by 25mm at the front and 10mm at the rear, to elevate the Mazda3 MPS’s already excellent handling to an even higher level.  This kit also includes low-drag two‑spoke sports door mirrors and a larger rear sports spoiler. '
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« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2008, 10:08:08 PM »
Sounds good, especially if its more comfortable than the furb.

Pretty much all modern springs are progressive these days, ie they get firmer the more they are compressed, which helps ride quality and still firms up nicely when pressing on..

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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2008, 11:10:09 PM »
Ahhhhhhh! Well i am sure once you have driven it that will be it hook, line and sinker!
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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2008, 04:36:39 PM »
Has anyone considered a fully adjustable coil-over system yet?
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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2008, 04:43:52 PM »
No...for cost reasons. Mazdaspeed has a decent coil over system but its very expensive. I bought new springs that were engineered to work with the factory struts and shocks for 125 quid.

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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2008, 04:50:08 PM »
Cost is a big factor here as the price gap between springs and coilovers can be huge. If i had a non aero personally i would consider it purely for being able to select ride height at will.
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Re: MPS suspension
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2008, 04:50:08 PM »