Lowering My 01 Y33

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Lowering My 01 Y33

Postby evand » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:25 pm

Is it a good idea to lower an 01 q45t that has the electric suspension (sport/auto)?


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Re: Lowering My 01 Y33

Postby jltibbs » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:28 am

IMO, no. That's why I steered clear from the Q45a when I bought my G50. The guy that does my engine work told me that it could be a nightmare removing it to put aftermarket suspension on. The active suspension is amazing on Q45's, I'd leave it. Nice to see another Tennesseean on here.

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Re: Lowering My 01 Y33

Postby BadQ45t » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:05 pm

Actually the Y33 is much simplier than those A's were, way ahead of their time but a nightmare once the car turned 10+ years old.....if you want to lower it you need to get rid of pretty much the whole electric system and replace with coil overs or new shocks/struts and springs. If your near 100k your electronic system is about shot, so you can replace the system with OEM and renew.

The Q does handle much better when lower, however, it is a VERY big car and as such you've got to be VERY careful when riding 2" lower than stock. I have Tein springs in their with KYB SR Specials and I have to really watch it. If the Q was my only car I wouldn't have done it, but I have truck that i can take when I need to rough it.

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Re: Lowering My 01 Y33

Postby burgy240 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:52 am

MY Anniversary edition is 3.1" lower all around and I went to a smaller tire as well. TO replace the electrical suspension I literally removed the wires and the motors on top of each strut, tuck the wire connections away in case I ever went back to stock for resale, and then replaced everything with coilovers. Never had an issue in the 3 years it has been that way too.

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Re: Lowering My 01 Y33

Postby jltibbs » Wed May 02, 2012 6:41 am

Good info guys. Where have you been hiding, Burgy?


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