Front Top Mount: Aluminium with hardened rubber bushing
Front Spring Rate: 10kg/mm
Rear Top Mount: Aluminium (Extended) with hardened rubber bushing (Extended)
Rear Spring Rate: 6kg/mm
The MeisterR ClubRace coilovers take things up a notch with higher springs rate and damper valving and damper length and travel changes. Designed for high grip compound tires for fast road and occasional track day use. Digressive damping with MeisterR CRD (Close Ratio Damping) technology. The MeisterR ClubRace are designed to be the best all-around suspension for the Mazda MX5 within its price bracket.
3/2021 UPDATE: Now updated with longer rear shock with more travel, and addition of a helper spring in the rear.
Brian's Feedback: MANY customers asked us to try them. The upside is lots of BIG VALUE here, good quality springs and anodized everything and top mounts. We drove these hard in our NC Budget Racer Project at first autocross with 100 competitors and were the fastest thing with doors! I like this ClubRace version MUCH more than CRD, more spring rate yet I swear these actually ride much better over sharp pavement transitions than the lower cost and lower spring rate setup. These do not have the Dual Flow Valving to prevent ride jolts over potholes like the Ohlins has, but in the budget coilover category this is my choice for what can win on Sunday and have fun driving to work Monday.
Not DOT or TUV approved, they come marked 'For Off-Road Use Only'.
From basket case to fast autocross toy, junkyard motor and these coilovers got our Budget Racer NC Miata to fastest car with doors at this event with nearly 100 competitors, only a formula less than half our weight on hoosier slicks went a few tenths faster (we were on Rivals). Practice fun run with passenger in light rain!
I use my MX-5 for daily driving and autocross. So, I naturally wanted coilovers that could do both. These lean a little more towards race, but they get the job done in the city. On the track, they are a blast. The damping adjustment gives you enough range for both dry and wet days. For city driving, leaving them in the softest setting lets them remain on the firm side of comfortable. Big impacts are still harsh. Do note that I live in Portland, OR where our streets are fairly smooth except for occasional potholes and poor maintenance on many inner city truck routes. If you live in a city that wears the scars of harsh winters, these will be annoying/unpleasant in any setting.
If you like to have your car float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, you will need to look elsewhere. If you want a coilover that is fun on the track and acceptable for street driving, these will do well. Given my budget for car parts, I would buy these again.
I purchased these through GWR after going through all of the reviews, and reading the results that Brian was having with their Budget NC project car. I opted for the CLubRace over the CRD because they are only marginally more expensive and they give me a lot more flexibility to perform at the track with big sticky tires.
So far, I have only driven them on the street on my stock tires and obviously I have noticed that they are amazing! An incredible upgrade over stock. They are certainly stiff for DD duty, but that is not what my MX5 is meant for. These are going to hold their own at the track and I am sure my skill level will be beneath their capabilities. I would absolutely recommend these to any who lives in an area with good roads who also wants to hit the track or AutoX.
They are also beautiful to look at. I had 3 separate mechanics at my local Mazda dealer compliment me on the look of the coilovers, as well as the stance of the car... now if I could only get my bigger wheels on!