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Wow!!

What an improvement. I've always been wary of changing the springs due to the terrible roads here in Los Angeles, but after a few days, I really have to say ride quality is not compromised that much at all. On some roads you can't even tell the springs were changed.

I was driving down the street near my home and had to make a quick right turn from the left lane...traffic was backed up ahead and that right turn was my only way out...well I was absolutely stunned at how well I pulled that corner. The Body roll is gone.

I had it lowered about 1 inch and it looks better too. This really is a beneficial upgrade, so if any of you are still thinking about it or hesitating.. I would highly recommend you contact Formula Dynamics.
 

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try the sway bars!

Wow!!

What an improvement. I've always been wary of changing the springs due to the terrible roads here in Los Angeles, but after a few days, I really have to say ride quality is not compromised that much at all. On some roads you can't even tell the springs were changed.

I was driving down the street near my home and had to make a quick right turn from the left lane...traffic was backed up ahead and that right turn was my only way out...well I was absolutely stunned at how well I pulled that corner. The Body roll is gone.

I had it lowered about 1 inch and it looks better too. This really is a beneficial upgrade, so if any of you are still thinking about it or hesitating.. I would highly recommend you contact Formula Dynamics.
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Wait till you get the sway bars. The front wheels may come off the ground when you corner it is so stiff!
 

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I remember how stunned I was with the change in handling after having the springs put on. I lowered mine about 1.25" and think that the FD springs are probably the best improvement you can make for the money.
 

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I was going to put the FD springs on my 04 Cambiocorsa Coupe, but coudl'nt figure out the difference between a 4200 coupe and 3200 coupe. Also couldn't figure out if the 04 came with skyhook or not. I'm still way to new to this car to really know anything about it I guess. Glad to hear everyone that has the FD springs likes them though.
 

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Sport Springs

GregD,

Thanks for the review and glad you are enjoying them. This is really one of best products to get for the Maserati if you're looking to make the car sportier and more competitive with the faster Ferrari's and other exotics. Sway Bars are certainly the next step and we (finally) will have them back in stock in another week or so!

Marnyen,
The 3200 Coupe is a Turbo model offered outside the USA from 1998 until 2001. The 4200 replaced it and was available in the USA. As far as Skyhook is concerned, you probably have it but there are a few ways to tell for sure.

Silver / Black Shock Absorbers w/ a small pigtail harness coming out the top (in the engine bay for example), "SPORT" button in the center console that stiffens the suspension ( a small amount ) when pushed = SKYHOOK

Yellow Billstein Shock Absorbers, no pigtail, "POWER" button in the center cosole that does not effect the suspension = NO SKYHOOK

Last of all, you can call your dealer with the VIN# to confirm which you have.

In any case, we offer Sport Springs for all the models. Give us a call with any questions!

Best Regards,
-- Jeff
 

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Jeff, would sway bars alone be the way to go if you don't want to compromise ride quality but still want better cornering?
 

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I think that the Sport Springs honestly accomplish the task well as a first step as they don't comprimise ride quality by much if anything. I'm sure you can search a bit on this as it's been discussed in the past. I believe that most owners will agree that the ride quality is still excellent.

However, if you only installed the sway bars you will end up with a very similar ride to what you have now when traveling in a straight line and you will have less bodyroll in the corners.

Just be aware that the dip you experience when stepping on the brake and the lift you experience when hitting the throttle would still be there if you only chose the sway bars. This is why I recomend starting with the spring and then adding the sway bars to "dial in" the corners a bit further.

To compare: The Sport Springs stiffen up the "base" of the entire suspension. The Swaybars only activate in the corners.

In the end, you can achieve a different but equally positive result in either direction depending on your goals.

Hope that helps and feel free to email or call to discuss the differences. I'm here to help owners understand the trade-offs and benefits of the upgrades.

Best Regards,
-- Jeff
 

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I just placed an order with Jeff for a set! I can't wait!
 

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Yes, I can confirm all of the above. The springs, the swaybars, and even the rear spacers I think make a difference. You know, wider is better- the handling is so improved the car drives like its on rails and much more sporty suspension than before. It isn't mushy as it was in stock form, comparatively. And as far as I'm concerned the car came with enough power from the factory, if it can handle a little better than thats all the better for it!
 

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How tricky is the installation? Is this a dealer-only install with a skyhook suspension or can a competent mechanic do it?
Brian,
Speak with Jeff over at FD. He was awesome to deal with. I was on the phone with him yesterday for over an hour asking him tons of questions!

To answer yours, no its isnt a dealer only install. Any skilled shop can do it..

Kev
 

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Depending if all goes well i would say 2 hours? Maybe the guys that have had it installed already can chime in here?
 

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I think I need to do this mod + the sway bar
 

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It took me half a day, but while I had it apart I detailed everything, looks new again.
 

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I did the same thing. I love getting impossible to reach parts clean while on a lift.
 

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Jeff, this is Timmy from DAly city, I am still waiting for your list for the shops that you recommand so I can go install the spring
 
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