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Old 02-08-2012, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by dagon68 View Post
Well It does perform better the lower it sits. You have 2 choices. Monster truck racing or Nascar. I see you prefer Monster Trucks
Since the car is essentially brand new, it will be a number of years before yanking out the OEM struts. There's likely as set of Tein Coilovers in my future. (Not lowering springs.) When that happens, I'll consider going for a more uniform gap, which means dropping it about a 1/2" to 1.0".

But until then, don't care. Cars that are noticeably dropped looked ridiculous.

Because Clown Car.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:54 AM
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This nonsense again. "Ow my eyes! Look at the Wheel gap!"

I'm really sick of kiddies and their wheel-gap BS. You know, 30 years ago we used to raise the back ends of our cars with air-shocks because we thought it looked cool. Seriously. In other words, it's all relative, rks. You see wheel gap and think it's important. Whereas I see a dropped car and think it looks childish and stupid. Because it is.

Looks are relative, handling isn't. Ironically you state you want to eventually get coilovers. So lowering is stupid until you want to do it?
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:56 AM
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Looks are relative, handling isn't. Ironically you state you want to eventually get coilovers. So lowering is stupid until you want to do it?
Lowering is stupid when it's a priority. Seeing wheel-gap when looking at a new car is messed up. And dumping on someone's new car thread is rude.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:00 AM
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Lowering is stupid when it's a priority. Seeing wheel-gap when looking at a new car is messed up. And dumping on someone's new car thread is rude.
+1. My car will never be lowered, I need it to be a useful transportation device, not a snowplow.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by g37guy01 View Post
+1. My car will never be lowered, I need it to be a useful transportation device, not a snowplow.
And the practical truth in my situation is that my driveway has a 2-3 foot rise from the road to the sidewalk. As things are with almost any passenger car, I have to come at it at an angle. If I go straight-on in either direction, I will scrape the underside of the bumper.

Everything else is just opinion.

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Lowering is stupid when it's a priority. Seeing wheel-gap when looking at a new car is messed up. And dumping on someone's new car thread is rude.
I congratulated you on your ride and didn't "dump" on your thread I suggested eliminating the wheel gap. You got defensive decided to use colorful adjective to describe those who didn't agree with your opinion.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rks View Post
I suggested eliminating the wheel gap.
You made no such suggestion, simply declaring 4x4 wheel gap as if it mattered. Thank you very little.

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colorful adjective to describe those who didn't agree with your opinion.
That is correct, sir. Always lead with trump. Use your words. Buy a thesaurus.

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Rochester View Post
Cars that are noticeably dropped looked ridiculous.
That is your opinion and your are intitled to it. I think cars dropped look amazing but like you, I could never drop my G that low. I went with a mild drop for a more uniform look but I went with Swift Springs instead of coilovers. My ride quality is much better than stock. Anyway I love your ride regardless of wheel gap. White is my favorite and was my choice but couldnt find one when I was purchasing and settled for black (Looks good too but is always dirty!)

My spring thread https://www.myg37.com/forums/brakes-...lled-pics.html
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:34 AM
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Opinions are like cottonwood seeds. Flighty and flammable.

Black is amazing when clean and perfect. But you have to be a slave to your car to keep it that way. This is my fourth white car in 30 years. Something about white is very relaxing and upscale (to me).

Thanks, dagon. That was well spoken.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:12 PM
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Good luck with the snow hahaha.
I remember having snow until May last time i was up there
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:21 PM
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Rochester...car looks great.

I'm just down the road in Buffalo. I'm wrestling with a new car decision very soon. I've got an 09 G37xS, previously had an 06 Altima SE-R 6sp.

Do I just get another G37xS?, G37S RWD, G37 6MT? Thinking 370z?...Argh.....

Wishing the next G was due out in a few months instead of 12-18.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:48 PM
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Sounds like you're leasing, Mike. That tends to put a bit of a schedule constraint on your plans. Go drive the 370Z. Beautiful car, hugely fun, but very impractical and visibility is non-existent.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:54 PM
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Sounds like you're leasing, Mike. That tends to put a bit of a schedule constraint on your plans. Go drive the 370Z. Beautiful car, hugely fun, but very impractical and visibility is non-existent.
...unless you get the vert and have the top down.

Great choice on the new ride. I love mine. I came from the 07X which was my first AT in my life (30 years driving/owning many vehicles). I enjoyed it but it will be a long time before I ever go that route again.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:39 PM
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Your all over the place! congrats on the new ride! It is funny how identical our cars are aside from color. I am at 4600 miles on mine
My black on black G37 6MTS just rolled over 6k and is tucked away in the garage at the moment too
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Originally Posted by rks View Post
there is nothing about the huge 4X4 wheel gap that is appealing.
After having springs and realizing how the car's interior falls apart after 20k miles, I really started loving the stock sport suspension. The "4x4" look is personal preference, I used to hate it hence why I got springs, but I guess I grew out of that lowered stage.

Originally Posted by dagon68 View Post
Well It does perform better the lower it sits. You have 2 choices. Monster truck racing or Nascar. I see you prefer Monster Trucks
It doesn't perform better the lower you sit, handling isn't only measured by a low center of gravity. Your suspension needs room to play in order to absorb bumps while cornering hard. I use my car for both auto-x and tarmac rally events and especially for any mountain road area, stiffer suspension is good but too low and you will bounce and slide around everywhere.

And Rochester, I agree with you on the coilover idea, 1/2inch to 1inch is still okay. Oh btw for the Gs the KW V3s are good, I remember the days were the Tein SS used to rule the org!
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