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I was thinking about what suspension components I would like to run later. I had these camber adjustable front arms on my G35C a few years back. They were designed

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Old 12-18-2009, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking about what suspension components I would like to run later. I had these camber adjustable front arms on my G35C a few years back. They were designed by 350EVO who sponsored the Grand-Am Z back in '03. They were relatively light, really well made, had good adjustment range and never had any issues holding settings on track days. It appears that 350EVO is now gone.

I wonder if a new vendor could replicate this design for the 370Z. I was doing some old reading and it appears the the same problems/arms (SPL, SPC ECT) available back in '03 had the same clunking problems I read some of you guys who track experienced back then too. I never had an issue with these and I don't think anyone with the FM platform did either. Here are a few pics and some text I copied from an old post on a G35 forum:

My old arms before I sold them:


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This G35 camber adjustable front control a-arm kit allows for complete camber adjustment of the G35 front suspension. The sliding camber plate design makes camber adjustments quick and easy using just a 13mm wrench. No suspension disassembly is required to change or fine tune your G35's camber. These G35 suspension arms are made from CNC machined aircraft aluminum using a sliding camber plate with mono-ball design. The G35 control arms even come powder coated against corrosion. This G35 suspension kit is complete with the mono-ball that fits in the OEM G35 upright and the spherical bearings that mount to the chassis. Using the mono ball and spherical bearings make the suspension move freely which results in crisper steering. This is the G35 suspension of choice in G35 racing applications and we recommended them for any lowered G35. The sliding camber plate design is so strong that the 350Z race cars in Grand-Am Cup have bent rims without loosing their camber setting!

*These 350EVO control arms offer the widest Camber adjustment range out of "ALL" available control arms, appox +1/-3 degrees. This Adjustment range will depend on your cars ride height.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just loved the 350EVO arms performance on the G35. Never had a problem, clunk or issues with the arms. I was very sad to discover they didn't fit 370Z and I was disappointed I had to sell them.

It would be nice if someone could make a set for the 370Z
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I just loved the 350EVO arms performance on the G35. Never had a problem, clunk or issues with the arms. I was very sad to discover they didn't fit 370Z and I was disappointed I had to sell them.

It would be nice if someone could make a set for the 370Z
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Never tried the 350EVO control arms on my old 350Z. Tried Cusco and had problems with those then switched to SPL Parts and LOVED them. Can't wait until they come up with something for the 370Z.

I have SPC camber arms on my 370Z right now and they will not hold my settings on the track.
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Never tried the 350EVO control arms on my old 350Z. Tried Cusco and had problems with those then switched to SPL Parts and LOVED them. Can't wait until they come up with something for the 370Z.

I have SPC camber arms on my 370Z right now and they will not hold my settings on the track.
If you are working with someone there link them this for some inspiration! If it held on the Grand AM cars and my no-so-professional driving at track days something is obviously right with this configuration. When I had my alignment guy revert my settings back to a tire wear friendly set up he said everything was dead on where he set it.

Having an all 1 peice machined aluminum arm was nice also instead of the welded together steel peices. Less unsprung weight (although probably anything will weigh a bit more than stock) and no welds to fail, not to mention bling/cool factor. Mike at Corner 3 Garage expressed some interests in seeing these so I PM'd him a link. We'll see of anything comes of that...
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I don't know anyone from the former 350EVO brand, but I do know someone at SPL Parts and have been trying to get him to make 370Z arms for a year. He really wants to make some, but needs a 370Z in Austin, TX to have at his shop for a few weeks for development. He hasn't been able to find one yet obviously.
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I don't know anyone from the former 350EVO brand, but I do know someone at SPL Parts and have been trying to get him to make 370Z arms for a year. He really wants to make some, but needs a 370Z in Austin, TX to have at his shop for a few weeks for development. He hasn't been able to find one yet obviously.
For what it's worth I just sent them an email about issues like yours and a link to this. Let's see what they say. In the mean time there has got to be some members here from Austin TX. If they seriously want to do it, it wouldn't be that hard to post something in the General forum like "Austin TX Members Please Read" and link it here. Then you can direct them from there. Or hey, we have a TX forum! TX Regional Forum How about it?
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LOL the first post in there is from a guy wanting to do a meet in Austin lol:
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For what it's worth I just sent them an email about issues like yours and a link to this. Let's see what they say. In the mean time there has got to be some members here from Austin TX. If they seriously want to do it, it wouldn't be that hard to post something in the General forum like "Austin TX Members Please Read" and link it here. Then you can direct them from there. Or hey, we have a TX forum! TX Regional Forum How about it?
Tried that before, but its been a while...

SPL Parts Looking For 370Z - Austin, TX

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Good idea. I noticed that's in the "southern region" forum. Maybe you'll have better luck if you re-post it in the Texas forum.
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I have a used set of these for sale for the 350Z if anyone is interested. You can see my itrader feedback on my350z dot com. PM me if interested.
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Anyone know if SPL ever got a car?
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Call SPL Parts and ask for Kuah.
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Let me know what you find out. I can donate my car if they need.
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Thanks Cotizi, I sent them another contact through thier site pointing them here. Let us know if they PM you.
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