So, I've seen a lot of various products being discussed as far as the suspension is concerned. Be it springs, coilovers, etc.
I have a question, and I hope this will kick off a concise and to the point thread regarding suspension setups on our cars so new members can search one thread, instead of the entire forum, for answers.
I am coming from a 99 Nissan Maxima which was dropped 1.4 and 1.3" on Tokico Illumina Struts and H&R Springs. On the Maxima, it wasn't recommended dropping the car on the stock struts. Also, the ride was very similar to stock. Not much difference between my drop and my stock SE feel. That being said:
Please use this format:
M35, M35x, M45, etc.?
Struts and Springs:
Stock? After market? Coilovers? Are you running on stock struts? Include the measurements of the drop (from the companys site or whatever) such as 1.4"
Rubbing after drop?
Ride Quality Stock:
Ride Quality Dropped:
Did you have to buy things to adjust camber, etc.
Basically, what I am trying to accomplish on my own car is what I accomplished on the Maxima. OEM/Stock like feel, but the look of a dropped car (not too much). I wanna run 19" or 20" wheels eventually, but being AWD, I don't want to have crazy wheel gap. I also would rather not spend $2000+ on a coilover setup if I can accomplish what I'm looking for with a $300 set of springs.
Also, see this link for Coilovers vs Springs discussion - Coilovers vs Springs