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Hi Rob, welcome to the OC.  I fear this may well be the world of owning a NIsmo - it is lower than the stock 370z but unless its still got the shipping spacers fitted and then its undrivable.

Is it a V1 (Big Wing) or a V2 with DRLs and the newer shape.  If its the V1 its 6 inches bigger than the Normal Zed (front to back).  I have scraped a few times in mine and anything but really slow speeds - if its a V1 I am currently on stock I have just been out to measure from the top (not exact as its raining)  of the wheel arch to the road running at 69cm from the top of wheel arch to road (approx) on all 4 corners (give or take as I am not on a flat floor)

Lowest point of my splitter is 12cm and the highest (Middle) is 14.5 cms

I will also be slightly lower on the exhaust as its custom but never hit that so far - only the front splitter under tray.

I have seen cars with Air Lift suspension (Bagged) and that may well solve the issue but you have to make space for the tank but does allow the suspension to be lowered and raised when needed.  There is a Nismo on this site with it.

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Hi Rob, welcome to the OC.

Show us a pic of your car and we'll be able to tell you if it's been lowered.

If it has, the obvious answer to me would be to contact one of our Traders (Horsham Developments or Abbey Motorsport) as I expect they have standard suspension components from where people have had their car lowered.

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Welcome to the club Rob, have a good look around and let us know if you ahve any other questions or just tel us a bit about what brought you to the Nismo :thumbs:

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Hi Paul_S,

I've tried a photo of the car but thwarted at every attemt due to the filesize being too large to download not matter how I try to compress, what's the best way of getting a photo image to you please?

Kind regards

Rob Clarke

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Defintely looks low at the front. I'll leave the 370 Nismo wizards to comment further...

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Hard to tell.  Need a V2 Nismo owner to measure the front clearance to the splitter.  Wheel arches don't look far out to mine.

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I don't even own one yet but from the one I'm viewing, Rob's is definitely lower all round. 

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To be fair the photo angle makes it difficult to say anything. Next time you take it out, take a picture side on level with the door handles.

 

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Agree that we probably need to see a side on shot and/or a 45 degree shot from the front side but if I were a betting man and being forced to err on one side or the other, it certainly 'looks' lower than standard, in my non Nismo owning Z experience.

(Did I put enough caveats in that?)

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34 minutes ago, Neutreus said:

Agree that we probably need to see a side on shot and/or a 45 degree shot from the front side but if I were a betting man and being forced to err on one side or the other, it certainly 'looks' lower than standard, in my non Nismo owning Z experience.

(Did I put enough caveats in that?)

less IFs than a BJ speech 🤣, but I agree, from my Nismo v1 owning experience, it does look lowered

I also agree with Paul S - If it has, the obvious answer to me would be to contact one of our Traders (Horsham Developments or Abbey Motorsport) as I expect they have standard suspension components from where people have had their car lowered.

 

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Agree - This is a picture of the front of my car -  as an example - and this is the stock ride height.  

 

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On 1/1/2021 at 2:14 PM, LESmo said:

Hi Rob, welcome to the OC.  I fear this may well be the world of owning a NIsmo - it is lower than the stock 370z but unless its still got the shipping spacers fitted and then its undrivable.

Is it a V1 (Big Wing) or a V2 with DRLs and the newer shape.  If its the V1 its 6 inches bigger than the Normal Zed (front to back).  I have scraped a few times in mine and anything but really slow speeds - if its a V1 I am currently on stock I have just been out to measure from the top (not exact as its raining)  of the wheel arch to the road running at 69cm from the top of wheel arch to road (approx) on all 4 corners (give or take as I am not on a flat floor)

Lowest point of my splitter is 12cm and the highest (Middle) is 14.5 cms

I will also be slightly lower on the exhaust as its custom but never hit that so far - only the front splitter under tray.

I have seen cars with Air Lift suspension (Bagged) and that may well solve the issue but you have to make space for the tank but does allow the suspension to be lowered and raised when needed.  There is a Nismo on this site with it.

Hi LESmo, I'm presuming that mine is a V2 with DRL's; not sure what they are, seeing as it hasn't got a big wing, my wheel arches measure 64/65 on front and 68/69 on rear, so again I'm guessing that it's just the front that's been lowered by 4 cm each side; 1 cm difference on one side to the other would be down to a slight incline on my drive me thinks, front spoiler measures 12cm off the floor.

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yes Rob, yours is definitely a Nismo v2. No big wing at the back, and Daytime Running Lights at the front.

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