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Old 11-24-2010, 03:58 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Should I Install front Canuck Lowering Springs Only?

Hey guys and gals... I ordered and received Canuck Motorsports lowering springs for my 07' Max about a month ago and I plan to install the springs myself. The Canuck springs give a front drop of 1.75" and the rear a drop of 1".

My concern is that the 1" drop in the back will be too much. I know I could have gone with Progress or Tein and I would have come very close to look I was aiming for. However I really wanted to buy a product made in Canada and I also wanted to be one of the first with them.

Should I install the front only?

Will the 1" drop in the back look as good as a Tein or Progress drop?

Any advice you could give me is greatly appreciated.



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Old 11-24-2010, 09:34 PM   Thread Starter #2
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Default Re: Should I Install front Canuck Lowering Springs Only?

If you have a heavy system in the trunk then you could just do the fronts. Otherwise I would do both.
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Default Re: Should I Install front Canuck Lowering Springs Only?

Thanks Eddy.. I was beginning to think no one cared... no system and don't plan to have one... duly noted.
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Default Re: Should I Install front Canuck Lowering Springs Only?

Here are all the differences. The progress and Eibach are lower in the front.

Progress: Front 1.8" Rear: 0.75"

Eibach: Front: 2.0" Rear: 0.8"


You: Front 1.75" Rear: 1"

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Default Re: Should I Install front Canuck Lowering Springs Only?

I've used Eibachs before until I got my coilovers. At first I dropped all 4 sides, but then removed the rears and only dropped the front due to my system weight and when I have passengers, my car bottoms out. Between dropping or stock height rear there isn't much difference to notice unless you really look close to height.

If you have no system, I'd do one of the 2 options:

1) Sell the set you have and get Eibachs or Progress, whichever fits your needs best.

2) Install only front and drive on it for sometime to let it settle, then decide if you want to drop the back or just leave as is. If you can't decide, post pics up on here and everyone will give you their honest opinion.

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I've used Eibachs before until I got my coilovers. At first I dropped all 4 sides, but then removed the rears and only dropped the front due to my system weight and when I have passengers, my car bottoms out. Between dropping or stock height rear there isn't much difference to notice unless you really look close to height.

If you have no system, I'd do one of the 2 options:

1) Sell the set you have and get Eibachs or Progress, whichever fits your needs best.

2) Install only front and drive on it for sometime to let it settle, then decide if you want to drop the back or just leave as is. If you can't decide, post pics up on here and everyone will give you their honest opinion.

Good luck.
Yeah agreed. I would give them time to settle in and see how you like it. You can always add the rear. Plus the rear are much easier to do then the front.
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Yeah agreed. I would give them time to settle in and see how you like it. You can always add the rear. Plus the rear are much easier to do then the front.
Yes yes, the rear is always easier to do than the front. lmao

That's what she said.
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Yes yes, the rear is always easier to do than the front. lmao

That's what she said.
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Default Re: Should I Install front Canuck Lowering Springs Only?

SO...... I just took some wheel gap measurements (top of tire to fender)..

stock wheel gaps: front - 2 5/8"
rear - 1 3/8"

after front springs only: front - 7/8"
rear - 1 3/8"

after front and rear: front - 7/8"
rear - 3/8"


so basically the difference in wheel gap stock is 1 1/4"

after front springs the difference is 1/2" but gap in rear is bigger

after front and rear the difference is 1/2" but gap in front is bigger

hmmm... im really starting to lean towards front only after breaking it down like this...

a Progress drop pretty much evens out the wheel gap ...

more gap out back sounds more natural than more gap up front

hmmmmmmmm maybe someone at Nissan should have thought this through before designing the Maxima this way... idiots...
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Default Re: Should I Install front Canuck Lowering Springs Only?

You have to take into consideration that your drop, front or rear, will actually be a bit more once the springs settle in. Whatever numbers they give you are only an estimate of what drop you'll have, but actual drop varies.
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Default Re: Should I Install front Canuck Lowering Springs Only?

also, remember, your wheel wells in the rear are actually smaller than the ones in the front.
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also, remember, your wheel wells in the rear are actually smaller than the ones in the front.
SO no drop in the back is better than too much is what you're saying... I refuse to retract my statement about Nissan BTW
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lol. there are plenty of things Nissan should have done differently.

but yes, what im sayin is throw the fronts on... roll around for a whiile till they settle and then if ya like what ya see and feel, keep it. but if you think you have more of a SRT-4 look (ass up in the air), then throw the rears on.
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Default What to expect when you order springs from Canuck Motorsports...

So this is what I have in my garage collecting dust... hope to install them in the next couple weeks...

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AM I OUT OF MY MIND?

Wanting to install lowering springs when the back of my car looks like this... or worse on most days....

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Hey can you post these pics here as well for reference:

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