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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:24 AM

i believe z-cars do make a front subby designed for the A-series, with all that fancy *cant remember what its called* suspension set up.

Are you thinking of 'dijon suspension'?

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:29 AM

In board shocks?! Coil overs? Un-equal length double wishbone?

Can't find the pic of the one Z Cars had at Bingley. I remember the engine looking a state though! :D

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:44 AM

I dunno.... was it cantilever? god knows, well you know what i mean anyway :D ........

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:06 AM

Here we are

Cheers
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:09 AM

looks wicked but you would have thought they would have at least cleaned the engine up a bit!
nice bit of kit though
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p.s. sorry if its anyones on here and I have offended

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:12 AM

Here is a video of it, its 4mb Sorry

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 01:58 PM

anyone know a price of the frame?

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:13 PM

I imagine its the same as a 'standard' Z Cars front subby, something like £800 or £1000.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 12:51 PM

i believe z-cars do make a front subby designed for the A-series, with all that fancy *cant remember what its called* suspension set up.

Are you thinking of 'dijon suspension'?

LOL!! When you said this yesterday I was like 'Dijon suspension, never heard of it!', now I realise you probably me De Dion suspension??

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 08:53 PM

Isnt Dijon famous for mustard??

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:39 AM

i believe z-cars do make a front subby designed for the A-series, with all that fancy *cant remember what its called* suspension set up.

Are you thinking of 'dijon suspension'?

LOL!! When you said this yesterday I was like 'Dijon suspension, never heard of it!', now I realise you probably me De Dion suspension??

I knew it was something like that... :-

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 05:32 PM

Here we are

Cheers
David

cool thanx! yea thats what i want to do :-

is the subframe strong enough (on its mountings) even though it doesnt have any 'brace bars' like the standard subframe? (i mean the ones you add on).

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 05:43 PM

Considering I have run my car for nearly 3 years without any brace bars I'd say it'll be fine....

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:46 PM

Considering I have run my car for nearly 3 years without any brace bars I'd say it'll be fine....

on a normal standard subby?

if its fine after 3 years then cool. make me wonder why the need for brace bars was there in the first place. MOT reasons?

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:49 PM

Yep standard subframe.

Never failed an MOT so I assume its fine.

I did throw a few extra fixings through the bulkhead behind the exhaust tho.




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