How Shocks Work - KBO testimonial from an experienced racer, v2.20




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Published on Aug 4, 2015

I've had this voicemail for several months and decided to do a little video to share Jeff's praise with customers curious about our FCM Elite KBO (Kerb Blow-Off) technology. A partial transcript of his voicemail is below:

"Hey buddy! I know email is the best way to reach you so feel no need or compulsion whatsoever to return this call. Because, you know, frankly I was just too excited to sit down and compose an email!

I just wanted to ask if you got my results today... The car was monumentally fast today - God! And the KBO shocks? There's something about them - I wish I could describe it in full detail - but there's something about them, it really lets you hold the car on the edge of adhesion much easier than the previous digressive shocks..." - Jeff Anderson-Lester, feedback on his FCM Elite KBO v1.8 coilover suspension on his Mazdspeed Miata autocross machine.

Results from that autocross he spoke about are here:


The significance of his results are that the car that finished ahead of him (by a scant 0.28 sec) is running the same year and model turbo Miata but is using R-compounds (race compounds), specifically the R6 autocross-specific tires in size 275/35-15. Jeff is using 225-45-15 Hankook RS3 street tires, with significantly less grip than the Hoosier R6. The margin is victory based on maximum grip "should" have been much wider.

The driver who set the fastest time is, from Jeff's comments, well-respected and consistently a Top Time of Day contender. The suspension setup on the Terry Price car are Xida (sold by 949 Racing, built by AST). So while direct comparison is not applicable in this case with the same driver in both vehicles getting independent results, it's fairly clear Jeff indeed had a phenomenal day and a very close finish to a known fast car+driver 3 classes ahead of his!

We're proud to help bring him and all competitors to the top of his game with all the technology and methods we have available to truly maximize grip, control, and confidence! If you're not competiting, KBO simply provides a degree of comfort and composure on the street or rough roads that makes you feel like you're in a magical electronic / computer controlled vehicle but without the hassle and complication of wires and sensors and expensive repairs *when* a very expensive component fails.

Jeff's FCM Elite KBO coilover review is on Miata.net is available here:


Through Fat Cat Motorsports and FCM Elite, I am passionate about finding the optimal balance of each ingredient to create the most harmonious ride experience available anywhere in the world!



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