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I wanted to post this a while back. But had problems with a camera that died. Took some doing to get the pictures out of it. This is the install

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Old 10-31-2017, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to post this a while back. But had problems with a camera that died. Took some doing to get the pictures out of it.

This is the install of the rear SPL suspension parts. The rear camber arms, the rear camber lock-out bolts, the rear traction arms, the rear knuckle monoball bushings.

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I didn't install the rear mid-link/toe arms. To which one I'll use. I first have to decide on which shock set-up I get. Stock type shock or coil-over.

This thread goes with my other thread. The Complete SPL Front Suspension.
The Complete SPL Front Suspension

Here are the pic's.
1st pic. All the parts. Also in this pic is the rear sub-frame bushings. That's another thread.
2nd pic. The Lock-out bolts.
3rd pic. The Knuckle monoball bushings
4th pic. The Traction arms.
5th pic. The Camber arms.
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1st pic is the stock traction arm and the SPL traction arm. I adjusted the SPL arm the same length as the stock arm. I did this by putting a bolt through the holes to align it up. The SPL arm comes with 3 bushings for the heim joint. You only need to use 2. It depends on the frame mount style.

2nd and 3rd pic's are the camber arms. I adjusted the length the same way as the traction arms. In this pics. You can see the lock-out bolts.

If you are just installing these two items. Should only take you about 2~3 hours depending on your skills. Plus alignment.
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Both pic's shows the knuckle removed. I have a floor jack holding the mid-link up.
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1st pic is the knuckle and new bushings ready to be installed. There is 4 bushing in the knuckle. 2 of them are the same. The other 2 are different.

2nd pic. I used a ball-joint press to remove and install the bushings. I used this same tool to install ball-joints in 3/4, 1 ton front 4x4 axles.

3rd pic. Old bushing out.

4th pic. Measuring the OD of the bushings.

5th pic. Installing new bushings.

6th pic. All new bushings installed.
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1st and 2nd pic's. The old and new monoball bushings.

3rd and 4th pic's. Knuckle all together and ready to be installed back on the Z.

If you are doing this. Now is a good time to install new wheel studs.
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Ran into a problem when installing the shock. In the 1st pic. You can see the new spacer for the monoball bushing. It's hitting 2 tits on the shock. In the 2nd pic. You can see them better. I had to grind these down to get the bolt through the holes. Took me about 1/2 hour to figure this out.
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1st and 2nd pic's. Everything installed.

3rd pic. One issue that you can't get around. The bottom bolt for the brake caliper hits the traction arm. I had to remove the front mounting bolt of the traction arm off the frame and move the arm out of the way to install the bottom caliper bolt.

All finished and alignment spec are -1.75 camber, and 1/16" toe in. Hours in doing all of this. Took me 8 hours with a couple of wiss breaks.
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Saving this for other thread. Sub-frame bushings.
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SPL stuff is top tier

I have everything but the knuckle monoball and subframe bushings, since my car is still relatively low mileage. One day i'll get to them

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With the SPL Mid-links you need a 60mm spring so when choosing your coilover get the spring diameter! Otherwise order some Swifts and use those
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SPL stuff is top tier

I have everything but the knuckle monoball and subframe bushings, since my car is still relatively low mileage. One day i'll get to them

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With the SPL Mid-links you need a 60mm spring so when choosing your coilover get the spring diameter! Otherwise order some Swifts and use those
Yeah, I know about the spring diameter. Well, my Z is low mileage too. Only have about 32,000 miles on it.
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I have to give a shout out to Daelen at MA Motorsports. He gave me some good prices.

When doing this work. It's a good time to take care of the clicking axle.
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