My choice was 1.25 inch drop (prokits), AGX adjustables and 15" rims with 195/50 high end tires. Lovin it,MadNX said:2inch drop 17in rims
1.5inch drop 17in rims
2inch drop 16in rims
1.5 inch drop 16in rims
3 inch drop 16in rims
fast92nx said:when i had 17's on my nx i had a 3 1/2" drop in front and 3" in back, looked sweet, a little bouncy but oh well, i have pics if you want em. no rubbing btw.
Uh... I hope you were kidding. Lower *does not* necessarily = better, especially when suspension travel is lacking, which it is on our cars. Sure, a lower center of gravity helps cornering, but if you're hitting the bumpstops all the time... can you say BUMP STEER? In other words, the car will handle like ****. You'd want to maintain at *least* 1.5" of compression travel before bumpstop. So, for stock-length struts, I wouldn't lower the car no more than 1-1.25" from stock, and that's also with trimming the bumpstops to gain back some travel.92nx2k said:exactly! the lower the better, essentially, for handling. i would think that anything belew 2 inches would get rediculously low, but hey whatever floats your boat. lower = rougher on the bumps and better around the turns....but you gotta pay to play... make sure to get a good strut tho...(agx!!!, the best !)
Okay... Let's pause for a minute before you or especially I inadvertantly start a flame war. I can see both you and I are making comments from different standpoints. My comments are based on my autox/track experience; about a year's worth (20+ autox events, and about 7 track days). Your comments are based on daily street driving (correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how I'm perceiving it).92nx2k said:yes, yes,and yes again. its all worth it to lower the car. granted, i dont have mine lowered 3 inches. it is 2. and i dont have as much bumpsteer as your talking about, all my wheels tend to stay planted at all times. lower center of gravity is what i was referring to for better cornering, so lower does = better as long as it is not too low, and i dont think 2 inches is too low. 3 probably is.