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Old 11-04-2016, 06:37 PM   #41
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hey look, Qld rego!


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Old 08-07-2016, 06:38 PM   #42
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:44 PM   #43
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The worlds most boring plates.
Could have been worse, they have a pile of "the Smart State" in the corner that they give to unsuspecting new arrivals changing from interstate plates.
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:19 AM   #44
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Got up early this morning to finally lower my car. Well, it lowered, just not where I wanted it at. Slight disappointment, tein super streets, at there lowest. Might have to get some custom MCA gear organised.

anyway before/during/after photos.






The car had a forward rake of 10mm, after lowering it now has a 20mm forward rake. if I cut the rear bottom spring locking ring off, i can get the rear end down another 10mm, and the rake wont be so obvious and the car will sit more level.

Ill drive it a week or two and see where it settles first before i decide to do that.
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Old 25-07-2016, 02:12 PM   #45
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I bought a replacement rear brazzillion panelfor my car. Mine was getting old, and this new one had factory emblems aswell.

The old ugly one


For some reason, my bootlid didn't have all the mounting points?


The new panel


Out with the old!
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Old 25-07-2016, 03:35 PM   #46
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How has the car settled now after another two weeks? I have Tein SS' and I have it a decent amount above the lowest setting and my car sits nicely. I would make the assumption that you car does just need some time for the weight of the car to settle on the suspension.

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Got up early this morning to finally lower my car. Well, it lowered, just not where I wanted it at. Slight disappointment, tein super streets, at there lowest. Might have to get some custom MCA gear organised.

The car had a forward rake of 10mm, after lowering it now has a 20mm forward rake. if I cut the rear bottom spring locking ring off, i can get the rear end down another 10mm, and the rake wont be so obvious and the car will sit more level.

Ill drive it a week or two and see where it settles first before i decide to do that.
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Old 25-07-2016, 07:07 PM   #47
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It hasn't lowered any more. Its the same height as the photos of your car in your signature. That's still way too high for me. I want mine about where Anti's height is. I have to modify the front bar if i go that far though.

Be willing to swap with someone to other struts that go lower.

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Old 25-07-2016, 08:29 PM   #48
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Get some type flex teins if you need to go lower !! Or plenty of coil overs from r32 Gtr that would suit
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Old 25-07-2016, 09:38 PM   #49
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Maybe my older type SS coilovers could go lower as I can get the wheels under the wheel arches on my lowest setting..

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It hasn't lowered any more. Its the same height as the photos of your car in your signature. That's still way too high for me. I want mine about where Anti's height is. I have to modify the front bar if i go that far though.

Be willing to swap with someone to other struts that go lower.
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Old 25-07-2016, 10:02 PM   #50
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Is there a difference between gtr and 300zx? maybe the guy sold me gtr ones?
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Old 26-07-2016, 02:02 PM   #51
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Is there a difference between gtr and 300zx? maybe the guy sold me gtr ones?
There is & it will be stated on the sticker what model they are intended for.

My Tein SS never went low enough for me, so I got Flex.
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It hasn't lowered any more. Its the same height as the photos of your car in your signature. That's still way too high for me. I want mine about where Anti's height is. I have to modify the front bar if i go that far though. Be willing to swap with someone to other struts that go lower.
Super street and Street Advance will always have a limited range of adjustment as the do not have an adjustable clevis. This feature is why they are considered ADR compliant.

If you want to go lower you need Flex Z.
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Old 26-07-2016, 08:51 PM   #53
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There definitely z32 struts. wonder if the Strut tops from the kyb agx will swap over to the teins? There's a good 30-40mm drop there.
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Old 23-01-2017, 06:47 PM   #54
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GUESS WHOSE BACK!!!







All fixed! Need to redo the paint, it's had a hard life over the last 6 months. Need to get it glowing again!
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Old 24-01-2017, 08:06 PM   #55
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scratches be gone!

Before



After



I will have this panel completed shortly, and will update the thread.
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Old 24-01-2017, 10:58 PM   #56
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scratch x? on the centre panel?
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Old 25-01-2017, 07:22 AM   #57
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nah, scratch is good for fine swirls. I used menzerna gear for this, these were deep scratches. It took 6 passes with a heavy cut to flatten the surface out.
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Old 26-01-2017, 03:18 PM   #58
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Had it back one week, and this happened. Got swiped down the side by a truck who cut the corner.






wonder how long its going to be gone for this time.
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Old 26-01-2017, 09:43 PM   #59
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Got his rego ?
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Old 27-01-2017, 05:10 AM   #60
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yeah got his details, claim has been put in.
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