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Suspension Choices Poll

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Poll: Suspension choices poll

which one is for you and why? Share your experiences.

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With so many choices for suspension, which would you choose and why. which brands have you tried if you have thus far.

 

Did you choose your product for, comfort, image, race, spirited driving, drag, etc?

 

Which brands do you want to try eventually?



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I had JRZ's on for awhile,but car went faster with stock in1/4 so i switched back.Hopeing somebody comes out with a dedicated drag set up.


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I remember SP Engineering and MOTO IQ setting up suspension using KW clubsports and other suspension components for an even faster pull. details in the link.

http://www.motoiq.co...ven-Faster.aspx

 

not sure what AMS new suspension setup is but 7sec GT-R and SPL parts seem to help them alot, eg reducing wheel hop and camber adjustment.

 

do you think the JRZ's would have been better for the race circuit?



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I'm sure they would be better for the Road Course.That SPE run, they had a dedicated chassis guy there with them.


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I had JRZ's on for awhile,but car went faster with stock in1/4 so i switched back.Hopeing somebody comes out with a dedicated drag set up.

 

Probably, the JRZ spring and shock rates weren't really set up for the drag racing.  what do i know better though?   lolz 



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I had JRZ's on for awhile,but car went faster with stock in1/4 so i switched back.Hopeing somebody comes out with a dedicated drag set up.

How did the car feel with the JRZ's?


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If i had to start over fresh tomorrow on a new GTR JRZs would be my first mod.  Seriously they completely transform the car


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How did the car feel with the JRZ's?

It did ride better smoother wise.

We tried every setting we could and it just wouldnt work the way we thought it would.I have heard nothing but great things about them on a road course.


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I had JRZ's on for awhile,but car went faster with stock in1/4 so i switched back.Hopeing somebody comes out with a dedicated drag set up.

 

We're your huckleberry :)

 

In all seriousness the lightfield is just fantastic for a street car. We sell them all day long and never have an unhappy customer.

For those looking for the optimum drag / straight line setup we have a pretty awesome system in the works. The first 10 sets will be on the shelves in about a 4-5 weeks. This is the same system we implemented on OMEGA. Much better for straight line duty and it rides smoother than stock. The downside is its not meant for handling so if you are one that likes the twisties I would still recommend the litchfield system over our drag setup. For for my straight line only guys this is the setup to have. I will have more info when we are closer to releasing it.

 

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We're your huckleberry :)

 

In all seriousness the lightfield is just fantastic for a street car. We sell them all day long and never have an unhappy customer.

For those looking for the optimum drag / straight line setup we have a pretty awesome system in the works. The first 10 sets will be on the shelves in about a 4-5 weeks. This is the same system we implemented on OMEGA. Much better for straight line duty and it rides smoother than stock. The downside is its not meant for handling so if you are one that likes the twisties I would still recommend the litchfield system over our drag setup. For for my straight line only guys this is the setup to have. I will have more info when we are closer to releasing it.

 

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How is the drag setup fair in the twisities if you decided to take it for a spirited run?


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i added a drag racing suspension to the poll, added ams and awd motorsports as an example cause those are the only two i know of in development atm. any of the moderators can edit that later when other options are available. 



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I would add Nissan Nordring options.  They have both street and race versions available.

 

They are Nissan JP approved parts

 

http://www.nordring.jp/parts/sus.html

 

 

I run springs now on future year OE suspension.   However, I would only ever upgrade to another Bilstein damptronic setup, whether Litchfield, or Nordring.


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Those are very similar to the litchfields, would we like the poll to be more general or more specific in brand? the way the poll is now that would be categorized as a litchfield type. i can change Litchfields to just " (OEM modified struts; aftermarket springs)" or i can add the nordring version. note how the rest are just classified as coilover instead of being every single brand.

 

this can be any way you guys want it. any of the moderators here can edit my post i dont mind (being that im a bit busy at times).



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true. nevermind. as you were :)


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I've driven the following setups:

OEM - extensively. Excellent street/track setup. Rarely on track do I feel like the suspension is "holding me back". I run a square wheel/tire setup so complaints about undeersteer... I don't share those.

OEM with Eibach springs - drove on street only, I was surprised at how comfy they were on Comfort mode. They lower the car more in front than rear, but I've heard changing the rake that way benefits the handling on track. Nice upgrade.

OEM with Eibach springs and swaybars - only drove on street, but handling was just as predictable as OEM, the one twisty section I got to do, the rear end slid out on throttle very progressively. I would not hesitate to run or recommend this setup for someone looking for an upgrade with no downside to comfort. Eibach knows suspensions.

OEM shocks with KW Sleeve kit and Stillen swaybars - drove on street only, handled really well, comfort about the same as OEM. I would definitely recommend the Gotboost endlinks with the Stillen swaybars. For height adjustability, modest upgrade, this is a good way to go.
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The Eibach springs sound nice with an improved ride in comfort mode, but driving around my area the drop could be detrimental for me. 

 

Eric - Does the Litchfield Suspension also lower the GTR?  I heard the comfort mode is a softer ride, which normal and race are about the same as OEM?

 

Thanks.



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I have the KW sleeve coilover kit with Stillen sways, GotBoost end links, Whiteline front upper control arms eccentric bushings and SPL rear camber and toe arms.  I'm happy with the way this set-up performs.   My car is a 2013 and the 2013 Bilsteins are definitely better dampers than the 2011 GTR Bilsteins I had prior. 


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Going with the 2013 struts and springs on my 2009 to get the updates.

 

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I have JRZ's but with custom valving from TSM....so they seem a bit softer.  I think I can turn down the compression and rebound on the rear and get a good launch drag racing.  At least that is what I am planning to try after the build


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