body kit changed the way the car handles - MY350Z.COM - Nissan 350Z and 370Z Forum Discussion



Exterior & Interior
350Z Body modification, interior styling and lighting

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-30-2008, 04:05 PM   #1  
surfer05rdr
Registered User
Thread Starter
iTrader: (20)
 
surfer05rdr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 769
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default body kit changed the way the car handles

i was jw if anyone else noticed a big difference in the way there Z handled after they installed a body kit. I recently installed the esprit front bumper and i has changed the way my car handles alot. I cant take the curves as fast any more cuz my car dives into the curve too much now and is all over the road. Is this normal and if so is there anyway of changing it and that doesnt mean goin back to the stock bumper thanks
surfer05rdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 04:28 PM   #2  
dikspiel
Chestons Toilet
iTrader: (70)
 
dikspiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 9,010
Thanked 59 Times in 46 Posts
Default

i put 20 more hp
dikspiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 04:48 PM   #3  
contraststriker
Registered User
 
contraststriker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Largo, FL
Posts: 140
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Are you a hypocondriac?
contraststriker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 05:02 PM   #4  
moforeynolds
Registered User
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: St Louis
Posts: 3,298
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I've gone through about a dozen bodykits on various cars, never once have I noticed a single handling change, pro or con. Why would it?

Unless you went boso, I think it's all in your head. MAYBE on a track, but in everyday driving? no way.
moforeynolds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 05:07 PM   #5  
SpoilsofWar
Registered User
iTrader: (39)
 
SpoilsofWar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Way North, New York
Posts: 2,361
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moforeynolds
I think it's all in your head.
QFT

Believe me, you aren't driving fast enough to feel any slight difference in aerodynamics or CD.
SpoilsofWar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 05:18 PM   #6  
TreeFiddyZee
Do WHAAAAT!?
iTrader: (19)
 
TreeFiddyZee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hoosier-ville
Posts: 4,515
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by contraststriker
Are you a hypocardriac?
Fixed.
TreeFiddyZee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 06:03 PM   #7  
aarantes
Registered User
iTrader: (31)
 
aarantes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Marietta GA
Posts: 2,044
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

aarantes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 06:37 PM   #8  
usmanasif
Registered User
iTrader: (4)
 
usmanasif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Mile High City
Posts: 4,046
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

My car handles better since my aftermarket FRP bumper holds the chassis together well.





usmanasif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 06:38 PM   #9  
lonewolf
Registered User
iTrader: (10)
 
lonewolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Long Island
Posts: 728
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

this forum never ceases to amaze me
lonewolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 02:46 AM   #10  
contraststriker
Registered User
 
contraststriker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Largo, FL
Posts: 140
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TreeFiddyZee
Fixed.
contraststriker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 04:52 AM   #11  
ny garbage_juice
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
 
ny garbage_juice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 10,254
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

ny garbage_juice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 04:54 AM   #12  
phreaktor
~[;::;]ᵒᴥᵒ)
iTrader: (22)
 
phreaktor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Marketplace
Posts: 28,308
Thanked 30 Times in 22 Posts
Default

Canards.
phreaktor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 04:56 AM   #13  
Z_Monzter
Registered User
iTrader: (11)
 
Z_Monzter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Germany
Posts: 531
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I can do this in my Z now that I have a full body kit...

Z_Monzter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 05:00 AM   #14  
surfer05rdr
Registered User
Thread Starter
iTrader: (20)
 
surfer05rdr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 769
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

well its only when i go around curves i can assure you its not in my head i know how my car drives and the driving has changed. The bottom on the bumper wasnt supported by anything so it was moving alot when i was driving but i had that braced up yesterday and it seem to get a little bit better since then but there is a def change in the way the car handles, whether its the body kit or not i just assume it is cuz it changed the day i put the kit on
surfer05rdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 06:18 AM   #15  
Ilov350ZEE
Registered User
iTrader: (11)
 
Ilov350ZEE's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Z world
Posts: 1,128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

lol
Ilov350ZEE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 06:27 AM   #16  
07JimmyZ
Registered User
iTrader: (18)
 
07JimmyZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: boynton beach
Posts: 662
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ny300z

Thats Fukin scary
07JimmyZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 08:53 AM   #17  
gothchick
Registered User
iTrader: (12)
 
gothchick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: ATL
Posts: 3,301
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

OP, you are a complete t00l.
Attached Thumbnails
body kit changed the way the car handles-placebo-1-.jpg  

Last edited by gothchick; 07-01-2008 at 11:07 AM.
gothchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 09:30 AM   #18  
OPTIMO
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC Metro
Posts: 286
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You are an idiot. Relinquish keys to the Z and start taking public transportation.
OPTIMO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 09:44 AM   #19  
surfer05rdr
Registered User
Thread Starter
iTrader: (20)
 
surfer05rdr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 769
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

whatever guys i didnt post this for everyone to run there mouth, its not like i was just making up a post saying hmmm this is just a problem that i want to have my car handled alot diff and i didnt know if a body kit run cause this but i guess it doesnt according to yall i was just wondering but there is some ppl out there that just has to run there mouths and be thread bullys i wish i cud see some of yall in person an maybe one day i will
surfer05rdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 10:04 AM   #20  
ZTEALTH
Registered User
 
ZTEALTH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: norcal
Posts: 117
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

any pics of the car? are you sure the bumper was the ONLY part touched on your car? sounds like your alignment is off or something, maybe the shop that did the work "ferris buelered" it while they had it? anything is possble.
all it takes is one FAT pothole to ruin your alignment and make the car handle crappy.

have the alignment checked.
ZTEALTH is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KSport Kontrol Pro Blowout Special!!! [email protected] Suspension 54 01-17-2018 09:24 PM
FS 2003 Nissan 350Z Track, 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe JjL East Canada 8 11-26-2015 11:43 PM
Thrilled to be part of the Z club - just picked up a 2008 Grand Touring m_0g New Owners 8 09-24-2015 12:13 AM
FS: 2005 350Z ST3 Racecar ThreeFiveZero Z Competition Items 3 09-12-2015 04:33 PM
Just a guy with a Z Obeorangekenobi New Owners 3 09-11-2015 07:17 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:49 PM.


Copyright 2002 - 2017, MY350Z.COM All Rights Reserved.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: