06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need clarification

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Arlo
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06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need clarification

Postby Arlo » Mon May 06, 2019 1:08 pm

:eek: Hello All,
I've done a lot of reading about this issue and feel ready to my purchase. Can you tell me if I have the right items to accomplish this mission or if there is anything else I need?
My goal is a stock like smoothness.

Is there a spring that gives the stock like ride with a small drop. I had the Tien springs (green ones) and could feel every pebble in the road.

Front:
KYB 340010 Excel-G OE Replacement Shock - https://www.amazon.com/KYB-340010-Excel ... B00498R6WE
KYB 340011 Excel-G OE Replacement Shock - https://www.amazon.com/KYB-340011-Excel ... ive&sr=1-2

Rear:
https://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/ ... 49053.html

Extra stuff:
I saw someone say they needed to get new top mounts so they got this - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C6 ... UTF8&psc=1

Should I look into anything else? sway bar, end links, etc?

Thank you.


I may look into coils next year but until then I need to get her right.

Thanks


Arlo
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Re: 06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need calcification

Postby Arlo » Mon May 06, 2019 2:13 pm

I don't need to drink milk. I meant clarification haha

ae7456t
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Re: 06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need calcification

Postby ae7456t » Tue May 07, 2019 4:45 am

I think I may be the "someone" that you were referring to.

The fronts and the mounts are the exact same ones that I installed almost exactly 3 years (60,000 miles) ago, and I would do the same today, if I had to (which, thankfully, I don't). I kept the stock springs, so can't comment on alternatives.

I have not replaced the rears, but probably should, so please report back on how that goes.

In terms of additional items, I would definitely do sway bar end links and sway bar bushings...Once you have it all apart, only takes a little more work to get that done.

The only other item that I tackled was the passenger front lower control arm. The ball joint went bad, and I was getting a light clunking sound that was driving me crazy, but that was more involved/expensive.

Good luck!

Arlo
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Re: 06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need calcification

Postby Arlo » Fri May 10, 2019 8:06 am

indeed you are good sir. I'll look into replacing those as well. Thanks for your help.

bakili
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Re: 06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need calcification

Postby bakili » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:37 pm

Hi guys

I have sport m35 also wanted to keep stock. Having squeaking noises and boaty ride (120k miles). I'm wondering do we have to change our stock springs? I just want it to be not boaty and have smooth ride without feeling every pothole. it seems that there is no rear sport option I can find so I will go with KYBs all around (349053, 341441, 341442), change stabilizer bars links with bushings, new shock and strut mounts.
in addition my friend looked at my suspension and suggested to change:
2x 551A0-EG000 Lateral Arm; Rear; M35, M45
2x 55110-EG000 Radius Arm; Rear; M35, M45

Now I'll just need to search the site on how-to, so I can do it all myself if possible.

cruzad3r
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Re: 06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need clarification

Postby cruzad3r » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:59 pm

i have the 06 M35x model and i went with OEM front KYB rear the first time i refresh my suspension. on the second time, i went with KYB front and rear. i had to replace the rubber bump stop for the front because it was squeaking like hell. i went with monroe kit but i can only use the rubber part not the entire assembly.

the front KYB will be shorter than OEM therefore you will need to compensate with other aftermarket parts to keep the alignment consistent. I didn't and the inner part of both sides on the front tires are worn. just want to share my experience so you and others can make an intelligence decision.

zx2max
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Re: 06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need clarification

Postby zx2max » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:40 am

cruzad3r, what other aftermarket parts are needed to keep alignment consistent when installing front KYB struts instead of OEM?

zx2max
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Re: 06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need clarification

Postby zx2max » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:59 am

@cruzad3r or anyone else. Could you tell me what other aftermarket parts would be needed if I install front KYB struts? This post is the first I'm seeing that references needing any additional parts when using front KYB struts and I will be replacing all my struts very soon.

midnightclub619
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Re: 06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need clarification

Postby midnightclub619 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:48 pm

What Cruzad3r is probably talking about is the negative camber he experienced due to the shorter shock and spring. The front shocks now sit lower than the OEM shocks and that angles the wheels inward toward the wheel well. Not sure about the rear shocks. But to correct the negative camber you will need a camber kit, I installed the SPC Camber Kit and I know a few others have also to correct the camber. I think there might be a thread or two on the subject. I think someone from this forum had them for sale.

zx2max
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Re: 06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need clarification

Postby zx2max » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:13 am

Ah, that makes sense. I did some searching on here based on your response and did find the SPC Camber kit posts. Thank you!

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Re: 06 m35x About to replace suspension - Need clarification

Postby midnightclub619 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:28 pm

good luck! That should take care of your problem hopefully


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