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Nearly there...... a load of bits gone on this weekend:

Discussion in 'The Z Gallery' started by M@r]{, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. M@r]{

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    Really happy with the way the car is looking now. Had the coilovers fitted at the weekend, along with Powerflex lower wishbone bushes (Eccentric from the Z3M) and steering rack spacers for more lock :coolsteer) Also fitted 6mm spacers on the front and 16mm on the back. Had the alignment done and now have nice amounts of caster up front along with nearly -2 degree of camber and nearly -3 at the rear. As well as looking badass ;) it handles so much better. I've done similar upgrades on many cars in the past and never have I noticed such a difference!

    Also fitted by <£15 spoiler off of Ebay 8-} Come ready painted and not cheap crappy fibreglass either, again really happy. I fitted it a lot lower than I've seen others do, mainly because I like to be a little different and also to get more of a 'ducktail' look to it :-?

    And lastly, fitted my luggage rack :(( This is just a practical thing. I need to transport at least two wheels with me to an event, along with a load of tools, jack etc. So this is me giving an alternative to a tow bar and a trailer a go. See how that works out. Anyway I got it of off....yep Ebay 8-| Was off an MX5, come in chrome so x2 cans of Hammerite satin back later and it fits in with the theme quite well L-) However I really don't think the paint is going to hold up for long so may end up having to get it sandblasted and powder coated - it'll do for now. And in fact I quite like the look of it on there :-^

    Then there is the....mmmm.... comedy mod x_x 'These' I will only fit at drift events, no way I'm driving on the road with them fitted, well not through my village with its little old ladies and children :)) For those who don't know, its common in the drift scene to hang something from the back of the car, normally a little mascot, cuddy toy that sort of thing. Well wanting to be different I got these from the US. I run them on my competition drift car all last season, got a lot of attention which always pleases the sponsors B-)

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    Then the....'questionable' addition:
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  2. Zteve

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    Looking very smart... :-bd

    Just the one questionable accessory... :)
     
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    Looking good but you have made the common mistake of putting the luggage rack on backwards. The rail usually goes furthest forward so that under heavy breaking (emergency stop) it stops whatever you have on the rack shooting forward. The forces involved in breaking are far more than acceleration so far safer to have the bar at the front.

    You have got some balls doing that though. :D
     
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  4. zedwheels

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    =)) questionable accessory is off centre...... but you gotta =)) Zed looks great. :-bd
     
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  5. M@r]{

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    I did originally have it the other way around but when I test fitted a couple of wheels it made sense to turn it around, they just felt more secure with the high bit at the back, that way they're sandwiched on :) However your point about them flying forward has got me thinking. Obviously i'm going to strap them on to death. Not sure now

    As for my Wonky balls, I know :D But unless I want to start drilling hole I had to use an existing mounting point :/
     
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  6. Aceman

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    Well it is upto you really but I would prefer them falling off the back rather than knocking my head off.

    Are you planning on laying the wheels down horizontally and stacking them or both upright side by side. ?
     
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    thats gona chafe ;)
     
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  8. M@r]{

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    Laying them down....
     
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  9. z3cade

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    There seems to be a couple of tea bags hanging from the rear...

    Its looking smart Mark, look forward to seeing it in action sunday ;)
     
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  10. badman gee

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    looking good mark,

    looking forward to meeting you soon.

    ps like the bolloc!s hanging down :ymdevil:
     
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    Nice looking car mark be nice to see it in the flesh on sunday cheers tony.
     
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    Lovely car mate where did you get the front splitter at the bottom of the bumper from really like that ?
     
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    Seeeems to me I've heard that tune before.
     
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    Fantastic ! Looks the dogs ............!
     
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    Hi
    Love the car. can i ask what wheels they are. Theyre gorgeous
     
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    Thread revival!
     
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    Very nice car!
     
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  19. M666BMG

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    Are the b*******s still hanging?
     
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  20. Dino D

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    I'm interested in finding out more about the eccentric Z3M wishbone bushes and the effect on the handling of the castor..

    Steering rack spacers? Need to google that!

    I have 1 degree camber dialed in the fronts now and feels great, very noticeable improvement to front end bite, wonder what the 2 degrees this car is running is feels like on the road.

    Good looking car with interesting improvements, would be great to hear more about it from whomever drives it now..
     
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