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planning on lowering the car soon with coilovers,camber plates,roll center adjusters, and tension control rods from techno toy tuning or ground control. I have 195/50/R15 will i get rubbing? do i need flares?


04 Feb 2012, 02:18
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Stock rear camber and 280zx struts?? ... .. if yes than no ..... .. if no than yes


04 Feb 2012, 02:42
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You probably don't want flares. Hard to answer your question - how low? Do you want to add rear camber?

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04 Feb 2012, 03:34
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You don't need flares ... .. you need stock rear camber ...... and 280zx front struts: ...... .. .. if that's not your plan then yes you need flares.. (but then you'd need wider wheels too)


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04 Feb 2012, 05:39
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@indy510, your car is so Awesome!!! I want my dats to be dropped like yours.


07 Feb 2012, 01:19
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My car has stock rear camber ..... and coilovers ... . . . . if you fix the rear camber with plates like that welded on, you will need flares


... ... you also need 280zx front struts to fit them in the front ... .. .. or just don't lower the front


07 Feb 2012, 06:02
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You probably don't want your car dropped as low as his, if you really want to drive it. It looks great in the photos, but will it really handle???

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07 Feb 2012, 06:06
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No.... it drives like crap,,, and has no traction ..... .. the rear coilovers are always bottoming out ... .. . that's the lowest it can be and drive on the freeway


07 Feb 2012, 06:22
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i changed my mind about dropping it,cuz its gonna be a daily driver.. but i'm gonna look for those 280zx front struts


07 Feb 2012, 16:05
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280ZX struts, with lower spacers (look up bump steer spacers) and upper camber plate. A way to adjust the TC rod wiould be nice to gain some caster, but not required to get that ride height. For the rear you'll need a way to correct the camber at that height, byrons brackets are the best, or a slotted crossmember at the least.


08 Feb 2012, 14:23
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What about Troy Ermish racing FRONT KIT WITH CAMBER PLATES $475.00 and REAR KIT $540.00??? is it worth the money for a street daily driver,what does the front kit come with??


10 Feb 2012, 02:10
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SANDMAN3622 wrote:
is it worth the money for a street daily driver,


What kind of alignment settings are you looking to run. Typical alignment settings for a street car don't require much in the way of camber. But, then, your street DD and my street DD are likely two different things. More specifics will help us help you.

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10 Feb 2012, 02:24
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i don't want a negative or postive camber i want it at 0 and drop the car at the amount that my tires won't be wearing out too bad and to the point where the car doesn't loose traction and handling, i don't want to go through tires alot especially when your broke.


15 Feb 2012, 16:15
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SANDMAN3622 wrote:
i don't want a negative or postive camber i want it at 0 and drop the car at the amount that my tires won't be wearing out too bad and to the point where the car doesn't loose traction and handling, i don't want to go through tires alot especially when your broke.


If you're looking for the cheapest option .... .. DON'T lower your 510!!!!! .... .. :lol:


Seriously those wheels will fit a stock height 510 ... .. as soon as you lower it then you need 280zx struts

.... then you want to "fix" the rear camber issue .... .. . but then the wheels don't fit anymore,,, , then you need flares and different wheels

or no flares and different wheels ........ .. do you get it now???


15 Feb 2012, 19:05
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SANDMAN3622 wrote:
i don't want a negative or postive camber i want it at 0 and drop the car at the amount that my tires won't be wearing out too bad and to the point where the car doesn't loose traction and handling, i don't want to go through tires alot especially when your broke.


You want a little negative camber typically, but in the realm of -.5 for street DD use.

Typical street camber settings do not accelerate tire wear on 510s. Uncorrected toe after lowering is generally what shreds tires in short order. Once you adjust the ride height (even to non-Indy levels) you need to correct the alignment.

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