"Operation Dropbox" - Lowering springs for a 2009 Nissan Cube

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"Operation Dropbox" - Lowering springs for a 2009 Nissan Cube

Postby AZhitman » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:43 am



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Postby BrianHarte » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:46 am

Ah, this makes me want to sell all my crap sooner!

I want CUBE!!

Gregory

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Postby Flicktitty » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:03 am

looks pretty good, i would almost like to see it a little lower.

what drop size did you use?

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:53 am

BrianHarte wrote:I want CUBE!!

Gregory
I can haz bandwagoner plz?

I used the Megan coils. With 2 people in the back seat, it's pretty damn low... Will post more pics soon.

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Postby BrianHarte » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:57 am

Pffff bandwagon my arse.

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:03 am

BrianHarte wrote:Pffff bandwagon my arse.
LULZ.

Drop it like it's not.


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Postby Flicktitty » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:49 am

it looks pretty damn good in that pic.

i like,

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:04 am

New wheels / tires go on tomorrow.

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:13 pm

Ordered plates for it today too:


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Postby superskunk » Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:00 am

i still think Nissan should have made the SL trim with 6MT..... what are your other plans for your Cube? check out Bob over at versaspeed he has parts ready.....

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Postby phreakanimal » Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:24 am

Great write up.

I was hoping someone was going to install Megan springs on their Cube from the Versa.

Turned out great!

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Postby Flicktitty » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:04 am

AZhitman wrote:New wheels / tires go on tomorrow.
pssst. it's tomarrow.

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Postby AZhitman » Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:00 pm



Will get better pics later. Gonna switch out the lugs for black and swap center caps, get rid of the goofy logo and space the wheels out 8mm.

Handling is ridiculously improved - Pilot Sport tires (225/45/17) make a HUGE difference. I'm impressed, and I have some good-handling cars to compare to.

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Postby VersaMG08 » Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:23 am

That's looking hot Greg! How do you remove the logo's on the rims?

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Postby AZhitman » Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:09 pm

VersaMG08 wrote:That's looking hot Greg! How do you remove the logo's on the rims?
They're stickers.

I'll powdercoat the caps and replace the center logo with a Nissan logo.

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Postby kc240guy » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:20 pm

I like it. It would look good with a vip style stance as well.

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Postby schtebie » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:06 pm

The car looks great!

Do you happen to have the wheel specs? Size, offset, and speaking of which...what is the bolt pattern on the Cube??

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Postby AZhitman » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:25 pm

schtebie wrote:The car looks great!

Do you happen to have the wheel specs? Size, offset, and speaking of which...what is the bolt pattern on the Cube??
These are 17x7, +42 if I recall correctly.

Bolt pattern on all Nissans is 4x114.3 (or 5x114.3 for 5-lugs).

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Postby elDizzle_foShizzle » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:40 pm

your cube is tight, mang. i was wondering about the rep from Megan Racing. I've read about all the horror stories. but c'mon. can coils really fail that catastrophically? anyways...your car looks tight. keep us posted of your great progress!

PS...dumb question from me, but how do spacers work? and are they safe for street use?

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Postby AZhitman » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:52 pm

elDizzle_foShizzle wrote:your cube is tight, mang. i was wondering about the rep from Megan Racing. I've read about all the horror stories. but c'mon. can coils really fail that catastrophically? anyways...your car looks tight. keep us posted of your great progress!

PS...dumb question from me, but how do spacers work? and are they safe for street use?
I don't listen to all that nonsense.

A lot of the stuff that's branded "Megan" is stuff that won't really "fail" anyway... I have a Megan racing downpipe.

Also, a lot of the stuff that people THINK is "big name brand" is the same stuff, powdercoated a different color and sold under a different name. Go to the SEMA show someday, you'll LOL at how FEW manufacturers there REALLY are.

I don't say anything - It's not pretty when some idiot who paid $450 for a set of springs finds out they came out of the same factory as the set you just paid $120 for.

Spacers - Good quality ones are OK for street use. I prefer bolt-on spacers for safety.

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Postby 1HoTcUbE » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:41 pm

looks good...I prefer the low and wide look..I am already ahead of the game and got some 15x8 +0 wheels that will be installed this week with a 5mm spacer up front to clear the caliper.. Then I plan to lower the ride with either these springs or coilovers..

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Postby dangeris » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:09 am

Loving the cube Greg! Looks slick in Black

BTW, is that the same red truck that was at Carlisle?

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Postby AZhitman » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:25 pm

dangeris wrote:Loving the cube Greg! Looks slick in Black

BTW, is that the same red truck that was at Carlisle?
Thanks Homey!

Yep, that's Bex's truck, it was in Carlisle.

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Postby smac103 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:50 pm

AZhitman, this seems like a pretty straightforward conversion for me to do (done this on other cars), but i have a couple questions, has it had any effect on the caster or camber, any wandering feel at speed (i mean any more than this model has already, lol) and is a rear wheel alignment necessary, or even applicable? BTW thanks for the ton of useful info so far!

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Postby AZhitman » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:17 pm

smac103 wrote:AZhitman, this seems like a pretty straightforward conversion for me to do (done this on other cars), but i have a couple questions, has it had any effect on the caster or camber, any wandering feel at speed (i mean any more than this model has already, lol) and is a rear wheel alignment necessary, or even applicable? BTW thanks for the ton of useful info so far!
Yes. You WILL need an alignment ANY TIME you lower a car.

Glad to help!

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Postby conenubi701 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:32 am

me and the gf are thinking of getting a cube.

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Postby AZhitman » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:40 am

Do it!

I really like mine, more than I did when I bought it.

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Postby viscid240 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:53 am

I need to take the works down there and put them on your cube. Bronze might work out well:) looks good, I so want one.

you provide the roller and I will roll them for you for fun. Like I did on my girls s14 that day, smooth.

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Postby schtebie » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:39 pm

Any more pics of your Cube on the new wheels?

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Postby AZhitman » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:40 pm

viscid240 wrote:I need to take the works down there and put them on your cube. Bronze might work out well:) looks good, I so want one.

you provide the roller and I will roll them for you for fun. Like I did on my girls s14 that day, smooth.

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DO IT!

Actually, no need to roll fenders - There's no lip on the Cube fenders!


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