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Old 06-16-2013, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up M7 Coilovers w/Motordyne SwayBar Review

This is only based on my experience and I have to thank all the people that helped me out with information and gave me more of the technical aspects of the product. Big up to LOU ROC@Amplified Motorsport and his crew for the information, M7 Coilovers and installation and Tony@MotordyneUSA for the swaybars. Also thanks to Martin82 for answering all my question in regards to this setup, if you guys don’t know he was running the M7 setup for the Redline Time Attack and got first place.

Now brief story when I was looking for information on M7 SUPER STREET PERFORMANCE COILOVERS FOR NISSAN Z34, there was only one review from MARTIN82 on the370z forum

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and that was it, I google, I yahoo and no more reviews on this setup, reason being is because they are fairly new in the states. I did call M7 the headquarters company in Ontario in California, I did speak to a gentleman and I asked to please give me technical information, the gentleman did not know anything in regards to the product and read the exact information that was on there website. So I was going nowhere, I did contact few vendors here and there from the forum and just gave me feedback in regards to what customers have given them. Then I read the article the M7 setup on the STI on motoiq and gave me a bit more confidence to try them out. I contacted LOU ROC @Amplified Motorsport and was very informative and helpful. So I got the M7 coilovers and sway bar installed at Amplified Motorsport. I did look at many coilover setup’s, I searched, made many calls and also drove few cars just to get a feel for them, reason being, well, I’m an enthusiast on a strict budget so I was looking for something reasonable, reliable, if incase something happened something to my setup, re-buildable.

NOW, the swaybars and coilovers are installed, how do I feel about them and what do I think????

Well, right off the back, driving the car though Southern California traffic felt like stock, just a tad bit stiffer than stock but not by much, I drove off Amplified Motorsport shop and drove back home to Riverside and took Valley Blvd and Mission, so I drove though Pomona, Ontario, Fontana and yes I did feel the difference when I drove over bumps and train tracks at that point I can tell you the setup did not feel stock anymore. I had to change my driving style because with the stock setup, I really did not care, I just drove through any dip, bump or tracks but having your car lowered and have more of a performance oriented setup, you really have to change your driving habits.

The way it was setup at the shop was more for street purposes and explained to me on how to dial it in incase it was to soft for me. Now I did drive it my car on the 60 freeway and the car absorb the road very well, like I mentioned, just a bit stiffer than stock. Now driving though a San Timoteo Canyon, few hills here and there, going on the freeway and driving through down the car honestly felt great, the setup that Amplified Motorsport was more than excellent, I felt pleased and really did enjoy the feedback the car was given me as I drove. The Motordyne swaybars really reduce the body rolls and wherever I pointed the car on a turn the car fallowed right along, there was no struggle to keep the car in line. The ride quality was great, not harsh at all, and of course that will depend on who is driving the car and their own particular taste for ride quality. As for me, this is my DAILY so I was looking for something a tad bit stiffer than soft and reduce body rolls as I turned especially when taking the car to the canyon.

NOW, on my research, I did find out that this M7 coilover setup is a bit more flexible than the KW’s, KW’s was the other setup I was looking for. I understand not all coilovers are perfect and there is allot of pro’s and con’s with each setup and of course it will depend on who is driving the car.

This is my review, my experience with this setup and I will be doing track time with them and I will keep you guys posted, keep you guys informed on a short and long term on how its holding up.

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When you say they are a bit more "flexible" then KW's....please explain
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When you say they are a bit more "flexible" then KW's....please explain

From my understanding, besides the progressive springs on the KW, I wanted my set up a bit more track oriented. I called a few shops that re-valve coilovers and all said that it was very difficult to work on the KW setup based on the internals. Also height adjustments are more flexible with the M7 setup.
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From my understanding, besides the progressive springs on the KW, I wanted my set up a bit more track oriented. I called a few shops that re-valve coilovers and all said that it was very difficult to work on the KW setup based on the internals. Also height adjustments are more flexible with the M7 setup.
That's why there's no need to revalve/rebuild KW's so that avoids that all together
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Is your exhaust touching the bumper? That's not good.
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Thanks for your review. I am looking at going to coils soon. If I am looking for only a 3/4" drop overall would you keep the same setup? Nice 40th btw!
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Is your exhaust touching the bumper? That's not good.
that's an easy fix with washers to lower the entire bracket on each side.
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that's an easy fix with washers to lower the entire bracket on each side.
Hope it was install day when that pic was takin. Don't want to see that get ruined.
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No No. it was just the angle I took the picture…lol

The 5” tips cleared the bumper with the spacers provided by Motordyne.
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Thanks for your review. I am looking at going to coils soon. If I am looking for only a 3/4" drop overall would you keep the same setup? Nice 40th btw!
Honestly, for a ľ” drop you should just go with a spring set up, there are many springs that lower the vehicle to your liking. I would not spend “X” amount of money on cheap coilover setup for a mild drop, you really have to figure out what your goal is with your car. I would not recommend cheap coilovers, the stock setup you have now is great and technically IMOP you would be down grading. There are pros and cons for every set up, coilovers, the strut and spring combo, or just springs, it will all depend on budget and goals you might have in mind.

If you are looking for performance and looking to get some track time, do invest some time searching up for a set that meets your needs. But I would NOT get this set up if I’m just dropping ľ” unless you are riding on big wheels….lol.
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That's why there's no need to revalve/rebuild KW's so that avoids that all together
I agree to an extent, but using coilovers on a track setting, the coilovers will need service, plus many factors come into play such as down time and turn around time on getting your set back up to par. KW does produce great stuff but it was not going to fit on what I was looking for.
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Thanks for the response. I am just worried about being an idiot and wrecking my front bumper on a ramp or something. If I could drop a full inch I would. I primarily want the performance upgrades that you get from going to coils.
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Thanks for the response. I am just worried about being an idiot and wrecking my front bumper on a ramp or something. If I could drop a full inch I would. I primarily want the performance upgrades that you get from going to coils.
No worries, hey it is all a learning experience, every upgrade you do can help you reach that performance goal you are looking for. As for the front bumper, you have to drive careful on speed bumps and deep ditches on the road incase you do have an aggressive drop. Feel free to ask questions, I think here at the forum, we are all here to help each other and learn a tip or two on improving our vehicles performance.
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