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#1 GeorgeA

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:45 AM

Has anyone use A Z Cars front subframe with a A series engine in it? A man down the road from me had one but he sold the project before he finished it.

I was thinking of putting one in the front of my mini

#2 CharlieBrown

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:25 AM

Jammy (another admin chappy) has one in his minus.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 12:04 PM

Whats it like on bumpy road's?

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:45 AM

Whats it like on bumpy road's?



Brilliant!! compared to a normal mini subframe with coilover shocks

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:17 AM

Whats it like on bumpy road's?



Brilliant!! compared to a normal mini subframe with coilover shocks


I concur! I went from a modified mini subframe (adjustable everything and coilovers) to a z-cars one (admittedly without the a-series) and the transformation was astonishing! :cry:

When i sold my mini i took a guy out for a test drive who said that down normal b roads the ride and quality were better that his Viper and his ultima by a long way!

#6 Jammy

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:56 AM

Only drive mine less than 100 miles. It feels quite firm at the moment, but certainly less bumpy than the cone and hard dampers I had on a previous Mini. I haven't had the suspension properly set up yet though, so couldn't tell you exactly what the A series is like.

One thing though, you won't have room for a side mounted radiator, so be prepared to have to switch to distributor-less ignition and an MPi front mounted radiator.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 05:34 PM

Ahhhh the joys of the Zcars Aseries frame. I ran one for a short while with a fresh built 1430 in it. The handling is superb compared to a standard uprated set up. If i were to do another quick Aseries (like. . . when i hit 80 years old), I wouldn't hesitate to source one. They are that good IMO.

James, get it sorted out man, they're damn good. You need to soften it up a little so that there is some travel. It all tightens up nice when you push it :)

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:14 PM

Yea, got lots on at the mo! :dontgetit: But when it all gets put back together the Protechs will be coming off in favour of a nice pair of Nitrons! :)

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:13 PM

Yea, got lots on at the mo! :P But when it all gets put back together the Protechs will be coming off in favour of a nice pair of Nitrons! :)


have u a pic of these frames

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:33 AM

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:01 PM

Just a quick question, how much does one of these cost from Z-cars?

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:49 PM

Not sure, last time I checked (quite a while ago now), they were just over £1k plus VAT. Worth ringing and finding out.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 06:05 PM

Yeah I gave them a bell, just trying to raise some dosh now. :lol:

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 06:10 PM

Whats the magic figure?

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 06:22 PM

£1200 plus vat.

The guy I was speaking to said they have redesigned them now so that the sterring rack goes through them aswell to reduce bump steer even more!




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