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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.

-Michael
what is your honest opinion between feal, revel, and rsr for AWD and ride quality?
 

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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.

-Michael
I wish Feal would offer coilovers for the Q's with DDS. Last time I e-mailed them, they only offer for non DDS Q's. Do you have any insights?
 

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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.

-Michael
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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Pretty sure... FR=RWD, and in trim column it says exc. AWD. I don't need shocks yet but sucks that it'll be $1000 from Infiniti. At that point, you might as well get coils, however, there's the question of how long they'll last?
Interesting, it says 4wd = awd. In drivetrain is says FR for RWD, but in trim level it says 4wd for awd. Guess someone would need to contact tein for confirmation.
 

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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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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??
The Tein shocks would be a much better option for lowering springs than OE. But for the cost, you still have no ride height adjustment and would best served with coilovers at that point. I will send you a PM shortly about options.
 

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what is your honest opinion between feal, revel, and rsr for AWD and ride quality?
I fun Feal on my B13 SE-R, no complaints. It's a light weight car with tons of power and not a daily driver...
I haven't used the Revel on any vehicles and the RS-R coilovers seem to get great reviews. Obviously BC seems to be the go to which I run on 2 of my other cars, G35 and G37... they ride great, one has swift spring option the other doesn't.
 

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The springs have nothing to do with your ride quality if it's bouncing many times. That's an indicator of failed shocks.

Running suspension components outside their designed operating range commonly results in failed shocks regardless of platform unless different shocks are used that accommodate the reduced range of motion.

The vast majority of coilovers come from Taiwan and are all basically the same, with generic valving and poor quality control. They're still usually better than stock but nearly anything else is too. You need to be above about $1800 before you get out of the shitty coilovers that desperately sponsor drift teams. As long as you stay above $1000 for a set, you'll be fine for a street car, just don't expect cheap coilovers to be track capable or consistent.
 

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I see no mention of HKS Hipermax. Anyone have experience with those? My only experience with coilovers was on my Evo. I had Tein Flex Z coilovers. For under $1k they were pretty good I thought. It was a compliant ride without any harshness I thought. I never tracked the car so I'm sure that opinion would differ if I had.
 

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I had RSR springs on my q50 awd for a few thousand miles and the ride quality was terrible. My biggest complaint is they were overly harsh on any surface that wasn't perfectly smooth. I replaced them with BC coilovers and the ride improved substantially.
 

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I had RSR springs on my q50 awd for a few thousand miles and the ride quality was terrible. My biggest complaint is they were overly harsh on any surface that wasn't perfectly smooth. I replaced them with BC coilovers and the ride improved substantially.
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
 

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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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Agreed. Me too! Have you purchased the BCs yet? I'm trying to make sure I find the best deal.
I had RSR springs on my q50 awd for a few thousand miles and the ride quality was terrible. My biggest complaint is they were overly harsh on any surface that wasn't perfectly smooth. I replaced them with BC coilovers and the ride improved substantially.
Curious,

Did you install the springs your self?
and
Did you get upper control arms, rear camber/toe arms and an alignment after install?
 
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