View Full Version : R33 40mm lower?
15-10-02, 10:25 PM
im wanting to get my R33 approx 40+mm lower than it is now.
ive been told that fitting just "lowered" springs wouldnt make a great improvement on what it is now, so im looking at maybe a set of coilovers.
just wondering if anyone has had any sucess in getting theyre R33 lower with just springs, and not ****ing the shocks.
or if youve fitted coilovers and are happy with em, also heard that coilovers are pretty hard and only useful for drifting? im just ****ed if i know of another way to get a 40mm lower ride height.
any help would be great
15-10-02, 11:11 PM
To be honest, I'd get shocks too. Apart from anything else, getting lowered springs on the standard shocks means the shock will be operating out of its 'normal' range, so it will more than likely affect the handling of the car. Also, shocks have an effect on how stiff the suspension feels, depending on how abruptly it absorbs bumps and returns to its normal position (bump and rebound). I would seriously look at getting a matched set of springs and shocks. Speak to an importer like MR-GTR (plug, plug), who'll be able to get you Nismo or Tein suspension for example for probably less than you'd pay for something comparable from a local suspension shop.
If all you're after is a lower ride height and you don't care about the handling/longevity of the shocks, you could get away with just lower springs, but if it were me I would want to make sure it'll all work at least as well as / better than stock.
Be careful lowering your 33 too much, they don't take well to being dumped excessively I'm told. By the way, try www.skylinesaustralia.com for more info - there might be someone who's done it who can give you some solid facts.
16-10-02, 03:58 AM
if u just wanna lower ur car, cut the springs. Thats the cheapest way.
For drift, u dont need good suspension, original will do.
and u also can learn the movement of ur car from original suspension.
if u cant feel that shock is gone, just sping is enough.
16-10-02, 08:48 PM
well i bit the bullet today and got a set of tein coilovers.
not really too fussed if they are a bit of stiffer ride , i guess they will do the trick.
got em for a decent price too so cant complain
cheers for the info
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