Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

On the road again

So I was able to get some shots of the car yesterday morning to show you how low the rear of the car actually was, and how it was driven home.

240z too low...
240z too low...
240z too low...

Here is the angle of the front lower control arms.

240z too low...
240z too low...

Angle of the rear lower control arm.

240z too low...

Initial ride height was...

Front headlight point

D-21.5" P-21.25"

Rear bumper hole height

D-14.125" P-14

Measured from these spots because there would be some inconsistencies at the flare; where as if I used chassis points there would be none.

I put back on the rear flare and raised the rear ride height by 1"; that way there would not be any chance at all of rubbing. Sure enough, there was none at all. Drove the car around to make sure that the suspension was settled and measured the rears again; they were both at 15.5". Checked clearances one more time and was completely fine with how the rears look.

I did not adjust the front just yet as I was waiting to get the roll center adjusters installed. Thankfully they arrived today, and I'll be installing them Monday.

240z ride height
240z ride height
240z ride height
240z ride height

The new rear lower control arm angle with the rears raised up an inch

240z ride height

and how low the exhaust/header is to the ground...

240z ride height

Here is the height of the zg flares from the ground, if you didnt already notice how low it is on the profile shot...

Front
240z ride height

Rear
240z ride height

After I replace the header I am going to be raising the rears a 1/4" and lowering the fronts 1/2" to remove that fender gap in the front and give the car a tad bit of rake. Also when I get the new header I will be cutting it a bit shorter to get that exhaust tucked in a bit more to give me more ground clearance.

Larger sizes of the photos, and this month's modifications can be found HERE

-'till next time