Finally! Lowered My 2005 Infiniti G35 Sedan

Before lowering

After lowering

Its not a very good picture.. where I wanted to take the picture, I had to use my Tamron 17-50 at the wide end. In the second (after) picture, I think I was standing further back, not to mention there was someone parked in my original spot. In any case, it gets the point across. I have more pictures which I will post later, but as it is now, its quite a drop. I think the back is around 2″ right now and the front is probably closer to 1.25″-1.5″ or so.

The car is lowered with KW Suspension Variant 3 coilovers. The quality and craftsmanship are amazing. I’ll post pics of the coilover set soon. The only thing that I wasn’t too keen on is how you adjust the rebound and compression of the shock. The rebound is on top, as most people are used to (Tokicos, Tien, Konis, etc). But the compression adjustment is at the bottom, right above the part where the shock mounts to the spindle. I’ll post pics later, but just trust me, it would’ve been easier if they just had a knob on the shock body or so.

How’s the ride? In short, it rides better than the stock Sport suspension. It is probably just about as firm, but it handles bumps much better. I’m currently using the “recommended settings” that KW Suspension gives you in the box. But there’s no bounce, no harshness, and like I said, I’m more inclined to say it rides better than before.

If it looks like the back of my 2005 Infiniti G35 Sedan is lower than it should be, you’re probably right. I’ll have to let everything settle a bit, then go back and adjust it. But for now, I’m enjoying the lowered ride height (not really enjoying the crazy negative camber in the rear)..

8 thoughts on “Finally! Lowered My 2005 Infiniti G35 Sedan

  1. They were in my dining room for the past 3 months. But I just moved them to the garage last night 🙂

    Just been lazy.. but the rear stock tires are going so I’ll have to do it soon..

  2. David B, the wheels in the pic are the stock sport wheels, 18×8 or 7.5, I think, on stock Goodyears. I’ve since replaced them with 19×8.5 and 19×9.5 Axis Pentas on Falken FK452 245.35 and 275/35 tires, just been lazy to put up a post about it. Thanks!

    • Hey Kevin,

      The front lip (and the splash guards) were part of the factory aero kit that was offered in 2005 (and probably 2006). It was a good quality piece you got straight from the dealer. I tried to buy one like 7-8 years later (to replace mine) but the parts dept told me that part was discontinued. I remember it was pretty inexpensive for the quality too (like $250).

      The spoiler I just got off eBay. I actually got 2 because the paint on the first one only lasted maybe 5 years before the clear coat took a dump. Both the first and second one I got off eBay had pretty good paint match and they were really cheap, like $150 painted and shipped.

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