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Old 04-03-2015, 10:50 AM
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Great mild drop solution for your G

So after much searching and input for others on here I found a great mild drop for the G. The option I chose keeps the car specs within factory alignment. The front uses Tanabe NF210 (1") springs only with a .25" strut spacer while the rear is .25" spring mount cutting. Total front is .75" and rear .25".


For the front I installed the NF210 springs and machined a 1/4" strut spacer to mount inbetween the strut and body. This giving the front a total drop of .75" instead of 1". I used a rubber/cork gasket sheet from the local auto parts store. I traced the strut spacer with the gasket material. I kept the stock gasket between the strut pillow mount and the strut spacer then added the rubber gasket between the spacer and body. The Tanabe springs are a softer spring rate compared to stock but driving you can't tell any difference. The 1" drop puts the front at the max of allowed -1 degree of camber from factory "green" specs on alignment. The .75" drop keeps the camber around -.7 degrees and well within the maximum of -1 degree. There is no camber adjustment on the front end so any drop will give negative camber. A huge plus to this drop is there no need for a front camber kit! But also perfect tire to fender gap all the way around the tire, not just the top of the tire to fender like slammed drops.


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The rear I used the spring mod below to gain .25" drop. I cut the spring rubber mount with a band saw at 1/4" as precisely as possible. The rubber pushes around and bends a little under pressure during cutting. There is a plastic ring near the inside of the mount to cut through but if done carefully it will come out perfect! I marked each portion of the rubber at 1/4" so I could trace the cutting around the round portion with the band saw. This mild drop gives also a perfect tire to fender gap all the way around. Also the alignment is well within the factory range of adjustments to correct some camber and toe. I recommend anything more than 3/8"-1/2" cut to use a rear camber/toe kit.


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The drop installed measured to be 27 3/4" front fenders and 27 1/2" rear fenders. The car drives just like stock and looks like a true "S" model now that it's lowered. If you want a more raked look then leave the stock rear spring perches and only do the 3/4" drop up front. Mine has a very slight rake but only noticeable on flat ground from a far distance to see the whole underbody line. I can produce more strut spacers with sales via PM.


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Added alignment specs after drop for reference with no camber kits
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Thanks you sir, I'm going to make this a sticky!
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Definitely something to think about on dropping mine. Nice. Any pics of what you did on the rears? Also, any idea how this translate to the G37xS sedan? I could probably get mine cut from stainless on the waterjet.
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The rears I didn't grab any pics but should have, however I followed the pictures in the link so it was pretty much covered already. It should work just the same for the sedan and X model if they run the same suspension as regular models just taller. I would expect they would also stay in allowed specs for alignment.
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Updated first post with top of strut picture to show thread engagement on pillow mount.
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:22 AM
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The stance is perfect. You should consider packaging this as a kit with step-by-step instructions. Love the ingenuity you put into this mod.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by socketz67 View Post
The stance is perfect. You should consider packaging this as a kit with step-by-step instructions. Love the ingenuity you put into this mod.
Thanks dude! I could put together some instructions with pictures for those who need it when they want to get some spacers. All I can say is this is the best mod for lowering on perfect fender gap and no extensive costs on camber/toe kits.
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How/Where did you get only the front springs, and not a full set?
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I got lucky picked up a used front set only when somebody was doing the Eibach fronts and Tanabe rears. You can either get a new set around $200 or wait for a used set to pop up. Maybe even a group buy is possible.
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Nice! Something like this could work on other cars too.
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Updated with alignment specs
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Just some recent pics. The front is same wheel to fender gap as rear but the driveway slopes down so this corner has a little more gap when parked.
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Thanks for checking in, been almost 2 years. If you have some time it might help if you could get a distance from the ground to the fender arcs, looks to be in the 26.75" range but pics don't always reflect accurately. And a fresh pic on level ground would be awesome.

BTW, G is looking sharp!
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Thanks for checking in, been almost 2 years. If you have some time it might help if you could get a distance from the ground to the fender arcs, looks to be in the 26.75" range but pics don't always reflect accurately. And a fresh pic on level ground would be awesome.

BTW, G is looking sharp!

Thanks! I haven't been on much lately. Got a couple inquiries for spacers. Might try to make a few sets to have for people if they want them. I will get some good fender measurements soon but original measurements were 27.75" Front and 27.5" Rear. I will see if it has settled any over the years.
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Thanks! I haven't been on much lately. Got a couple inquiries for spacers. Might try to make a few sets to have for people if they want them. I will get some good fender measurements soon but original measurements were 27.75" Front and 27.5" Rear. I will see if it has settled any over the years.
I'm interested in a set of spacers. I was about to sell my coilvoers because the drop was too much, but if I could get an extra 1/4" I might be happy with them
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