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Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata, Convertible
#1 of 14 1995 Miata shocks and springs question.....
Nov 04, 2008 (5:07 pm)
Would OEM shocks and springs from a 2006 Miata fit a 1995 Miata? Thanks in advance!!!
#2 of 14 Re: 1995 Miata shocks and springs question..... [1992sunburst]
Nov 05, 2008 (12:23 pm)
I seriously doubt it...
You're looking at Miata NC springs fitting on an NA model.
#3 of 14 Stock Suspension
Mar 11, 2009 (4:53 pm)
I just bought a 1992 Miata with 72,000 miles on it. It still has the original shocks and springs on the car. How long will the factory suspension last before replacement? Can I replace just the shocks on the car and are struts the same thing because I got a price from Midas for Monroe struts and it was over $1,500 installed.
#4 of 14 NC Owners, chime in
Mar 12, 2009 (7:19 am)
OK, I'm looking at new left over 2008 models, some have the suspension package while others don't.
What's the verdict, is the suspension package too stiff for city streets? I drive in DC and there are pot holes here.
16" or 17" wheels - any strong preferences one way or the other?
I'm wheeling and dealing and may not have a specific choice, but I'm curious to hear what NC owners have to say.
#5 of 14 Noise when turning right
Jun 09, 2009 (12:14 pm)
I have a 1990 mk 1 mx5, Any ideas would be appreciated,
When turning right I have noticed a noise like a tyre rubbing, but the tyre definately isnt rubbing, Ive checked anything i can think of but its still there, sort of a dull deep hollow kinda sound, it sounds like its coming from the front passenger side,if i take a right turn very slow its ok, but turning anything faster and its there.
The car is an automatic 1.6 bye the way.
#6 of 14 Re: Noise when turning right [lordelpuz]
Jun 17, 2009 (6:36 am)
Could be a bad wheel bearing? Noise would be speed dependent, i.e. pitch increases with speed.
#7 of 14 Re: Noise when turning right [ateixeira]
Jun 17, 2009 (7:39 am)
Thanks ateixeira, I found out what it was, I had checked the wheel bearings and they seemed fine, in the end it turned out to be needing power steering fluid, the previous owner had neglected to keep an eye on the obvious and important things.
Thankfully its ok again now, but thanks for the reply, its much appreciated.
#8 of 14 Re: Noise when turning right [lordelpuz]
Jun 17, 2009 (8:01 am)
#9 of 14 Re: Stock Suspension [desertcogo]
Jun 29, 2009 (9:45 pm)
The Miata uses shocks, not struts. At 72,000 miles (and 17 years), the shocks are likely very dead. Check out Bilstein HD (heavy duty) shocks from tirerack.com. Expect to pay about $400 for a set of four Bilsteins. (Also check out the less expensive KYB shocks.) You will also need new boots for the shocks, at somewhere between $60 and $150 for a set of four. Add in the labor for installation, wheel alignment and headlight alignment, and you should expect about a $700 - $800 bill.
As to the springs, avoid fooling with them unless there is evidence of damage. If you do consider replacing the springs, then you have other issues to address, such as changing the height of the car, etc. Consult an expert on Miata supension options before you think about that and prepare to open your wallet further.
#10 of 14 What Are the Best Tires to Improve 2007 MX 5 Ride
Apr 19, 2010 (1:51 pm)
I recently purchased a pre-owned 2007 MX 5 GT in excellent condition from a dealer in Mobile, AL. Before the purchase, I also test drove a 2010 PRHT MX 5 GT. The new car had a far more subtle and smooth ride compared to my 2007. The tires currently installed on the car are Michelin 205/45R 17 and properly inflated. I'm not going to race this car and I desire comfort more than racetrack handling. Can anyone recommend the best tires for a less jarring ride?