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MadScientistMatt UberDork
3/12/14 8:12 a.m.

Reminds me of a Civic I had that turned out to have a 1" difference in diameter between the front brake rotors. Amazingly, it didn't pull to one side under hard braking, although one side would lock up first.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
3/13/14 3:28 p.m.

Usually we like to tear in to our projects with our own grubby mitts, but we're rushing to get our 350Z at least roadworthy enough to drive to Georgia for the Dixie Solo National Tour. We entrusted the work to our buddies at Ormond Auto Clinic, right up the street from our office, the logic being that if they found anything that we weren’t already aware of, they were in a mud better position to deal with it. After all, they spend eight hours a day working on cars.

The only major thing they found that we didn’t already know (although se suspected, based on some bad smells) was a set of leaky valve covers. As we felt around, we were able to push several suspension bushings completely free of their housings—the ones on the front lower control arms were especially bad. The uppers were still in decent shape, so we opted to leave it be at this point. Ultimately, the entire upper control arm will likely be replaced in favor of an adjustable unit. We also discovered an interesting set of springs of varying colors—some red, some blue—stuck on top of what appear to be OE shocks. While the red springs, blue springs and our new Whiteline bushings certainly celebrate America, we thick eventually we’ll be celebrating better handling with some more carefully chosen components.

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GameboyRMH MegaDork
3/14/14 9:07 a.m.

Whiteline bushings are usually yellow :-P

Their sway bars are usually white.

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