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Old 12-16-2008, 03:36 PM
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Springs VS Coilovers....

Obviously we know coilovers are hands-down better than springs, but at what price? I'm looking to lower the G, and have 285's on the back, thinking about rolling fenders and waiting till I need new tires, go back to 275 setup, don't want rubbing issues.

If I don't plan on drifting and just want that lower stance, aggresive look w/out performance, would springs be worth it? I drive mainly fwy, hardly any pot holes where I live. It's an auto and I don't plan on going the performace route.

Lastly, If I did go spring route, which ones, Tein? H&R?...etc

Can you get different struts, dampeners? Would it make a difference? Trying to get a "better" than oem ride out of springs. In my prior car, Acura RSX, springs made the worlds-difference.

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well the advantage of coils, is that u can adjust your height when ever, but if u want tighter turns and a better feel for the car, i say go for it, but just to lower, save money and its going to stay the same height then go for springs
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I went your route at first with the Eibach Pro Kit...it was cool but I had alignment issues, which forced me to invest in camber kits etc (spending more than I wanted to). I have since gone to coilovers (Tein Flex) and I wish I went that way to begin with. More fun to drive and more adjustability.
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i would just save money and get coils!!!
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yea, wouldn't mind a set of coilovers w/EDFC

but, I'm not sure if I plan on drifting, you know?
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^ WHo says you need to go drifting? I don't...
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^ WHo says you need to go drifting? I don't...

yea, if money was no option would roll w/coilovers, but springs are so much more cheaper and I don't see the point in coils if I'm not drifting, let's go back to daily driving. Is the difference between springs and coils worth the extra 2k? while on the fwy.

lol prolly end up going w/springs...unless killer deal on coils shows up
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Don't forget you need to buy a camber kit, or else your tires are going to wear out very fast.
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Get coilovers!!! Your OEM shocks will eventually go out with just lowered on springs anyway.
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So getting lets say 350z Tein S tech and aftermarket shocks and camber kit. Wouldn't that be a night and day difference as far as handling.

Or is it by the time you add all that up your pretty close to coilovers?
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yea, if money was no option would roll w/coilovers, but springs are so much more cheaper and I don't see the point in coils if I'm not drifting, let's go back to daily driving. Is the difference between springs and coils worth the extra 2k? while on the fwy.

lol prolly end up going w/springs...unless killer deal on coils shows up
Honestly I like the way my G rides on the FWY with coils. It's actually more comfortable and a much better ride than springs IMO...and also you can adjust the dampening and ride height on coils whereas you cannot adjust anything with springs. BTW coilovers are not for just drifting...so get that out of your head LOL!!

Like I said before...I originally went with lowering springs...3 years later I get Coilovers and I wish I would have went that way in the first place. Save your money and do it right...thats my advice
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Honestly I like the way my G rides on the FWY with coils. It's actually more comfortable and a much better ride than springs IMO...and also you can adjust the dampening and ride height on coils whereas you cannot adjust anything with springs. BTW coilovers are not for just drifting...so get that out of your head LOL!!

Like I said before...I originally went with lowering springs...3 years later I get Coilovers and I wish I would have went that way in the first place. Save your money and do it right...thats my advice
yea, looking for a good deal on some coils....
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Wouldn't you need camber kits with coilovers also?

You can adjust the firmness with just springs if you go with Konis or Tokico d-specs or similar.

Each time you change the ride height on coilovers you have to get another alignment.

IMHO, the real advantage of coilovers is the ability to run a much wider range of spring rates that are not typically available with aftermarket springs. But to me, it doesn't matter as those rates are typically pretty friggen' stiff (for racing applications)
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Wouldn't you need camber kits with coilovers also?

You can adjust the firmness with just springs if you go with Konis or Tokico d-specs or similar.

Each time you change the ride height on coilovers you have to get another alignment.

IMHO, the real advantage of coilovers is the ability to run a much wider range of spring rates that are not typically available with aftermarket springs. But to me, it doesn't matter as those rates are typically pretty friggen' stiff (for racing applications)
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Yea, after I thought it out, I'll probably just end up going w/springs and a camber kit....just wait till I need some shocks/struts.

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At 80k, you need shocks too. ESPECIALLY if you are going with springs with significantly higher rates than stock.

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