What Are the Different Types of Suspension System for the Mazdaspeed 6?

On the market, there is a lot of suspension that you can choose from. People often asked what are the different types of suspension system available for the Mazdaspeed 6.

There is 3 types of suspension: Lowering springs, coilovers or “bags”

There is also other Mazdaspeed 6 suspension parts like sway bar, end links and camber kits.

I personally buy the Yellowspeed and totally love them. Great quality of the component and great stiffness of the ride. Feel like OEM but with more responsiveness. I know a lot of people riding the Scale but I had a set and really hated it. If was not really built perfectly for the car like the Yellowspeed its more of a universal fit. I got rattle, problem to find the right spring rates and the quality was not the best even for the price.

 

Lowering Springs

 

AutoEXE Low Down Springs | Drop: 30mm | Part Number: MGS700
Spring Rates: Front 370 lb/in | Rear 225 lb/in

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A full length height adjustable suspension kit that puts sports performance first with features like a hard setting mono tube damper and linear rate race spring, and an aluminum upper mount with enhanced bush. Without interfering with cooling performance, the newly developed thin ö40 piston reduces friction surface, which decreases friction during damper operation. This has the effect of facilitating uniform handling while simultaneously restricting discomfort. The damping force is adjustable in 12 levels. Overhaul is possible.

 

Eibach Pro-Kit | Drop: 1.5″ front, 1.4″ rear | Part Number: 5543.140
Spring Rates: Unknown (advertised as progressive)

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The Eibach Pro-kit dramatically improves both a vehicle’s performance and appearance. The huge fender-well gap inherent from the factory or the installation of performance wheels and tires can give a vehicle a lifted look. The Pro-Kit is the perfect addition to any vehicle, lowering the fender gap and giving your ride a more attractive, sportier stance. By lowering the car’s center of gravity, the Pro-Kit reduces squat during acceleration, body roll in corners and excessive nose-dive under braking. When combined with Plus 1 or Plus 2 Size wheels and tires, the Eibach Pro-Kit is the finishing ingredient to a winning recipe for performance.
– Excellent ride quality – comfortable in cruising
– Sportive handling in cornering, resulting in improved performance
– Lowered center of gravity, increased stability
– Enhanced appearance of vehicle
– Million mile warranty

 

H&R Sport Springs | Drop: 1.4″ front, 1.3″ rear | Part Number: 52611
Spring Rates: Front 250 lb/in | Rear 210 lb/in

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The most popular spring in H&R’s line-up, Sport Springs will lower your vehicle an average of 1.5 – 2 inches (depending upon the make and model of your vehicle) for a lower center of gravity, improved handling and a more aggressive appearance. The H&R Sport Springs for the Mazdaspeed 6 will lower your car 1.4 inches in the front and 1.3 inches in the rear. Sport springs feature more control than that of the OE Sport spring, but is still comfortable for daily use. Sport springs are an excellent choice for street and occasional track use.

 

Shocks/Strut

 

Bilstein B6 HD (Left) | Part Number: BE5-A256

Bilstein B6 HD (Right) | Part Number: BE5-A257

Bilstein B6 HD (Rear) | Part Number: BE5-A258

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Bilstein HD shocks provide improved handling and stability without sacrificing ride comfort. They offer super damping ability that makes them ideal for occasional track use, while maintaining an exceptional street ride.

Bilstein’s shock bodies are precision formed through a unique seamless extrusion process. This provides superior strength along with high finish tolerances that are usually associated with surgical instruments. The finished body is then mated with a solid, induction hardened steel chrome plated and polished shaft, machined valving components and highest quality seals. Combined with extreme attention to detail, Bilstein provides you with the closest thing to a hand built shock available today.

*This is a complete set of direct replacement shocks for the Gen1 Mazda 6 or Mazdaspeed 6.

 

Bilstein B8 Performance Plus (Left) | Part Number: 24-102599

Bilstein B8 Performance Plus (Right) | Part Number: 24-102605

Bilstein B8 Performance Plus (Rear) | Part Number: 24-102612

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Bilstein B8 Performance Plus shock absorbers and struts deliver absolute mastery of the road surface for the performance-minded driver. Designed to push a car’s suspension to its performance peak, these shocks are specifically suited for use with special lowering springs in combination with anti-sway bars or other suspension upgrades.

 

Koni FSD Damper Set | Part Number: 2100-4052

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KONI’s latest technology accomplishes the task that has eluded most shock makers until now – great handling + excellent ride quality:
– Taut body motion control
– Excellent ride quality on all road surfaces
– Patented, parallel-valve design
– Pair with Eibach springs for 1-1.5” lowering (not included)
– Gold metallic finish shocks
– Less expensive than electronic systems

 

Koni Yellow (front) | Part Number: 8041-1305
Koni Yellow (rear) | Part Number: 8040-1306

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The Koni Adjustable Sport Shocks (Also known as KONI Yellows) are perfect for the driver who is looking to get a sporty feel out of their vehicles suspension. Without sacrificing comfort, Koni has perfected the right amount of performance for the person looking to drive their car on a daily basis. Externally adjustable shock absorbers improve the vehicles characteristics, adding more response to steering and limiting body roll, all from a simply turning a knob. Koni Yellow Shocks offer exceptional handling and designed for cars fitted with lowering springs.

  • Adjustments in seconds
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Direct Replacement.

 

Coilovers

 

AMR Engineering Coilovers

Spring Rates: (different rates available upon request)

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Assembled in the USA, our custom coilover systems are designed to meet your needs. Our coilovers feature a mono-tube design, and machined using the latest tooling and equipment. These are assembled with Hyperco springs which also come with a lifetime warranty just like our dampers. Our machine work is simply outstanding, and we take great pride in the quality of our work. Our single adjustable dampers offer a distinct 8 click design. Our coilovers also allow you to adjust both preload and shock length. So adjusting both ride height and preload is fast, and simple. With the ability to adjust shock length you maintain your shock travel, and lower your car without sacrificing too much ride quality. These are meant to be the last coilovers you will ever need for your vehicle and come with a lifetime warranty on both the shock and spring. Speak to us today about getting a set made specifically for you and your driving needs. No more guessing games, leave it to us, and we guarantee you will love the ride quality and performance of our product. Check out the pictures of our coilovers, and note the attention to detail as well as machine quality of our product. Our tooling leaves a outstanding finish, and the product clearly shows that. We thank you for visiting our website, and everyone’s continued support!

-Made to order
-Lifetime Warranty on both dampers and springs
-Proven Reliability -9 years without a single blown damper
-Hyperco Springs is Standard Equipment
-Assembled in the USA
-Quality you can simply trust

 

AutoEXE Sports Tunable Suspension | Drop: Ajustable | Part Number: MGS7900
Spring Rates: Front 900 lb/in | Rear 336 lb/in

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A full length height adjustable suspension kit that puts sports performance first with features like a hard setting mono tube damper and linear rate race spring, and an aluminum upper mount with enhanced bush. Without interfering with cooling performance, the newly developed thin ö40 piston reduces friction surface, which decreases friction during damper operation. This has the effect of facilitating uniform handling while simultaneously restricting discomfort. The damping force is adjustable in 12 levels. Overhaul is possible.

 

BC Racing BR Series | Drop: — | Part Number: N-01
Spring Rates: Front 660 lb/in | Rear 440 lb/in (other rates available upon request)

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Ride Height Adjustable: The ride height adjustment ranges from a conservative stance, to being low enough to tuck the tires up into the fender well.

Dampening Adjustable: Dampening adjustment is done by hand on the top of each strut. The 32 levels of the dampening force allows for a very comfortable, smooth ride on the street to a very tight ride which is great for track visits.

 

H&R Coilover Tunable Suspension | Drop: 1.2″-2.5″ front, 1.0″-2.3″ rear | Part Number: 29278-6
Spring Rates: Unknown

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Dampened and tuned specifically for the all wheel drive MAZDASPEED 6.

H&R Threaded-Body Coil-Over Suspension Kits come directly from engineers who design and develop racing suspensions.

Blueprinted as coil-overs (not just a modified shock body), the H&R units are hand assembled in Germany by H&R Speziafedern under rigid ISO 9001 and German TÜV standards. Strict attention to the function of the complete suspension system is the number one design priority.

Their threaded body means that the outside of the strut or shock tubes are threaded like a bolt. This allows the threaded spring perch to be moved up or down to fine-tune the ride height, optimizing looks and handling.

Equally at home on the street or the track, H&R Coil-Over Suspension Kits provide enhanced performance, improved corner-holding ability and a sleek, aggressive stance for performance driving characteristics without harshness.

The Coil-Over Suspension Kits pictured above represent just a few samples of those available from H&R. Coil-Over Suspension Kits are engineered specifically for each vehicle and may combine different components than those pictured based on the vehicle’s design. Coil-Over Suspension Kits can be used for driving in weekend club sport events or lapping the public course at the Nurburgring.

 

ISC Adjustable Coilovers | Drop:– | Part Number: M107B-SC (Street Comfort) / M107B-SS (Street Sport) / M107B-TR (Track/Race)
Spring Rates: Front 672 lb/in | Rear 336 lb/in

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ISC N1 coilover kit for the Mazda 6 / Mazdaspeed 6 is one of the best coilover kits in this price range. They combine high quality components and great warranty coverage. When you install the ISC Mazda 6 / Mazdaspeed 6 coilovers you will have complete control over your suspension setup. You can set the ride height as low as you want and the dampening from soft to hard depending on if you are driving on the streets or attacking the track. The ISC N1 coilover can be lowered approx 3 inches lower then standard ride height, this along with a spring rate setup to suit your car improves handling and stability dramatically.

Features

  • Now come with thrust bearings
  • 32 Step Damper Adjustable
  • Precise control damp valve
  • Operates smoothly on all road surfaces
  • Expansion/Suppression of shock adjustment Pillowball Uppermount
  • Piston Rod Design – High rigidity steel piston rods
  • Springs Made from high quality SAE9254 steel
  • Ride Height Adjustable
  • Full length height adjustable
  • Bound adjustable with separate spring locks
  • Aluminium Bracket
  • Specifically anodized surfaces to prevent inside corrosion and surface rust
  • Single Cylinder Design
  • Larger cylinder and piston design to advance driving stability and dexterity

 

KSport Kontrol Pro Coilovers

Spring Rates: Front 14K (784 lb/in) | Rear 3.7K (207 lb/in)

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Ksport Kontrol Pro Fully Adjustable Coilover Kits provide the ultimate in suspension technology for your street or track car. 36 levels of damping adjustment allow you to fine tune the ride to your handling and comfort needs. The damping adjusts compression and rebound simultaneously for ease of adjustment. Pillow ball top mounts in the front and rear on some applications allow you to maintain vehicle manufacturer suspension geometry design. The pillow ball top mounts also allow you a more direct feel for solid driver response. Where available, camber canbe adjusted via the Pillow-ball Top Mounts, which means no additional “Camber Kits” are needed.

Most applications utilize an adjustable lower mount, which means you adjust height without losing suspension travel like some other coilover designs do. With the mounts and most pieces of the coilover being designed for 6061 billet aluminum the kit is lightweight, durable, and rust resistant. The steel shock body is electroplated with zinc to resist rust and the elements. The valving of each set is matched to the springs installed for unmatched ride quality and reliability.

The Ksport system uses a Monotube design in which the oil and gas are separated within the cylinder. When compared to twin tube designs the Monotube dissipates heat better, allows finer damping adjustments, and requires more expensive design process. Aeration and cavitation are a lot less common in a Monotube design, which results in a better ride.

The Ksport Kontrol Pro Coilover kit has been designed with professional road racing in mind offering extremely high value and performance.

Key Features

  1. 36 levels of adjustable damping
  2. Made from high quality 6061 aluminum with T6 for increased hardness
  3. Compression/Rebound adjustable
  4. Adjustable spring perch for height adjustment
  5. Adjustable body allowing maximum suspension travel
  6. Pillowball top mount with adjustable camber (not available for some models)
  7. Monotube high pressure design reduces oil leakage
  8. Electroplated body for protection from corrosion and rust
  9. One year limited warranty

The Mazdaspeed 6 specific kit features pillowball top mounts for the front and aluminum top mounts for the rear.

KW Variant 2 | Drop: — | Part Number: 15275005
Spring Rates: Unknown (Progressive in rear)

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The system intended for the experienced driver who requires to not only determine the individual lowering of their vehicle, but adjust the damper setting to fine tune the system to their needs. The adjustable rebound damper allows adjustment of the pitch and roll behavior of the vehicle, adapting it to one‘s own driving preferences.

• Damping technology with individually adjustable rebound
• inox-line stainless steel technology at no additional charge
• Individually height adjustable
• German TUEV-tested adjustment parameters
• High-quality components for long life
• Comprehensive documentation for ease of use
• Infinitely adjustable rebound damping

 

Scale Suspension Innovative Series Coilovers
Spring Rates: Front 672 | Rear 280  lb/in (Different rates available upon request)

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-12 Level adjustable damping
-Exclusive measurement system
-Monotube design
-Molybdenum* rod
-Adjustable ride-height -0.5” to -4.5”
-Separate ride-height and spring pre-load
-Forged aluminium parts
-Anodized & powdercoated finish
-Custom spring rate
-Affordable
-Short cartridge for lower application
-Fully adjustable
-Street or racing use

 

Sonic Tuning S3 Coilovers
Spring Rate: Front 12K | Rear 5K

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• Full length adjustment system on lower mount
• Separate ride hight and pre-load adjustments
• 6061 T6 Aluminum alloy construction: lower mount, top mount, spring seat and locks
• 12 level adjustable damper – adjustable dampers allow fine-tuning of the suspension stiffness to best suit the driving condition.
• SCM440 hardened piston rod: special high strength grade material with extra hardening process effectively improves the chances again deformation, fracture and leakage.
• Special formulated oil – stable and durable high quality oil seal can minimize any suspension failures or oil leaking to increase durability.
• Inner polished seamless steel tube – quality high strength tubes ensure the strength of the struts (cylinders). The micro finished inner surface ensures a precise and smooth action, which can reduce the chances of fluid leakage and prolongs struts endurance.
• Mono tube design ensures quick response and comfort. suspension fluid is separated from high-pressure gas in order to reduce damper failure.
• Advanced formulated rubber parts: effectively increase the endurance and help eliminate abnormal noises.
• Forged aluminum alloy top mount: increases the strength and effectively reduces the weight to provide sensitive driving feedback.
• SAE9254 spring: high strength material formed spring effectively minimizes deformation.

 

Yellowspeed Dynamic Pro Coilovers | Drop: — | Part Number: YS01-MZ-DPS008-10
Spring Rates: Unknown

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DYNAMIC PRO SPORT coilovers are designed and developed for all motoring enthusiasts wanting excellent handling without sacrificing comfort. This suspension system features 33-way adjustable dampening settings and full length adjustment to meet every driver’s handling desires. Pillowball mounts and adjustable camber plates are included for front and rear on most kits to increase steering response, while aluminum upper mounts with hardened rubber bushings are used on some applications for noise reduction. This suspension system is ideal for daily driving and occasional track use.

High quality components are adopted to ensure product durability and stability. Each application is fully test fit and completely road tested to guarantee all our customers perfect performance and comfort.

33-WAY DAMPENING ADJUSTABLE
This suspension system features 33-way dampening force adjustment (compression/ rebound). A wide range of dampening adjustments can be made to provide a variety of responses to different road conditions and to tune the ride feel.
PILLOW BALL UPPER MOUNT W/ ADJUSTABLE CAMBER PLATE
The pillow ball mount with camber plate is included on the front and the rear to offer direct and complete handling response (not available for some applications). For those people who dislike the slight noise caused by the pillow ball, we also offer hardened rubber upper mount for noise reduction and enhancement of ride comfort and handling stability.* The hardened rubber upper mount is optional.

MONO TUBE INTERNAL DESIGN
15 month limited warranty on insert
The needle valve piston (material imported from Sweden) is utilized to make the steering more agile and to stabilize the vehicle. A high rigidity 52mm shock body with extra oil capacity enables the cushioning force to have optimal linear change. We use highly reputable seal brand – NOK, whose seals can withstand high temperatures and prevent oil leakage. The piston rod is made from high quality S45C steel and is processed with Thermal Refining and High-frequency Induction Hardening Treatments for rigidity and durability. YELLOW SPEED’s commitment is to ensure safety and to provide high quality products, hence the shock stroke movement has been tested 10 million times on advanced testing equipment; this amount of testing is equal to a vehicle with 5-years of mileage. Each component of the suspension system is rigorously inspected and strictly tested by YELLOW SPEED to avoid any failure. Our commitment to continual driving improvement goes beyond words.

HIGH RIGIDITY STEEL SPRING
The spring is made from high quality SAE9254 steel for optimal durability and high tensile strength. The spring rate remains unchanged and undeformed even after the spring has been subjected to long term wear and even if compressed or extended.

ADJUSTABLE SPRING SEAT
In addition to the lower bracket, the vehicle ride height can be adjusted by the spring seat as well. The spring seats are made from forged aluminum for durability and rigidity.

SHOCK BODY
Shock body is coated with Electroplating treatment to prevent rust and corrosion.

FULL LENGTH ADJUSTABLE
A steel lower bracket is adopted on most MacPherson struts to increase rigidity for safety (some applications use aluminum lower brackets) , while a forged aluminum lower bracket on Double A Arm struts. The ride height can be adjusted by both lower bracket types without affecting the shock stroke.

DEVELOPED DAMPING OIL
Our formula damping oil contains high quality deformer to prevent foaming, and the viscosity remains unchanged under any working temperature conditions to ensure that all internal components perform perfectly.

 

Air Suspension

 

AirREX | Drop: — | Part Number: MA004

Bellow Strut & Sleeve Strut Specs:airrex– Vehicle Specific Upper Mount*
Every AirREX upper mount is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum and then hard anodized. High density polyurethane bushings and/or high performance bearings completes the package to ensure exact fitment and durability. These upper mounts not only simplify installation but also improve ride quality, handling, and help provide maximum drop by replacing the bulky OEM upper mount.

– 12 Clicks Adjustable Damper
A 12-way compression + rebound (together) adjustable damper is standard in every AirREX application. Each damper is matched to the air spring (bellow or sleeve) for the vehicle application and the user can further adjust for performance or comfort by the simple turn of a knob.

– Twist Lock Compression Fitting
Compression fittings are used to ensure a reliable leak free seal when used with 6mm or ¼ inch DOT nylon air tubing.

– Fully Threaded Damper
Each AirREX damper is fully threaded to maximize adjustability similar to that of a coil over. Users can easily adjust for maximum drop or for maximum comfort at driving height by simply loosening the lower lock collar and turning the damper + air spring assembly up or down.

– Vehicle Specific Lower Mount
Every AirREX application includes a vehicle specific lower bracket which is manufacture to exact OEM specification. Every tab or bracket for the hub, spindle, sway bar, brake lines, abs sensor, etc. is present to ensure proper fitment like that of the factory suspension. Some applications will include a high density polyurethane lower mount bushing.

**Note: Bellow Strut Applications: – Double Convoluted Bellow
High durability 2-ply double convoluted air springs help provide both a comfortable ride at driving height and maximum drop when aired out. The size of the bellow is carefully chosen by AirREX engineers for each application to ensure correct spring rate and proper clearance for the vehicle.

**Note: Sleeve Strut Applications: – Rolling Sleeve
High durability rolling sleeves help provide both a comfortable ride at driving height and maximum drop when aired out. Rolling sleeves are much smaller in diameter but provide as much travel as large bellows and are used on application where air spring clearance is minimal. The size and type of rolling sleeve are carefully chosen by AirREX engineers for each application to ensure correct spring rate and proper clearance for the vehicle.

Multi-Link Suspension Specs:
– 12 Clicks Adjustable Damper
A 12-way compression + rebound (together) adjustable damper is standard in every AirREX application. Each damper is matched to the air spring (bellow or sleeve) for the vehicle application and the user can further adjust for performance or comfort by the simple turn of a knob.

– Double Convoluted Bellows or Rolling Sleeves
High durability 2-ply double convoluted air springs or rolling sleeve air springs help provide both a comfortable ride at driving height and maximum drop when aired out. The size of the bellow or rolling sleeve is carefully chosen by AirREX engineers for each application to ensure correct spring rate and proper clearance for the vehicle.

– Vehicle Specific Air spring Mounts
Every AirRex air spring are coupled with top and bottom vehicle specific air spring mounts that fits perfectly onto your vehicle’s OEM spring seat without any modification.

– Vehicle Specific Shock Mounts
Every AirREX application includes a vehicle specific mounts which are manufacture to exact OEM specification. All non-transferable hardware such as bump stops collars and washers are included. A high density polyurethane lower mount bushing helps improve handling and ride quality.

– Twist Lock Compression Fitting
Compression fittings are used to ensure a reliable leak free seal when used with 6mm or ¼ inch DOT nylon air tubing.

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