I have been reading about suspensions, and from what I understand everything is a compromise. Could someone comment on my most recent thoughts:
I find my 2007 PRHT MX-5 with sport package kinda' harsh for long interstate drives, and susceptible to loss of traction over bumps when aggressively driving my favorite canyon roads in Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo Counties, CA. I bought Enkei 17x8 RS+M wheels with 235/40's hoping to increase traction, but that had no affect. I currently have 215/45's on those wheels (because they weigh less). I don't plan to do autocross or track days, and I suspect my favorite roads will only get bumpier as California tries to solve it's budget issues!
I would like to make my car more comfortable on the highway, yet corner flatter and stay on my intended path, despite the bumps. Does any company sell softer springs, or progressive springs, to be used in combination with a larger sway bar? I hope to get a combined spring rate equal to the stock springs and sways, and affect the change I hope for. I assume I can use the stock Bilstein shocks to control it all. Is this possible, or recommended?
Would coilovers be better, even though I don't want to lower the car? I understand the only way to corner weight is with coilovers. Would corner weighting be beneficial in my quest for the ultimate canyon carver?
Does anyone have other ideas suited to my driving style? Thanks in advance for any advice given, Matthew M.