PART NUMBER: 61-2637
The Sportive coilovers is an "OEM Plus" coilover option designed to offer sporty street performance at a minimum budget. They offer a relatively fixed amount of lowering (there is a small height adjustment range to fine tune the ride height) and the shock damping is fixed.
The goal of the Sportive suspension is provide good ride quality, sharp handling, all while sitting at a lowered ride height.
The Sportive use 6kg/mm front springs, 5kg/mm rear springs, with fixed damping twin-tube dampers.
The out of the box ride height setting is approximately 12.2 Front / 12.6 Rear ( 310mm Front / 320mm Rear). The shocks have about 0.5" of adjustment range on the ride height to allow you to fine tune your ride heights at each corner to account for your car's specific weight and balance.
** If you want a coilover with adjustable shock damping, or with a much wider ride height adjustment range, look to the MeisterR ZetaCRD. If the car is track focused, look to the MeisterR ClubRace with higher spring rates and damping suited for that use. **
The Sportive damper valving were developed at MeisterR's UK R&D workshop, and are matched to the paired springs rates. They describe the ride quality of the Sportive as "Supple, compliant, and rides well over uneven road surfaces. Not as responsive as the mono-tube dampers used on the MeisterR ZetaCRD, but certainly much more controlled than OEM. One would say the Sportive would be an OEM+ option, sporty performance but certainly not track dedicated."
Feedback from MeisterR's testing and customers is that the Sportive shocks feel similar to the ZetaCRD when set to 10 clicks off stiff (about mid-way through the ZetaCRD adjustment range).
The Sportive suspension will come with aluminium top mounts pre-assembled (Rear top mounts are extended), ready to be mounted on the car out of the box. The damper bodies are electroplated to enhance corrosion resistance. Bump stop, rubber dust cover, and 1-year warranty are included.
Just finished the install and I'm really happy with the MeisterR Sportive coilovers. Granted I replaced 30 year old OEM shocks, but they're a really nice upgrade over stock for street-driving. I have no intent of getting the car on the track so I'm confident these will work just fine for my driving style. Quick and easy install, decent installation, instructions, and shock wrenches included. Would definitely recommended as a relatively inexpensive OEM upgrade.
I wasn't sure I would be able to tell the difference when i installed these replacing the original shocks. But wow what an improvement! Combined with sticky tires and good brakes i feel like I'm in a high performance vehicle. Makes the twisty roads here much more fun.
I got these for my 1993 Miata with automatic transmission. Three of the four original shock absorbers were worn out and provided almost no damping. Also, the automatic cars have different springs than the manual cars. And, like some other owners have reported, the rear ride height was way too high for some reason. These coilovers solved both problems for me for a very reasonable price.
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