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Old 05-06-2019, 09:13 AM
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I've never done anything suspension related on anything, ever, and I'm surprised how easy it is. Literally 4 bolts on each corner. Out with the old, in with the new. Any monkey could do this.
I did the exact same thing last month and agree. Especially the back. Took me longer to adjust the camber and toe than it did for the install.
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:49 PM
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Last night I almost finished my suspension overhaul, got the driver side front left to button up.
I've never done anything suspension related on anything, ever, and I'm surprised how easy it is. Literally 4 bolts on each corner. Out with the old, in with the new. Any monkey could do this.

What I'm putting in is:
Bilstein B16 coilovers
SPL rear camber arms
SPL rear traction arms
SPL front upper control arms
Hotchkis front and rear sway bars
Whiteline sway bar end links
..and a Bell Raceworks diff brace.
And maybe Z1 rear subframe collars if I got time.

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Can i ask you what kind of modification did you have to do to get the APR cooling plate to fit your HR?Mine looks like it wont fit around the plastic nub that holds the hood prop rod.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:47 PM
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Correct, it wont fit without modification as it's designed for a DE. I think I have pictures of my phone somewhere, I'll try an get them for you if I don't forget.
I just measured out what needed to be cut and went wild with a dremel. You have to cut out a piece around the hood prop and also where the hood latch mechanism sticks through, the hole isn't big enough for the HR mechanism.

Cut smaller than you need and then grind out the last bit. And wear a suitable mask, carbon fiber is not somthing you want to breathe in.
I "sealed" the cut edges with a black marker, looks like it was factory molded.
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:58 PM
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Correct, it wont fit without modification as it's designed for a DE. I think I have pictures of my phone somewhere, I'll try an get them for you if I don't forget.
I just measured out what needed to be cut and went wild with a dremel. You have to cut out a piece around the hood prop and also where the hood latch mechanism sticks through, the hole isn't big enough for the HR mechanism.

Cut smaller than you need and then grind out the last bit. And wear a suitable mask, carbon fiber is not somthing you want to breathe in.
I "sealed" the cut edges with a black marker, looks like it was factory molded.
Second this on photos, maybe I'll shoot you a message on IG, but I just bought one and encountered the same issue. Was wondering how well this piece takes to getting cut before I sell it to a friend lol.
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:57 AM
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Painterguy39 sorry for the late reply. Here's what the finished cuts need to look like in order to clear the latch and hood prop holder thingy.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:10 AM
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Finished installing my Bilstein/Hotchkis/Whiteline/SPL suspension. Preliminary height set and letting the springs settle now before final tweaks. Might raise the front and lower the rear to level it out. Or just lower the rear. I'll see what happens til next weekend.




Went for a test run yesterday with the shocks set to 6/10 and man those Billies are firm. I set the rears to 3/10 today and left the fronts at 6 and whoah, blew me away with the difference. At this setup they are still firm but more comfortable than oem at the same time.
Gonna try some more settings soon but I'm impressed by the ride quality so far. I have some slight rubbing going on in the front when going over bumps at speed so I might fiddle with the inner fender clips that are rubbing or raise the front a bit, we'll see.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:10 AM
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Got the harness halfway mounted in and bought some steel to make reinforcement plates for the anchors.


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Old 05-14-2019, 05:24 PM
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Full tank for the trip to ZdayZ tomorrow!

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Old 05-15-2019, 07:10 AM
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Painterguy39 sorry for the late reply. Here's what the finished cuts need to look like in order to clear the latch and hood prop holder thingy.
Hey another question for you, did the holes for the bumper clips line up also? Mine seem to be a bit off, i wanted to check with you before i begin trimming.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:30 AM
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BQPham I dont remember for sure if I trimmed them out or not. I remember them fitting sorta, like if you squint your eyes and only look at maybe 2 of em at a time they kinda fit.
DE bumpers might fit differently. Just trim away!
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BQPham I dont remember for sure if I trimmed them out or not. I remember them fitting sorta, like if you squint your eyes and only look at maybe 2 of em at a time they kinda fit.
DE bumpers might fit differently. Just trim away!
Sweet thanks I'll give it another shot thanks man!
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:06 PM
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Just got back from ZdayZ! 5 days, 18h 35m in the car, 942 miles, and lots of pics coming soon!


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Old 05-19-2019, 04:07 PM
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Today I gave it a wash, and took it for a ride over to Burlington coat factory. Picked up a dog toy and came on back...

Just ordered a new amp, and subwoofer so planning on changing that up this year I guess, also got some new rear speakers. It already sounds pretty good in their but I just get bored I guess.



Still gotta get my summer wheels on one of these days, for those who are not up to speed on my current set up...

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Old 05-19-2019, 04:13 PM
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A different old set-up

Before this I ran a single 8 inch sub.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:50 PM
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Drove my z for the first time in over 2.5 years around the block twice. Need temp tags before i can drive further.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:22 AM
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I added new urethane sway bar bushings and new end links yesterday. I've got z1 subframe collars and urethane dif bushings lined up so I'm looking forward to tightening up the back end.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:47 PM
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Just replace the clutch, flywheel and clutch fork....
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Got my temp tags today and made 3 short trips working on bleeding the air out of the cooling system. Only thing i don't like about the vq but well worth it
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New stuff came in...
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Itís been sitting in my yard for about 6/7 years, started her up yesterday for the first time in about 6/7 years, same oil, same empty gas tank, etc. Mind you itís boosted, was in shock that it started right up with a jump, no hiccups, no funny idling, no smoke, she still lives.....
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