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Author Topic: Anyone Runing FM Springs with the 6uls?  (Read 4204 times)
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« on: July 29, 2009, 03:46:22 PM »

I'm thinking of lowering my car with the FM springs, however I'm still on the fence with what rims to go with. So I was hoping someone else here has the 6uls paired with FM springs and can share some pics. I would rather go with 16s for a performance/looks trade off, but I still haven't found a rim that I like that is also lighter than stock. I'm guesstimating that FM's mild drop paired with a 15incher will leave me with stock-like wheel gaps.
thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 03:58:29 PM »

I will throw my thoughts at you, take them for what it's worth to you. I have AFCO suspension and 6UL shod in 225/45 tires. In my experience, to get the rear stance tucked into the wheel well properly, you will need at least a 1.5" drop. in the front, you will need less. Maybe 1". If you can get this kind of drop, your car will look like mine. It's not slammed, but it is right where I want it and nothing rubs at all. My opinion on 15" wheels is that you don't sacrifice looks at all. More tire side wall is better for many reasons and it looks badass to boot. Go to the aftermarket rims forum. There you will see cars will 6ULs and stock suspension, ones with AFCO coils, and ones with FM stage 2.5 kits. Stock suspension with 15" 6URLs sits a little too high for my tastes, but FM springs might bring it down just enough to close the massive rear wheel fender gap.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 03:59:39 PM »

Look into the 16X8 Enkei RPF1's.  I think they're about 16 lbs in that size and priced a little over $200/ea.
I'm also considering FM or H&R race springs with the stock shocks for my 6UL.

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 05:29:22 PM »

Verwah, Yeah I looked through that thread a few times Smiley I saw your pics and a few others of the 6uls but i'm not sure which ones are dropped on the FM springs. Are your 6uls nickel?

not a fan of the RPF1s
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 07:28:18 PM »

Yes, they are nickel. To be honest, I am guessing the most recent pics of my 6ULs are a pretty good estimation of where your wheels would sit with FM springs. IIRC, they drop your ride height by 3/4" in the rear, and thats where my AFCOs were set that day. Since then I have come down another 3/4" I have been meaning to get some more pics for pics sake. The front in those pics, however is a hair lower than the FM springs will settle. So besides that, the rear is pretty damn close.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 08:18:55 PM »

I do not have the FM springs on my MSM, but because I am considering them I just checked the FM site for ride height against what I now have with my OE stock springs and shocks, FM sways, and 225/45/15 tires on 15x8 6ULs.  My current ride height is about 12.75" front and 13.5" rear, while FM indicates a ride height of 12.5" front and 13" rear with their springs on an NB Miata.  It appears from measurements on my MSM that adding FM springs would only drop my front ride height by 1/4" and in the rear by 1/2".
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 02:31:53 PM »

yes, check my threads in suspension, particularly the one about my Toyo R1Rs.  Yes, it needs a drop.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 11:55:27 PM »

yes, check my threads in suspension, particularly the one about my Toyo R1Rs.  Yes, it needs a drop.

so, the pics in that thread are you stock or lowered on FM springs?
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 05:17:37 AM »

The pics seen at http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,17136.45.html are with FM springs.  FM springs are not "lowering springs."  The drop they provide is very modest.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2009, 12:57:08 AM »

So then something like the H&R race springs, which provide a little more drop would look a lot better, i assume?
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