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Suspension Setup for Autox?

Hoping someone could help me out here.
Currently Im running koni yellows and tein s.techs on my 08 mz3.

Im looking to get into autocross, and the 2inch drop is become quite annoying. Preferably Id like coils but with the money. I'm going to have to just new springs.

What springs would you recommend? Im leaning towards road magnets 1.25drop because of the high spring rates.

What are you running?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 09:34 AM
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For replacement springs for track/autocross, Swift seems to make the best for the Mazda3. High quality, modest drop around 1", high springs rates and linear. Linear is better for the track/ax because they give more consistent, predictable handling compared to progressive. Serious performance springs are always going to be linear. Almost all aftermarket springs for our cars, Eibach, H&R, Road Magnet, ect ect are progressively wound for comfort on the street and are built for getting that dropped look more than outright performance. That is what 99% of the market wants, so that is what they make. The Swifts are different and designed for true AX/Track performance, yet are still very streetable. They cost about $300 a set. Rates for the Mazda3 are 252 in/lb front and rear. If I was to get aftermarket coils, the Swifts would be on the top of my list.

http://www.swiftsprings.com/products-ss_spec_r.html

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http://www.swiftsprings.com/products-ss_spec_r.html

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Thanks man. Do u know if I can call them up and get a set? Or am I gonna have to go through a dealer?


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I believe you can only order them through a dealer, not direct. The Part # for the MZ3/MS3 is 4Z906R.

I did a quick search and found this place selling them, but there are others.

http://www.maperformance.com/swift-s...FaOaPAodj0kAEQ
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These are what I am getting as well for the next season.
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3oomin, I see you are from Buffalo. Would I have seen you at the events at Ralph Wilson this past season? There are a lot of really nice 3's there!
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