Interesting you've seen it more times than I could imagine but yet in a recent thread you were/are quite ignorant about coilovers in general. We're talking about Mazda, Mazda mods not BMW. Show me any proof
Still calling BS. Link a few threads...
1. How am I still ignorant about coilovers?
2. How does the fundamental concept of shocks/struts on a Mazda differ from any other vehicle?
3. You can easily look it up yourself. It's all over the internet.
Hate to admit it, but GI is right...
If you hate to admit it... Don't.
I've never done it myself, but I've seen literally dozens of other owners on this forum lower their rides, only to replace the struts/shocks almost immediately due to them failing. That's if they weren't swapped out to new ones at the time the springs were installed.
Immediately is probably worst case scenario, but your struts sure as hell won't last very long. Regardless you can get much better performance and
a suspension that articulates bumps and rough roads far
better than OEM by upgrading your struts to good sh*t such as Bilstein.
If I was to lower my 6, I would budget for new ones anyway, so it gets done with the car on a lift or in a shop just once...
... And that's a great idea. I would also install some sway-bars front/rear and probably some camber plates on the front axle while i'm at it too. Will completely transform this cars handling and make it very capable. Mazda's G chassis is incredibly capable but with stock suspension and the not so good stock differential there is tons of potential left to exploit so long as the driver is good.
If I'm wrong, then I apologize, but I don't think my memory has failed me just yet... lol
No need to apologize, because you're 100% right.