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Old 03-17-2008, 05:40 AM
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I do...:

Tein Super Drift Spec Coilovers
Tein Electronic Damping Force Controller
Tein Inner Tie Rod
Tein Outer Tie Rod
Jic Majic Strut Bar
GT-Spec Rear Lower Tie Bar
Cusco Front Upper A-arms
Nismo Front Swaybar
Nismo Hard Bushings (Rear Strut)
SPC Rear Camber Arms
SPC Rear Toe Bolts
Energy Suspension Tie Rod Boots (Poly)



The drivability is great as long as you have the EDFC....it's very comfortable for normal driving, and when drifting, you can stiffen it up quite a bit.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:17 PM
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thanks harrypotter u seem to have really invested in ure suspension and i know how the streets in nyc can be so if its comfortable up there in know in florida itll be fine...do u happen to have a pic of the ride height by any chance?? i think thats all i need to have me sold on them..
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:26 PM
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For a d.d., would just upgrading to the hotchkis svt stage 1 kit be enough to get rid of the bouncing on some roads? or is that a problem with the shocks? thanks. also, if i do just upgrade to the SVT kit, any thing else I will need to just upgrade at the same time (small parts)
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:53 PM
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Default Should I use early or late springs for NASA TTC?

I am engineering my car to run in NASA Time Trials...2006 Grand Touring. I am curently running Hotchkis TVS, and SPL F & R camber arms, w 17x10 wheels and 275-40-17 RA1s (bought this stuff for HPDE, now moving to TT)

But this setup moves me from TTC base class to TTB. So if I go back to stock springs and 255-40-17 tires I can run TTC...So I have of choice of using the early rear springs or "revised" new rear springs.....not sure which one to run??

I really like the Hotchkis setup, very nice and neutral, with just a hint of oversteer when running the "square wheel/tires" setup, a very little understeer with the stock 18/19 wheel combo...and would like to keep that. (I run my sways bars full soft in the rear, one hole up from full soft in the front)

So should I use the early springs? (still using the Hotchkis sway bars and square setup)
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:24 PM
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how do you read springs rates?

i'm looking to get the tanabe nf210 with 6.0 6.7 spring rates or tein s-tech has 3.0 4.5 rates

the higher the number the softer it goes? or what is it?

can some one explain?
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:49 PM
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:15 PM
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Great thread! I just finished reading through the whole thing and it answered so many questions and educated me on suspension. Good job Resolute, you know your stuff.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:38 PM
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(Given your car is lowered) Can you adjust front camber in the positive direction (to get into spec) without purchasing front A-Arms? Any other part one could buy to adjust front camber besides A-Arms? My mechanic said he saw a Z with a part other than an A-Arm that allowed positive camber adjustment????
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by labelworkshop75 View Post
(Given your car is lowered)

1. Can you adjust front camber in the positive direction (to get into spec) without purchasing front A-Arms?

2. Any other part one could buy to adjust front camber besides A-Arms?

3. My mechanic said he saw a Z with a part other than an A-Arm that allowed positive camber adjustment????
1. No

2. No ( IIRC thier might have been a early K-mac kit that was a eliptical bushing setup that might have adjusted front camber by pressing out the oem bushings and swapping in the K-mac bushings). Even if I am correct, it didn't stay on the market for long and since it was so long ago I could be totally wrong and it could have been a regular adjustable A-arm like all the other kits.

3. Below is a quote showing one of two known Z's that has front camber adjustability without a adjustable upper A-arm. John supplied the other set to member "hippie". I know John is still using his, but I think "hippie" either sold his Z or stopped tracking it, not sure. The parts were one off's to test, pm John beyond that.


Originally Posted by betamotorsports View Post
Here's what's on my 2006 250Z and it was good enough for a pro driver in my car (not me) to match the NASA TTC lap record (1:56.xxx) on the Cal Speedway Roval course and run 150mph through turns 1 and 2:

1. Koni sport shocks.
2. Nissan Motorsports adjustable ARBs.
3. Custom machined Hydlar front UCA bushings.
4. 18 x 10 RPF1s with 285/30-18 BFG R1s.
5. Stock 2006 350Z spring package.
6. OS Giken LSD.
7. Stock engine, trans, rear gears.
8. Stock base mdoel brakes with Hawk DTC70 pads and air ducting.
9. Big, giant brass *****.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:06 PM
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Looking to lower my '08 with Eibach Pro (1" drop) and D-specs. Most ppl on here say for 1" drop or more one would need rear Camber arms with toe bolts. But no one has mentioned anything about the front. Do I need front camber arms for proper allignment, or will the front be within specs without them? Also, what kits would work better for me Cusco or Ichiba?

Thanks, and sorry for *** questions
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:56 PM
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So i have a 2007 350z and i want to get BC type BR coilovers and lower my car about 1" all around, but do i need adjustable camber arms and/or do i need a toe bolt kit to fix the suspension geometry after lowering the car?
please help, thanks
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by JDM_Tuner View Post
So i have a 2007 350z and i want to get BC type BR coilovers and lower my car about 1" all around, but do i need adjustable camber arms and/or do i need a toe bolt kit to fix the suspension geometry after lowering the car?
please help, thanks
The best answer was given in your other thread about the same issue. Also read the link given by the Moderator. Contains virtually all you need to know about suspension
https://my350z.com/forum/brakes-and-...ing-needs.html
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:14 AM
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I'm looking at getting Tein S-Tech springs for my 2003 Z. Will these require any other parts such as a camber kit or are they pretty much a straight swap?

Will the springs effect the wear of the tires?

Thanks
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:35 PM
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if you don't want to read...
does lowering ride hight around an inch or less in the rear increase or decrease toe?
I'm already assuming it increases camber as i don't have as big of clearence issues now.

question i got an alignment ran it for about 3000 miles then lowered only the rear of my car (had it raised about an inch or less to clear speed bumps with my diffuser when i got it alighned) and decided to lower does lowering the rear of the Z increase or decrease toe? just looking at it it apears it adds camber... so pretty much im just wondering if it increases toe lol
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:20 AM
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Is the Tokico HP Series a good series to buy? There is a sale right now off of a website for shocks and springs for 539.84. I was wondering if this was a good sale and if people prefer this suspension over others.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:24 PM
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i have a question concerning the "setup" of the bilstein pss10 coilover kit i recently installed....
i mainly use my Z for drifting, and it already has the stillen front and rear sway bars, Whiteline Control arms bushings, SPL front endlinks and compression arm rods...
PSS10 have 10 clicks on each shock, so my question is how should i proceed in order to have the best configuration ?
Thanks !
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by zerosec View Post
i have a question concerning the "setup" of the bilstein pss10 coilover kit i recently installed....
i mainly use my Z for drifting, and it already has the stillen front and rear sway bars, Whiteline Control arms bushings, SPL front endlinks and compression arm rods...
PSS10 have 10 clicks on each shock, so my question is how should i proceed in order to have the best configuration ?
Thanks !
Go to event and adjust as needed.


I would start with 3 degrees front camber , 1 degree rear , softer settings on your dampers, not a slammed ride height and finally full soft front bar , middle hole in the rear.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:15 PM
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This has gotta be aroumd somewhere and I missed but im sick of looking.

My greddy tt z that is nearly done wont have traction even on my nt 05s... What suspension mods are required to improve straight line traction for launches and such? I was looking at nismo type s coilovers b/c of the spring rate (stiffer in the rear [thats what she said]). Is this a good choice? Car is street driven, should make 400-450rwhp. Please save me from this endless loop of searching....
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Default How do I raise my lowered Z?

So I bought a 2006 enthusiast Z and it is lowered. I want to raise is back to what I guess I could call "stock" height. I have no idea what it takes to do so. I am not very "car smart" so I don't even know where to start looking for the parts and what parts I need. Any help would be awesome. Thanks!
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