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Apollo adjustable suspension revisited

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Wheels & Suspension' started by rookie, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. rookie

    rookie Premium Member Premium

    Revisiting the Apollo suspension set up. Followed by a few other set ups we've tried along the way.

    Kit was developed by Apollo suspensions in Taiwan. jimsbmw was very helpful when I set out to give it a shot. Using my fedex account number he shipped it to the US for me, and has sinced helped with a few replacement parts as well. Thanks again my friend.

    Picture when the kit was first shown to us FXers.
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    Kit I received from Jim
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    Front set up installed
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    Rear set up installed.
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    First height test in the front. It dropped way further than we thought it would.
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    After a few tries with positions. Our conclusion was

    Front could drop very very far due to the adjustable position of the knuckle
    Rear would not drop very far. We ended up removing the collar on the perch to drop it as low as it would go. Ended up with a nice raked stance. :)
    apollo_coilover_11.jpg
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    Pics of the rear suspension compression.
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    Next up will be the HKS Hipermax S Style coilover system we tried, with an explanation as to how we even thought this thing would work.:eek:

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  2. gto

    gto Track Ready Moderator

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    You're such an asset to any site you post on :)
     
  3. Krayzie

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    awesome post rookie, keep us updated on that toe and camber kit;)
     
  4. OP
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    rookie

    rookie Premium Member Premium

    Thanks guys. I try to document as much as I can and we've learned a lot about the FX configuration.

    Here is side by side of the HKS and Apollo front assembly.
    suspension_kit_01.jpg
    suspension_kit_02.jpg

    Toe kit is off the shelf and fits without any deviation from the installation instructions. Camber will need the extended bolts that are getting milled down. The Nismo Shop http://www.thenismoshop.com/ (West Covina Nissan) is where I've been getting some parts to place with.
     

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  5. Psiclne

    Psiclne Guest

    The pic of your FX tucking in the rear is F'n great Rookie.
     
  6. Dr.2K

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    Keep it coming! :wub:
     
  7. taka927

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    About HKS Hipermax  S Style

    Hi, You are super super roookieee !!
    Which car model's HKS Hipermax S style put your FX ?
    HKS Hipermax S style is in japan only right ?
    There is no Hipermax S style for FX in Japan.
    Please teach me !:LOL:
     
  8. OP
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    rookie

    rookie Premium Member Premium

    Welcome to the scene. :biggrin:

    I'm pretty sure the S Style is only in Japan. There are some unknown facts about what our FX is built on and what platform it shares many many many similarities to. Where are you located?

    I'm waiting to get my FX back. Will have more pictures and info on the suspension stuff.
     
  9. taka927

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    Thanks !

    I am Japanese in L.A so I thought i can get that suspension from japan.
    I know one of japanese company made Adjustable suspention for FX in Japan.
    But the suspention is over $3000. Too expensive !!
    So if some of S style suspention work for FX, I really wanna get from japan.
    Did you put Murano's S style on your FX ?
    :wub:
     
  10. Dr.2K

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    Which company would this be? I did not know there was an aftermarket suspension specifically made for the fx in Japan.
     
  11. taka927

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    Here is FX suspention info.

    Sorry about late reply.
    They are "KM Garage". They import FX from U.S. and made some of FX accessories.
    Check it out !!

    http://onix-kmg.co.jp/infiniti/index3.html

    If you need japanese help, let me know.
     
  12. Psiclne

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    I'd like more info on option 4 & 6......please
     
  13. Dr.2K

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    Wow, those are some really nice options for the FX.
     
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    I know! I want them all!!! Group buy for all items?=)
     
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    rookie

    rookie Premium Member Premium

    Those are some cool mods. I have someone that can ship stuff in if you guys want any of these mods. Maybe we should be the US distributors. :biggrin:
     
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    Is there pricing on this website for these options?
     
  17. HumbertoCALI

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    Would like to get this done on my FX....

    Can you help us out on what the cost would be to get a set for our own Viet?
     
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