G Coupe on 350Z Springs

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Old 04-18-2011, 11:48 AM
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G Coupe on 350Z Springs

Picked up this 2006 G Coupe 6MT about 3 weeks ago and already got the mod-bug.

Didn't want anything too extreme, but wanted to close up the wheel gap a bit. The sticky is for aftermarket springs but seemed to allude to OEM Z springs would lower a coupe 1/2". Turned out to not be entirely accurate, see below.

Installed 2006 OEM 350Z springs/shocks this weekend.

Day of purchase:

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Picked up OEM 350Z suspension will about 15k miles to replace my stock bits shown here:

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350Z Springs lowered the front 3/4", they didn't lower the back AT ALL, so I shaved 1/2" off the rear cone-shaped spring perch to lower the rear:

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How it sits today:

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Subtle drop, car looks good without being too obvious.

Thinking of spacers next to push the wheels out flush, and probably window tint. Tags also showed up on Saturday and I about cried drilling holes in my bumper for the bracket.
 
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:08 PM
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I have oem 350z springs on my coupe as well which pictures can be found in my signature for the webpage I have.

Definitely more subtle but for the 50 bucks I paid to get the springs I'm not complaining.

http://tpphotos.weebly.com/pictures.html

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^^^Yeah dude, I think I had PM'ed you looking for pics of a coupe on 350Z springs. It was just a little hard to compare since you've got some nice rims on there as well. I payed a bit more because the guy also included shocks, a-arms and rear camber arms. Might come out in a wash depending on what my OEM suspension will go for.
 
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looked like a waste of time imo. shouldve jus left the stock suspension and ur rears looks like it went up a bit
 
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Nothing is a waste of time working on a car unless if it decreases something of value in the car. In this case, it's a subtle drop and as long as the OP is happy with it, then so be it.

It only took me an hour of my time and 50 bucks to do this, to some people it may be worth it, to others it may not be. If I had a choice later on I'd either go 350z eibach pro's, or if this becomes my weekend car I'll just go with Stance coils.
 
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Only a waste of time if you want something more aggressive, I only wanted a subtle drop and the Tien H-techs are rated as a softer spring than OE. I've had low cars for a while now (240SX, G20t) and really like the way the G rides/handles out the door. OEM Z springs have the same spring rates (per the sticky), and I can say the ride quality is comparable, if a little firmer. Plus they close up that wheel gap a bit, and I got newer shocks, so it's like having a new car!
 
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Just an update, I shaved the rear perches down some more and added spacers. Now has an even 3/4" drop all the way around. 25mm spacers rear, 20mm front. Front also has SPC camber arms with shims.

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Hello all,

Bringing this old thread back from the dead for some advice. Looking to lower my girls 05 g35 auto coupe, which originally came with sports suspension. I have recently replaced the worn out oem shocks to some tokico blues (G version), and looking to lower it a bit. I have access to some revised 350z OEM springs, but I'm finding some contradicting info. Some say it will lower .5 inch all around, while some including this thread are saying it lowered 3/4 up front and none in the rear. So I wanted to get some feedback from members who lowered their g coupe with the same springs. If its only gonna lower the front I don't wanna waste time with the install and look into other options.

Any input will be highly appreciated
 

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Originally Posted by silversleeper View Post
Hello all, Bringing this old thread back from the dead for some advice. Looking to lower my girls 05 g35 auto coupe, which originally came with sports suspension. I have recently replaced the worn out oem shocks to some tokico blues (G version), and looking to lower it a bit. I have access to some revised 350z springs, but I'm finding some contradicting info. Some say it will lower .5 inch all around, while some including this thread is saying it lowered 3/4 up front and none in the rear. So I wanted to get some feedback from members who lowered their g coupe with the same springs. If its only gonna lower the front I don't wanna waste time with the install and look into other options. Any input will be highly appreciated
What color are the dots on your new springs.
 
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What color are the dots on your new springs.
Front springs have 1 orange 1 pink, rear springs have 2 red one purple......they are revised for sure
 
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Originally Posted by silversleeper View Post
Hello all,

Bringing this old thread back from the dead for some advice. Looking to lower my girls 05 g35 auto coupe, which originally came with sports suspension. I have recently replaced the worn out oem shocks to some tokico blues (G version), and looking to lower it a bit. I have access to some revised 350z OEM springs, but I'm finding some contradicting info. Some say it will lower .5 inch all around, while some including this thread are saying it lowered 3/4 up front and none in the rear. So I wanted to get some feedback from members who lowered their g coupe with the same springs. If its only gonna lower the front I don't wanna waste time with the install and look into other options.

Any input will be highly appreciated
I have tokico blues with 350z eibach springs and the drop is perfect..
 
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I have tokico blues with 350z eibach springs and the drop is perfect..
Yeah I've seen some pics of that set up and it indeed is perfect, nice and leveled, but it's lower than I'm looking to go at this time, this is my girl's daily driver (for now anyway), so I need to keep the drop under an inch....once I have full possession of the car next year I will be exploring the depths of the "leaf scraping" zone , but for now a mild drop will do
 
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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?
 

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Just get an Eibach pro kit
 
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I have tokico blues with 350z eibach springs and the drop is perfect..
hes not kidding. best drop i think i have ever seen with springs.
frankie post a pic when you have a moment.
 

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