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Hi all,

Noob question. This may be a bit premature as the Q50 was only released recently but has anyone looked into aftermarket coilovers for the Q? Have they tried looking to see if the G37 sedan suspension parts would be swappable like the 370/G37? Please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Q is basically a re-badge of the G with the same platform?
 

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Hi all,

Noob question. This may be a bit premature as the Q50 was only released recently but has anyone looked into aftermarket coilovers for the Q? Have they tried looking to see if the G37 sedan suspension parts would be swappable like the 370/G37? Please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Q is basically a re-badge of the G with the same platform?
Nope, new chassis and everything. The drivetrain is recycled from the G37 but that's about it. There's some company developing an exhaust for the Q50 here so you may want to PM them asking about similarities they see, but I bet they are pretty different. Even Vossen is running cut springs for now, although I think RS*R is actively developing suspension components.

The Q50 is the first sedan to use the coupe's horizontal, single-can layout for exhaust (packaging decision) so alot has changed besides that.
 

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Yep! RSR is currently on it! Nost sure if they have a project car but I almost offered mine and I would have gotten free coils but felt it was kinda a hassle since theybwere about 30miles from me and have to leave the car about 3 days at a time within those 4 months of testing! Im trying to get tanabe to make coils but they said not until the r&d event around winter! They would have been perfect since theybare jist a few blocks away from me! Wanted to give megan a call and friend said there is a huge possiblity for sponsorship as well but same situation as rsr which is quite far from me!
 

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Nope, new chassis and everything. The drivetrain is recycled from the G37 but that's about it. There's some company developing an exhaust for the Q50 here so you may want to PM them asking about similarities they see, but I bet they are pretty different. Even Vossen is running cut springs for now, although I think RS*R is actively developing suspension components.

The Q50 is the first sedan to use the coupe's horizontal, single-can layout for exhaust (packaging decision) so alot has changed besides that.
Thanks for the correction. A part of me was hoping parts would be interchangeable lol. But forward progress with any automotive company is great

Yep! RSR is currently on it! Nost sure if they have a project car but I almost offered mine and I would have gotten free coils but felt it was kinda a hassle since theybwere about 30miles from me and have to leave the car about 3 days at a time within those 4 months of testing! Im trying to get tanabe to make coils but they said not until the r&d event around winter! They would have been perfect since theybare jist a few blocks away from me! Wanted to give megan a call and friend said there is a huge possiblity for sponsorship as well but same situation as rsr which is quite far from me!
You Cali guys are so lucky! All those companies are at your disposal.

I'll be going RS-R as soon as they are available. Refuse to cut my springs.
I agree I did that back in the 90's on my Integra...Worst...Decision...Ever..
 

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Coil over ? I bought tanabe springs for my 04 g35 and the ride was good!

My ? Is , how smooth is the ride with coil overs? I love the way the car looks lowered just want to be done the right way! Will never cut my springs! Past mistake!
 

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Coil over ? I bought tanabe springs for my 04 g35 and the ride was good!

My ? Is , how smooth is the ride with coil overs? I love the way the car looks lowered just want to be done the right way! Will never cut my springs! Past mistake!
Coilovers are better than a spring replacement because the struts are valved for the lowered spring rate as well as adjustable. With quality coilovers you can set the dampening force on the strut for a smoother or sportier ride. Whereas, the OEM struts isn't and comfort will degrade quite quicker. I have springs on my 04 G35 (see intro thread for pic) and while it was comfortable for a time the ride has started to become bothersome.

Another advantage with coils is the height adjustable obviously for those who want to ride stanced, low, and eliminate wheel gap.
 

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Yeah coilovers are the better choice. Only way I would go with springs is if I wanted to save up for a super expensive coilover setup and wanting something to run in the mean time.

Can't beat the adjustability and options you get when it comes to coilovers
 

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Is the ride with coil overs better or comparable to the cars original set?
 

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Is the ride with coil overs better or comparable to the cars original set?
When I rode in my friends G35 with coils I felt it was way smoother. And just to do a comparison we kept messing with dampening settings to tune in from completely stiff (little to no rebound i.e. racec ar) to completely soft (lots of rebound i.e. boat) The difference was good enough for me to really want the switch. YMMV as it depends on driver to driver.
 

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Definitely lucky over here! Hope the Q50 was just a weekend car so I can get a free set of coils and get things going for us! :(

Coilovers are really nice and it came down to either the bilsteins for the tein comfort sports! I think the teins were more recommended and there is the perk of putting in the edfc for faster dampening adjustments!
 

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I agree with you...I think most tuners just see "JDM" and they're all over it. Most don't even use the car to the potential it was designed IMO.
From my understanding Japan hasn't gotten the car yet so all those tuners are on hold. RS-R in California is searching for a car for R&D but will need it for maybe a month or longer. Japan hasn't touched a thing. This is going to delay the availability for aftermarket parts.

In comparison the IS debuted in Japan first then here so parts were available by the time the car arrived and by SEMA there will be tons of aftermarket parts for it, took about 6 months from its release in Japan.

In the past the car was sold there as the Nissan Skyline so tuners got their hands on it and we got the parts pretty quickly.

NISSAN : English TOP PAGE

Looking there they haven't updated it.

Also talked to Stillen and the intakes are different so they need one for R&D here to design a different one.
 

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From my understanding Japan hasn't gotten the car yet so all those tuners are on hold. RS-R in California is searching for a car for R&D but will need it for maybe a month or longer. Japan hasn't touched a thing. This is going to delay the availability for aftermarket parts.

In comparison the IS debuted in Japan first then here so parts were available by the time the car arrived and by SEMA there will be tons of aftermarket parts for it, took about 6 months from its release in Japan.

In the past the car was sold there as the Nissan Skyline so tuners got their hands on it and we got the parts pretty quickly.

NISSAN : English TOP PAGE

Looking there they haven't updated it.

Also talked to Stillen and the intakes are different so they need one for R&D here to design a different one.
I thought stillen has a Q50 already? Non-sport though!

From what I remember from my conversation with a rep from RSR, whole process will take 4 months! They will have the vehicle 3 days at a time!
 

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I thought stillen has a Q50 already? Non-sport though!

From what I remember from my conversation with a rep from RSR, whole process will take 4 months! They will have the vehicle 3 days at a time!
You know I think you might be right, let me check with Stillen. We inquired about a supercharger:D but its not the same bolt on as the G37 it seems.

Thanks for the updates!
 

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You know I think you might be right, let me check with Stillen. We inquired about a supercharger:D but its not the same bolt on as the G37 it seems.

Thanks for the updates!
Ohh that would be sick! You plan on putting a supercharger when they make one?

Thats an update to your Q50 that I would look forward to! :D
 

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Back in the day, Tein coilovers with EDFC (electronic damping force controller) was the way to go. You had the best of all worlds. Coilovers for ride quality, twist of a knob would go from floaty Buick to racecar stiff. I noticed my F Sport has servos wired and bolted to the tops of the strut towers under the hood so I imagine it's an identical system. The servos physically screw down the pistons in the shocks to tighten up the shocks.

BTW how are you guys liking the brakes? Do they feel adequate and controllable?
 
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