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  1. goatboy

    Mx5 NC - meister or?

    All booked in on the 13th for you guys to work your magic!
  2. goatboy

    Mx5 NC - meister or?

    Tony. How long do you need the car for to work your magic? I want to book it in for a couple of weeks time (assuming you have space) but need to fit it in around some other stuff... thanks. Dan
  3. goatboy

    Mx5 NC - meister or?

    OK Tony I will adjust the dampers to that as a base to start from. Thankfully not put the rear trim back in so everything is easy to get to. I didn't put it down on its wheels but I did but a jack under the hub and jacked it up to the point of it just taking weight and then tightened them up, hopefully thats the same effect. If I book it in for a geo would you alter the ride height as part of the service so it is set "just so"?
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    Mx5 NC - meister or?

  5. goatboy

    Mx5 NC - meister or?

    Thanks everyone. Yes it looks better doesnt it! Maybe a bit too low but now easily fixed. I have primarily started at 5 from soft all round but open to suggestions, the top arms did indeed come off. And no the colour didnt change! Looks like it though right! I think the first shot was first thing in the morning and the car was covered in dew!!
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    Mx5 NC - meister or?

    Well after a lot of indecision i finally got the meisters and installed them myself. Realtively easy to do although a bit time consuming as i spent time tidying up any flaking stone chip protection and treating any rust as i went along. Results are like this it definately needs some WIM love as the front camber in particular looks terrible! Interesting to see the difference in the meisters to the koni that came off. Particularly at the rear hope i dont end up regretting the change the difference in available travle looks significant!!
  7. goatboy

    Adjustable drop links mx5 nc?

    Sounds like they are worth having then. I will look to invest. Thanks Tony
  8. goatboy

    Adjustable drop links mx5 nc?

    I will shortly be replacing my mx5 coilovers and as the rear drop links arent renowned for their longevity i though i would change then out at the same time (i have uprated arbs already) Anybody got thoughts on whether its worth getting adjustable drop links? Mx5partd are doing a pair for £50ish vs £30ish for a pair of standard ones. So they are not wildly more expensive but i dont know enough about these things to know if its. Worthy mod or not. Any wisdom from the WIM fraternity gratefully received.
  9. goatboy

    Mx5 NC - meister or?

    Amazing thanks Tony
  10. goatboy

    Mx5 NC - meister or?

    Ok. Thanks Tony. I might purchase and fit myself then bring it to you to get everything set up right . I'm an mx5oc member if it makes a difference (gotta ask right )
  11. goatboy

    Michelin Primacy 4 or Pilot Sport 4

    You are partly right. I quoted 1psi and it was actually 0.1 bar. Which is 1.5psi! Joking aside. I was surprised too. The 1st long journey I took the steering was far too sensitive and skittish at speed. This is a car I have had for 5 years so I am very used to how it drives. I was expecting the tyres to be 5-10 psi too high. I doubted myself when they only needed deflating 0.1bar but it was day and night difference. Hence why I mentioned it. I also used to have a car with the pressure monitors and I noted how much the pressure went down in winter, mpg with it...
  12. goatboy

    Michelin Primacy 4 or Pilot Sport 4

    I think they are something like zx912... does that sound right? They got lots of good reviews at the time but I never thought much of them
  13. goatboy

    Michelin Primacy 4 or Pilot Sport 4

    I've got the primacy 4 on my Octavia and I'm quite impressed. Lots of grip and very quiet. Very sensitive to tyre pressure though. Mine were over inflated by 1 psi at the shop and they were skittish at high speed. Dropped just 1 psi and it was amazingly different. Not done enough miles to comment on the wear rate or the wet weather ability really (Will it ever rain again?) But generally much prefer to the falkens they replaced which I never quite got on with.
  14. goatboy

    Mx5 NC - meister or?

    Yep, definitely koni on standard springs... apparently too much scrapping on lowered springs. That's good to hear about the meisters. Can you supply them Tony? If so how much do you charge for supply fit and alignment? (Or is it better to call You?)
  15. goatboy

    Mx5 NC - meister or?

    Hoping for some advice. I have a 2007 NC mx5 and it is currently installed with koni shocks (from bbr) and standard springs. Standard springs as the previous owner thought the bbr springs were too low for the local speed bumps. I would like the car to be a bit lower but I'm generally happy with the koni but I'm worried if I just swap the springs out it will be too low and I will end up swapping them again anyway (I'm generally an old git and I'm not looking to slam the car or anything) The dilemma I find myself in is what to choose! 1 - buy some bbr springs that match the shocks at £250 and get wim to fit and align 2 - get wim to provide some lowering springs (much cheaper) and align 3 - get some meister crd 4 - get some meister gt1 5 - throw caution to the wind and get some ohlins 6 - something else entirely Springs are obviously the cheapest choice but I'm worried they will be too low. Meister crd seem to be the budget coil overs of choice but the lack of rebuildabilty and a few reports of skitterish low speed characteristics concerns me a little. The gt1 look fantastic but are expensive, they may be wasted on me as my car is mainly road use with the occasional track day. Likewise for the ohlins, which are even more expensive but seemingly the coil overs of choice for the right mix of control and comfort. If it makes any difference the car has the bbr 175 pack on it and I am seriously considering going forced induction next year. Any thoughts? Thanks GB
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