Lowering the CX-9

Bradford

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I think the cx9 looks awesome but,lowering it about 1-1 1/2 inches front and about 2 in the rear would be a cool look. What do you folks think????( G/T AWD).........First post, so be easy on me.
 

sbmrinaldi

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07 CX9 Grand Touring FWD
It might look really good. I had lowered my Audi Allroad a bit, but that was easy to do-hook up a laptop to a Vagcom and adjust to your desire. Increased the handling and reduced the wheel well gap. Downside-it made the ride just a bit rougher.
 

Bradford

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Don't want a firmer ride, I'll get custom wound springs at less rate than stock.A shortened stock rate spring would be very frim becouse of less coils....I think.
 

CantCMe

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'02 Protege ES
I've seen one lowered before with 19 inch rims (I think)...it looked cool but ur gonna give up some comfort.
 

rc51

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I own 2 lowered cars, a VW Passat and a Z28. The correct way to lower is to purchase new springs (i.e. Eibach, H&R). They are available in numerous configurations like amt of drop and stiffness. When lowering, it's advisable to change the shocks/struts as you would need units that are correctly valved for the reduced suspension travel. If you don't the shocks will wear out prematurely.
Now, the most important thing to consider when lowering is tire wear. The negative camber associated w/ the reduction of ride height will have your tires wear on the inside. I deal w/ this on my 2 lowered cars but will not on my CX-9 (given the rplcmnt cost of 22' tires).

However, I am intrigued as to how the CX9 will handle once lowered!!!

Hope this helps.
 
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2002 MP5-T
eibach lets you order what you need. you can get shorter springs that dont have to be stiffer. although its smart to stiffin it up when you lower it unless you like bottoming it out on the bump stops all the time.
 

r0nd3L

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(iagree)

Lowering a CX-9??!!?!!??(omg)

Come on, it's not life it's off-road capable anyway...

I was looking at the car yesterday and was thinking it would look so dang sick with 2.5" drop. Problem is, I doubt there'll ever be suspension available for CX-9 in order to do that. Which car does CX-9 share chassis with?
 

DashingMax

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2006 MazdaSpeed6
Come on, it's not life it's off-road capable anyway...

I was looking at the car yesterday and was thinking it would look so dang sick with 2.5" drop. Problem is, I doubt there'll ever be suspension available for CX-9 in order to do that. Which car does CX-9 share chassis with?

It shares chassis with Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX, but suspension tuning is completely different and its 100% Mazda.
 
leave it alone. If you want a lower vehicle, buy something different.

Lowering or most mods on the newest cars have the potential of screwing up the safety and control systems.
 

IanKen

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this is like lowering a Jeep. Totally defeats the purpose, and ruins the car.

Yeah, becasue the CX9 is obviously such an off-road beast. Just what purpose is being defeated? Last time I made a run to daycare to pick up my little buddy I didn't need to ford a stream nor was I charged by a water buffalo.

Sarcasm aside, I intened to lower mine as well. Nothing wrong with bringing the center of gravity down a bit. And if it's done right you can retain a great ride and get better handling and looks, if you like the look.

If folks like the stock look, then awesome. I'm of the camp that thinks the CX9 would look great with a lower, more agressive stance.

Oh, and a super charger. (gotta cut me some slack, I'm coming over from a tweaked Legacy GT.)

-Ian
 

wakblak

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CX-9 GT AWD
Agree totally with the lowering look.
If there is a good spring set available, I would be interested.