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Weld in Adjustable top Mounts

Discussion in 'Hybrid Z cars' started by Robbie J, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Robbie J

    Robbie J
    Z Club Member

    So the BC Coilovers don't give much in adjustability at the top. Is there a UK source of weld in plates?

    If I don't put them in I know I will need them

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  2. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    how much do you need?
     
  3. Robbie J

    Robbie J
    Z Club Member

    I don't know yet until the car is settled with all the bits in. It's a very small adjustment and an even bigger pain to get to adjust it.
     
  4. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    if you need it, the lower arms are the 'proper' place to do it.
     
  5. hallie

    hallie
    Z Club Member

    Plates that give access to the coilover adjustments would do the job is anyone knows of any in the UK
     
  6. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    I have a set of Arizona Z weld-in camber plates on the other Z project. They are $99 per side. Sadly not available without shipping from the US

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    I've seen quite a few people cut a small area of the top of the struts out in order to gain access to the cambet nuts. The strut towers would need some extra strengthening if you went down that route.
     
  7. peter_s

    peter_s
    Z Club Member

    I have the T3 bolt in top mounts with my BCs.

    You still have to cut the towers a bit, but it's easier than a set of weld ins. Another option.

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  8. hallie

    hallie
    Z Club Member

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    Will this be strong enough?
     
  9. peter_s

    peter_s
    Z Club Member

    I would place a shim on top just to be safe. With the top mounts you have you increase the stress on the tower due to it lacking any damping. The stock top mounts use rubber bushings to lessen the impact, your coil overs are solid mounted.

    I've seen a few balooned strut towers on the tracks after people hitting curbs too hard, it could happen on a pot hole on the street as well. Better safe than sorry is my take on this.
     
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  10. Mutey

    Mutey
    Z Club Member

    Side question, did you use the T3 camber plate upper hats with your BC's or do they mount fine with the appropriate hardware?
     
  11. peter_s

    peter_s
    Z Club Member

    I used the T3 upper hats. With the needle roller bearings on top for the front.

    T3 can make the top mounts for several different coil overs, just supply the diameter of your damper shaft.
     
  12. Turn & Burn

    Turn & Burn
    Z Club Member

    I’m using stock BC hardware, pillowball I think they call it, they seem absolutely fine unless you’ve got the money burning a hole in your pocket. I’ve also enlarged the top to get at the adjusters and sandwiched it with one of Sean’s strut braces.

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  13. peter_s

    peter_s
    Z Club Member

    Yeah, but you are not using the T3 camber plates. They are 4 bolt and allow for greater adjustment. Not saying it's needed.
     

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