Let’s talk about MaXpeedingRods Coilovers. Upon their arrival, the coilovers were boxed in a clean, protective fashion. They looked awesome, and felt well built. During installation, the 8th generation Civic Si aided me with its ease of access to the front struts. I believe the front coilovers had been preloaded before shipment. Installation was no different than other brands, so I`ll leave that out. After the install, I was eager to test the new suspension. With the ride height only an inch lower than stock, and the adjustment knobs set fully stiff, I was off. Starting down the road, I hit the same few bumps that I would any other day. The coilovers felt strong and confident. I was pleasantly surprised at this; seeing how they go for no more than $400. I was expecting to feel like a shopping cart. Now, of course, it was no Rolls. But that isn’t the goal, and it isn’t a shopping cart. I drove around for a few days, hearing no noises and feeling no abnormalities. I ripped around corners like Ken Miles and cruised around them like my Grandmother. It felt amazing. After the fifth day of driving my normal routes, I began to hear a popping sound coming from the upper portion of the front coilovers. As if a small rock was hitting the upper strut mount. Enough to worry me, but not enough for me to check until I reached home. This sound would only occur during low speed turning or weight changes. Never at a speed above 15mph did I hear a peep. At first, I suspected coil binding. I got home and lifted the car off the ground. After pulling the wheels off and doing a bit of research, I learned that the pillowball upper mounting plate could use a greasing. Since I was hearing the slight pop on both sides, I decided to grease one pillowball mount more than the other. After two days of driving, I no longer hear the popping on the side that I greased well. This popping never changed the performance or the feel of the coilovers. But luckily, there seems to be a quick and easy fix to the issue. I plan to address the side that still slightly pops; It’s more of an annoyance than a functionality concern. I feel as though this very minor “defect” can be prevented without issue. It’s something that I would overlook, prevent, and go on to enjoy my coilovers. So I did. My little FA5 handles like a go kart, and I do not have even the slightest regret with my choice. After my experience with MXR, I recommend the product stated above. These coilovers look great, and feel even better. For the price, I wouldn't choose another brand.