Rx8 series 2 suspension query

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Re: Rx8 series 2 suspension query

Postby mazdamikkie » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:42 am

Brian wrote:Every shock that fits series 1 RX8....also fits series 2. But, the lengths are slightly different and that means different heights. Thus, you can use the Bilstein in your series 2....but the result would be that the springs don't lower you as much as you expect. A very mild lowering spring such as our Racing Beat springs, intended to lower about half an inch, would not lower a series 2 at all. On the other hand, if you pick a spring that lowers a series 1 by one inch....you would get about half that on the series 2.

If you really want to be in charge of height....then pick a coilover.


Hi Brian,
I have a 09 Rx8 sport. Am I correct to assume that this height difference will only effect R3s or S2s with Bilstein suspensions? Because I want to get springs for my S2, but i dont think my shocks are Bilstein....
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Re: Rx8 series 2 suspension query

Postby Brian » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:53 pm

yes, all the spring makers are telling us the same thing with respect to at least 2009. From Jim Meader at Racing Beat: "the springs for the 2004-08 application are applicable for use on the 2009 model. The same ride height drop applies."
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Re: Rx8 series 2 suspension query

Postby mazdamikkie » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:32 am

Brian wrote:yes, all the spring makers are telling us the same thing with respect to at least 2009. From Jim Meader at Racing Beat: "the springs for the 2004-08 application are applicable for use on the 2009 model. The same ride height drop applies."


Cool!! Thanks Brian!
I will be buying from springs from you guys soon. :D
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