MasonL705 wrote:Brian, Meister offers a long travel coilover with 6kg/4kg springs. How do you think those would compare to your favorite Koni's w/Progress springs? I'm not looking for much drop, just a better setup than my 40K stock non-Bilsteins. Road use only, maybe a hot lap or two at Laguna when the Miata's are in town.
It's a tradeoff, depends on your priorities here. We started with the KONI and Progress Springs in this project, everyone loved it when this was just a street car. Now starting transition to race car and testing Meister setup with 7kg/5kg springs, which I am starting to appreciate, but other members of the team wanted us to go back to the Koni/Progress combo before handing keys to Magazine Editor from Grassroots MotorSports Magazine visiting us this weekend.
I expect the higher spring rate Meister setup to be faster on autocross and track days for which we are building this project and I expect it will never ride as good as the lower rate Progress/Koni combo....and so far that's exactly what we got. Thus, if not racing every other weekend then I think most people are best served with the KONI and Progress combo for best ride with mild lowering and excellent damping from the KONI shocks. That Koni/Progress combo is still MUCH faster than stock, that was the 2007 factory MSR package that got banned from class as unfairly fast, easily over 1G lateral with good tires and sways, nobody needs faster than that in the real world. Nonetheless, if racing, the Meister setup should prove even faster with the 6kg/4kg or more, that's the natural benefit of the much higher spring rates, just don't expect the same ride quality when the springs are that stiff.