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Old 04-21-2011, 05:25 AM
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Advice: Drop Springs

So I am doing a suspension upgrade I have..

-KYB GR2's all around
-KYB Mounts
-KYB Boots
-Moog Endlinks front and rear
-Moog Bushings (was confused but I think I need 8 bushings total?)

I figured.. if I am going all this I might as well do the springs too!

However, I live in New England and the roads are Terribad.. I really want to do the Eibach kit because I have read a lot about conflicting reviews of the Tein S-techs being kind of garbage compared to most whereas others like them so i am just going to avoid them altogether.

ultimately I really want the drop that Eibach pro kit offers.

If it's just a scenario of "hey this ride is stiff" versus I am actually going to damage my car if I don't avoid every bump and pothole than I will move off Eibach onto something else.

Otherwise, what would one recommended as a comparable drop to the Eibach kit? (I have no plans to do coilovers)

My apologies if anything above sounds off, I am just your average sunday mechanic.

Thanks in advance guys!
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:38 AM
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i just got the eibach pro kit yesterday and for real its the nicest drop on the market all the rest leave your car uneaven i find .2inches in the front is perfect! as for the comfort i dont think the other brands are better so if your gonna do it go eibach!!!
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:44 AM
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Agree with KC on this one - Progress/KYB FTW!
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:52 AM
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Thanks for all the feedback guys! Much appreciated.

KCMax check your PM's!

I heard good things about Progress and was leaning towards them as a second option. I guess I just need to find a good price on them now. Any recommendations?

I am going to try to do all these upgrades in one day.. what a dramatic change this is going to be from stock suspension.. to upgraded almost everything.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:31 AM
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I'm from Boston area and had my progress for over 2 years with NO issues.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:36 PM
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i got my progress springs from www.nolimitmotorsport.com. Quick and free shipping. Loving the ride
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:15 PM
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i got my progress springs from www.nolimitmotorsport.com. Quick and free shipping. Loving the ride
what is the ride like? i mean I switched to kyb with stock springs and I know its a bit stiffer...
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:29 PM
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that looks like a good set up let us know how it goes
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:29 PM
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post pics when your thru
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:11 PM
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Where did you here bad reviews on Tein? Everything I've heard has been good.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:55 AM
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I will post pics of install process and before/after for you guys. Getting my springs in tonight and ordering a RSTB from KCMAXX - really excited to do all these installs in one swoop! Gonna be a huge difference
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I will post pics of install process and before/after for you guys. Getting my springs in tonight and ordering a RSTB from KCMAXX - really excited to do all these installs in one swoop! Gonna be a huge difference
Here is the install on an '08.

http://forums.maxima.org/6th-generat...ions-pics.html
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:27 AM
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i would go either progress or eibach
they are both good
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:23 AM
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Here what I did last night 5PM after work I went to my buddy's shop and he took care of the whole thing.

New KYB Struts all around
Progress Springs all around
New front mounts
New Moog endlinks and bushings all around
New rotors/pads all around

The car drives amazing. I am ecstatic what a difference it is from stock. Awaiting my RSTB from KCMaxx to complete the package. I will be posting better pictures soon.

Hovermax - this car looks like a space ship without wheels



New Struts - Springs -Rotors.. ugly calipers need paint.



Another useless shop picture.. yes I am on the hit-list.. TWICE! Some Doucheberry hit and run.. two different occasions. You can't see the other hit on this pic..




posting pictures of before/after soon.
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Nice, in for pics when everything is installed.
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After KC's RSB arrives, whats next?
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:15 AM
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After my rear strut brace

Looking into getting my Trans-go kit installed by the same shop..

I definitely need to do my spark plugs soon and I'll probably get a front strut brace too

other projects include getting a new rear passenger door.. mine is messed up from a hit an run in a garage. The quarter panel can probably be salvaged it's less noticeable.

Looking into the full GTR Kit.. it looks awesome. Plus I am going to have to repaint my bumper as you can see above.. might as well repaint a bumper I like!

Switchback leds up front.. new 6000k hids due mine are dull and original..
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:21 PM
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Full Look:



Front:



Back (plus love tap):



The front drop is most likely still settling.. I'm on week two with my new springs.. love them the ride feels way better than stock.. People say it's rougher however I think you feel the road more but the bumps don't feel as harsh when I hit them it's a smoother bump than before. Only if you hit a sever pothole then you get juddered pretty good. Best upgrade I have done to my car by far.
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nice look
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:23 PM
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Are there any springs that will give more than a 2" drop in front??
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