I inquired to RSR a few days ago and they responded saying to keep an eye out within the month. So apparently they have something in the works. They're doing testing on AutoTuned's iA so that's good news!Pretty much too new as of now. RSR has a few products (springs and coil overs) in the works, but nothing for sale yet.
I'm so close to just ordering the Eibach Pro-Kit Mazda 2 springs... How similar are the 2015 vs 2016 models?Yeah there are a couple of resellers that put the 2016 Mazda 2 in with the previous gen models, but no one (I know of)has actually tested it (Yet). There were a good bit of changes between the 2011-2015 Mazda2 and the 2016 model, so I'm not sure what is all cross compatible. I have looked at the shocks and I know they aren't the same part number as the 2011-15 Mazda2, but that may be just a slightly different valving in the same shock body.
Anyway, I am hoping someone will want to take the plunge and try the older 2 stuff on the iA. I am close to doing it, but saving for wheels and tires first.
I'm so close to just ordering the Eibach Pro-Kit Mazda 2 springs... How similar are the 2015 vs 2016 models?
Yes I imagine so, as long as you stay with parts made for the 2014+ Demio (Japan) or 2015+ Mazda2 (known as the DJ chassis). The more I'm reading, Though, I am pretty sure that previous gen Mazda2 stuff (including the 2011-2015 Mazda2 in USA) is not going to work on our cars. The previous gen Mazda 2 (known as DE chassis) was built on a Ford chassis (same as Fiesta) while the newest gen (DJ - same as iA) is built on a modified CX-5 chassis (according to Wikipedia).I would assume you can use anything that is compatible with the Mazda2. Ask to make sure about generations but other than that you should be good.
Here's what the iA looks like lowered on the Tanabe springs (about 1/1.4" drop)Also, the Tanabe springs specifically for the iA are now shown on their website and should be available for purchase. They seem to focus on maintaining comfort while lowering tastefully. Im thinking of ordering them, but deciding if I want a stiffer spring or not.