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Old 20-08-2014, 12:46 PM   #121
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Can I say I like ed300ZX's comment?

We have fitted quite a few her at UAS. We fitted one last Saturday, including extra struggle as the customer didn't have his lock nut key, so the added weight of the wheels on made it harder to fit. It took Ben an hour including checking over the vehicle.

I can understand it would be a struggle to fit at home. It is sort of like building a ship in bottle and a tight fit and everything is loaded. Also it is like an optical illusion as it looks like it won't fit but you grit your teeth keep going and it does fit. The trick is to loosen everything off including the engine cross member to chassis nuts, then start each bolt before tightening any one bolt to much.

I hope this helps.
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Old 20-08-2014, 01:16 PM   #122
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Can I say I like ed300ZX's comment? We have fitted quite a few her at UAS. We fitted one last Saturday, including extra struggle as the customer didn't have his lock nut key, so the added weight of the wheels on made it harder to fit. It took Ben an hour including checking over the vehicle. I can understand it would be a struggle to fit at home. It is sort of like building a ship in bottle and a tight fit and everything is loaded. Also it is like an optical illusion as it looks like it won't fit but you grit your teeth keep going and it does fit. The trick is to loosen everything off including the engine cross member to chassis nuts, then start each bolt before tightening any one bolt to much. I hope this helps.
Is it worth mentioning that if the brace just slipped in without resistance that it wouldn't actually be working....?
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Old 20-08-2014, 03:38 PM   #123
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Can I say I like ed300ZX's comment?

We have fitted quite a few her at UAS. We fitted one last Saturday, including extra struggle as the customer didn't have his lock nut key, so the added weight of the wheels on made it harder to fit. It took Ben an hour including checking over the vehicle.

I can understand it would be a struggle to fit at home. It is sort of like building a ship in bottle and a tight fit and everything is loaded. Also it is like an optical illusion as it looks like it won't fit but you grit your teeth keep going and it does fit. The trick is to loosen everything off including the engine cross member to chassis nuts, then start each bolt before tightening any one bolt to much.

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I was said customer, sorry John I have been to busy to post this week however guys what he is saying above is correct. I think in your driveway it will be a PIA however take it to a shop and it should not take to long. It looks a gazillion times easier when you can walk under the car on a hoist.

In addition I was SUPER impressed with the service from John and the interest he takes in his customers + Ben is just the KING mechanic. He was very thorough, quick and helpful. I dont think my car goes anywhere else from now on, UAS must be glad he is back. It may be a little over 100 an hour but they were honest, fast and didnt miss a thing when looking over the car and obviously know them inside out backways, frontway, sideways etc.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:50 AM   #124
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Two and a half years later, it's ON

Rollin put it on for me.

He didn't have any issues just used some and and it's ON.

I really notice that the front of the car seems harder, like the damping has been increased.
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:34 PM   #125
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Two and a half years later, it's ON

Rollin put it on for me.

He didn't have any issues just used some and and it's ON.

I really notice that the front of the car seems harder, like the damping has been increased.
Any fitment issues with splash guards or anything might be up for one of these in the future.
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:58 PM   #126
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Any fitment issues with splash guards or anything might be up for one of these in the future.
Very tidy.
I removed my engine splash shield before I took the car to Rollin.
I will take a photo before I put it back.

Rollin didn't say he had any problems with anything about my car.
So nothing to report about fitting the underbrace either.

PS. He told me I will SOON need to replace my stock exhaust after the cats to the tips.
Same as you.
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Very tidy.
I removed my engine splash shield before I took the car to Rollin.
I will take a photo before I put it back.

Rollin didn't say he had any problems with anything about my car.
So nothing to report about fitting the underbrace either.

PS. He told me I will SOON need to replace my stock exhaust after the cats to the tips.
Same as you.
Sweet, sounds like it is a good product that can be installed and hidden away by the splash guards and improve handling. I definitely think I'll try and get one of these one day.

Well hopefully you have more luck replacing your exhaust compared to me, cant believe how hard it is to find stock mufflers for the Z32. No one I have contacted have any and considering some many people change to aftermarket I thought there would be tons of them laying around. I guess not.
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:25 PM   #128
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Two and a half years later, it's ON

Rollin put it on for me.

He didn't have any issues just used some and and it's ON.

I really notice that the front of the car seems harder, like the damping has been increased.
Rollin is a champ. Fixed my car when some "reputable" places have looked at it in Sydney and just stuffed things up more. It is seriously going better than it ever has in the whole time I've owned it. Acts like a completely different car.

No hesitation in recommending his work
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:23 PM   #129
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Thanks for the comments guys.

With standard components the brace fitted with real stove ease. Had to tweak one side slightly to line up and had to run a tap through the threaded holes

With a larger radiator , hard pipe lower radiator hose or a lager away bar there may be more fitment issues but I can't confirm.
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Old 26-03-2017, 11:17 AM   #130
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Not saying that anything is wrong with my UAS brace (or the installation of it) but the opportunity to have it re-installed has presented itself.
(Caster bush replacement, so it will come out and go back in)
There are four existing bolts on the Z32 that are used to hold the brace on.
The front 2 are also through the radius tension control rod caster bush (a part with many names) but the other two bolts have been fed through their holes from the front of car and nut on back.
I want to know if there is any reason why these bolts cannot be fed from the back and push forward. The nut would then be within this part of the brace (shown in 1st picture)


The picture below shows the nut end exposed and the bolt head end would be within the brace mount.


So I am asking (if looking at the picture) could the bolt be fed in from the right pushing through to the left (toward front of car) and nut goes on from left side of pic.
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:17 AM   #131
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Got mine in this morning. Struggle at first but if you undo everything including sway bar mounts it fits great.

First impressions are that the front of the car feels much more solid. Thanks John!
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:31 AM   #132
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....could the bolt be fed in....... .
I asked if the two bolts that the brace uses on its rear mounts could be fed in from the back toward the front and then the nut is contained within that open tube section of the brace. Since I had the brace fitted again, it looks like it isn't possible. I suspect the bolts are shanked to go in one way.

Brace is back on my car and it is a good idea to have those OEM radius caster bushes replaced at the same time because the two bolts that the braces uses to mount on the front are also through that bush. You'll be mounting your brace twice if you don't plan ahead for that. (As I ended up doing/ paying)

Here it is with the OEM radius arm fitted with Energy Suspension Bush.


PS, definitely need a wheel alignment as soon as you can
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Old 19-04-2017, 11:33 AM   #133
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Aye. Reason I went over and saw if it would fit on my car is the comments above but still would require modification to fit same as my friends. The bloke did say in a perfect world these would be made to fit each individual car as no car is the same in regards to fitting this type of item, guess that's why some people find it easier than others. Problem is now shes bought an item that cannot be used without modification which doing that they want to charge $150. I dunno, I'll get her to contact UAS to see if they can't at least go half with her and if they don't believe her / us they can ring the mechanic themselves because at the moment shes fully paid for an item that is completely useless to her and her car and not doing what she bought it for and or intended so is actually entitled to a full refund under consumer affairs law.
NOT IF THE CAR IN QUESTION HAS BEEN DEFORMED DUE TO A PREVIOUS ACCIDENT(OR MISUSE). I have one of these Braces fitted to my car(and although it was difficult to fit), it DID fit and function "as intended".
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FYI the one I ordered (first batch) did not fit and I got a full refund, I believe the issue was resolved for the second batch, Car had never been in an accident or repaired etc.
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FYI the one I ordered (first batch) did not fit and I got a full refund, I believe the issue was resolved for the second batch, Car had never been in an accident or repaired etc.
There was a Version 1 (see pic) which didn't have enough room for radiator hose on some thicker radiators


That was modified to give more room by welding the long bar further back.
See pic of Version 2 here.
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Old 21-04-2017, 12:28 PM   #136
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Stock NA radiator in my case, everything bone stock
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FYI the one I ordered (first batch) did not fit and I got a full refund, I believe the issue was resolved for the second batch, Car had never been in an accident or repaired etc.
I didn't know there was a refund option, mine bolted up okay but stock radiator forced hose into brace.
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The guys at UAS know my mechanic very well and accepted his explanation as to how/why it didn't fit in my instance. Look I think the brace is great and I would have liked it to fit but it didn't. This is no slight on UAS or the product, I'm just Saying what happened With the one I ordered.
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The guys at UAS know my mechanic very well and accepted his explanation as to how/why it didn't fit in my instance. Look I think the brace is great and I would have liked it to fit but it didn't. This is no slight on UAS or the product, I'm just Saying what happened With the one I ordered.
Shouldn't there have been a refund available for all braces that didn't fit?
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..... mine bolted up okay but stock radiator forced hose into brace.
My car is NA stock radiator and stock radiator hose.
The hose sits neatly alongside the brace.

I have wondered about that radiator hose, as it is a long horizontal section that is full of water. Every bump in the road means that weight of water is flexing that rubber hose. I was looking at the hard pipe options but now I am thinking that the UAS under brace can also brace this radiator hose.

It is such a perfect fit that I think I should strap the hose to the brace so it doesn't flex when the car hits any bumps in the road.

I don't get why your cars couldn't bolt up this brace.
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