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Therefore, only Koni and Corksport are relevant here.
According to what, your informative knowledge on suspensions, or maybe wheels and headlights? You clearly haven't done any research. Therefore, this means that your opinion is irrelevant to this forum.
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@Mazda6Suspension, like @93blkongreenpro said cutting your bump stops has nothing to do with ride quality. Cutting them allows your strut to travel further before hitting the bump stop which is really only useful if you drive on rough roads with lots of potholes. When you drive over a bad bump, you can physically feel your strut smack against the bump stop. The better designed the bump stop is or the more room it offers for the strut to travel, the better.


so @calcaneous, it's optional, meaning not really necessary to do if you drive on nice smooth roads but I would still recommend doing it either way.
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@Mazda6Suspension, like @93blkongreenpro said cutting your bump stops has nothing to do with ride quality. Cutting them allows your strut to travel further before hitting the bump stop which is really only useful if you drive on rough roads with lots of potholes. When you drive over a bad bump, you can physically feel your strut smack against the bump stop. The better designed the bump stop is or the more room it offers for the strut to travel, the better.


so @calcaneous, it's optional, meaning not really necessary to do if you drive on nice smooth roads but I would still recommend doing it either way.


Thanks for clearing up what the word optional means 🧐


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Thanks for clearing up what the word optional means 🧐


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In regards to your comment about CS suspension, Yes the Mazda's GJ body would certainly look fantastic lowered. I like how CS offers an aggressive drop, but I am concerned about ride quality with the terrible roads where I live because corksports springs are a rather aggressive drop compared to something like Tanabe.

Tanabe looks good, in a picture Dougspeed took the drop looked perfect, while in some pictures I saw on google the drop looked to be barely more than stock. I am a little conflicted right now.
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In regards to your comment about CS suspension, Yes the Mazda's GJ body would certainly look fantastic lowered. I like how CS offers an aggressive drop, but I am concerned about ride quality with the terrible roads where I live because corksports springs are a rather aggressive drop compared to something like Tanabe.

Tanabe looks good, in a picture Dougspeed took the drop looked perfect, while in some pictures I saw on google the drop looked to be barely more than stock. I am a little conflicted right now.
I was conflicted as well, and went with CS.

The picture below is the PO's car with the CS springs. A little low, but better than the tannabes, IMHO.

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I was conflicted as well, and went with CS.

The picture below is the PO's car with the CS springs. A little low, but better than the tannabes, IMHO.

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Nice drop.

Tanabe's have their own benefits as well. Springs without a super aggressive/dramatic drop pair better and are more gentle on your factory struts, or aftermarket options such as Bilstein which is based around maintaining a good balance between firmness and good ride comfort. Springs like Tanabe help to amplify this effect and provide a very smooth and comfortable ride that is still firm and sporty when you need it to be. Now you live somewhere where I am sure has far smoother and better quality roads than here in Toronto, so I can totally understand why you are just looking for a nice drop over anything else. The way Mazda's chassis behaves prefers a suspension with dual nature that is both soft and firm at the same time. Not too firm, but not too soft either. Even if you just don't care much for ride comfort, this dual nature is important to maintain stability when pushing the car hard around corners. Too stiff and the car becomes unsettled when hitting a bump mid-corner. Too soft and steering becomes flaccid and the car sort of just flops over when you start to push on the chassis. Mazda, and also BMW have a similar philosophy to their chassis tuning where it is firm and and communicative but forgiving and very stable at the same time. Blending all these attributes together makes for a car that not only rewards good driving, but assures you to keep pushing your potential to higher limits and is still comfortable when you are not attacking corners.

I think the best option would be to get Bilstein B6 struts, sacrifice an aggressive drop a little with Tanabe springs, and compensate with sway bars front and rear. At least that's the setup I will be going for when it's time to replace my struts. But I might look for a spring that is somewhere in between Tanabe Corksport. The drop on those CS springs is just a touch too much for my needs. I don't mind low cars, but that's just too low for where I live.

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In regards to your comment about CS suspension, Yes the Mazda's GJ body would certainly look fantastic lowered. I like how CS offers an aggressive drop, but I am concerned about ride quality with the terrible roads where I live because corksports springs are a rather aggressive drop compared to something like Tanabe.



Tanabe looks good, in a picture Dougspeed took the drop looked perfect, while in some pictures I saw on google the drop looked to be barely more than stock. I am a little conflicted right now.


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Mazda went their own styling direction with the GJ. It is unmistakably a Japanese sports sedan with it's styling language.

Lamborghini sedan? Wow, I can really see the resemblance!
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Mazda went their own styling direction with the GJ. It is unmistakably a Japanese sports sedan with it's styling language.



Lamborghini sedan? Wow, I can really see the resemblance!


I feel so high right now with the car not having the Mvkit on it. Kinda like it. But Iíll probably be selling her soon. :-/


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I feel so high right now with the car not having the Mvkit on it. Kinda like it. But Iíll probably be selling her soon. :-/


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