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    Default Brief review of Swift Mach springs for V36 sedan

    Just a brief review, hopefully an ongoing one, of the Swift Mach springs for the RWD V36. IIRC, the rates on these are 6.5k/f and 6.3k/r.

    It's paired with KYB GR-2s, supposedly 10-15% stiffer than OEM.

    The set has over 1,500 miles on it now and it rides nicely -- firm and taut but not harsh except on the largest bumps. For reference, these bumps were harsh on my BC's with the BC springs or Swift upgrades, and are equally harsh on every car i've been on --- including "comfy" Toyota's.

    That's that.

    The Mach's are rather composed. The springs were designed to drop minimally, a big plus in my book -- i needed the suspension travel, clearance and livability on a day-to-day basis -- and is very compliant and composed. I've said this before and will say this again, if the Mach's and GR-2s were out a few years ago, i'd have gone that route instead of the coilovers and the upgrades I've done to it. It's also a linear-rate spring, which is great for predictability at the limits.

    I run the G on the track occasionally, I've done it on my OEM then upgraded Maxima, and with the G in full stock form as well as modded (sways, braces, bars, coils, etc.).

    The Swift+Gr2 combo on the G offers great daily livability as well as enough "oomph" to toss it around nicely on certain weekends. It adds a bit of aesthetic improvements and doesn't cost an arm to do.

    I can't comment on whether or not anyone will need alignment kits with this, as i already have one installed from the coilover days, but it does sit higher than Eibach Pro-kits, which are hit/miss on the need to get kits, so you may or may not need it going this route.

    I'll try to post updates and see how well the GR-2s hold up. They warranty is void for drops above 1.5", which puts the Swift well within their guidelines.

    FWIW, the Swifts did not settle. Drop height on the first day remains the same to this day, roughly 27" all around from ground to fender line.




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    Nice review. Still need to meet up for
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    Default Re: Brief review of Swift Mach springs for V36 sedan

    We all need to meet up.

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    Default Re: Brief review of Swift Mach springs for V36 sedan

    So you went from the BC coils to a standard lowering spring/strut combo?
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    Default Re: Brief review of Swift Mach springs for V36 sedan

    Quote Originally Posted by JDM Autosports View Post
    So you went from the BC coils to a standard lowering spring/strut combo?
    Because RACECAR!

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    Default Re: Brief review of Swift Mach springs for V36 sedan

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.G37s^6mt View Post
    Because RACECAR!
    Yes!

    Besides, you all are dropping ride heights faster than a ton of bricks, and going after wheels i'm not even worthy to be in the same room with. It's hard to compete. So, i'm lifting things up a bit and going with cheap wheels.

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