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Old 02-23-2011, 03:00 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Suspension Upgrade

OK, I'm about to order parts for a major suspension upgrade. Here is what I have so far

KYB-GR2
KYB Strut Boots

Moog Strut Mounts

Tein - S TechSprings
Progress Rear Sway Bar
Racingline FSTB
Racingline or Moog Endlinks (if\when they become available)
KCMAXX RSTB
Altima SE-R Front Sway Bar

My uncle and I will be doing the install, he has air tools, and spring compressors.

Couple of questions
1. Are there other parts I should get?

2. Will I be able to reuse the old rear strut mounts?

3. Will I\Should I get new bushings, and what bushings will I need?

4. Will I need an alignment kit after my car is lowered?
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1. Yeah, there are other choices you can make on parts. You appear to be selecting good/popular parts.

2. I believe so, but I'm not 100% on that.

3. I have no idea, I'm not ultra-familiar about suspension. Some other experts will chime in.

4. Yes, after any changes, you'll need an alignment.


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+1 ^

also be careful with the front SE-R sway bar, you may need to lower the subframe just a tad bit to get some wiggle room
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Default Re: Suspension Upgrade

Originally Posted by alchemist.zim View Post
Couple of questions
1. Are there other parts I should get?

2. Will I be able to reuse the old rear strut mounts?

3. Will I\Should I get new bushings, and what bushings will I need?

4. Will I need an alignment kit after my car is lowered?
1) No, you are pretty good there.

2) Yes you can and should

3) How many miles on your car will determine that. If under 75K, no you will not need to replace any bushings unless they appear worn.

4) No required but you will need to have an alignment done.
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4. Yes, after any changes, you'll need an alignment.
He asked if he needs an alignment kit not alignment.. Love you dude..lol
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5. Must wash car after install.
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6. Post pics after or you're banned


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@NiZMo1o1, Raz76...Thanks for the input

@EddyMaxx...I just got the car detailed (washed, wax, shampooed carpets, and throughly cleaned), and it snow 3 days later (which was 02/20). Talk about being pissed off to the highest of pisstivity

@Deadbolt...Pics will be forth coming, as parts come in, before, during, and after the install

@Blaxima06...Will definitely be donating but first things first...gotta get KenShin righteous first (KenShin is the name of my maxima)
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MD?? come out to the meets man!
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MD?? come out to the meets man!
I'm gonna try to this year..It's been kinda hectic these last couple of years...Everytime i wanted to go to one...Something came up

OK, I was told that the inner tie rod was bad on the drivers side, and that my passengers is starting to go bad. My uncle told me to just get both inner and outer tie rods.When I do searches I only see the tie rod ends not the entire rod. Is that what I should be looking for or should I try to find the whole rod

I've found these...Anyone have any opinions

Duralast Inner Tie Rod

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