PART NUMBER: 61-2598
This new Goodwin Racing Spec 441 Road Race Coilover utilizes Feal's track oriented one-way adjustable monotube damper assembled and valved by Feal in the USA. First we worked with Feal to bring all of the features and details that you want in a Miata coilover for superb performance at the race track. From that work was born the 441 Road Race coilover, a $1700 kit that offered exceptional track performance while maintaining good ride quality. Then we went to work on reducing the price. Now we order this specific kit in bulk and stock them at Goodwin Racing to bring the cost per kit down, and the track-oriented spring rates of 12k/8k now come as Feal branded springs to help reduce price further. NOW at $1299 this kit offers the MOST bang for your buck track-focused coilover on the market for the Miata today!
Careful work and countless hours of tuning have gone into providing excellent performance and ride quality.
The GWR Road Race spec comes with 12kg front springs and 8kg rear springs which we have found to be an excellent balance of pure track performance while retaining tollerable street manners. Think Porsche GT3; firm, but very composed. If you need custom spring rates, look to the Feal 441+ Road Race which can be supplied with Swift springs in any rates you need, and then the shocks are valved according to those spring rates. But, for many folks having fun at the track, 12k/8k is a perfect choice and now you can have that here and save $$$.
Comes standard with extended height top hats in the rear for increased shock travel - crucial for the NA and NB and often an extra cost item in other coilover kits.
- One way adjustable, 30 click spectrum
- Track-specific digressive valving
- Extended travel rear top hat
- Assembled in house, U.S.A.
- Rebuildable and revalvable in house, U.S.A.
- Independant height adjustment
- Corrosion resistant coating + Anodized aluminum parts
- High quality low friction seals and rod guide bushings
- High flow pistons (allows super high range of damping tuning)
Feal suspension is located in Southern California for services such as rebuilding and revalving and are easy to handle with fast turn-around times.
These are the lightest weight coilovers we offer. Yes, even lighter than Ohlins!
The 441 Road Race coilover spec has been used by our own Ryan Passey for First Place finish in Redline Time Attack and Global Time Attack and many other events!
NOTE: 2001-2005 Miatas have reduced control arm clearance in the front. There is a small chance of contact between aftermarket coilovers and the control arm on these years. Check out our forum for details and solutions.
Ride Height Adjustment NOTES:
If you have used the maximum amount of height adjustment at the lower base but still want to go higher, then you can further raise the ride height by raising the lower spring perch. Especially in the rear, if you want to run a bit higher then you absolutely need to adjust height further via that lower spring perch, you cannot get it by only adjusting the lower mounting cup. We know that Feal includes some instructions with their coilovers that suggest starting settings, but that is generic information that ships with ALL of their coilovers for all vehicle makes/models, and you need to deviate from that for the Miata specifically.
While filming "Wheeler Dealers" episode did a ton of laps on our NEW Goodwin Racing Spec Feal Suspension 441 Road Race Coilovers. For me (Brian), it was the most time I have spent on these in competition setting and I was really impressed. Handling was super friendly, FAST turn-in with lots of communication at mid turn and as driver goes to the limit and beyond. I could hang the tail out and use rotation into and around corners without any snap oversteer threats, with this setup our MSM has a really wide zone of tolerance at the limit for the driver's input to adjust line.
I noticed at a recent auto-x that with grippier tires my Koni NA set up (yes, on an NB) at 448/336 was a little weak, I was getting bottoming in the front in higher loading corners (the NAs being shorter travel a little higher up...). Short story long, my plan to go with Koni Race didn't pan out in time for an event I wanted to run, so I called Goodwin to see if they had a set of these in stock and could they ship it that day - yes and yes, so thanks to the guys at Goodwin for that!
Bottom line, pretty happy with these things. the 12/8k set up on lower damping settings is just fine for the street, no issues. Well, if you don't like a firm ride, there might be, but I have no problems with a firm ride, so I consider these pretty comfortable on the street. "30 clicks" of adjustment, and out of the box they set it at 15 (this was the nice street ride, btw - you could go softer and it might ride even better, but I didn't).
Got them on the car one day, auto-x them the next. Took me a few runs to dial in. Once I did, the car finally reacted to inputs the way I thought it would - for years I've had expectations that the chassis would behave this way, and finally the output finally matches what my brain always thought the car would do. The car was very controlled and predictable around the cones.
Because I monkeyed around with settings from the factory and didn't pay attention to the number of clicks, not sure exactly where I'm in terms of auto-x settings, but it's somewhere around 18-20 from soft in the front, and 15-16 in the rear. That's where the car felt best at auto-x.
Pretty darn good, imo, really good value for the money.