Over the years, Racing Beat has designed suspension coil springs that are suitable for a variety of street, autocross, and Solo applications. For the Mazda 6 Wagon application, our springs interchange exactly with the stock springs and can be used for both street or track applications. These springs have been designed with a modest rate increase of 20%, and will lower the car .6-inch front, and .35-inch rear. Our Mazda 6 Wagon springs have a rate of 257 lb/in front, and 207 lb/in rear.
Finished with a brilliant Racing Beat Red powder-coat paint, these springs for the Mazda 6 Wagon application will offer the motoring enthusiast years of handling performance.
Jim Mederer, Racing Beat's co-founder and chief engineer, offers the following insight to Racing Beat's philosophy on Mazda 6 suspension spring development:
"Springs are very much a mater of opinion, we adjust ride height and spring rate based more than any other thing on our personal opinion. We won't "slam", or excessively lower the Mazda 6 or any car strictly for appearance sake. First the car will hit the bump rubbers far too often and that makes the car unpredictable in its handling, also it offers a jarring ride and it is very harsh on suspension components causing them to potentially fail. We therefore make relatively small changes in ride height, usually less than 1". We adjust that based in part on what we perceive the best way of adjusting for good handling. Our primary goal in lowering the Mazda 6 is handling, and from our point a view, improved appearance is a side benefit. We don't lower the car for appearance, and then take what comes in handling. We are very cautious to not excessively lower the car such that it will cause perceived problems either in safety or unreasonable changes in ride comfort."
Note: All lowering figures are approximate. Actual lowering height may vary slightly from vehicle to vehicle and can be affected by differing OEM equipment packages and the installation of optional equipment.