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#1 Ste_ac

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:46 PM

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone had done something to their suspension components, geometry settings or tyre choice to make the 370Z feel more settled when making some progress over B roads? Sometimes I feel as though I am close to being launched into a cabbage field.

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 07:18 PM

I can't help, but I have to agree.  It does get very bumpy at times. 


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:56 AM

Changing the anti roll bars on 350z made a huge difference, assume it'll be the same on the 370


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 01:26 PM

Correct tyre pressure will also help.


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 04:08 PM

I cannot wait to get rid of the Bridgestones as I think the car will be perfect on Michelin.  I just need to wear down another 3mm....   I wonder how :sly:

 

Mine has chucked me around on really un-even surfaces and country roads.  There is one between Haddenhan and Earith and its not great in the dark...


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 04:12 PM

I cannot wait to get rid of the Bridgestones as I think the car will be perfect on Michelin.

 

 

You're not wrong. I'm surprised at how much difference it has made to the drive.


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 06:21 PM

Changing the anti roll bars on 350z made a huge difference, assume it'll be the same on the 370

Yep!  I never did for my 350Z but I have on the '70 and it's a definite improvement :)


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#8 Ste_ac

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:33 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to try a few things out when I have the money.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 10:31 AM

Have you had the geometry checked? I remember when I got mine it was really skittish and I was bemused as everyone on the forums was raving about the handling. I eventually got my a*** into gear and got the geo checked/set up (yes, you guessed it, it was quite a way out) and boom, much much better handling, more like what I’d expected it to be
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:05 PM

There are a lot of good answers on this thread!

 

Have you had the geometry checked? I remember when I got mine it was really skittish and I was bemused as everyone on the forums was raving about the handling. I eventually got my arse into gear and got the geo checked/set up (yes, you guessed it, it was quite a way out) and boom, much much better handling, more like what I’d expected it to be

This is a very good suggestion :thumbs:


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 02:43 PM

I had it adjusted about two years ago, but I'm due a set of new tyres so I'll get the geometry checked again.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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#12 blobbish

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:44 PM

I normaly get my suspension redone at least once a year, if im driving a lot, then twice.

Roads are horrid in this country.

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