NB MX-5 Coilovers for miata

Hi all!
First off I just want to say that I did do some research regarding this question, but most threads I find are fairly old and I would like to know if there are newer opinions out. Alrighty, with that said, let me begin.
I am looking to buy coilovers, hopefully today, that would be perfect for my application. I have a 1999 with 65k miles that is 80% street/daily, and 20% autocross and maybe a few track days. I would like the best coilovers I can get for under a grand. I found a few that I am interested in, but would like some semiprofessional advice.
Tein Street Flex ~$950
FM V-Maxx XXtreme (Sport, the Track are out of stock till late August) ~$815
BC Racing (BR Series) ~$1000 Stance? ~$950ish
I would LOVE some opinions! Thank you in advance!
 
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Natey

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Out of those the Teins will ride best. The BCs will give you the lowest drop and ...yep... the V-Maxx are the least expensive.

When I did the suspension in my old Miata (2001 NB2 base), I chose Flyin' Miata stage 2 set up. My car also did double duty and I wanted something that improved the cornering. I didn't care about the drop, just killing cones. :p

But yeah, the stg2 is Koni yellows, Flyin' Miata springs and FM swaybars. It made a nice difference at the track and the car still rode good on the street. A little over your budget, but you also get the swaybars . It's well worth it (I probably put 30K miles on it before selling the car, No problems ever), and definitely better than those three choices as far as performance goes.

 

CTt3P5

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Another coilover option at the $1000 mark is the MeisterR. Quite a few members over on another fourm have them and they get some rave reviews.

https://www.meisterr.com/#

I almost bought them for my NC but opted for Koni Yellows and Progress springs. My reasoning was that I would set the height and leave it so didn't really need that adjustability, the Koni Yellows allowed me to adjust dampning if needed.
 
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2014 Mazda3 S GT auto, 2008 MX5 6-speed
Another coilover option at the $1000 mark is the MeisterR. Quite a few members over on another fourm have them and they get some rave reviews.

https://www.meisterr.com/#

I almost bought them for my NC but opted for Koni Yellows and Progress springs. My reasoning was that I would set the height and leave it so didn't really need that adjustability, the Koni Yellows allowed me to adjust dampning if needed.
That's the setup I have but with the addition of aftermarket anti-sway bars and a shock tower cross brace in the engine bay.
 
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