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Long review JeffGoji & Miyoshi 300/200 XL review
Long review JeffGoji & Miyoshi 800/600 Race review
Revlimiter 500/350 Race review
drd2 review 700/400
Expecting a harsh ride with 700/400 spring rates, they honestly don’t feel like it. With them close to full soft, the car honestly feels very smooth on highways. Yes, you will feel the bumps on harsher roads, but if you’re on good roads or the freeway, I don’t even think of discomfort. Compared to my FM’s(550/375), the difference was pretty negligible. I felt like the rear end was more “nice” with the bumps on the FM. But the harsher bumps I notice less with the Xida. However, this particular observation is pointless because the FM’s where on a 100k 1992 while the Xidas are on a 12k 1997 with chassis stiffening components. But, something I did notice significantly between these two suspensions was how the Xida’s rebound felt. From my knowledge with Fox, the knobs only adjust dampening. While the Xidas adjust both dampening and rebound simultaneously. The car always felt happy where it was with the settings, while with the Fox’s, I was always wanted to adjust rebound.(Best way I can describe it)
The Xidas handling felt aggressive but very easy to manage. The front end changed direction quickly while the rear end stayed planted. At the limit on tighter corners, the back end would slide out just enough to rotate me but not enough where I had to counter-steer. !NOW THAT’S PERFECT! On corners I did not anticipate correctly(too much entry speed), I would add more steering input which would cause the rear end to come out a little, which would reduce my speed mid-corner and allow me to easily regain my bearings and get on the gas as fast as possible. I never experienced excessive under-steer or over-steer, which made me feel extremely comfortable. (Even in the rain!) While I still need a lot more seat time, I have a lot more to learn about this suspension setup as my skill is far below its capabilities.
The Xida Race is a well-engineered kit. The guys at Supermiata did more than their homework. Thanks for the hard work, guys! You rock! “ – kouroshs123
“Picked up the BGK in 800/500 and today was the first time at the track.
On old, heat cycled R888s, I picked up 1 sec on my previous best, but close to 2 secs on avg lap time. Previous setup was VMaxx classics and FM sways.
Their is actually so much more front grip now, I was being a bit too aggressive in a few turns hurting my exit. Very, very confidence inspiring. And this was on a 1.6 that was obviously in worse shape than my previous one.
Just a really amazing setup given the price. Definitely worth the money spent. Can’t wait for next season when I’ll have more than 90whp and some better tires.” -z31maniac
“Cadillac———–Cayman——Xida———————————-my stock GTI———————————–3/4 ton————–our 1 ton dually——the back seat of the schoolbus” – DH
Toiyabe NC Race review
Realfast NC Race track test
Slashdpc NC Xida Race 11/7k review
“I rode in the car with Ed from Supermiata driving. Rode extremely well on the street didn’t even feel like it had coil overs on it. When he started to get into turns the car wanted to always settle back on center, it didn’t want to keep going to the other side.
For example, if you jarred the car left and right, as if you sawed the wheel left and right hard, it was harder for the car to roll pass the center, if that makes sense. The car always felt like the other side of the shocks was putting force to make the car settle on center. As if the car had aftermarket sways. The whole SM team was super nice and was willing to answer any questions I had.” – MY
ND Xidas review - "Shaftoe47"
The amount of grip you can get out of your ND is absolutely stunning. Buy them you won’t regret it!!!!” -Shadowfax028
If you drove over a sudden dip or elevation change the Meisters would feel like you got dropped off a shelf and then you suddenly smack against the bumpstops.
The Xidas by comparison feel more like OEM, very gentle and smooth transition without the sudden drop-off sensation.” -JG
“I got home last night from a 1360ish mile trip from Indy through KY/TN/VA and back home, 7-8 hours day in the car. I cannot express how much I love the Xidas. Easily comfortable, for me, for a full day on the highway and turned up about halfway they rode and handled beautifully on the backroads and twisties. My only “regret” would be not springing for the Aces, just for the convenience of them. I’ve tried to come up with a way to really describe the Xidas ride quality. It’s not as easy as it sounds as people tend to get the wrong impressions from certain words. Supple, compliant, composed all come to mind. I wouldn’t go with soft, as you can feel that it is firmer but it’s better. My wife’s description of them is comfortable. I guess the best way I can relay my experience would be that if I went and bought another Miata, of any generation, tomorrow I would be ordering Xidas for it as soon as I could.” -areoflyer05
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GT86 - RedReplicant
“..the car felt significantly better balance wise, SUPER compliant over curbs, AND it didn’t eat the front fender liners. I only got to make one shock change but one or two clicks on these Xidas is pretty transformative”
“The car pretty much felt perfect and I cannot convey clearly enough how well the Xidas soak up curbs even when you’re being an idiot in terms of curb aggression and the damping set fairly stiff.”
“I’m slowly coming to terms with the idea that the car doesn’t need to have any drama to be fast, if that makes any sense. It is just smooth and ridiculously easy to drive.”
GT86 - @drivermod.ca
” Come first in GT-A class, set a new GT-A class record around the Toronto Motorsports Park at last Saturday’s Ontario Time Attack event – first time out competing on Xidas. Another class win this weekend! The car is honestly phenomenal, I couldn’t be happier. “
GT86 - doward
“Car was amazing yesterday back in STX trim. Biggest gap I’ve put on the local fast STX car(lightweight brakes, Giken diff, etc) and I ended up #2 Pax and #3 raw overall. Only got beat by Danny Popp’s CAMS C7(raw) and an FStreet SS 1LE(raw + pax).”