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Old 01-22-2017, 04:05 PM   #1
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Lowering a Maxima

What all do you need to lower your Maxima? What springs, shocks, or anything else I need to do it right? Best quality as well? Thinking about lowering mine soon and I just want to do it right and not have any problems in the future.
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Old 01-25-2017, 03:26 PM   #2
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Ask user A36-SR. Seems to have the most done to his that Ive seen so far.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:37 PM   #3
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Ask user A36-SR. Seems to have the most done to his that Ive seen so far.
Thank you my friend , am running stock shocks now , there are not good ones up there now for this year. I like Tokico but there are not available. you need is a spring clamp and impact gun to remove the center nut of the strut-mount,helper if you never done it before. The hard ones to do are the rear ones. Take ur time and be safe is about 2hr job with experience.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:23 PM   #4
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Hi A36-SR and others

I have a 2017 Nissan maxima SR and just bought the Stillen diffuser from you today. Can you tell me a bit how the eibach springs work in normal and sport mode on that vehicle???

Will the ride just be lowered and everything feel normal, or can u tell the difference in driving it? Does it void a manufacturer's warranty on suspension???

Does one have to have a complete different thought when going over bumps in the street and etc. WIll the front end get damaged when you park in a typical parking stall with raised concrete strop blocks?
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Hi A36-SR and others

I have a 2017 Nissan maxima SR and just bought the Stillen diffuser from you today. Can you tell me a bit how the eibach springs work in normal and sport mode on that vehicle???

Will the ride just be lowered and everything feel normal, or can u tell the difference in driving it? Does it void a manufacturer's warranty on suspension???

Does one have to have a complete different thought when going over bumps in the street and etc. WIll the front end get damaged when you park in a typical parking stall with raised concrete strop blocks?
I haven't noticed a difference in ride quality with the springs. Nor has my wife complained.

Speed bumps are not the issue. It tends to be when exiting certain places due to the slope. Yes, your bumper will hit curbs as this was an issue before it was lowered.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for your insight. .... great reply.

Doesn't the front bumber have radar with beeps to assist in parking with objects in front on an SR? Is that helpful?
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I believe the sensors are inductive so they only pick up metal objects. You would need the platinum for the camera parking. Don't stress to much, my previous car was 3" off the ground, just don't pull up as far as you typically would. You will get in a rhythm and know when to stop.
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THx... will the stock SR front still hit the parking concrete blocks or is it designed high enough like other cars???
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:27 PM   #9
 
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Hi , here are three options to consider if you want to lower your maxima.
You can get these eibache lowering springs.
https://www.tunersports.com/eibach-p...40_p82958.html
or get coilovers
https://www.tunersports.com/bc-racin...br_p19329.html
and last there's bagged
http://d2bdmotorwerks.com/i-19455100...yline-gtr.html

hope this helps 👍
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:15 AM   #10
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the coilovers look great has anyone tried
then yet?
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:12 PM   #11
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I second that. And the adjustment seem easy to do when needed. Only question is the spring upgrade, Is that for tracking your cars?

I might get this and might probably need the rear camber bolts/kit?
I believe the coils come with adjustable front camber.

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Old 03-22-2017, 06:03 AM   #12
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ride quality is pretty good for me.. stability and cornering is better at higher speeds, imo.

slow down going through some speed bumps (somethings tends to hit after front tires).
maybe add camber kit(s) if you want closer to factory specs.

nissan dealer keeps telling me the front lower control arm bushings are "excessively worn" even installing the springs after three months.

overall, the stance looks nice and sexay!haha
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:28 AM   #13
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So you know we gonna asked for pics and specs righ :0)
How off from factory spec are the alignment after installation?
Thank you for sharing.
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ride quality is pretty good for me.. stability and cornering is better at higher speeds, imo.

slow down going through some speed bumps (somethings tends to hit after front tires).
maybe add camber kit(s) if you want closer to factory specs.

nissan dealer keeps telling me the front lower control arm bushings are "excessively worn" even installing the springs after three months.

overall, the stance looks nice and sexay!haha
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:45 PM   #14
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So you know we gonna asked for pics and specs righ :0)
How off from factory spec are the alignment after installation?
Thank you for sharing.

​​​​unfortunately, i cannot find the specs it came out with. i am planning on getting front camber bolts installed on my nxt tire rotation. hopefully, i can get before and after specs.




these good enough?
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:19 PM   #15
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Thx Man looks good. Can you go lower so it's almost no gap on fender or that's maxed out.'?
side view with front n back in same shot if you can will give a more insightful perspective If that's not asking for too much.
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​​​​unfortunately, i cannot find the specs it came out with. i am planning on getting front camber bolts installed on my nxt tire rotation. hopefully, i can get before and after specs.




these good enough?
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:11 PM   #16
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ride quality is pretty good for me.. stability and cornering is better at higher speeds, imo.

slow down going through some speed bumps (somethings tends to hit after front tires).
maybe add camber kit(s) if you want closer to factory specs.

nissan dealer keeps telling me the front lower control arm bushings are "excessively worn" even installing the springs after three months.

overall, the stance looks nice and sexay!haha

Which part number for the eibach springs do you have. Are they the altima springs or the 7th gen max springs?
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:51 PM   #17
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Which part number for the eibach springs do you have. Are they the altima springs or the 7th gen max springs?
From Stillen.com, the Eibach Mfr# 6392.140

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but for some who likes it lower, coilovers are a way to go
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:43 PM   #18
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has someone purchased a front camber bolt kit? link?

while i try to look around...

thanks
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Yes you can get it from a 7 gen from stillen or ebay,
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i thought so.. got the eibach brand.
this time, i made sure it is a 14mm bolt...
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i thought so.. got the eibach brand.
this time, i made sure it is a 14mm bolt...
what did you use?
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the coilovers look great has anyone tried
then yet?
I had the BC coilovers installed , but had taken them immediately off due to the fact you get so much road vibration and noise from them up front. The coilovers are the pillow ball style . Which doesn't have any rubber isolaters that keeps all the vibrations from going into the cabin. I went with the Megan coilovers lowering only 1". They utilize the factory upper factory strut mount with the rubber insulator . Much better compliant ride. Not as good as the Eibachs , but at least its not scrapping the front end up anymore. l
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what did you use?
new pair still has not arrived, which are eibachs.
alot of sellers in amazon and ebay.

i accidentally bought 12mm (spc) before.
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Eibach Springs, OEM Struts/shocks. I am also running 20" wheels with low profile tires but, the overall diameter is the same as the original wheel and tire.
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:14 PM   #25
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Rant: my idiot face fell for dealershipidiocracy.

the camber bolts i brought this past week are the correct set.
SPC #81260 is the correct part for 2016 Maxima.
Whoever was the tech that was supposed to install it is idi... mistaken.

He or she read, "Vehicles with 14mm strut bolts," as it states on the box,
along with the next line in smaller font, "Refer to website.. for specific applications...,"
most likely thought that vehicles with 14mm bolts should refer...

Can i open a can of whoop-***?
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:16 PM   #26
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Anyways, i have an extra pair of 81260 on-hand for whoever needs it.
for a price of twenty buckaroos.
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Before: An alignment done after 15k miles of installing Eibach springs.




After measurement: Alignment with front camber bolts kit. Note that Nissan made rears "even" camber




Told camber bolt kit was not necessary, but it allows more adjustment with +/- 1.75 deg.
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Looks great!! Yes you need the camber bolts . I will like the coil lowers but it will sit to low if you have the stillen front lip 80% of the time my wife drives my so am not going that low. Lol.i drive most of the time my frontier with a 7 inch lift kit supercharged 6speed lol
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Eibach Springs, OEM Struts/shocks. I am also running 20" wheels with low profile tires but, the overall diameter is the same as the original wheel and tire.
what size tires are you running?
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