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our late 2011 MX-5 Special Edition with Flyin Miata Stage 2 setup - https://www.flyinmiata.com/nc-stage-2-koni-suspension-kit.html
I know the Miata and FoST are different animals, but damn that car could handle :)

Still getting used to the FoST stock setup @ 1,400 miles - but the ass end is a bit wiggly - maybe FWD vs RWD difference...

no Auto-X - just spirited driving on twisty roads and a daily driver for my wife...

anyone else come from the Miata camp? :saint:
 

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I can only recommend what I have experience with so far. I have owned both Bilstein PSS coil overs, and the H&R RSS clubsport coil overs on 2 separate st's. Both were excellent, and didn't ruin the tail happy spirit of the st. The latter offering is much more stiff & aggressive (500 lb springs at all 4 corners). From what I have heard, the front sway bar is pretty involved as far as installation (must lower the front sub frame), and the rear sway bar actually reduces the lift over steer. I haven't dabbled in either, because I very much enjoy the way it goes around corners as is.
 

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I'm running the Fortune Auto 500 series coilover and the Steeda rear sway bar and love the setup. I also have the Massive Speed Systems rear race spec camber arms, toe arms, rear end links. The car handles beautifully. I would also suggest a catback since the stock exhaust just doesn't do it sound wise. However for power mods start with an intercooler and access port.
 

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I would start with coil overs first, or at least dampers. Bilstein b8 and koni are good options if you just want to do the dampers. If you'd rather start with a sway bar (I know it's a good bit cheaper), I've read good things about steeda. Both will help to tame the snappiness of the rear end
 

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Really similar set up to the Miata kit would be the Mountune Clubsports w/ the Eibach adjustable front and rear sways. I've got that combination and it's excellent, AutoX instructors are always surprised by the turn in and control. Unlike stock, if you want to get the butt out, you've REALLY gotta be cookin'..
 
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