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In this video I swap out the factory front struts on this Mazda MX5 Miata for a set of Koni Adjustables and also swap out the front sway bar for something a little more beefy. -Enjoy!
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48 thoughts on “Mazda miata mx5: koni adjustable struts springs, flying miata mounts, sway bars – part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Merlyn Mac says:

    I thought you weren't supposed to tighten things up unless it's at ride height in the ground.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Hawks says:

    Nice tunes

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacob Pierce says:

    Is this the same miata that you changed the clutch on & did a brake job? This car has gotten a lot done to it. Thank you for your videos

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chutney Ink. says:

    I just found a nice used stage1 set. Glad i found this video too! Thanks fire sharing!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jdgalmbz says:

    Would the car needs alignment after replacing the front strut?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R D says:

    Common misnomer, but those aren't actually struts. Miatas have double wishbone suspension– no struts

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Sevigny says:

    This is why I hate customers. You change the sway bar but reuse the links and bushings. That's like buying a brand new car but put smoked tires on it just why

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rights And Liberty says:

    As if he paid someone to install those components. Lucky guy you are if you need to do this all day 😛

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    Thanks for the video.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ning3n says:

    Not a fan of the lower spring seats on those struts. 2 years in that silly little spring clip or the plate will rust away and POING.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Beezy says:

    The cailper covers, and then this. Are you working on kids cars? Just asking

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Warner Concepcion says:

    In case no one has said it, "Welcome to South Main Mighty Auto Mods!"

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Norman Gallant says:

    Good job Eric

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Deviant says:

    Why not replace the anti roll bar drop links? What are they 30 bucks? Seems crazy when you're installing a new anti-roll bar. Customers decision I guess…

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyrone says:

    BRO!! are you wearing your safety glasses while compressing that spring?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Baddrivercam says:

    Except it's not a strut. It's a coil over shock. A strut takes the place of the upper control arm. Plus a strut doesn't have to have a spring mounted on it. Example, the fox body cars have front struts with no springs on them . Why does everyone think a strut is any damper with a spring on it?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NM 2463 says:

    What happened to the sheep baa when you use fluid film? That was my new favorite SMA sound effect 🙁

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    On to Part Duo

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jake Higgins says:

    I actually laughed out loud when you said "let's take a trip over to the spring compressor" and it cut to you at the bench vise

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Benjamin Stockton says:

    Good job Eric O.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul white says:

    i love my mx5,had a lowered one but found ride to hard

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Smitty Smithsonite says:

    That thing's gonna corner like it's on rails! It's just begging for a V8 upgrade now … 😁

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jimm VeuCasovic says:

    Flyin Miata!
    Grand Junction, Colorado based company. They would modify Miatas with Vette motors and have the dealership I worked at do the programming. Saw a bunch of cool rides!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger Gustafsson says:

    The Miata. Much more boring than people say. Violently under powered and smaller than a lawnmower. About as fun. But lucky tastes are different! Still a fun video! 👍👍

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lunchtime says:

    Flying Miata, nice!!!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars heather holliday says:

    Eric, it is really hard to hear you when you are describing the job. The air tools are loud enough. Have you just lost your daddy parts being around ladies all day? Lol.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars johnaclark1 says:

    Someone spends too much time on the Miata forums….Hey bro, you should put Koni adjustable coil-over struts and a big sway bar on there…Adds 20hp at the wheels, dude!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Smith says:

    Thanks for not sayin "remember if I can do it, so can you" I certainly could not in my garage LOL!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jb gaud says:

    A turbo is missing in this engine bay 🙂

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean Taray says:

    hey… what happened to the fluid film sound effect?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Old Time Farm Boy says:

    Your universal translator does a lot better job translating your exclamations into non-offensive words than mine did when I was a mechanic.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars shauns auto repairs says:

    Very nice but my only concern is that spring clip holding the lower plate…that to me is a weak link in the design

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrKnowwun says:

    If you are having all this done, why would you not replace the drop links and bushes at the same time?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings says:

    21mm ratchet wuh rench is the 2nd thing to break then get lost, right after the 11 mm hex bit/allen key pin wuh rench.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Romulan112 says:

    A lot of the ball joints coming from China don't use a cotter pin to secure the nut. They just use a cheap nylon insert and it fails causing your ball joint to pop out when your doing 70mph losing control of your vehicle. Those Chinese must really hate us.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gravit8 says:

    I have a Miata and I'm so glad this customer keeps bringing it in. Favorite car. Best mechanic.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NeverOwned says:

    Its a wacko youtuber calling….lol

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John A. says:

    In the hoha haha

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris parenti says:

    Did you have lamb chops? No more baaaaa baaaaa for the film? 😜

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cratecruncher says:

    It's kind of amazing how lower profile tires. stiffer anti-sway bars and stiffer springs can change the handling on these little rear wheel drive cars. I'm doing something similar to my Bertone X1/9 right now.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars slyman920 says:

    So this has nothing to with this video but I have an 2001 ford f350 and when my head lights are on my tail lights dont work I've replaced the head light switch the turn signal switch and checked all the fuses I even visually inspected all the wires. And I can't figure it out and since you work on quite a few fords wondering if you can point me in the right direction?

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Michel says:

    Flat rate Butcher.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrBaja Lotsoffun says:

    when is the LS swap ?

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pete Bach says:

    Is anything in Upstate NY not rusted together?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Big Dog50001 Automotive says:

    She’s a highway cruiser now…

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HUBBABUBBA DOOPYDOOP says:

    Too Fast, Too Furious

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars racerxnk says:

    The guy buys all those parts and doesn't want to spend 20$ on the end links?????

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AstroTools says:

    We design every tool with a hammer side, just for Mr. O

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