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2014 touring sports package 6mt Z daily driver, tell me if I'm purchasing the right stuff want to lower my car without any tire damage in the long run +

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Old 02-12-2015, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default swift spring question before my purchase

2014 touring sports package 6mt Z daily driver, tell me if I'm purchasing the right stuff
want to lower my car without any tire damage in the long run + later buying motor dyne exhaust, the clearance would be good right ?

swift spec-r springs = $314
SPL titanium rear camber link = $300
SPL rear toe bolts = $30

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I have this exact setup besides the toe bolts. From what i read they are not necessary to get proper alignment specs. I have an appointment at 9am tomorrow to get it aligned so i will find out.
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set up is good. Exhaust wont rub unless your fly over speed bumps. Sifts are good buy!
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Good thread because I'm looking to do the same. But is the rear camber kit very necessary?
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I have this exact setup besides the toe bolts. From what i read they are not necessary to get proper alignment specs. I have an appointment at 9am tomorrow to get it aligned so i will find out.
please let me know what you find out, thanks
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Good thread because I'm looking to do the same. But is the rear camber kit very necessary?
when you lower a car, camber is important because you don't want to wear out your tires. I've seen bold tires in like less than a year. i DEFF don't want to wear out my tires, my car only has 1500 miles on her. plus to be on the safe side, i don't want my car lowered and having problems down the road with suspension work.
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when you lower a car, camber is important because you don't want to wear out your tires. I've seen bold tires in like less than a year. i DEFF don't want to wear out my tires, my car only has 1500 miles on her. plus to be on the safe side, i don't want my car lowered and having problems down the road with suspension work.

Seems like this route is not for you. If your having this many concerns already I say don't bother.
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when you lower a car, camber is important because you don't want to wear out your tires. I've seen bold tires in like less than a year. i DEFF don't want to wear out my tires, my car only has 1500 miles on her. plus to be on the safe side, i don't want my car lowered and having problems down the road with suspension work.
But Swift isn't an aggressive drop. Does it still require these?
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But Swift isn't an aggressive drop. Does it still require these?
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I'm getting swifts either way haha.
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So got the alignment.
I dont know why there is such a difference in in the front camber. And with no adjustment im wondering if i might have installed the springs differently on either side or what? any ideas?


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So got the alignment.
I dont know why there is such a difference in in the front camber. And with no adjustment im wondering if i might have installed the springs differently on either side or what? any ideas?


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Did you ended up getting the rear camber links?
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I just installed my Swifts today with the SPL camber arms. I'd still be out doing it if it wasn't for Merv. Merv....I owe you Big Time.
My initial thought is SWIFTS OUGHT TO BE ON 370s FROM THE FACTORY.
I just got my Z out from winter storage yesterday. Since day one I have been griping about the 'ride' on the stock springs. Yeah, yeah, I know it's a sports car so it ought to have a firm ride, but I've never believed the stock suspension was as 'compliant' as it ought to be. I basically live downtown Vancouver so the streets are always patched where the city has dug things up to lay fiber optic cable, etc. The ride was firm, yes, but at times bloody bone jarring over potholes and some of the patched sections. I was not a big fan.
Today I went back downtown to work to drop off a bunch of stuff I borrowed to make sure we had everything to do the install.
What a difference. Yeah, the ride is still firm but the Swifts just work WAAAY better sucking up the bumps. Now I know why everybody says they're the way to go.
I'm going to give a few days then get an alignment. After that I'll measure things up for spacers. Big thumbs up on Swifts.

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I just installed my Swifts today with the SPL camber arms. I'd still be out doing it if it wasn't for Merv. Merv....I owe you Big Time.
My initial thought is SWIFTS OUGHT TO BE ON 370s FROM THE FACTORY.
I just got my Z out from winter storage yesterday. Since day one I have been griping about the 'ride' on the stock springs. Yeah, yeah, I know it's a sports car so it ought to have a firm ride, but I've never believed the stock suspension was as 'compliant' as it ought to be. I basically live downtown Vancouver so the streets are always patched where the city has dug things up to lay fiber optic cable, etc. The ride was firm, yes, but at times bloody bone jarring over potholes and some of the patched sections. I was not a big fan.
Today I went back downtown to work to drop off a bunch of stuff I borrowed to make sure we had everything to do the install.
What a difference. Yeah, the ride is still firm but the Swifts just work WAAAY better sucking up the bumps. Now I know why everybody says they're the way to go.
I'm going to give a few days then get an alignment. After that I'll measure things up for spacers. Big thumbs up on Swifts.

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nice mannnn, gonna go for swifts too
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Did you ended up getting the rear camber links?
I got the SPL camber arms in the back and had them set at -2.0 if thats what you mean...
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