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FatCatMotorsports Shock Mounts

[1/17/2012] Reviewed by: Jared

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

NB style shock mounts for NA miatas.

These shock mounts are great. After I installed them, I took the car on to the freeway for some testing. I was amazed how smooth the the ride was with these shock mounts. My miata now cruises comfortable above 80 mph, stunning. I'm not afraid of rough roads anymore. I am very impressed with this product.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


FatCat Motorsports Shock Mounts with 36mm bumpstops

[12/6/2010] Reviewed by: Geoff Gomez

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

FatCat Motorsports Shock Mounts with 36mm bumpstops

I installed the FCM shock mounts along with 36mm bumpstops to my '94 R package miata. Shocks are factory R pkg bilsteins, on aftermarket H&R race springs. I purchased this kit because it was advertised to eradicate the choppy ride associated with the bilsteins. After many years of driving with the factory Bilsteins/H&R combo, I thought the only way to fix the ride was to swap out the Bilsteins. Fortunately, FCM offers an excellent product that fixed my car. I installed the kit and the change in ride is amazing! It really is a tremendous difference in performance, keeping the dialed in precision of the Bilsteins, while getting rid of the twitches and harsh ride quality. Very happy with my purchase! Thanks, Shaikh! Geoff G

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Fat Cat Motorsports NA kit

[3/18/2007] Reviewed by: Farid

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

My 1990 Miata was still running on the original shock as of a month ago and just recently one of the rear shocks started to leak. So, I purchased the NA kit from Fat Cat Motorsports to install with the KYB AGX shocks. The assembling process of the kit to the shocks was made easy by the advice provided by Shaikh and the clear instructions that were e-mailed prior to me even receiving the kit. I opted to buy the complete kit since I was doing the installation myself and was already saving labor $$$. In one of my postings I showed how I made my own spacers, but If I have to do it again, I’d definitely buy the spacer made available by Shaikh. It is a lot of work and time consuming to make the spacers yourself. The only reason I made them is because I forgot to include them in the order and was too anxious to install the kit and shocks.

This was my first shock removal/installation, so I came across many questions. On several occasions I called and e-mailed Shaikh (and the Miata.net folks) looking for advice and answers. Although some of the questions were not pertaining to his product, Shaikh was more then happy to chip in and provide advice/answers.

I have the shock adjusted at 3. I test drove the car and the ride quality is great. It feels a lot more connected to the road. The shocks in combination with the FCM kit appear to provide more control and grip to the ride but most of all increased predictability. Overall the FCM kit is great. If you have any doubts, research other people’s assessment on the Miata.net, you’ll find a lot of high raves. Thank you Shaikh for excellent product and service.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


FAT CAT SHOCK MOUNTS AND BUMP STOPS

[1/24/2007] Reviewed by: Al Fitzpatrick

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

FAT CAT SHOCK MOUNTS AND BUMP STOPS

The shock mounts are the best thing I have done to my 1994. I was running Konis and GC springs. Lowered to the point that I was avoiding every manhole cover just to keep my fillings in. Now, I have had your mounts installed about 3 weeks and the ride height is the same, still running the Konis and GC's and ride is comfortable again. Thanks for a great product. The kit was very complete and the instructions were wonderful.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Fat Cat Motorsports NA to NB Shock Mount Kit

[7/27/2006] Reviewed by: Hal McGee - wmcgee@triad.rr.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Kit to convert NA shock mounts to NB to gain extra shock travel.

I got the NB kit from Fat Cat for the KYB AGX shocks. Eveything was pre-assembled and clear instructions were included. The instructions were done showing Koni shocks but that was not a problem. I installed these with the Ground Control coilover kit. I did not have any shock boots so I installed these without them although in hindsight, that would have been a good idea. The instructions recommend air tools and I agree. The air tools did a great job of driving the nut down onto the shock shaft. We just did a 200+ mile trip and we bottomed out at an entrance and hit some good highway jounces which put the rear-end onto the bump stops. They did an excellent job.

I had Motorsport Connections in Winston-Salem lower the suspension and do a full alignment using the Icehawk settings. My height from the wheel hub to fender lip is twelve inches. I still have good shock travel all around and even though the rear end was heavily loaded, I felt like we got a good cushion from the extra travel and the shock bump stops as well. A good addition for a lowered suspension.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


Fat Cat Motorsports shock mounts

[5/31/2006] Reviewed by: Luke Perry aka ldp82pz96 - ldp82@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Mazda found out quickly that the Miata needed more suspension travel, so when the NB (1999-2005) came out they added it in the form of redesigned shock mounts and foam bump stops. Shaikh, founder of Fat Cat Motorsports, saw that fitting NB shock mounts to an NA would really help out one of the early Miata's biggest weaknesses - slamming into the bump stops over broken up roads or (far worse) mid-corner, causing a spin. While the newer shock tower mounts turned out not to be plug and play with some modification they do prove to be a very elegant solution at an obtainable price. On paper they look like a good idea, on the road you marvel at how your car even with very stiff springs (mine are 500lbs/inch up front) can easily absorb bumps that used to knock out your fillings. Besides making the ride very livable, when driving aggressively the car is not only confidence inspiring but much faster. Before I added Fat Cat shock mounts and bump stops to the front of my car it felt floaty and vague not a feeling you want in a sports car. Now it feels connected to the road and I am very comfortable letting the car have some slip angle at all wheels at extra legal speeds. To sum it up quickly this is one of the few mods that gives you the best of both worlds with out any compromises it makes daily driving enjoyable and make spirited and track driving a blast. There is no reason an NA Miata should be running around on the old shock mounts and bump stops anymore, these are affordable, easy to install and a pleasure to live with, get a set for the front and rear of your car now!

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


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