The car is now using an Airlift Performance setup, and it sits on Signature Wheels, with Precision Series SV705 in Sahara Brushed Sand upfront and Track Series SV502 in Racing Red on the rear axle. This is just an initial setup for now, as the owner hasn't decided on the final wheel design and color. Talking about the air suspension system, the guys over at Signature Wheels give us an insight on how this matches the car.
"The bagged system operates interestingly. Dancing around the fender liners takes some care. Sidewall profiles matter with only millimeters of clearance. Playing with the wheels and spacers allowed us to dial in the fitment needed, make adjustments to the ride height, and identify potential camber changes for the final form." There are certainly a series of benefits with such a system, as the ride height is now easily adjustable.
It didn't take long for the purists to show up and complain: "Not bad. I recommend just tilting the wheels at a 45-degree angle like the kids are doing on their Hondas." One other user even went as far as recommending the owner to buy a different car: "All that money spent on obtaining the car and you go and do this. Sorry... not a fan. The car is ruined. If you want Stance Nation, get an Infiniti."
All in all, you can't deny the fact that Alex's GT500 looks great. Some will love it; some will hate it. We're not completely certain that going for a bagged system will drastically affect this vehicle's dynamic characteristics, but then again will this car ever be driven hard at the racetrack? If not, complaining about something like this doesn't even seem relevant. Just go out there, modify your car the way you want it, and have fun!