PART NUMBER: 20-1105
Miata shocks come in many flavors but these are our favorite Miata shocks. The most popular Miata shock for the last decade with Miata street users, autocrossers, and Miata track drivers alike. Includes adjustable damping from firm to soft so you can dial the balance you want between ride and handling.
These Koni Miata shocks always seem to work just a little better than the KYBs. Unlike the KYB's you don't get that "squish-squish" noise from the valving with these. Priced per shock... Long an autocross champ from coast to coast (over the years KONI has been on the top at nationals in the Miata more than any other choice). Yes, you do need to drill out the top OEM mounts from 10 to 12mm to complete installation...see our tech page for installation!
Price is PER shock. If you need two, order two!
INSTALLATION NOTE: You need to drill factory top mounts from 10mm to 12mm to install these adjustable shocks.
MIATA NA/NB 1999-2005
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MIATA NA/NB 1999-2000
MIATA NA/NB 1999-2005
Changed from KYB GR2's to the Koni's. It made an incredible difference in regular driving. The KYB's were very harsh and overdamped in rebound. All Autocross events in my area are at least 1 1/2 hours away and the Koni's made driving and driving to and from events wonderful and not a Kidney killing experience. At events, they are easily adjustable to meet the surface conditions and offer good qualities for compression (non adjustable) and rebound. I was able to play with settings and dial out any undeersteer/oversteer tendencies on entry and exit and during transition. Car is very neutral. Settings for the road on a 99 non sport Miata are 1/2 turn off soft on rear, 1 turn off soft front. Autocross settings for grippy concrete are 1 turn off soft rear and 1 1/2 front. Just turning 3 "nubs" tighter or looser gives very noticable effects.
My 2001 NB is my 3rd Miata and became ours a couple of years ago. It had extremely low miles and had been pampered by its first owners. I was shocked (pardon the pun) at how soft and cushy the ride was, and how much lean there when turning or cornering. The first thing I did was to put Racing Beat sway bars in front and back, and things were just fine for a while.
Lately, I'd been noticing that I was losing a little stability when pushing it through turns, and there was talk among SDMC club members about shocks only being good for 60,000 miles.
I hemmed and hawed for months (as Rocky could tell you), balked at the price, and considered other options, but finally took the plunge and had Rocky put these KONI adjustables on front and rear. It's been a few weeks now and I couldn't be happier. Yes, it's a slightly stiffer ride than the stock shocks, but this car feels like it rides on rails now.
I started off on the lowest setting, but last week, I bumped the front shocks up half a turn, and it's scary how flat this car stays when cornering. So I may back it off a little, for safety's sake. They're a big investment, but I plan to hold on to the car for a while, so for my money they're worth every penny.