- My model of MX-5 is: NB 1.8 2000 Icon
- I’m based near: North East London
- I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: Shocks and Springs
I’ve driven my friends NB last week, totally standard and I like the ride, feel and look of the car. Mine feels floaty and slightly disconnected. I would like to replace all the suspension.
In the past, I have always tried to buy original parts. However, I am finding an increase in costs from the NA to the NB. The genuine front shocks will not be available for a couple of weeks and the Eibach springs which I was considering as another option (cut costs) are also unavailable. To buy all genuine shocks and springs for the MX-5 would cost £750.
I spoke to someone today in the car trade and they mentioned you can’t go wrong with TEIN coilovers, the starter budget for them is £375. I also spoke to a specialist MX-5 supplier who sources all their OEM parts from Holland and the total price for the Shocks and Springs is £230. However, I am unsure of the quality of TEIN and the OEM parts and how they will impact the feel and handling.
I am not particularly interested in ride height or looks. I like the original ride and feel of the car and do occasionally go on track days, once or twice a year.
I’m now unsure what to purchase to refresh the suspension setup, anyone who has faced a similar scenario recently, I would be interested in your outcome?