2008-09-23

Flyin' Miata: UR DOIN IT RITE

My loyal reader will remember the famed Ground Control springs I purchased at Flyin Miata a while ago. Well guess what, yesterday I got a little present from FM--a complimentary issue of Grassroots Motorsports magazine. Not much, I know, but in this case it's the thought that counts. Totally sweet of them to do this.

Now if you are truly a loyal reader, then you know that I am looking to upgrade my bump stops, and while I'm at it, I thought I could get some new dust boots, because the stockers don't fit with the new springs. So I just sent an email to FM last night, asking whether they had any boots that would fit me, and guess what, first thing in the (Pacific-time) morning I got a response, with a recommendation:

I would suggest getting our polyurethane bump stops and shock boots. The shock boots aren't the most thorough boots ever, but they work well enough. We include these bump stops with all of our suspension packages, as they're a softer durometer, so they don't bottom out quite as violently. I hope this helps, let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Granted, these stops look like quite a bit longer than the Fat Cat 36mm ones, but they do sound a mite harsh, so I will think about it. Maybe give FM guys a call or email them again, because they have been nothing but helpful, while FCM guys took two voice messages and one email to respond to the same simple question. So I wonder should I rather take my business to the guys who have the part I am infatuated with or the guys who'd help me when I need advice.

Guess where I'm leaning to ;)