and springs? I love them both! The install was relatively
easy, especially since the front springs were already compressed
and on the shocks!
that feeling you got when you first got your Z? That sudden
rush of excitement? The thrill of the tightly winding turns
and the smooth acceleration along the way? This is even better!
You can push those tight turns even harder and faster and
the car responds much more quickly and more precisely than
it did before.
technical part: The S Tune set up lowers the car roughly ¾
of an inch all the way around, and it settles surprisingly
fast. They advertise that the springs are 20% stiffer than
stock and with progressive springs now (which means the coils
wrap tighter as you go toward the top of the spring), instead
of linear, I’d say they’re pretty accurate.
upside is obvious – insane handling, no more bounce
on freeways, and that pesky understeer is virtually gone!
Supposedly, it should get rid of the tire feathering problem
(if you even have that issue), as well.
downside (if you can really call it that) is that it’s
not as “daily driver friendly.” Because those
springs are so much stiffer, uneven roads, bumps, etc. are
more noticeable. Some of those roads that are under construction
are more unpleasant than they used to be, but hey, they’re
supposed to be FIXING the road, right?
though, the one “downer” is definitely a small
sacrifice for all the positives and added fun the S Tune suspension
brings to the 350Z. The overall handling is truly impressive.
Bring on the hairpin turns and the super tight chicanes. My
Z is ready!