Targa Miata
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October 15, 2008 - When I pulled the shocks out to send them back to AFCO - they're going to be tested and rebuilt with a few tweaks - I discovered coil bind marks on the rear springs.
I'm guessing the destroyed bumpstop allowed the extra travel to put the spring into bind. Ouch! I'm glad nothing got damaged, and I didn't realize I was that close.
Lessons learned from the Targa have already been put into place on newer AFCO shocks, so the bumpstop damage would be avoided now. The amount of dirt on this shock must have arrived on the last day, as I was monitoring the shock during the race and never saw it look like this.
tags: suspension