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Hi all,

I'm after recommendations on a Street suspension set up for an R33. From what I can see the Bilstein B6 shocks are good but need some decent springs to go with it - and it appears King Springs don't sell any that suit the R33 anymore. 

Whiteline sway bars seem to be a popular mod as well to eliminate the body roll.

Would I be able to achieve a lower than stock ride height using the Bilsteins?

At the moment the car is sitting at 63cm from ground to the centre of the wheel arch on some old Apexi shocks.

Thanks in advance 

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Most people go for adjustable coil overs these days, I would assume there isn't really a market for people wanting to do "modest" mods to their skylines like lowering springs. 

I would be leaning towards a nice set of BC's or MCA's personally. 

You would have to consult Bilstien for that, we don't know the product that you're looking at. Again coilovers can be set to any height and multiple levels of dampening - I'm sure you already know this. 

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On 25/09/2021 at 11:49 PM, Mex Bro said:

Most people go for adjustable coil overs these days, I would assume there isn't really a market for people wanting to do "modest" mods to their skylines like lowering springs. 

I would be leaning towards a nice set of BC's or MCA's personally. 

You would have to consult Bilstien for that, we don't know the product that you're looking at. Again coilovers can be set to any height and multiple levels of dampening - I'm sure you already know this. 

I've heard coilovers are a bit on the stiff side? I don't really want to be bumping around especially on Sydney streets. Are coilovers legal for the R33?

On 25/09/2021 at 11:53 PM, Milkmun said:

Message the boys at Shockworks, tell them what you're looking for and they will set up a set of coilovers for you. Best in the business imo.

Thanks for the recommendation but it appears they're in VIC? Anyone to recommend in Sydney?

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I've had MCAs reds on my last car and MCA blues on the Skyline... I wouldn't ever rate them as harsh, they can be quite comfortable if you keep them on a soft setting. Talk directly to MCA and they will recommend the best set. Lots of places in Sydney are resellers.

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Hi i have had Tein Advance Street Coilovers fitted to my car for the last 6 years they are very good not to stiff and mt car rides well and sticks to the road like glue i tried the jap types prior to the Tein,s but found them too hard for our roads in oz 

Here is a pic showing ride height 

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I have, over the years given this advice as much as possible:

Are you confusing the way the car rides or how the car handles ?

Change the anti-roll bars ( that's sway bars ) FIRST.

If you change the handling characteristics, from a body roll ( sway ) point of view, you may well find the present shock/coil over set up OK.

This in the end will be a personal choice being affected as to how you use the car.

Saying this, on my R33 I went for 27mm Whiteline (which is solid) front and factory 27mm R33 GTR rear (which is hollow) anti roll bars.

Another bonus is you may well save by not having to buy a set of coil overs you never really needed !

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