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Suspension bodges

Posted: 11 Feb 2018 12:01
by KiKiIchiBan
:shock:

Slotted top mounts for more camber:

ImageUntitled by Kieron Ash, on Flickr

Slotted LCA:

ImageUntitled by Kieron Ash, on Flickr

And more slots on the steering arm:

ImageUntitled by Kieron Ash, on Flickr

Assuming this isn't the norm, even for racing on the cheap and will all need to be replaces and fixed?

Re: Suspension bodges

Posted: 11 Feb 2018 19:22
by iceman510
The one on the steering arm looks like wear from a loose bolt. You can see material pushed up around the top of the hole. I can't see the point in slotting one side of a part that attaches to another at fixed points.

Re: Suspension bodges

Posted: 11 Feb 2018 20:09
by icehouse
Shnikes! Don't the 240Z struts have a wider bolt pattern then the 510? Maybe someone was upgrading brakes???

Re: Suspension bodges

Posted: 11 Feb 2018 20:36
by datzenmike
iceman510 wrote:The one on the steering arm looks like wear from a loose bolt. You can see material pushed up around the top of the hole. I can't see the point in slotting one side of a part that attaches to another at fixed points.


With the other bolt on it can't move in that direction. If both bolts were loose it could twist causing the holes to be worn to the sides.

Re: Suspension bodges

Posted: 12 Feb 2018 12:20
by KiKiIchiBan
icehouse wrote:Shnikes! Don't the 240Z struts have a wider bolt pattern then the 510? Maybe someone was upgrading brakes???


Good point, the brakes are off an AE86 so maybe the struts are Toyota ones too :?: no marking on them, I’ll take some pictures and post them up to see if anyone can say yes they’re Datsun or not. No one over here who knows enough to listen to.

Thanks.