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Lowering springs or coil overs? 04 6s wagon

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Old 01-23-2014, 05:40 AM
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Default Lowering springs or coil overs? 04 6s wagon

Hey guys, I just bought my wagon in November. I wont lie, she's a good one. Runs smoothly, doesn't hesitate to get up and go, and handles like a dream.


But, I cant stand a stock height car... Even on my daily car. Could I get some suggestions on suspension from you guys? (Note: this is my first Mazda... I've been a faithful bmw owner most of my driving career, so take it easy. I'm kind of an idiot when it comes to mazdas.)


Coils or lowering springs?
What brands?
How low could I go without any crazy camber or tire wear?
How much would you suggest to drop it?

Keep in mind this is my daily driver. I'm trying to find something fairly easy on my wallet while deleting some wheel gap.


I should also add that I believe I may have to replace the struts? A squeaky noise started up today when I drove it. But it only occurs at very low speeds while turning left and right, or going over bumps. It's pretty noticeable. But, I didn't catch it until it was already dark, so I haven't got a chance to check anything out. Should I wait to replace the struts whenever I lower it?


Sorry for being an idiot. Please forgive me
But for kicks and gigs, here's two pictures of my car. My daily and my drift car.


Please reply! I'd be your best friend.
 
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:20 PM
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:57 PM
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Depending on mileage of your car (Which you did not state) is the answer you'll get. Now i have to type in twice as many words.
Hi mileage = coil overs

I dropped my front about 1.5" and am hitting the very front the odd time on driveways, didn't do back. Mine was low miles. READ: https://www.mazdaforum.com/forum/sus...zda-6-a-31147/
Don't ask me which is best or how much. You probably know if you drop more than 1.5" inches you may have steering issues. Don't ask me where else you can get them, cause i don't know, this was an old link I remembered!

You'll need one of these: SPC Camber Adjustable Ball Joints for Mazda 6 / Mazdaspeed 6 (pair) #67115 - Revolution Performance Motorsports!

 
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:53 AM
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Thank you!
It's got 115k miles on it now. And, sorry, I hadn't slept in 36 hours at that point. I was on the brink of death, it felt like.. lol. But I do thank you!
 
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:37 AM
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If you want a better ride and you have a more limited budget, go with Eibach ProKit springs (+/-1.25" drop) and Koni street shocks/struts ("str.t" series. Orange in color, not the yellow ones.)

 
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