Suspension: recover some height

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sabatino
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Suspension: recover some height

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Hi All,
I've Progress Tech Springs & KONI Sports (w/ FCM 36/58s) on DD for 9mos (12,000mi). [2013 PRHT in signature]
Survived 2nd Chicago winter pretty well intact, but have been bottoming out more often—esp RR crossings (forget automated car washes :^D).
Because of that, firmed up KONIs rebound to max setting, so ride is a bit harsher.
Current ride heights:
  • 12.75” Front
  • 13.00” Rear
For us, I think it’s just too low & harsh. (Wife is def not enjoying the ride.)
Great experience; happy I tried this config.

So…
I’m considering recovering some height by swapping the OEM shocks back in or install Bilstein HDs to test. Kinda like GWRs 2012 Street PRHT setup.
I’d like to keep the Progress Tech springs.

Am I missing any options/approach/understanding here?
(Trying to keep $$ down so coilovers seem out.)
Thanks for any insight!
2013 MX5 GT PRHT AT | Copper Red
RoadsterSport: MAX Power Header BSCF, Mid & Super Q; Progress Springs; Koni Sport Adj; ILM RP Bar & X-Brace; Racing Beat F & R Tubular Sway Bars; 7x7.5 Enkei Tuning Fujin Black; Stebel Nautilus Horn
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Re: Suspension: recover some height

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I think you got the right plan to add some height, either the Bilstein or Tokico or stock shocks should get you back to the heights we have on my wife's car.
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sabatino
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Re: Suspension: recover some height

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Thanks for confirming, Brian; always appreciated.
I'll swap back to OEM length bumpstops, too.
2013 MX5 GT PRHT AT | Copper Red
RoadsterSport: MAX Power Header BSCF, Mid & Super Q; Progress Springs; Koni Sport Adj; ILM RP Bar & X-Brace; Racing Beat F & R Tubular Sway Bars; 7x7.5 Enkei Tuning Fujin Black; Stebel Nautilus Horn
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