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What did you do with your Z today?

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Pulled the rear sub frame out of the car

It's not a technically challenging task,

but it is logistically difficult for a 50 year old doing it on his own on axle stands!

Can't tell you how badly I want a hoist...

 

To be installed:

  • Tomei LSD
  • K-Sport coil over kit
  • SPL three link rear suspension
  • Urethane diff & sub frame bushings
The rear should be pretty tight after all that!

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Need pics! (where are they?)

What I did with my Z today.... About to see if OBD ii works in my Z, fingers crossed so I can get the Torque Pro App!

Lol my bad! I usually access the forums from my mobile. I'll post them when I get to work :)

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lol man dropping the subframe using just jack stands is ballsy!

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noice! :) welcome mate

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I'll take some better photos on the weekend :)

Very nice

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Just received my exhaust! I'll take some photos when I'm getting it installed later today :)

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Washed it. Wept softly over a newly discovered chip in the paint at the front and another on the rear spoiler :(

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Got a bunch of photos from my day at Wakefield at the end of last month :)

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loving seeing cars been taken to the track

 

too bad i wont get to do it to mine because i sold it lol

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Went to a track day - spun twice - learnt a lot - had fun

 

Is this a drift day?

 

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clayed & machine polished my bonnet. didnt have time to do the rest of the car so the rest got wax only - til next mild weather weekend comes

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Been sitting in the garage for 2 weeks. :(

 

too busy with work.

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Been sitting in the garage for 2 weeks. :(

 

too busy with work.

 

Same here!  I've got a stuffed LSD that needs to be removed/replaced

 

Going to install new anti roll bars in the weekend

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My premium membership package arrived the other day, gave it a wash and slapped my Zclub decal on. Ready to represent!!

 

 

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Fitted NST underdrive pulley kit with Gates 7PK2000 belt. Took a few nights and a day but all runs well

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Went to fit rear spacers for my new track-day square setup ..... spacers purchased from GKTECH in Sth Melb, but I suspect that this is a job-lot machined in Chinois ....

 

Not withstanding my wariness of spacers, I figured that if I pressed out the spacer studs and then concentrically bolted the spacer to the hub using the studs in the hub, and then the wheel over the top, the impact on my ARP studs would be OK if I life the studs at a defined number of cycles (based on race car, thinking 100 "starts").

 

Imagine my consternation when we discover that the cone on the nuts supplied is steeper than the cone machined into the spacer.  This meant that the nut would only seat around the very based of the cone - it was certainly NOT a neat fit.  Since I have access to a lathe, we measured the cone in the spacer and machined the cone on the nuts to suit.  Could have been a disaster and this is something to be very wary of.  If I did not have the race-car mentality to measure everything before fitting it up, plus having access to a lathe and the ability to resolve this myself, this could have ended badly - not as bad as using a full bolt-on spacer,

 

Anyone with ali-bolt-on spacers really ought to check theirs to ensure that the spacer nut is a neat fit into the cone in the spacer ......

 

RB

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Unreal RB - I've heard numerous stories about bad outcomes where people plug and play spacers - just can't be too careful

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Windows re tinted = 20% this time. Factory tint was too see through. Also decided to wrap the roof (gloss black) - not sure how I feel about it yet... better photos when I can b3 bothered washing her again

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I reckon it looks great. Black roofs are definitely a looker on a white car though.

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Been doing figure 8's to run my new Cusco LSD in

Did a few flick turns - the power/slide control is awesome

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Been doing figure 8's to run my new Cusco LSD in

Did a few flick turns - the power/slide control is awesome

How much did it cost? Is it a 1.5 way diff?

I'm looking into getting one but I have a vlsd as stock. Is it a big improvement?

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Cost depends on where you buy it and how you ship it - around $1100~$1500

It will then cost $500~$700 to be fitted - and you need to buy a half shaft ($150~$300)

 

It's a configurable diff, 1x 1.5x 2x

Locking is also configurable, 60%/80%/100% 

 

The VLSD is not a significant improvement on a normal open diff

In the short time I've had the Z I've encountered 3 situations where I expected some LSD benefit and not got any benefit at all

But an LSD is not really needed for street usage - it's more useful off road and on the circuit

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Thanks for the info. Is it good for some aggressive driving in the hills and twisty roads? And some little sideways action Lol??

I'm assuming it is..

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