Has anyone upgraded from the FD springs to include the swaybars? I'd like to know the incremental handling improvements that the bars provide over & above just the springs.
Vincenzo - I did as did MaseratiGTS I believe.Has anyone upgraded from the FD springs to include the swaybars? I'd like to know the incremental handling improvements that the bars provide over & above just the springs.
Thanks Flash!That looks great George. I went with 15mm spacers all around but I really like the look of your 25's. How much did you lower with the springs and do you think there may be any rubbing issues now in the rear as it looks like the rubber actually extends beyond the outer fender edge?
I am glad you like the sway bar/ spacer combo - I can't imagine driving without it now. I think most of the difference that you feel is from the bars actually as I had my bars installed first with the spacers afterwards. The spacers did make a difference but not nearly as huge as the bars.
Just wait until your try this set up on the track! The difference between the OEM car and a full FD set up (springs/ bars/ spacers) is so profound it is like driving a different car altogether - no more wallow, pitch and roll.
Go for it - you won't regret it.Thanks Flash....So I think I'm going to add spacers and the swaybars as my spring projects (or perhaps mid-winter blues project )
I'm still waiting for an affordable supercharger, I think that would just be over the top. Totally unnecessary power, but more power nonetheless...The result: 450HP, custom stiffened chassis with full FD suspension mods, and a track ready seating set up. That should be it (finally).
Hey Flash,Island - you really need to get some help . If you get this worked up over someone questioning your car, I would hate to see what happens if someone said your TV has a poor picture!.
Sorry to get you foaming at the mouth some more, but I was actually being charitable comparing my Spyder to my daily driver (the G35) That is car is nothing special whatsoever - it is simply a very ordinary, mid level Japanese sport sedan. I hardly love the thing, or even feel any emotions for it at all, as it simply gets me from Point A to B (by way of example, I feel it is far inferior to a BMW 335). It is nonetheless, my best point of reference, as I have recently owned two of them.(and spent two full days on the track with the current one in May). The fact that the Maser comes up short in two key areas (handling and braking) against this pretty mediocre reference is a real problem in my mind. That is why I am working to simply get the problems fixed (not going in to denial and then ranting about the car having human attributes and ultimately getting even for my disrespect - whoa! - that is pretty weird, man).
On a more serious note, you go on (and on and on) about what a great driver you are, how much track experience you have, and your vast experience with all different kinds of cars - yet you thought your RWD drive Infiniti had FWD - and this after you owned it for a year? Sorry bud - something doesn't add up.
P.S. TravisJ (a very knowledgeable member on this forum) was in the passenger seat with me for a few hot laps on one of the fastest tracks in North America (RCS in Calgary) this summer. If you think that I can't drive, and therefore my views are worthless, why don't you ask his opinion of my driving skills?
Wow! what a great testament to Jeff's solutions. I've read almost every post on here for the past few months, and I don't think there is a single disappointment with any of his stuff, his service or anything. I am glad to hear how much happier you are considering you were nearly thrilled with the stock handling setup. Jeff's springs for my 2009 QP S (skyhook) show UPS will deliver to me tomorrow. We are shooting for a 1 1/8" drop all around. I didn't want to go too aggressive on the custom looks side, nor compromise the somewhat cushy ride when I want it around. I have discussed at length with Jeff about my concerns with replacement, but based on his expertise and the unreal feedback on him, I feel more than confident. a bit nervous, but something also tells me I'm going to be "shocked" at just how perfect the car becomes. I think sways would be the icing on the cake, but no one seems to make them, Jeff, NotivecTrident, no one.. must be something about a fitment issue?Hey all- I drove my car again today.. And man do I love it!
The steering felt much tighter in the turns and even when changing lanes/lines on turns. It just felt more focused. Definitely a big improvement from before. I like the handling even more than I could have thought. I am really happy I did what I did, no regrets only joy. Now, I'm ready to tackle anything.
Tom - I think you should watch this short video a few times - it may help improve the quality of your posts but only if you pay close attention.Hey Flash,
Name the track and bring your pink slip. The Maser will eat your G35 Sedan alive. Please this is getting to funny. Maybe I should bring my lifted truck on 35's to the track too. Not worth the gas or the price of admission for the truck or a G35 Sedan(Still have the kids seat installed?). I think the wifes Mini could handle the G35. I made typo on the fwd/rwd. Kill me. I hated that piece of crap and only drove it when I had too. Why waste all our time with your BS. You like the G35 better then a Maser. Great go the G35 site and live large. I think we all wanted to make your car better as we thought you had an issue. Turns out it is all BS.
PS. A rag top is never going to handle like a coupe or a sedan for that matter. It is missing a roof to make it stiff! Only exception is the F430.
Get a clue. Cut the roof off and they flex and bend and will not corner.
Who would by a convertible as a track car and bitch that it has body flex.
No S Sherlock.