G Coupe on 350Z Springs

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I have the same problem as the OP. 350z springs lowered my front about 1/2", but my rear looks unchanged (or maybe even a shade higher!). It's been over a week and my front has settled a tiny bit, but the rear is still the same even with a full tank of gas.

I read this thread in advance of purchase, but I assumed it was an anomaly because SO many other people have done this with an even drop.

I guess I should do the "springmount mod" now?
Hacksaw, and shave the rear springmount. I'm wondering of the sport suspension just doesn't lower as much as those without.

I've been happy with this setup for a few years now. Sometimes I want to go lower, but aftermarket springs are softer than the OEM springs, and my commute is too long to justify coilovers.



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Hacksaw, and shave the rear springmount. I'm wondering of the sport suspension just doesn't lower as much as those without.

I've been happy with this setup for a few years now. Sometimes I want to go lower, but aftermarket springs are softer than the OEM springs, and my commute is too long to justify coilovers.



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I went with the 08 350z nismo stune suspension and did it make a world of difference on my 03 coupe. The nismo suspension is stiffer than the oem junk. My car sits lower and it got rid of alot of body roll. Now i can enter corners at higher speeds. My coupe has 159k on it the nismos have 50k on them. It feels like a coilover without the adjustability
 
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350 struts and shocks

I recently bought a 2004 G35 Sedan 6MT and have the notorious suspension clunking noise. I want to lower the car slightly and the 350z suspension seems to be the way to go. I can't seem to find a set anywhere. And can anyone tell me exactly what I need for the swap? Thanks a bunch in advance.
 
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I recently bought a 2004 G35 Sedan 6MT and have the notorious suspension clunking noise. I want to lower the car slightly and the 350z suspension seems to be the way to go. I can't seem to find a set anywhere. And can anyone tell me exactly what I need for the swap? Thanks a bunch in advance.
You will need the springs and probably new shocks while you're at it. Tokico blue is a great affordable replacement shock designed a bit stiffer than stock for lowered applications.

I have a set of revised OEM springs off my 07 350z for sale. They had 25k miles on them when i swapped them for my hotchkis tvs back in 2009, they've been sitting in my garage collecting dust since then. Shoot me a pm if you're interested.
 
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I went with the 08 350z nismo stune suspension and did it make a world of difference on my 03 coupe. The nismo suspension is stiffer than the oem junk. My car sits lower and it got rid of alot of body roll. Now i can enter corners at higher speeds. My coupe has 159k on it the nismos have 50k on them. It feels like a coilover without the adjustability
what exactly would I need to accomplish the same results?
 
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Bumping this, as I'm picking up a set of revised 350z springs this week for cheap. I'm curious about alignment specs for those who have added these springs to their coupe. I replaced all the lower front control arms and shocks not too long ago, and my last alignment for the front was spot on, toe and camber were right in the middle. With the slight drop in the front, and them being OEM springs, does the front camber get thrown past the recommended limit? I don't want to go with adjustable arms so I'm hoping that it won't go too far past it, but I don't really see much information on it.

I also have been lately getting it aligned to 03-05 Z specs, since it is slightly more aggressive and I auto-cross quite a bit.

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Front camber is at -1.2 I believe, so just outside of spec. Rear has SPC arms and toe bolts. I had front SPC arms with shims to get the front perfect, went back to stock when I was chasing suspension noises.
 
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I don't have the specs, but the negative camber is OK. I replaced my rears once. If I recall, the inside of the tire was close to bald (I ran them pretty low) and the outside was close to wear bars.

It could use a kit, but it's not required. I drive a bit aggressive too and I can't go lower (it's my DD that sees some winter) so having some negative camber is my compromise solution. And I'm cheap, lazy and don't want more parts to break
 
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Side bar.. in checking out what springs are on my G today. What springs do you think it has?

Based on "the drop" of course.
 
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Side bar.. in checking out what springs are on my G today. What springs do you think it has?

Based on "the drop" of course.
350Z springs
 
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350Z springs
I pulled the wheels off to change the rear brake rotors and noticed no markings on the springs. So an OEM spring would make sense. Thanks!
 
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I don't have the specs, but the negative camber is OK. I replaced my rears once. If I recall, the inside of the tire was close to bald (I ran them pretty low) and the outside was close to wear bars.

It could use a kit, but it's not required. I drive a bit aggressive too and I can't go lower (it's my DD that sees some winter) so having some negative camber is my compromise solution. And I'm cheap, lazy and don't want more parts to break
My last alignment was .7* up front both sides, and about 2.0* in the rear. I think new bushings in the rear will be needed with a slight drop, I'm pretty sure the guy said that he couldn't get it any lower than that.

I'm thinking with the slight drop up front I'll be pretty close to about the max "recommended" range for camber of 1.3*

 
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