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What are benefits of a lowered Z?

Old 05-04-2003, 01:28 PM
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People lower Z cars to have a lower center of gravity. If it's properly lowered, it won't lose much suspension travel and steering rack can be retained with proper offset so bumpsteer is eliminated. You must ride over some tall speedbumps, because my lowered Z doesn't hit anything - and I have to worry a lot since my 280z radiator hangs below the engine crossmember!
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Old 05-11-2003, 09:14 AM
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mines got about a 3/4inch drop on it, and it HUGS the road hard. ofcourse i've got stiff springs in the front and rear, once i get a few of the kinks worked out of it (And the weather improves) she's gonna see some auto-x style racing.

but yeah, around corners, the 3/4inch drop can really be noticed, there is almost no drift in the front wheels. the aerodynamics are greatly improved.

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