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Old 01-06-2010, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Venture View Post
From what i have seen here at the shop any Z or G thats being lowered by any kit so far has needed a rear camber kit......stock and or aftermarket wheels.
Most of the guys that run lowering springs don't have a camber. including myself. A drop of 1.5 or more would require camber tho IMO. I might be wrong.

Anyways, I got some pics... Tanabe GF with rear mount spring mod!
sorry for the crappy pic
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:10 PM
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I'm seeing people mention that they did this rear cut mod or whatever it's called. What exactly do you guys have to do for this? Bascially is it really worth it?
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Originally Posted by ladc5 View Post
I'm seeing people mention that they did this rear cut mod or whatever it's called. What exactly do you guys have to do for this? Bascially is it really worth it?
no, you just remove the rear spring mount cup on the springs. It will lower the car a little more like 1/4 of an inch or so if i remember correctly.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:44 AM
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^^^^^^ I cut almost an inch since I know I'll be getting coils soon. It evens the drop IMO.... ride feels the same and have had no problem so far

ladc5: if you wanna do the mod, check the DIY section..
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:23 AM
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When you say don't require a camber kit, is that after it has been aligned? Cause if you do an alignment on any z for that matter the rear camber ALWAYS needs an adjustment no matter what. Never had a Z that never needed a camber adjustment. And when you lower the car im not saying that the stock camber adjustment won't do the job, but it may or may not have enough of an adjustment to do it perfect. Only reason why i say get a kit regardless only due to the increase of the adjust ability movement.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:53 AM
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^ You are totally right...
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by arsey51 View Post
I installed the Hotchkis lowering springs a few months ago. I only wanted a mild drop from stock and thats pretty much what I have, however, the passenger side rear tire and wheel gap is more than the driver side gap. I can tuck my pinky finger between tire and wheel well on the drivers side and I have a two finger on the passenger side. Could it be faulty springs? Anybody else run into uneven lowering? Can springs be returned/exchanged? I'll also contact retailer I bought them from. Any suggestions/tips would be apprecieated. I just replaced rear tires, went from 275/40/18 to 285/35/18 and the rear gap on the passenger side really bugs me.
I did. With Hotchkis too. Both rears basically didn't lower the car at all. They sent me a new set for the rear at no cost. Good service but inconsistent product it seems. Make sure you take measurements from ground to center of wheel well on multiple surfaces first.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:09 PM
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SO recently I just got some eibach pro springs for a very mild drop. at the same time I have upgraded quite a bit and got a few other goodies
hotchkis sways, spc rear camber kit, and tokico Dpsec shocks. Im just waiting for my enkei wheels in come too.
18'' 9.5 f and 10.5 rears w +15offset all around. with this setup would I have any rubbing issues if I rolled on 245/40F 275/40R or would I be safer with 245/35f 275/35r?
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackheart View Post
SO recently I just got some eibach pro springs for a very mild drop. at the same time I have upgraded quite a bit and got a few other goodies
hotchkis sways, spc rear camber kit, and tokico Dpsec shocks. Im just waiting for my enkei wheels in come too.
18'' 9.5 f and 10.5 rears w +15offset all around. with this setup would I have any rubbing issues if I rolled on 245/40F 275/40R or would I be safer with 245/35f 275/35r?
did you install the springs yet
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by nismonian View Post
did you install the springs yet
No nothing installed yet. waiting just for the tokicos to come in so I can have them all installed at once.
except the wheels maybe be a bit longer than expected i heard today
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackheart View Post
SO recently I just got some eibach pro springs for a very mild drop. at the same time I have upgraded quite a bit and got a few other goodies
hotchkis sways, spc rear camber kit, and tokico Dpsec shocks. Im just waiting for my enkei wheels in come too.
18'' 9.5 f and 10.5 rears w +15offset all around. with this setup would I have any rubbing issues if I rolled on 245/40F 275/40R or would I be safer with 245/35f 275/35r?
no you won't have any issues. but you are gonna want to trim your rear spring mounts... believe me it will start to get to you how high the rear wil sit
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by CORNELL View Post
no you won't have any issues. but you are gonna want to trim your rear spring mounts... believe me it will start to get to you how high the rear wil sit
If I do trim the rear spring mounts, How much lower will the car drop?
Would I still be able to mount a 245/40 275/40 setup without any rubbing issues?
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackheart View Post
If I do trim the rear spring mounts, How much lower will the car drop?
Would I still be able to mount a 245/40 275/40 setup without any rubbing issues?
Before i went coils i had GF210's without rear mount cut and i ran 275/40/18 and i had to roll my fenders.. my rims were 18x10 +18
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:12 PM
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heres the link for the DYI springmount mod in case some you cant find it.
https://my350z.com/forum/brakes-and-...mount-mod.html
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:15 PM
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cool mod. but i dont think I can pull it off in these houston roads

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Old 01-11-2010, 06:18 PM
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thanks jasabeast. Yeah i just staying the springs without modding them. I see now that you can lower the car depending on how much you cut the mounts.

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you are gonna want to cut atleast 1/2" out of the spring mount. just put the springs on and ride around for about a month to let them settle and you will see the back will have a lot more gap than the front
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Originally Posted by *ICE* View Post
no, you just remove the rear spring mount cup on the springs. It will lower the car a little more like 1/4 of an inch or so if i remember correctly.
Originally Posted by ITOzann View Post
^^^^^^ I cut almost an inch since I know I'll be getting coils soon. It evens the drop IMO.... ride feels the same and have had no problem so far

ladc5: if you wanna do the mod, check the DIY section..
Appreciate it fellas, I'll give it a try once my tires and springs get here and put my rims on.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:54 PM
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Almost forgot, my setup is gonna be VOLK SF Challenge RMC Finish...

Front 19 9.5/ +23 245/35
Rear 19 10.5/ +23 285/30

With the size of the rear tire I'm gonna use and my fenders rolled anyone think I'll still have to try and cut the rear mount at all?
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ladc5 View Post
With the size of the rear tire I'm gonna use and my fenders rolled anyone think I'll still have to try and cut the rear mount at all?
People cut their rear mount is to even out the drop.
I have gf210 springs and the front is lower than the rear so I cut 1/2 inch off to even it out which looks awesome.

If you're okay with the front lower than your rear... cutting the spring mount is not needed.
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