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G35/350Z aftermarket coilover, springs and shocks spec's w/updates

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Thanks guy's, glad to do what I can.
 
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HOLY SHt!! you're the man!
 
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I bow down to the G35 suspension guru. Gsedan35, we're not worthy!

EDIT: Someone make this a sticky, like NOW!
 
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Originally Posted by skeleton_cru
I bow down to the G35 suspension guru. Gsedan35, we're not worthy!

EDIT: Someone make this a sticky, like NOW!
Seriously. We have four stickies dedicated to how wheels look on different colors but nothing on susupension. Plus I think this forum needs to be split into two sub-forums, one for performance related and the other for bling.
 
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Awesome post


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Thumbs up

Jim,

You possess an amazing knowledge of G & Z suspensions and components. Thanks for sharing it with us.
 
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Great thread. Im curious, are these numbers exact and up-to-date? i get different drop and spring rates for the tanabe DF210 from different sources.
 
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Originally Posted by stnwag0n
Great thread. Im curious, are these numbers exact and up-to-date? i get different drop and spring rates for the tanabe DF210 from different sources.
Hmmm, in rechecking the Tanabe web site that has full spring specs, the only differance to the companies own spec charts on all their springs that I list is a tiny change in rear ride height on the coupe DF210 spring, I show 1.2", they now show 1.3". Spring rates all match what I show. The problem lies in Tanabe's own description's for each spring line they offer, they use generic terms to describe each spring that are offten used by resellers as if the terms are fact. As a example.

"The DF210 coil spring offers a large drop, while retaining superb ride quality characteristics. The spring rate is raised 10-15% to compensate for the shortened amount of suspension travel, without over stiffening the spring rate and affecting ride quality and shock lifespan."

Fact is, specs that show the DF210 coupe spring is Stiffer or softer then oem springs by F-2% R+3% , hardly 10 to 15 percent stiffer.

I will change the rear DF210 coupe rear lowering spec to reflect 1.3" of rear drop.
 

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What about on a G35c 2003?
 
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Originally Posted by punkstertommy
What about on a G35c 2003?
I think your asking about oem spring rates. Since all 2003 G35's were delivered with oem 17's or 18's, your car has 314/342 spring rates. If that's not what you wanted to know, please give me more detail.
 
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ya thats what I want to know thanks :O) for some reason I'm more lean toward the swift springs. Just wondering what you guys think of them.
 
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Originally Posted by punkstertommy
ya thats what I want to know thanks :O) for some reason I'm more lean toward the swift springs. Just wondering what you guys think of them.
Looking at their coupe spec spring rates, I'd go with Hotchkis 350Z springs instead, you'd get a 1.1"/1.3" drop, which 1" swift front drop will mean front camber correction. I would recommend Tein 350Z H-tech's, which would drop you about .8"/.7", but from my own experience your rear shocks won't be totally happy with them.
 
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FYI
for info on Silk Road
http://www.silkroad-usa.com/pages/rm8.htm
standard spring rates : 10kg (F)/8kg (R).
you can also spec your spring rate

Originally Posted by Silk Road
Extremely high-quality, high performance coilover systems for the most popular Japanese sport compact applications. High pressure, gas-charging, mono tube type shock absorber. Extra-thick piston rod design, coupled with innovative valving, allows a perfect balance between capable high-speed damping and low frequency smoothness. Also minimizes aeration and cavitation, even under extreme conditions.
  • 8 step dampening adjustment allows fine-tuning of overall suspension dynamics.
  • Inverted strut system substantially enhances rigidity and heat dissipation.
  • Includes high-quality pillow ball mounts.
  • Adjustable, locking spring perch PLUS adjustable threaded shock body.
  • Individual spring rates available for purchase separately.
  • Integrated, rubber dust boots maintain performance and enhance durabilty
They're like the JIC FLA-2 coilovers but cheaper and quality build is much better than JIC's.
 

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ty for the thread
 
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Any update on the specs for the Megan Racing coilovers?
 

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