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I am new here. I came from a lifted and heavily modified F150. I have always loved Infiniti since my college days where I worked as a valet, so now I have my very own Q50. It is a 2017 Premium Awd. The one thing I hate about it are the lowering springs. The car literally feels like it has no shocks or suspension when going over bumps and, when I go over even the slightest bump, the front end bounces 4 or 5 times. Maybe it's just because i'm 42 years old, but I HATE IT!! :ROFLMAO: I've done some youtube and google research, and everybody is saying to go with coilovers. What are your thoughts? I don't race the car, just spirited drives on the weekend to enjoy the car's power and turbos. I don't mind a stiff ride, but I want some suspension when going over bumps as well.

I'm looking for some recommendations, mainly whether I should go with coilovers or try to find some shocks to pair with the lowering springs. If so, what shocks and where can they be purchased? I did put some new Goodyear Exhilerate tires on it (245/40 r19) with an alignment and that did help the ride tremendously, but it obviously didn't do anything with the suspension issue. The car literally feels like a go cart and very un-infiniti-like. What do you recommend?
 

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I think I definitely want to go with coilovers. I've seen Bc recommended many times and i'm sure they will be fine and definitely better than what I have. A firm ride doesn't bother me, I just want the car to absorb bumps somewhat as it does not even a little bit as it sits right now. I had a shop quote me $780 to install coilovers and that includes an alignment. Does that sound decent as far as labor goes? Also, when I order them, is there anything else that my install guy will need? Any extra plates or bolts that could potentially hold up the install if I don't order them?
 

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Thank you for being the guinea pig because I was contemplating RSR downs. Now I know to stay away.
Stay FAR FAR AWAY!!!! Seriously, it rides horrible! I can't for the life of me understand why anybody would do that to a car with the way it rides now. Especially an Infiniti!! Don't do it!!
 

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I'm totally satisfied with my KW V3 coilovers!

Just one thought: If your car "bounces" I'm not convinced it's (only) the springs but the dampers. How many miles on your car?
The car has 46k with a rebuilt title. The interior and the brake pads that were just replaced are/were consistent with that mileage, so I don't think there is any discrepancy. With that said, when I got the car, it had Federal 595 SS tires on it that were grossly out of balance (one was separating), the rear pads were gone, the front were about gone, and the car was in desperate need of an alignment. I've since taken care of those issues and the car is way better. Now I want to get the suspension fixed up so I can move onto the exhaust. 😅
 

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Okay, with 46k miles on it I'd certainly check the dampers, also because car is lowered...
I definitely will. Thanks!
 
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The problem with the Tein shocks/struts is availability... I would be skeptical about those listing them in stock. They are special order items, just FYI.

Onto coilovers, BC seems to be the most popular choice. We carry a couple other options to such as Feal and Revel.
The Feal are custom order, 5-6 weeks at this current time. The Revel are hit and miss on inventory. If I can be of assistance let me know.

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So if we were to assume my rsr downs were installed properly, and that my dissatisfaction with the ride quality is purely a subjective thing and not related to the rebuild status, and assuming I could get my hands on the tein shocks/struts for my application, how would they pair up with the rsr springs? Would they pair up well or fail quickly?

On another note, how much for a set of BC's shipped to my door??
 

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I had a 17 premium AWD with RSR down springs same as OP and it rode in normal circumstances practically stock. I do not experience any of the things OP mentioned.
I suspect you are correct, the "rebuilt" could be contributing or possibly whoever installed the springs spun the strut blowing it or causing it to leak or something along those lines.
A coilover could be a bandaid fix covering the real issue or fix the issue but only because the issue was the strut not spring. Its slightly lower and slightly stiffer it shouldn't have a dramatic impact to ride quality. Plenty of positive reviews and people commenting the same, enough of them to make me suspect the ones who do have negative reviews actually have other issues or it was install error.
Considering the guy whom I got the car from was able to somehow accomplish all of the mods contained below in my signature, but couldn't put a decent set of balanced tires on it, get the car an alignment, or replace the brake pads, i'm hoping it's just a shoddy spring install and no implications from the rebuilt title. :D:ROFLMAO: I do know the accident, according to the paperwork and photographs, would not be considered "major" but for a cheap and small insurance company that did not want to pay for the repairs (they decided to total it out over $300 dollars beyond what they were willing to pay). There was no air bag deployment or structural damage. Plus the car passed inspection in both Tennessee as well as Georgia when the guy moved here.

I guess i'll find out for sure whenever my install guy tears it down for the suspension upgrade.
 

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I feel the same way. On perfect roads it rides clean but on rough roads it really sucks so bad. Im about to upgrade to bc coil overs
Agreed. Me too! Have you purchased the BCs yet? I'm trying to make sure I find the best deal.
 
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