Most have chosen the coilover route, for me it was because lower + stock shocks = bottoming out way to often with my rim set. Most of the coilover sets don't have the front sway bar mounting tab (like mine - though I'm sending a pattern to my metal fabricator from work to remedy this as other routes have failed lol). Nobuseri (forum member) though, found out for us that the Nismo S version of the coilovers (tein's) are exactly the same as the ones several of us have bought... except they have the mounting tab. So that's probably the preferred option for anyone else.
Having lowered the car, even without the front sway bar, it doesn't feel any looser - that said I'm excited to see what it'll feel like once the sway bar is reattached.
Which flares are you thinking of using? I'm hoping to have mine mounted tomorrow
View my fuel log 2015 Micra SV automatic: 7.1 L/100 km ... 39.9 mpg (Imp) ... 14.1 km/L ... 33.3 mpg (US) ...