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Dan at MAX USA
Wed Jul 27 2011, 07:53PM

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First Y34 install for testing, Stock will arrive soon.


The challanging part of the install is cutting the front strut tube. You want to cut it as low as possible (to maximize your lowest possible ride height adjustment) while still being able to connect a weld to the top hole on the bottom of the front lower mount.

this little tab gets ground off too

cover the welds with undercoat preferably, or black spray paint so it does not rust.

The gold rear lower mount bolt here is stock. Its too short for the aftermarket parts install.
The replacement black one is an M12x1.25t bolt thats about 1cm longer than OEM.
New washers and a nylon lock nut are also used because the OEM lower mount has threads on one side.

Rear installed.
This is a true rear coil-over-damper conversion that achieves much more adjustability and spring choices than stock.

Kevin was smart enough to have a muffler shop reroute his pipes higher than stock.
However at these settings there is still not too much ground clearance, and these coilovers can go way way lower.

In the front the car has the OEM cats in place and with plenty more room to lower the car, there is only 1 inch of clearance.
This was still high enough to clear most any common variations in the street but we avoided speed bumps on the test drive.

We ran just a little negative camber in the front to let the wheels turn while the tires tucked in the fender.
The gold part here is the garnish that stays on the coilover.
There is also a gold adjuster that slips in the center of the garnish but you dont leave it on while driving.











We left the wheel well liners in which gave a little rub on hard cornering.
They should come out of we go lower but its nice to retain them when ever possible.







We used some MAX slip on spacers to dial the fitment, which makes a nice subtle accent behind the wheel too.

I love the Y34, such a nice car. The rear suspension design is for superior to Y33, and the feel is more like the lexus GS than the Y33.
After the car was equipped with the MAX coilovers, the ride is confidently firm, yet comfortable at this amazing static ride height.


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deolio
Fri Jul 29 2011, 01:34AM
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hah funny that you just posted this. i've just put my z up for sale to pick up a y33 or y34. leaning towards the y33 for the ease of swapping it to manual, but i loooove how y34's look. didn't even know you guys had these coilovers in the works. what are the spring rates?

also, i was wondering if it would be possible to do something similar to the super angle mod for the 240 on the y33 knuckles? kinda looks like a similar design.

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Dan at MAX USA
Fri Jul 29 2011, 01:38PM

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Spring rate is 10 and 8 for VIP spec. You may want higher if you are drifting it. We can do super angle on anything.
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Dan at MAX USA
Tue Aug 02 2011, 04:16PM

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thanks goes out to Jade Crew for hooking up some news coverage for this
http://www.jadecrew.com/part-shop-max-y34-vip-coilovers/
they also added it to their M45 suspension guide here
http://www.jadecrew.com/2003-infiniti-m45-coilovers-guide/

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Dan at MAX USA
Thu Nov 10 2011, 10:38PM

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y34 coilovers in stock now. products section updated with add to cart button.
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Dan at MAX USA
Tue Jan 03 2012, 07:24PM

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products section updated with product photos





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