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    I've got the Bilstein PSS B14 on order! I've read good reviews from most folks, but you don't seem to be too happy with them right? At least not until you raised the perches to max height?

    Just sort of level setting my expectations. Hoping to install next week.
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    Waiting to install: Pumaspeed X37+CPE Tune, Whoosh DP, Thermal Exhaust

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSM View Post
    I've got the Bilstein PSS B14 on order! I've read good reviews from most folks, but you don't seem to be too happy with them right? At least not until you raised the perches to max height?

    Just sort of level setting my expectations. Hoping to install next week.
    Oh I like the Bilsteins, I had an issue with something loose or out of alignment that I never quite nailed down. I went to the max height to see if getting closer to stock ride height would make the suspension geometry proper again, but plenty of people on here sit low and I haven't seen anyone else complain about the car's handling. I had a blast on an empty forest road (paved surprisingly) in the wilderness yesterday and it felt extremely composed, no weirdness to report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Great thread, just read through it. I love your pics and discussion and mod choices.

    I never found a full review of the traction etc. bars once you got the steering thing fixed, maybe I missed it. Curious as to your impressions. I've used all of those bars as well except the midframe, except I did them one at a time so I could experience the change of each. 6 point was killer awesome, rear torsion was pretty great too, all the others made no difference at least for daily aggressive driving.

    I would have removed that res delete as well, it sounds great but like you said too much of a good thing.

    Great car thanks again, love your build.

    thanks!

    I don't think I ever posted a review of all the bars because I did them all at the same time, and because I bought them early on when I was trying to solve the steering thing. That issue .. doesn't seem to be a problem anymore? Not sure how. I should get the car on a lift again to see how beat up the 6 point brace is after a couple years tearing up rutted dirt roads haha

    For the exhaust, I'm contemplating switching to the Thermal. I ran thermal mufflers on my two prior cars (04 and 06 Miata) after first experimenting with much louder exhausts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kansei View Post
    Oh I like the Bilsteins, I had an issue with something loose or out of alignment that I never quite nailed down. I went to the max height to see if getting closer to stock ride height would make the suspension geometry proper again, but plenty of people on here sit low and I haven't seen anyone else complain about the car's handling. I had a blast on an empty forest road (paved surprisingly) in the wilderness yesterday and it felt extremely composed, no weirdness to report.
    Awesome to hear! I am looking forward to installing the bilsteins :)
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    Since Seattle is full on blizzard status lately, I've been doing little bits of spring maintenance on the car while it sits in the parking garage on 1 season tires. In the middle of cleaning and oiling the air filter right now, and adding the cp-e sock over the filter. New plugs going in too, going with NGKs one step colder than stock to see how that goes. I haven't pulled the stock plugs yet to see how they're wearing, but figure given that I see 27psi it's probably not a bad idea.

    I also put down a deposit on another orange car with recaros so I might end up parting out in the next couple months. I guess I have a type . I'm still not 100% on getting rid of the Fiesta because it's just such a useful little car, going back to something much less practical will be challenging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kansei View Post
    I also put down a deposit on another orange car with recaros so I might end up parting out in the next couple months. I guess I have a type . I'm still not 100% on getting rid of the Fiesta because it's just such a useful little car, going back to something much less practical will be challenging.
    Miata 30th anniversary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleS View Post
    Miata 30th anniversary?
    yeah I've been wanting to get back into a miata for a while, but was bored with the color options. I was about to settle on a white 2019 when the first blurry "photo" hinting at the 30th anniversary came out. The deposit is refundable so I figured why not. Now I have a month or two to convince myself that losing the hot hatch practicality is okay. There are zipcar impreza hatchbacks in my garage so I'll just use those when I need to haul things.

 

 
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