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I'm doing some long overdue maintenance on 260z today. When I jacked up the rear end the left wheel wouldn't come off the ground so I had to put a block of wood on jack to get it up another 4 inches. In photo you can see the passenger side wheel is off the ground and suspension in a normal relaxed position. The driver side is about six inches lower and wheel is only 1/2 inch off the ground. The second photo shows the shock appears to have moved in the tube. This is new, haven't seen this before when working on the car. Anybody have any ideas on what has changed and why this is happening? The reason I have it jacked up is because the rear brake reservoir is empty so I'm tracking down where the leak is. May be related to this weird deal with the shocks or may be unrelated. Appreciate any thoughts, thanks!
I just installed a set of Vogtland springs, and they lowered the car an even 2". Its a little lower than i would have liked, but its alright. But i am concerned about the amount of travel it took away from the suspension. It looks like there is only about an inch left of travel before bottoming out. Is this normal?
Hi all, I'm tackling suspension and chosen to go with a coil-over conversion. I've looked into companies such as Stance, BC Racing, Ground Control, and Arizona Z Car. I notice that a big selling points for some of these companies is the inverted strut design they use for their shocks. From my research I've pulled the following pros and cons to inverted struts. Pros: -Shock is less prone to leaking -Shock body (sort of) acts as a suspension arm (in the MacPherson Strut design) -Even compression within the shock -Lower temperature of shock oil during compression Cons: -Clunking (a lot of Subaru guys get this, is it just an OEM shock thing?) -Cost -Adjusting the stiffness of rebound/compression is less convenient Because I don't foresee myself ever using stickier rubber than street-able r-comps (think Advan A048) and considering my car is my daily (I go to Laguna Seca twice or three times a month), would it be wiser to go the DIY Ground Control conversion route or would it be worth it to drop ~1500 dollars on Stance/Arizona Z Car coil overs? Thanks, Liam
I need some advice from those of you who know more than me, and yes that would be about 90% of the brain trust on this site (never ceases to amaze me at how in-depth and detailed the engineering is from "backyard" mechanics on this site, Harvard School of engineering should take notes ). I am looking to start a new Z project. Hopefully will use a 73 240 as the car to start with. Amongst all of the many systems of the car, I am looking to set up the "ultimate" suspension for this car. I plan to rotisserie the car and to stitch weld the body together. Bad Dog SFC's are definitely on the list as well. I am torn as to what suspension system to use. Arizona Z makes some beautiful products, as do quite a few other suppliers out there. This car will see a few auto cross events, but not the big track. It will be a canyon carver for fun spirited driving, but as I plan on using it for long road trips I want a set up that is either adjustable or can easily be modified to be comfortable on long road trips. I am fortunate in that I am not hampered by a restrictive budget for this project, so I am looking for the best, not the best that I have to squeeze into my wallet. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks much, Adrian