The Miata has its tires back on the ground. All four shocks, springs, and end links have been replaced, as well as the upper ball joint boots. Didn’t replace the lower ball joints due to the stupid cotter pins, and I’d rather let the local shop deal with them when I bring the car in for an alignment after it settles.
The write-up will come soon, for now I’m out with my son on a test drive and having dinner. Preliminary impression is that it rides much more smoothly, but dann, it gained over an inch in ride height.