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Moonface Racing Roll Center Adjuster

18 Sep

 

Moonface Racing just released a Roll Center Adjuster for the Z33, so I thought I would take the time to explain what a roll center adjuster does and plug a new product…

Three things happen when you lower your ride (other than it looking much better 🙂 ). You will:

  • Lower the center of gravity.  
  • Change the suspension geometry that countless Japanese engineers (who also happen to be much smarter than you) had created for the car when it leaves the factory.
  • Lower the roll center that again, came preset by factory 

When you lower a car, the distance between the center of gravity and the roll center increases, causing the roll stiffness to decrease, and voila you ended up inducing something you thought you were correcting – body roll.  Sure you can mask this with stiffer springs and stiffer sway bars, but this is only a band-aid.  If this is on your street car, stiffer springs also means a harsher ride.

The Moonface Roll Center Adjuster will raise the roll center up (without affecting the ride height) and bring the suspension geometry back into factory spec.  This decreases the distance between the center of gravity and the roll center and as a result, drum roll please … less body roll.

Another byproduct of correcting the suspension geometry, is that you will increase turn-in speeds and reduce bumpsteer. Which if you don’t know … are good things.

Wow that sounds great, Shaun – where can I buy it? Good question reader, right here 

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Combat Ready Engine Hoses…

18 Sep

Are your engine hoses ready for battle?

Well now with Samco’s help they will be, literally. This is Samco’s newest color, called “Camo.” It’s interesting to say the least. It’s currently available so if you are looking to pick up a set for your application, let us know (Adam – z1sales@z1auto.com, Kwame – Kwame@z1auto.com or Jonathan – Jonathan@z1auto.com).

Leave your comments on what you think about this new color.

New Samco Hose Kits for R35 GTR

18 Sep

Just got the details worked out for Samco’s new silicone radiator hoses and turbo hose kit for the R35 GTR,  These hoses are a direct replacement for the stock rubber ones, and last much longer in the hot engine compartment.  Plus, they come in a range of colors to dress up any engine bay.

The Radiator Hose Kit is a 3 piece setup, and is a direct bolt on.

The Turbo Hose kit consists of 10 hoses altogether, and replaces the various stock rubber interconnets between the turbo and intake manifold.

These come in a wide range of colors – just click each image above to see the details and place your order!