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    Tanabe Sustec springs installed

    Hi all,

    Here are a couple of pics of my '17 Micra SR before and after lowering.

    I forgot to take 'before' measurements so I don't know the exact drop in mm. It looks like it's about 30mm-ish as Tanabe states it should be.

    The car has a very comfortable ride considering the upgraded handling. It's stiffer but not bouncy or jarring.

    The car also feels much more predictable accelerating, braking and cornering. A huge improvement overall and it looks good too.

    The shop that did the spring install also did a full alignment and camber adjustment, so I'm now running -0.5 degrees of camber front and they measured -1.5 degrees rear.

    The springs are Tanabe Sustec for Micra/March K13, p/n: K13DK. I believe the springs are available overseas only and need to be ordered from Japan.

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    Looks good

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    Yes indeed, looks very nice.

    A week later, still happy with the change? Any adverse effects?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.5 mpg (Imp) ... 20.0 km/L ... 47.0 mpg (US) ...


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    A week later and I'm even more happy with it. Absolutely everything from a driving perspective has vastly improved. The steering is sharper and the car is much more stable at highway speeds. I think looks pretty good too, so that's a nice bonus. I wish I'd put springs in it sooner! I'll try to get some better pics and post them asap. Merry Christmas!

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    Same to you!

    Glad to hear how happy you are with the change.

    I've lowered a couple of cars, and been pleased with the results. It's win-win-win-win. Usually.

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    As promised, here are some better pics. I think these show the stance a little better. It's also a beautiful Christmas Eve here in Vancouver...


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