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LexantiM35
08-03-2007, 04:35 PM
2007 Infiniti M35
Asanti AF142 2tone (Black & Chrome)
22x8.5 front, 22x9.5 rear
www.asantiwheels.com (http://www.asantiwheels.com)http://ekkomediagroup.com/m35/a.jpghttp://ekkomediagroup.com/m35/b.jpghttp://ekkomediagroup.com/m35/c.jpghttp://ekkomediagroup.com/m35/d.jpghttp://ekkomediagroup.com/m35/f.jpghttp://ekkomediagroup.com/m35/e.jpg

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PIRELLI TIRE
Barsarini Full Kit
www.g-corp.co.jp/balsarini/top.html (http://www.g-corp.co.jp/balsarini/top.html)
Magan Racing Height adjustable coilovers
www.meganracing.com (http://www.meganracing.com)
Junction Produce eyelid, Roof Wing & Shark Fin Antenna
www.junction-produce.co.jp (http://www.junction-produce.co.jp)
Stillen Exhaust
www.stillen.com (http://www.stillen.com)
Fujita Intake
Alpha Xennon lights (8k for Lowbeam & Fog)
Clif Design Audio 12” Sub & 2 LX 1000w amps
Painted Tails

lawman12
08-03-2007, 06:12 PM
very nice, I likey

denalion22
08-03-2007, 06:42 PM
i kind of want that grill

TMoney
08-03-2007, 06:58 PM
Looks very nice.

Ni8done
08-03-2007, 07:01 PM
:bowdown: WoooooooooooooooooW :bowdown:

Vinceee
08-03-2007, 09:13 PM
Damn!

christophersmith0341
08-03-2007, 10:23 PM
I have no idea what a coilover is and what does it do? Does it effect ride quality, handling? Lastly, does it cost a lot?

Renovatio
08-04-2007, 01:56 AM
$800 for a grille? damn

JIMMY_M35
08-04-2007, 02:48 AM
I have no idea what a coilover is and what does it do? Does it effect ride quality, handling? Lastly, does it cost a lot?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coilover

Coilovers are going to you run you $1,900 +. Denalion22, lawman and myself run the JIC magic setup. Tein also has a coilover setup.

whatmagame
08-04-2007, 06:17 PM
:bowdown:

Trincap
08-06-2007, 01:13 AM
That's a lot of black!

WFM35x
08-06-2007, 10:18 AM
I am looking to do something similar with the stock grill - either painting or powder coating. I originally assumed the grill was metal but feels like plastic.

KevLovesM
08-06-2007, 01:56 PM
that M is fcuking sexy...

2Fly
08-06-2007, 03:12 PM
Everytime I talk myself back down to 20"s, I see something like this! Goodness that car looks good!

Grard
08-06-2007, 10:02 PM
This whip is fiya....my next whip is gonna be black!

lawman12
08-07-2007, 04:39 PM
Everytime I talk myself back down to 20"s, I see something like this! Goodness that car looks good!

although I don't think you need 22s I still think it could work with the right fitment, adjustable suspension and a kit.

In my humble opinion the black car helps making the car not look so lifted. I just think that without the right offsets and not lowering a M on 22s makes it look too "donk" - not a bad thing just a style that I don't use for my M.

I definetly think a kit is needed to close up that space under the car so it does not look lifted. The pics above have a nice shadow under the black car so I think that helps make the car look nice and low. You can already see that the front is pretty well off the ground, the black color and shadow help. Again just my personal thoughts...

The car above is damn sweet and I think it is well put together as they have good offsets, adjustable suspension and a kit.

PROPS....

lawman12
08-07-2007, 04:59 PM
Here is another shot.....


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/lawman12/lexaniM.jpg


You can see the wheel gap is gone with the adjustable suspension but you can see how "high" the M sits off the ground if you look at a BMW 745/750/760 w/ 22s you will see that the BMW still sits low to the ground even without kit. On the M even with this kit there is still room, with no kit or even the OEM kit it may look "too high". A couple more pics (bigger) on the Megan site.

damn nice set up on the M though...

And WOW...:eek: these Megan coilovers are CHEAP!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know of the quality etc either way as I have never rocked Megans but the specs look pretty damn good, separate height adjustment - if product is the same as in the pic. Only thing is the damper numbers - mine is almost the same (JIC) as the megan specs but usually the higher the number the stiffer the ride (JIC, Tein, HKS). Megan's chart shows the opposite - the lower the number the stiffer the ride, I would just ask them if anyone has interest as these coilovers are designed for comfort so it should not be too stiff.

Looks like a great option for adjustable suspension. I still love my JICS...hehehehe:26:

Grard
08-07-2007, 05:38 PM
Yeah....I'm very curious about the Megan coilovers quality as well. Wish someone here had them so we could get an opinion.

Vinceee
08-07-2007, 09:56 PM
Lawman,

I was very curious about the 7-series comparison and did a search for 7-series with 22's and personally didnt find a dramatic difference between the 2. I dont think the Balsarini kit was the best to fill out the bottom.

More importantly, with your knowledge of the aftermarket kits which one do you think will fill out the bottom of the M the most?


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JIMMY_M35
08-07-2007, 10:53 PM
Here is another shot.....


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/lawman12/lexaniM.jpg


You can see the wheel gap is gone with the adjustable suspension but you can see how "high" the M sits off the ground if you look at a BMW 745/750/760 w/ 22s you will see that the BMW still sits low to the ground even without kit. On the M even with this kit there is still room, with no kit or even the OEM kit it may look "too high". A couple more pics (bigger) on the Megan site.

damn nice set up on the M though...

And WOW...:eek: these Megan coilovers are CHEAP!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know of the quality etc either way as I have never rocked Megans but the specs look pretty damn good, separate height adjustment - if product is the same as in the pic. Only thing is the damper numbers - mine is almost the same (JIC) as the megan specs but usually the higher the number the stiffer the ride (JIC, Tein, HKS). Megan's chart shows the opposite - the lower the number the stiffer the ride, I would just ask them if anyone has interest as these coilovers are designed for comfort so it should not be too stiff.

Looks like a great option for adjustable suspension. I still love my JICS...hehehehe:26:

Yeah I still love the JIC's... I know exactly what you are talking about. My neighbor has a 7 series on 22's I will take a photo tonight to show what Lawman is talking about, oh and he has a 6inch lip...DAMN german cars...ha ha

2Fly
08-08-2007, 12:04 PM
although I don't think you need 22s I still think it could work with the right fitment, adjustable suspension and a kit.

In my humble opinion the black car helps making the car not look so lifted. I just think that without the right offsets and not lowering a M on 22s makes it look too "donk" - not a bad thing just a style that I don't use for my M.
PROPS....

Thanks Lawman12, I've never seen the 22's in person on the M. In your opinion, are coilover's still needed w/20's? I definitely don't want the "Donk" look, I like it , but not on anything I'm paying for. LOL

VoodooJC
08-08-2007, 02:42 PM
You'd may still need coilovers for 20's, depending on what size tires you put on there. You can try to get away without coilovers by putting on taller tires, but that would mess up your speedo.

lawman12
08-08-2007, 03:05 PM
Lawman,

I was very curious about the 7-series comparison and did a search for 7-series with 22's and personally didnt find a dramatic difference between the 2. I dont think the Balsarini kit was the best to fill out the bottom.

More importantly, with your knowledge of the aftermarket kits which one do you think will fill out the bottom of the M the most?


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Vincee,

There are a bunch of 7s with 22s, the D2 dealer has a nice white one, I think he may have posted here not sure, the other maybe visual thing is that the Ms roof line is kinda high and curved vs. straight like the BMW that may give an apperance of being higher as well.

Yeah, agree that the Balsarini kit may not be the best to fill out the gap, the kit that comes to mind is the Ings +1. That kit would be great for 22s. Here is a visual image, and I am pretty sure this is without any lowering... if you got the ings kit and some coilovers.....:cool:

http://forums2.freshalloy.com/showthread.php?t=139924&highlight=ings

I really like the ings kit as well, 22s or not, I mean I am rocking the ings trunk spoiler...

check out the pics for a good visual.

lawman12
08-08-2007, 03:10 PM
Thanks Lawman12, I've never seen the 22's in person on the M. In your opinion, are coilover's still needed w/20's? I definitely don't want the "Donk" look, I like it , but not on anything I'm paying for. LOL

2fly, if you ask me, I would of course say yeah you need coilovers, with or without aftermarket wheels. I think the stock suspension is too floaty and wanted a "better" drive feeling, I also did not want too bumpy like some sport springs then the adjustablity factor, being able to adjust the height to whatever height I want higher or lower, up a little down a little etc. is a major plus, also being able to adjust the damper (stiff/soft) is another damn plus of a good coilover system. Yeah you will need to spend more up front but you get the total package and it will not dissapoint, there are a few over here with JICs.

I have seen some recent pics of Ms on just springs w/ aero and they look pretty good, good stance so that is an option as I know coilovers are not for everyone.

But as for me... coilovers....:D

lawman12
08-08-2007, 03:12 PM
Yeah I still love the JIC's... I know exactly what you are talking about. My neighbor has a 7 series on 22's I will take a photo tonight to show what Lawman is talking about, oh and he has a 6inch lip...DAMN german cars...ha ha


Yeah man the offsets and lip size on the 7 BMW is crazy....

2Fly
08-08-2007, 03:41 PM
Thanks Lawman12, I'm back to 20's again, lol. I guess I really need to see one in person. My neighbor has his 45 on 20's & it looks nice from a distance, but up close, the gap is pretty evident & he's running 35 series tires. I have the sport, so I'm not sure if I really want a rougher ride, but your saying, some systems I can adjust that. I guess I have some more work to do. Thanks for the info.

JIMMY_M35
08-08-2007, 04:39 PM
Thanks Lawman12, I'm back to 20's again, lol. I guess I really need to see one in person. My neighbor has his 45 on 20's & it looks nice from a distance, but up close, the gap is pretty evident & he's running 35 series tires. I have the sport, so I'm not sure if I really want a rougher ride, but your saying, some systems I can adjust that. I guess I have some more work to do. Thanks for the info.

In the end its up to you, but as for me I can't stand fender gaps with aftermarket wheels.

lawman12
08-08-2007, 05:22 PM
Thanks Lawman12, I'm back to 20's again, lol. I guess I really need to see one in person. My neighbor has his 45 on 20's & it looks nice from a distance, but up close, the gap is pretty evident & he's running 35 series tires. I have the sport, so I'm not sure if I really want a rougher ride, but your saying, some systems I can adjust that. I guess I have some more work to do. Thanks for the info.

The gap on our Ms is pretty big, especially up front where I could fit basically all five fingers at stock height - too big a gap for me.

I have not been in an M sport model but did drive in a G sport model (loaner) and thought that the sport suspension in the G was too damn stiff and bouncy.

The JIC coilovers will for sure be a better ride then the G sport. You can ask Denali and I think maybe Disney who have JICs on their sport Ms. They can give you a better perspective on the difference between the sport and the JIC coilover system.

Yeah, most if not all of the coilover systems for our M have adjustable damper ability. JIC, HKS, Megan and Tein all have an adjustable damper knob that allows you to pick which way you like stiff to soft. I set mine in the middle based on Denali's recomendations and have not touched it since.

I was in the middle back then for my Lexus SC300 5-speed between just springs vs. the coilovers (complete system). I ended up going with the coils and have not looked back since. Again, not for everyone, I respect that price is an issue, but for me, on a fairly pricey ride, I personally just prefer to go with a suspension that is tested (coils and springs) to work together, get the to adjust the damper, adjust the height, get better handling and as a bonus the JIC purple, red, chrome, gold color combo just seals the deal for me...:p

lawman12
08-08-2007, 05:23 PM
In the end its up to you, but as for me I can't stand fender gaps with aftermarket wheels.

true story.

Grard
08-09-2007, 12:01 AM
In the end its up to you, but as for me I can't stand fender gaps with aftermarket wheels.

agreed....i had 20s before the drop and it looked a mess. lol

disneyman
08-09-2007, 05:36 PM
Law, I agree with you that the ride on my M sport is much better after I had the JIC coilovers installed. I also have the damper set at the mid-range and the ride is great. My neighbor has an 06 M sport and lowered it with springs. When I drove his, I noticed that the ride is much more stift and bumpy. I think if you can afford coilovers, that is the best way to lower the M and get rid of any wheel gap.

JIMMY_M35
08-09-2007, 06:02 PM
Law, I agree with you that the ride on my M sport is much better after I had the JIC coilovers installed. I also have the damper set at the mid-range and the ride is great. My neighbor has an 06 M sport and lowered it with springs. When I drove his, I noticed that the ride is much more stift and bumpy. I think if you can afford coilovers, that is the best way to lower the M and get rid of any wheel gap.


awhhhh...Disney appears again...Will you and your neighbor join us in our local SoCal meet?

Sorry to go off topic, but we are in need of a SoCal meet.

disneyman
08-09-2007, 09:17 PM
Jimmy,

When and where. I hope it soon bcuz I maybe selling my M.

RALM45
08-20-2007, 10:00 PM
uh, that car looks rather familiar... almost a carbon copy of mine, minus the drop... i'm still going to drop it with the JICs lawman/disneyman/denalion - had a flat on one of those 22s and car has been out of action. Hard to tell you have a flat when you do...

that wheel gap does kill me - i'm dropping it soon -- otherwise, my car looks almost identical to this one, smoked tails and all...

Vinceee
08-20-2007, 11:22 PM
RALM,

I would have figured the TPMS or other warning would have gone off when your tire went flat. Did you transfer the TPMS on the new wheels?

Hope the Rim is ok.