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  • Anyone seen an SLA front setup?

    really looking into an SLA setup for my S13. Just looking for ideas that have road time on them.

  • #2
    I was just on arizona z car... look at this... i mean doesn't look that much different than what we have (it is of course but just for sake of discussion), tc-rod/lca... its just ridiculous how this is cnc'd etc... and the guy sells it for 299$ wtf, our s chassis stuff on the other hand is like 200$~ for tc rods, 600$~ for lcas.





    Last edited by a_ahmed; 10-15-2009, 04:56 AM.
    "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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    • #3
      He does some hardcore work... I wonder if we asked him to build us something if he would.

      "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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        "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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        • #5
          I'll never give Arizona Z car any of my money. He's been rude in every communication I've had with him.

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          • #6
            That's the only problem LOL... I've had the same experience
            "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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            • #7
              As for the SLA, wouldn't the z32 be the most simple setup to swap over. Full race swaps over the R32 front end suspension.

              I've always viewed that type of modification as "too much".

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              • #8
                Well why swap the 20+ year old z32 stuff when one could just go with some nasty crazy cnc'd stuff. All the hassle to swap over something used/old vs something built from scratch. The beauty of it would be if it was as cheap as he sells it but for our cars... it'd be a win win but hey jdm tax on s chassis stuff is always up there.

                This is where having friends in the industry would help lol... That mustang conversion was SICK... but for a mustang lol

                That setup above is nasty, but for an old z.
                "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by a_ahmed View Post
                  That's the only problem LOL... I've had the same experience
                  Yet you continue to be an advocate?

                  I don't even trust the guy to put a brake kit together...there is no way in hell I'd buy something like that from him.

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                  • #10
                    Andy, next project?

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                    • #11
                      Honestly I love my brakes, yeah I had to do a few modifications but it wasn't that big of a deal. I just didn't like his customer service. Those other parts he makes for Zs are awesome pieces and z car community swears by them and loves them, they are proven... but again it's just his customer service that's been a 50/50 chance with people's experiences.

                      Not really 'advocating' him, just the parts, at the end of the day all I care about is the parts lol.

                      Get someone from our group to make **** he makes for cheaper/same price and higher quality = win.
                      "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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                      • #12
                        Not sure if he still uses the place but the machine shop that has made the Arizona Z Car machined stuff is in Rosmont Oregon.

                        I bet he'd knock out some LCAs for 240sx's if there was enough demand.
                        The Nerd shall inherit the podium for knowledge is power.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by a_ahmed View Post
                          Not really 'advocating' him, just the parts, at the end of the day all I care about is the parts lol.
                          I understand, as I once held this belief about JGY. But I now consider service just as important in the purchasing decision, if not moreso.

                          On a larger scale, I think apathy towards service is one of the things hindering American companies from competing with cheaper, overseas labor.

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                          • #14
                            I agree with you 100%.

                            So... lets get someone to make this **** for s chassis cars

                            His whole z car front LCA/tc rod cnc'd thingamajig is 299$ that's competitive imho if you compare what an adjustable tc rod for an s chassis car alone goes for.

                            Something like the mustang setup (where's that thread?) would be badass... I'm sure there should be interest of people on here for something like that... Even nicoclub, just as i got 30 people interested in the manual rack...
                            Last edited by a_ahmed; 10-15-2009, 09:04 AM.
                            "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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                            • #15
                              Why are we all looking for SOMEONE ELSE to make a LCA/tension rod set-up for us? It is NOT very hard to make. There's like a whole whopping two angles that you have to get *CLOSE* to correct, not even exactly correct. The ball joint angle (somewhat critical) and the tension rod angle (doesn't really matter except for maybe tire clearence) are all you have to consider. I plan on making a roll center adjustable setup like that next year when I put the s-14 subframe in the car and raise the rear roll center some. Of course mine will be made out of steel tubing not machined aluminum.
                              function > form
                              1990 240sx fastback: IN PROGRESS

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