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I'm facing a big dilemma...

My previous car was a 2003 Nissan 350-Z (track version) and I remember the suspension felt much stiffer/sportier. It is now my perception that the 350-Z sticks more to the pavement than the Maserati and that is considering that I drive my Maserati in sport mode 100% of the time.

It is a fact that on a lowered car the center of gravity is also lowered thus contributing for better stability, it is also a fact that lowering our cars by messing up with the screws we loose tension on the coil overs thus softening the ride but... does having a lower center of gravity compensates enough to still make the car feel sporty?

I was ready to lower mine but now I'm still giving it second thoughts because I would hate to soften my ride... a ride that I already feel way too soft even in sport mode which is how I drive 100% of the time.

So the question here is: do you know of any other way to lower a 2004 Coupe without messing up with the screws? Not because I don’t want to mess with them but because I don’t want to soften my ride… in fact I would even love to stiffen my ride so a better question to ask would be: is there a way to stiffen the ride for a 2004 Coupe after it has been softened by lowering it?

The 350-Z had two stabilizer bars, one at the front and the other at the rear and my mechanic had told me that we could adjust them to make the car ride stiffer or softer but I never messed with them because the car felt just right... I know we do have stabilizer bars in our Maseratis… can they be tuned to stiffen the ride after lowering it by tuning the coil overs? Has anybody done it?

I would really hate to lose stability if I lower my car… and my problem is that I DO WANT TO LOWER IT.

Your help and contributions will be greatly appreciated… I have a feeling that not just by me but also by many on this site.
 

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Kevin.

Do you think an after market solution would affect my warranty?
It just started running back in May of this year and I would hate to loose it... I don't really know what lies ahead of me in the next two and a half years :roll:
 
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